Question: How long are applications kept on file before they are destroyed?
Answer: Five years
Question: Will my license be issued the same day the application is received?
Answer: Due to the high volume of applications received in our office each day, we cannot provide same day processing and issuance of licenses.
Question: Do I need to send in my certificates?
Answer: No, but you need to keep your certificates for a minimum of 6 years in case you are audited.
Question: Am I required to report traffic convictions?
Answer: Yes, if the conviction was a misdemeanor or felony and you were sentenced or paid a ticket through traffic court. (Infractions are not required to be reported.) Some examples are: No valid registration, no driver's license on person, and driving under suspension.
Question: When do I need to report convictions?
Answer: If you have a misdemeanor or felony conviction or credential discipline, you must report such actions to the Office of Investigations within 30 days of the conviction/action. Failure to disclose any such convictions/credential discipline could result in disciplinary action.
Question: Do I need to notify your office if I move or change addresses?
Answer: Any correspondence and renewal notices will be sent to the last known address. It is the responsibility of the licensee to keep the department informed of changes.
Question: How do I make my license Inactive?
Answer: A licensee may request that his/her license be placed on inactive status at any time and at no cost by sending a written notice to the Department.
Question: How long do I need to maintain client records?
Answer: The Nebraska statutes/regulations relating to Psychology Licensure in Nebraska do not specify a time limit for record retention.
Question: What documents are needed to make a name change?
Answer: A photocopy of a marriage certificate, divorce decree, annulment papers, adoption papers, or a court order verifying that a name change has occurred.
Question: Can I reinstate my license online?
Answer: No. You must submit the reinstatement application via U.S. Mail or Fax/E-Mail. Please note that your application will not be reviewed until the required fee has been paid.
Question: Do I have to take an exam again?
Answer: You do not have to take an exam to have your license reinstated.
Question: How many CE hours do I need?
Answer: 24 hours within the past 24 months
Question: If I reinstate now, do I still need to renew my license when it comes up for renewal?
Answer: Yes. However, you will not need to earn an additional 24 hours. You will be able to waive this requirement since you just got your license.
Question: Is it 24 hours for every year I was expired or inactive?
Answer: No. Only 24 hours of continuing education credit is required. These 24 hours must be earned during the 24 months immediately prior to the reinstatement application being submitted.
Question: What do I need to do to get my license reinstated?
Answer: In order to reinstate your license you will need to complete a reinstatement application, pay the applicable fee and have completed the required number of continuing education hours for your profession.
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