Board Information

Welcome to the Montana Board of Psychologists

The Board of Psychologists makes every effort to include on this website all relevant information pertaining to the licensing and regulation of psychologists, behavior analysts and assistant behavior analysts in Montana.
 

Consumer Notice Regarding Psychological Assessments

Psychologists licensed by the Montana Board of Psychologists may wish to educate or inform the public with respect to what makes the psychologist competent to conduct, interpret, and analyze a psychological assessment.  This may be especially true in light of legislative changes that allow certain licensees of other professions to hold themselves out as being qualified to engage in similar conduct.  While licensed psychologists are not prohibited from providing the public any consumer notice that is accurate and appropriate, the following statement, when taken in its entirety, has been expressly approved by the Montana Board of Psychologists:

The Psychological Assessment you are about to review was prepared by a psychologist duly licensed in Montana whose qualifications were established by meeting all of the following requirements:

  1. a doctorate degree in psychology from an accredited institution with curriculum standards that meet the approval of the American Psychological Association or similar curriculum guidelines established by the Montana Board of Psychologists;
  2. two years of supervised experience in the field of psychology under the direction of qualified professionals (including a year of residency training at the educational institution where the doctoral degree was awarded);
  3. examples of psychological work for analytical review by the Montana Board of Psychologists;
  4. a detailed and comprehensive application that must meet the approval of the Montana Board of Psychologists;
  5. a nationally standardized and administered written examination specific to competency in psychological assessments; and
  6. a rigorous oral examination administered by the Montana Board of Psychologists, also focusing on the applicant’s competency in psychological assessments.

Consumer Note:  In Montana, only licensed psychologists are required in this way to demonstrate their competence to conduct, interpret, and analyze psychological assessments.  Other professionals describing their work as “psychological assessments” are not subject to similar requirements to establish their qualifications.

Contact Information

Board Management:
L’Joy Griebenow, Executive Officer
Board Management Bureau
Phone: (406) 841-2258
Email: dlibsdpsy@mt.gov

Applications or  licensing questions:
Phone: (406) 444-5773
Email: unitC@mt.gov

Continuing education questions and information:
Phone: (406) 444-5696
Email: audit@mt.gov

Renewal questions, verifications to other states, address changes, and name changes:
Phone: (406) 444-6880
Email: unitA@mt.gov

Complaint information (information on filing a complaint against a licensee):
Rita Reichert, Compliance Specialist
Phone: (406) 841-2319
Email: dlibsdcomplaints@mt.gov

Board Events

Board meetings are usually held several times a year.
Meeting minutes are posted within 3 days of board approval.

In general, Board meetings are open to the public.
There are certain meetings or parts (Screening Panel and Executive Session), which are closed to the public.

Scheduled and Proposed Meetings

Board Members

Board members are appointed by the Governor with Senate confirmation. A member may serve two consecutive 5-year terms.

Individual Board Members can be contacted by email at dlibsdpsy@mt.gov. In your message please specify which board member you would like to contact. For additional contact information and information on board member terms, please visit the Governor’s Office link for Board Members and Councils at http://boards.mt.gov/.

James Murphey- PH.D, Chairperson, Psychologist in Private Practice
Paul Silverman- PH.D, Psychologist Engaged in Teaching
Shelley Marie Windsor, Behavior Analyst 
Loretta Bolyard- PH.D, Psychologist in Public Health
Sara Boilen- PSY.D, Psychologist in Private Practice
Becky Bird, Public Member

License Information

Applying for a new license?

To use a paper application form, click the “Forms” tab and then use the link to “License Application Forms.” Then select your form from the choices shown.

 To apply for a license using the online application process, please use the "Apply for a License" Quick Link in the upper right-hand portion of the page.

Want to confirm a person is licensed?
You can learn who is licensed in Montana through Licensee Lookup or by contacting the Board. 

Want to order an official verification to send to another state or entity?

Licensees may request a written, official license verification by submitting a license verification request form and a $20.00 fee.

Psychologist and Senior Psychologist

The following outlines general license information. For specific information on filing an application, you will need to obtain the checklist which includes a detailed listing of the requirements.

