On August 26, 2021, Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts issued Executive Order 21-12 (expiring December 31, 2021) which provides waivers of specific statutes and applicable regulations due to a hospital capacity emergency. You can view the Executive Order here.
License types (click here for list) that were deferred per Executive Order 20-10 had their expiration dates extended to 10/31/21 and must be renewed by that date.
On August 26, 2021, Governor Pete Ricketts issued Executive Order 21-12 which suspends the Continuing Competency/Continuing Education requirements as a requirement for renewal for the following professions: medicine and surgery (MDs), advanced practice nursing, emergency medical services, mental health, drug and alcohol counselors, nursing, osteopathic medicine and surgery (DO), pharmacy, perfusion, psychology, respiratory care, and surgical assistants. The Continuing Competency/Education questions remain on the renewal application and will be processed regardless of how you answer the questions.
NOTE: If the license has already been renewed, this deferral and extension does not apply.
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.
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.
Requirements - Please see the regulations for detailed requirements.
Please contact us for an application.
National Standardized - Eligibility: In order to take the EPPP, you must:
Board-Developed Jurisprudence - Eligibility: In order to take the jurisprudence examination, you must:
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.
Psychology or Special License:
Process: To reinstate from either inactive or expired status, you must:
Renewal dates and number of CE hours:
DHHS Licensure Unit
Attn: PsychologyPO 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.