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Katrina S. Rogers

Licensed Psychologist

There are two programs offered by Fielding Graduate University within this licensed discipline of Clinical Psychology:

  • Clinical Psychology PhD program
    • The Clinical Psychology PhD program curriculum is designed to be consistent with APA accreditation guidelines; requirements for licensure usually are similar to APA accreditation guidelines, see lists below for state licensure information.
    • The curriculum may not contain all of the pre-doctoral requirements for licensure in a given state, students are directed to review the charts below to determine the status of this program in the state where they plan on practicing.
    • Note: Clinical Psychology students may not advertise themselves as psychologists (in the yellow pages, on business cards, or otherwise make public statements offering services) until they have received their license.
  • Respecialization in Clinical Psychology Certificate (a postdoctoral program)
    • The postdoctoral Respecialization in Clinical Psychology Certificate program curriculum is a subset of the Clinical Psychology curriculum.
    • This Certificate program is designed to be consistent with APA accreditation guidelines; requirements for licensure usually are similar to APA accreditation guidelines, see lists below for state licensure information.
    • Note: Respecialization students may not have had all of the non-clinical coursework required for licensure in their doctoral programs.
    • Note: Clinical Psychology students may not advertise themselves as psychologists (in the yellow pages, on business cards, or otherwise make public statements offering services) until they have received their license.
  • General licensure information:
    • Specific requirements for licensure vary from state to state and change over time.
    • Licenses in other states are granted by the licensing authority in those individual states and those licensing boards might require an additional exam on laws and regulations specific to that state, as well as additional education requirements.
    • Students may find the contact information and licensure requirements for the licensing authority in California and other jurisdictions by visiting the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB) website.
    • Prior to enrollment, prospective students must review the lists below to determine whether the program meets the educational requirements in a specific state where they are interested in practicing
    • Fielding would like to help applicants and students navigate the licensure process.
      • Fielding will provide licensing boards with official information to support graduates’ applications for licensure.
      • For questions on the licensure process: contact the Program Director of the PhD Program at cveazey@fielding.edu.

Fielding Graduate University’s PhD in Clinical Psychology and the Postdoctoral Certificate in Respecialization in Clinical Psychology (RCP) graduates are eligible to sit for licensure as a Psychologist in California.

The Board of Psychology of California is the licensing authority for California and requires an exam on the laws and regulations for practice of psychology in California, as well as the national EPPP (Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology). Students may also find the contact information and licensure requirements for the licensing authority in California and other jurisdictions by visiting the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB) website.

States for which Fielding’s PhD in Clinical Psychology program MEETS the educational requirements for licensure or certification:
  • California
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Louisiana
  • Maryland
  • New York
  • Texas
States for which Fielding’s Postdoctoral Certificate in Respecialization in Clinical Psychology program MEETS the educational requirements for licensure or certification:
  • California
  • Georgia
  • Illinois
  • Louisiana
  • Texas
States for which Fielding’s PhD in Clinical Psychology program DOES NOT MEET the educational requirements for licensure or certification:
  • Oklahoma
States for which Fielding’s Postdoctoral Certificate in Respecialization in Clinical Psychology program DOES NOT MEET the educational requirements for licensure or certification:
  • Florida
  • Maryland
  • New York
  • Oklahoma
States for which Fielding HAS NOT YET DETERMINED whether the PhD in Clinical Psychology and the Postdoctoral Certificate in Respecialization in Clinical Psychology programs meets the educational requirements for licensure or certification:
  • Alabama
  • Alaska
  • Arizona
  • Arkansas
  • Colorado
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Hawaii
  • Idaho
  • Indiana
  • Iowa
  • Kansas
  • Kentucky
  • Maine
  • Massachusetts
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Mississippi
  • Missouri
  • Montana
  • Nebraska
  • Nevada
  • New Hampshire
  • New Jersey
  • New Mexico
  • North Carolina
  • North Dakota
  • Ohio
  • Pennsylvania
  • Oregon
  • Rhode Island
  • South Carolina
  • South Dakota
  • Tennessee
  • Utah
  • Vermont
  • Virginia
  • Washington
  • West Virginia
  • Wisconsin
  • Wyoming

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