A. Application Fee:

Psychologist and Psychologist Licensed by Experience (SENIOR)

  • Application Fee $175
  • Oral Exam $100
  • Postdoctoral Supervision Application Fee $25

B. Education Requirements:

Psychologist:
Doctoral degree in clinical psychology from an accredited college or university approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) or
Doctoral degree in psychology from an accredited college or university not approved by APA and has completed a formal graduate retraining program in clinical psychology approved by the APA or
Doctoral degree in psychology from an accredited college or university and has completed a course of study meeting minimum standards specified in the Board's rules ARM 24.189.604. To determine whether a course of non-APA accredited study meets the minimum standards in Board rule ARM 24.189.604, applicants shall have their educational credentials evaluated by the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology (NR) www.nationalrgister.org.  The fee required for this service shall be paid by the applicant to NR.

Psychologist Licensed by Experience (Senior): Doctoral Degree.

C. Experience Requirements:

Psychologist:
2 years of supervised experience, 1 of which must be postdoctoral but may not include more than 6 months of supervised research or teaching.

Psychologist Licensed by Experience (Senior):
Licensed to practice psychology in a United States or Canadian jurisdiction for 20 years or longer; at least 10 years of clinical experience in the last 15 years prior to filing the application.

D. Examination Information:
Psychologist: National written exam and pass oral exam given by the Board.

Psychologist Licensed by Experience (Senior): Pass oral exam given by the Board

E. Renewal Period: Nov 1 - Dec 31
Late Renew Online for 45 days until Feb. 14

F. Renewal Fee: 
Active Renewal Fee is $600. 
Late Renewal Fee is an additional $600 for a total of $1200 to renew.  No exceptions!

G. Continuing Education Requirements:40 hours reported every 2 years

H. Other Special License Requirements:

Psychologist:
Postdoctoral supervision obtained in Montana must be approved by the Board.
Montana postdoctoral supervises must keep a supervision log per ARM 24.189.607.

Psychologist Licensed by Experience (Senior):
Applicant has not been subject to any disciplinary action during the entire period of licensure.

Exam Schedule

 

Oral Examinations – November 7-9, 2018
Application Deadline: August 10, 2018
Applications not completed by the deadline date will be held over to the next exam
Location: Helena, MT
(406) 841-2258

Oral Examinations – April 11 & 12, 2019
Application Deadline: January 11, 2019
Applications not completed by the deadline date will be held over to the next exam
Location: Helena, MT
(406) 841-2258

 

Behavior Analyst and Assistant Behavior Analyst

The following outlines general license information. For specific information on filing an application, you will need to obtain the appropriate behavior analyst checklist or assistant behavior analyst checklist which each include a detailed listing of the corresponding requirements.

A. Application Fees:

  • Behavior Analyst - Application Fee $600
  • Behavior analyst initial supervision fee, per behavior technician, student intern, or assistant behavior analyst supervised   $50
  • Assistant Behavior Analyst – Application Fee $250

B.  Continuing Education Requirements: 10 continuing education credits, of which one hour must be ethics, during each consecutive calendar year. 

C. Renewal Period: Nov 1 - Dec 31
Late Renew Online for 45 days until Feb. 14

D. Renewal Fee: 
Behavior Analyst renewal fee is $600. 

Late renewal fee is an additional $600 for a total of $1200 to renew.  No exceptions!

Behavior Analyst renewal supervision fee, per behavior technician, student intern, or assistant behavior analyst supervised   $25.    

Late renewal fee is an additional $25 per behavior technician, student intern, or assistant behavior analyst supervised.  No exceptions!

Assistant behavior analyst license renewal fee $200. 

Late renewal fee is an additional $200 for a total of $400 to renew.  No exceptions!

Lookup Licensed Individual

Licensee Lookup System

This site is a primary source for verification of license credentials.

The Montana Department of Labor and Industry, Business Standards Division, presents Licensee Lookup information as a service to the public. The Division relies upon information provided by licensees to be true and correct, as required by statute. It is an act of unprofessional conduct for a licensee knowingly to provide erroneous information to the Division.

The Department of Labor and Industry makes no warranty or guarantee concerning the accuracy or reliability of the content of this website. Assessing the accuracy and reliability of information obtained from this website is solely the responsibility of the user. If you have questions regarding information found within this Licensee Lookup website, please contact the specific licensing board directly.

Please note that some disciplinary actions against licensees may not appear immediately on the website. Appeals, effective dates of orders and other administrative processes may delay posting on the website. Please contact the specific licensing board directly if you require discipline information that occurred prior to July 1, 1996.

Download List of Licensees

License Download System

This service allows you to purchase complete lists of individuals, businesses, and contractors licensed with the State of Montana through the Business Standards Division.

