Information About New Licensing Requirement. 

For those renewing by March 31, 2024, make sure you complete your background check and implicit bias training. 

For more information, resources and answers to the most asked questions, click here. 



Nomination Open for Board of Examiners

The Maryland Board of Examiners of Psychologists (BoE) consists of seven licensed psychologists and two consumer members. The role of the Board is partly adjudicatory, partly administrative and supervisory, and partly advisory to the executive and legislative branches of government.  The Board is looking to fill two (2) vacancies: one (1) clinical psychologist position and one (1) research/academic psychologist position. Terms are four years and two consecutive terms can be served. 


Duties of Board Members:

1) Attend monthly daylong meetings and special meetings as necessary

2) Interact with local organizations

3) Participate in the drafting of legislation and regulations

4) Review credentials of applicants for licensure

5) Participate in the examination process

6) Act as Board liaison in the investigation of complaints



• Hold an active Maryland psychology license, in good standards and practiced, taught, or engaged in research in psychology for at least five (5) years;

• A citizen of the United States; and

• A resident of Maryland.

 For more information about meetings and duties, see the information sheet. 

If you are interested please fill out the online form here.


If you have any questions, you can email Veronica Rand ([email protected])


Maryland Psychological Association (MPA) conducts a balloting process of candidates for vacancies on the Board of Examiners. After balloting, a rank-ordered list of candidates will be submitted to the Governor’s office and the Department of Health. They are responsible for the vetting and final selection of candidates for the BoE. Candidates approved by the Governor must be confirmed by the Maryland State Senate. 


The Maryland Psychological Association

Founded in 1956, the Maryland Psychological Association (MPA) is the statewide professional membership association for psychologists, psych associates and other mental health professionals. Our mission is to support the advancement of the science and practice of psychology for the health and welfare of the public. MPA is governed by its members through the Board of Directors, which consists of elected officers and committee chairs appointed by MPA Executive Committee. The Board of Directors meets monthly from September – June to set policy for the Association. Members of the Board of Directors can be reached through the Association office. MPA is not a chapter of the American Psychological Association (APA). However, MPA maintains an affiliate relationship with the association. 

Need information on licensure in Maryland? Please contact the Maryland Board of Examiners of Psychologists. They can be reached at 410-764-4787 or  [email protected]

For those looking for a psychologist in Maryland, search MPA’s online referral service for a psychologist in your area.