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Governor Ricketts Ends Coronavirus State of Emergency 

Governor Pete Ricketts announced the end of Nebraska's coronavirus state of emergency. The Governor issued the state of emergency declaration on March 13, 2020. It officially ended at 11:59 PM on Wednesday, June 30, 2021.  The Governor issued Executive Order (EO) 21-09 to rescind pandemic-related executive orders.  With a few exceptions, the coronavirus executive orders will expire on July 30, 2021, which is thirty days after the state of emergency ends. Full text of EO 21-09 is available by clicking here.


Renewal Update as of 6/28/21: The governor of the State of Nebraska has announced that the COVID-19 State of Emergency expires on 6/30/21 (11:59 p.m.​).​​​​​

License types (click here for list) that were deferred per Executive Order 20-10 will have their expiration dates extended to 10/31/21 and must be renewed by that date.

NOTE: If the license has already been renewed, this deferral and extension does not apply.

Within the next 30 days, the Licensure Unit will send a postcard to those licensees who have not renewed, advising that they will have until 10/31/21 to renew. 

To renew, click here. After the renewal processing is complete, the license will reflect the next regularly scheduled expiration date. Click here to print a wallet card to verify the renewed license. 

For information regarding Continuing Competency Waivers, click here.



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Types of Credentials Issued by Nebraska:

Psychologist (doctorate degree in psychology) is an individual who provides psychological testing/evaluation or assessment of personal characteristics; counseling, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, hypnosis, biofeedback, behavior analysis and therapy; diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional disorders, alcoholism and substance abuse, disorders of habit or conduct, and the psychological aspects of physical illness, accident, injury, or disability; psychoeducational evaluation, therapy, remediation, and consultation.

Psychological Assistant (master's degree in psychology) is an individual who administers and scores and may develop interpretations of psychological testing under the supervision of the licensed psychologist.

Provisional License as a Psychologist is issued to a person who needs to obtain the required 1-year of supervised postdoctoral experience in psychology (obtained in Nebraska) to obtain a license as a psychologist.

30-Day Practice Authorization allows a licensed psychologist (doctorate degree) in another jurisdiction to provide no more than a total of 30 days of professional services as a psychologist in Nebraska during the 12 month period beginning with the first date of issuance of the authorization letter.


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Examination Information

Please contact us for an application.

National Standardized - Eligibility:
In order to take the EPPP, you must:

Next Steps:

  1. The Department will pre‐approve you to take the EPPP.
  2. The Department will enter your identifying information into an online EPPP registration system.
  3. You will be sent 2 consecutive emails, the 1st advising you that your licensing board has uploaded your information into the system, and the 2nd provides information for you to verify your account and begin the registration process.
  4. Once you receive the 1st email, you have 90 days to verify your account.

Board-Developed Jurisprudence - Eligibility:
In order to take the jurisprudence examination, you must:

  • Have an active Provisional License.

Examination Content:

The Board-Developed Jurisprudence Examination consists of 100 multiple-choice questions covering knowledge about: Counseling Psychology; Industrial/Organizational Psychology; School Psychology; Ethics; Nebraska Statutes, Rules and Regulations; Federal Requirements; Professional and Sexual Relationships; Advertisements; and Research.

This examination is open-book.

Renewal, Continuing Education & Reinstatement

NOTE:  A provisional license cannot be renewed or extended. An individual who does not complete the supervised experience hours required may re-apply one time for another provisional.

Psychology or Special License:

Process: To reinstate from either inactive or expired status, you must:

  • Meet the continuing education requirement (24 hours)
  • Submit a complete reinstatement application and renewal/reinstatement fees as listed on the reinstatement application. Hours taken to reinstate your license can also be used to renew your license at the end of that renewal period so you are not required to have additional hours for renewal. 

Reinstatement Application

Renewal dates and number of CE hours: 

​License Type​Expiration​CE Hours
​Licensed Psychologist​01/01 each odd-numbered year​24 hours
​Special Licensed Psychologist​01/01 each odd-numbered year​24 hours
​Provisionally Licensed Psychologist​2 years from date of issuance​0 hours
​Temporary License as a Psychologist​1 year from date of issuance or upon change of supervisor(s)​0 hours
​30-day Permit​1 year from date of issuance​0 hours
​Psychological Assistant or Psychologist Associate​Upon change of supervisor or termination​0 hours

 

Office of Behavioral Health & Consumer Services
Department of Health & Human Services/Division of Public Health/Licensure Unit
Phone Number
(402) 471-2117
 
Fax Number
(402) 742-1106
Mailing & Physical Addresses

DHHS Licensure Unit

Attn: Psychology
PO Box 94986

Lincoln NE 68509-4986


 

Nebraska State Office Building

301 Centennial Mall South

14th & M Streets, 1st Floor

Lincoln NE 68508

Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Closed federal holidays.