Options include:

  • Creating a customized list of licensees by selecting board type, license type, license status, county, etc.;
  • Submitting payment for your list using a credit/debit card or registered user account
  • Downloading your list immediately, and if necessary, retrieving your list within 24-hours of purchase

Renew Licenses

Renewing a License? Don't wait until the last day!
Board of Psychologists licensees have a full two months in which to make online license renewals. The online licensure period is:

  • November 1-December 31 for Psychologists, Behavior Analysts and Assistant Behavior Analysts

It is your responsibility to renew on time. Renewals made after the expiration date will be subject to a 100% penalty under Department rules.

If your mailing address has changed, please use the "Change Address" Quick Link in the right-hand frame to access a change of address form. This will assure that you receive timely information about your renewal.

Renewal Process

All Board of Psychologists licensees can renew online by using the 'Renew License' Quick Link in the right-hand frame:

These licensees may renew online between Nov. 1 and December 31 each year: Psychologists, Behavior Analysts and Assistant Behavior Analysts

Renewal fees (annual):

  • Psychologist: $600
  • Behavior Analyst: $600
  • Assistant Behavior Analyst:  $200

Late fees: Renewal after a license's expiration date will automatically result in a 100% late fee, in addition to the renewal fee. Please renew your license on time to avoid additional fees.

Statute/Rule Information

All of the Statutes and Rules listed here are applicable to this board.

Statutes are laws passed by the Legislature. All changes in statutes must go through the legislative process and be passed into law before they become effective. Title 37, Chapter 1, Part 3 is the Uniform Regulatory Act passed by the Legislature in 1995. All professional and occupational licensing is covered in these statutes.

Administrative Rules pertaining to psychologists are written and adopted by the Board of Psychologists. The Board writes rules in order to administer the laws over which the Legislature has given the Board authority. Rules can be changed by going through the rule-making procedure. They do not go through the Legislative process. The Board of Psychologists continuously reviews rules to determine needed changes.

The Administrative Rules of Montana (ARM) at this site contain what should be the same text as the official version published by the Office of the Secretary of State. There is a possibility, however, that the content may vary from the official version. In addition, the format has been changed for viewing on this web site. A copy of the official ARM in official format can be obtained from the ARM Bureau of the Office of the Secretary of State, by emailing SOSARM@mt.gov. A web version of the ARM published by the Secretary of State can be viewed at Secretary of State's Administrative Rules of Montana.

Administrative Rules

Statutes

Rules Notices

MONTANA ADMINISTRATIVE REGISTER (MAR) 24-189-39

In the matter of the amendment of ARM 24.189.901 and 24.189.907 pertaining to application procedures for behavior analysts and assistant behavior analysts

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED AMENDMENT
-- Posted March 13, 2018 --

NOTICE OF AMENDMENT

-- Effective May 12, 2018 --

MONTANA ADMINISTRATIVE REGISTER (MAR) 24-189-38

In the matter of the amendment of ARM 24.101.413 renewal dates and requirements, 24.189.601 psychologist application procedures, 24.189.604 minimum standards, 24.189.610 work samples - examination, 24.189.630 licensure as a psychologist by experience (senior), and the adoption of New Rule I nonroutine psychologist applications, and New Rule II nonroutine behavior analyst or assistant behavior analyst applications

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED AMENDMENT AND ADOPTION
--posted December 19, 2017--

NOTICE OF AMENDENT AND ADOPTION
-- effective April 28, 2018 --

MONTANA ADMINISTRATIVE REGISTER (MAR) 24-189-37

In the matter of the amendment of ARM 24.189.301, 24.189.401, 24.189.601, 24.189.633, and 24.189.2104 and the adoption of NEW RULES I through XII pertaining to behavior analysts and assistant behavior analysts licensure, continuing education, and unprofessional conduct

NOTICE OF AMENDMENT AND ADOPTION
-- posted September 22, 2017 --

MONTANA ADMINISTRATIVE REGISTER (MAR) 24-189-36

In the matter of the amendment of ARM 24.189.601 application procedures, 24.189.602 exemptions, 24.189.604 minimum standards, 24.189.625 licensure of foreign-trained psychologists, 24.189.810 competency, 24.189.813 limits of confidentiality, 24.189.2104 continuing education program options, 24.189.2107 continuing education implementation, and 24.189.2305 practice of psychology

NOTICE OF AMENDMENT AND ADOPTION
-- posted September 22, 2017 --

MONTANA ADMINISTRATIVE REGISTER (MAR) 24-189-37

In the matter of the amendment of ARM 24.189.301, 2.189.401, 24.189.601, 24.189.633, and 24.189.2104 and the adoption of NEW RULES I through XII pertaining to behavior analysts and assistant behavior analaysts licensure, continuing education, and unprofessional conduct

MONTANA ADMINISTRATIVE REGISTER (MAR) 24-189-36

In the matter of the amendment of ARM 24.189.601 application procedures, 24.189.602 exemptions, 24.189.604 minimum standards, 24.189.625 licensure of foreign-trained psychologists, 24.189.810 competency, 24.189.813 limits of confidentiality, 24.189.2104 continuing education program options, 24.189.2107 continuing education implementation, and 24.189.2305 practice of psychology

MONTANA ADMINISTRATIVE REGISTER (MAR) 24-189-35

In the matter of the amendment of ARM 24.189.401 fee schedule, 24.189.601 application procedures, 24.189.604 minimum standards, 24.189.610 work samples-examination, and 24.189.633 temporary permit, and the repeal of ARM 24.189.404 license preparation, 24.189.407 renewals, and 24.189.2401 complaint procedure

MONTANA ADMINISTRATIVE REGISTER (MAR) 24-101-307

In the matter of the amendment of ARM 24.101.402 definitions and 24.101.403 administrative fees, and the repeal of 24.101.401 purpose, 24.101.407 licensing, and 24.101.414 renewal notification

MONTANA ADMINISTRATIVE REGISTER (MAR) 24-189-34

In the matter of the amendment of ARM 24.189.401 fee schedule, 24.189.601 application procedures, 24.189.604 minimum standards, 24.189.607 required supervised experience, 24.189.620 licensees from other states or Canadian jurisdictions, 24.189.630 licensure as a psychologist by experience, 24.189.633 temporary permit, 24.189.2101 continuing education, 24.189.2104 continuing education program options, 24.189.2107 continuing education implementation, and the adoption of NEW RULE I exemptions and NEW RULE II military training or experience

MONTANA ADMINISTRATIVE REGISTER (MAR) 24-189-33

In the matter of the amendment of ARM 24.189.401 fee schedule, 24.189.414 nonresident psychological services, 24.189.601 application procedures, 24.189.607 required supervised experience, 24.189.610 work samples - examination, 24.189.2309 professional responsibility, and the adoption of NEW RULE I temporary permit

MONTANA ADMINISTRATIVE REGISTER (MAR) 24-101-259

In the matter of the adoption of NEW RULE I registration for out-of-state volunteer professionals

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED ADOPTION
posted November 7, 2011

NOTICE OF ADOPTION
posted January 27, 2012

MONTANA ADMINISTRATIVE REGISTER (MAR) 24-189-32

In the matter of the amendment of ARM 24.189.301 definitions, 24.189.607 supervisory experience, and 24.189.2104 and 24.189.2107 pertaining to continuing education

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED AMENDMENT
posted February 9, 2010

NOTICE OF AMENDMENT
posted June 18, 2010

MONTANA ADMINISTRATIVE REGISTER (MAR) 24-101-203

In the matter of the adoption of NEW RULE I pertaining to licensee lookup database

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING ON PROPOSED ADOPTION
posted January 23, 2009

NOTICE OF ADOPTION
posted July 10, 2009

Complaint Information

The mission of the Board of Psychologists is to protect the health, safety and well-being of Montana citizens through the licensing of competent psychologists and by the regulation of the practice to promote the delivery of quality health care.

In meeting its mission, the Board takes appropriate action for unprofessional, incompetent, or unlawful practice. 

 

Complaint Contact

Rita Reichert, Compliance Specialist
Telephone: (406) 841-2319
E-mail: dlibsdcomplaints@mt.gov   

 

Complaint Forms  

Download Complaint Form

Complaint Process Brochure (trifold)

Complaint Process FAQs

How to File a Complaint

The Department is charged with regulating professions and occupations for the protection of the public as a whole. Although the Department does not represent individuals filing complaints, the Department will review complaints in a timely manner to ensure a complaint is processed and that the Board will take appropriate action.

The length of time for resolution of a complaint is impossible to estimate due to the various complexities presented in individual complaints.

The following types of complaints may be filed:

  • Unprofessional conduct by a licensee;
  • Unprofessional conduct by a license applicant;
  • Unlicensed practice of the profession or occupation.

If an individual is unsure of what constitutes unprofessional conduct and needs a description of the various types, reference to Montana statutes and rules will provide an answer. These are found at your local public library or at the appropriate board site on this web page.

Drop Off or Mail to:
"Name of the Board or Program the complaint pertains to"
Business Standards Division
301 South Park, 4th Floor
PO Box 200514
Helena, MT 59620-0514

The Complaint Process

Business Standards Division

This process is used for the Boards that are administered in the Business Standards Division. 
The various Programs administered in the Division use a similar process.

Frequently Asked Questions about Complaint Process

IMPORTANT

When filing or responding to a complaint, be as thorough as possible. You may attach additional documents to the complaint form to ensure that all pertinent information has been included. The Screening Panel meeting is NOT a hearing, but is a time for the panel to consider the complaint and response. Attendance is your choice. If you attend the panel may ask additional questions. Please notify this office prior to the meeting if you plan to attend.

After a complaint has been filed against a licensed individual...

The Compliance Office will send a letter of acknowledgment to the person who filed the complaint (Complainant), and a letter requesting a response (with a copy of the complaint) to the licensee against whom the complaint was filed.

The Licensee may submit a written response addressing the complaint to the Compliance Office. The process continues whether or not a response is submitted. The Complainant is not entitled to a copy of the response.

The Compliance Office will notify the Licensee and Complainant regarding the date and time of any meeting during which the case will be discussed.

Complaints remain confidential unless a Notice of Proposed Board Action is issued, which is a public document along with all subsequent legal filings.

MEETINGS 
Closed Meeting - During a Closed Meeting only the Licensee, the Complainant, and/or attorneys for either can be in attendance. Minutes of Closed Meetings are not public documents.

Open Meeting - A public meeting which anyone can attend. The minutes of Open meetings are public documents and made available online via the specific Board’s webpage.
(Adjudication Panel meetings are usually open.)

Individuals may attend a meeting in person or by telephone. Please notify this office prior to the meeting if you plan to attend the meeting.

SCREENING PANEL

Screening PanelA committee comprised of members of the Board. The Screening Panel’s function is to determine the preliminary action(s) to take on a complaint. Possible preliminary actions include dismissal, investigation, or a finding of Reasonable Cause.

The complaint and response (if any) are submitted to the Screening Panel members. The Screening Panel meeting is not a hearing, but rather a committee meeting to review and discuss the complaint and response to determine if disciplinary action is warranted.

DISMISSAL

If the Screening Panel dismisses a complaint, the complaint can be dismissed with or without prejudice (see definitions below).

Dismissal With Prejudice - The complaint is dismissed and cannot be considered by the Screening Panel in the future.

Dismissal Without Prejudice - The complaint is dismissed but may be considered by the Screening Panel in the future if there are ever allegations of a similar nature.

INVESTIGATION

Only a member of the Screening Panel can request an investigation of a complaint. If an investigation is requested by the Screening Panel, the case is assigned to an investigator who may request an interview with the Licensee, the Complainant, and/or other individuals. Upon completion of the investigation, a written report is submitted to the Screening Panel, which will then determine if there is Reasonable Cause to proceed with disciplinary action.

REASONABLE CAUSE

Reasonable Cause - A finding by the Screening Panel that evidence exists that a violation of statutes and rules has occurred which warrants proceeding with disciplinary action.

If Reasonable Cause is found, the Department Counsel issues a Notice of Proposed Board Action (Notice) to the Licensee. Once a Notice is issued, it is public information. A proposed Stipulation may be included with the Notice.

Notice - A legal document from the Department’s Legal Counsel which sets forth the Department’s factual assertions, the statutes or rules relied upon, and advising the licensee of the right to a hearing.

Stipulation - A tentative agreement for settlement of the case. A Stipulation is not finalized until approved by the Adjudication Panel. 

The Licensee may either sign the Stipulation or contest the proposed action by requesting an administrativeHearing (a legal process before a Hearing Examiner). If the Licensee wishes to request a hearing, written request must be received within twenty (20) days from receipt of the Notice. Failure to either sign a Stipulation or request a hearing within twenty (20) days may result in the issuing of a Final Order of Default against the licensee.

Default - the licensee’s acceptance of the disciplinary action demonstrated by failing to participate in the process

ADJUDICATION PANEL

Adjudication Panel - A committee comprised of members of the Board who are  NOT on the Screening Panel. The Adjudication Panel determines the final outcome of a case.

The Adjudication Panel reviews the record to determine appropriate sanctions. A Final Order is issued by the Adjudication Panel, completing the complaint process.

COMPLAINT PROCESS FLOW

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Current license status and information regarding disciplinary action(s) against
a licensee can be accessed online at:
https://ebiz.mt.gov/pol/

Unlicensed Practice Complaint Process

Department of Labor & Industry - Business Standards Division

PO Box 200513, Helena, MT 59620-0513

When a complaint or other information is received alleging possible unlicensed practice...

  • (If the allegation is not made in the form of a formal written complaint, a complaint form is completed by the Department and a complaint number is assigned.)
  • A copy of the complaint and a request for a written response are mailed to the person against whom the complaint was filed (Respondent).
  • A written acknowledgment that the complaint has been received is mailed to the person who filed the complaint (Complainant)
  • The respondent may submit a letter of response to the complaint. If a written response is not submitted, the complaint process continues without a response.
  • The complainant and the respondent are sent written notification of the date, time, and location of any meeting at which the complaint will be discussed.

The Board Meeting

  • Unlicensed Practice complaints are addressed by the Full Board in executive session (meaning closed to the public). Board meetings are open to the public unless the chairperson determines an individual’s right to privacy outweighs the public’s right to know. If so, that portion of the meeting will be closed to the public (only the respondent, complainant, and legal counsel for each (if any) may be present).
  • The complaint and response (if any) are provided to the board members prior to an upcoming board meeting for their review. The board meeting is not a hearing, but rather a meeting at which the information provided is considered and discussed by the board.

DISMISSAL

  • If the board dismisses a complaint, the complaint can be dismissed with or without prejudice.
  • Dismissal With Prejudice-The complaint is dismissed and cannot be considered in the future.
  • Dismissal Without Prejudice-The complaint is dismissed but may be considered by the board in the future if there are ever allegations of a similar nature.

INVESTIGATION

  • The board can request an investigator be assigned to gather additional information surrounding the allegations made in the complaint. This may involve interviews with the respondent, the complainant, and possible witnesses.
  • After the investigation has been completed, an investigative report is prepared and presented to the board for consideration at a subsequent meeting.
  • Following the board’s review of the investigative report, a determination is made to either dismiss the complaint or take action in the form of a Cease and Desist or an Injunction.

CEASE & DESIST / INJUNCTION

  • The board may issue a Cease & Desist or seek an Injunction.
  • Cease & Desist–A letter from the administrative agency prohibiting a person or business from doing or continuing to do a certain activity.
  • Injunction-A writ granted by a court prohibiting a person or business from doing or continuing to do a certain activity.

For more information, contact DLI Business Standards Division at 406-841-2300

FAQ

Welcome to the Frequently Asked Questions section of the Board of Psychologists website.

This section has been expanded so that more of your questions can be answered.

eBiz Questions

 

The Board of Psychologists is pleased to bring you “eBiz,” its web-based system for licensing, renewals and licensee information.

You can find eBiz at: https://ebiz.mt.gov/pol

With your eBiz User Name and Password, you can:

  • Renew a license.
  • Print a license.
  • Change personal contact information such as mailing address.

“eBiz” is also the new home for the Department of Labor and Industry’s “Licensee Lookup” service.
Note: Licensee Lookup does not require a User Name and Password. It is free and available to the public.

Here's what you'll see when you arrive at eBiz:

ebiz

When you register with eBiz, you will choose a User Name and Password that you can then use to conduct business on the website. Once you have a User Name and Password, be sure to keep them in a place where you can easily reach them for license renewals or other online business with the Department.

If you don't know your User Name and Password, contact the Board office by e-mail at dlibsdpsy@mt.gov and your information will be sent to you.

  • Go online to https://ebiz.mt.gov/pol
  • Use your User Name and Password to login
  • Once you're in, look to the lower left and find the "Health Care Licensing" blue box.
  • Click on "RENEW/PRINT LICENSE."
  • When the screen refreshes, click on your license number.
  • On the next screen, scroll down until you see a bar that reads "Print Your License"
  • Click on that bar--your license will come up and you can print it or click on the "Page" tab and you can save it to your computer.

You can go directly to the Licensee Lookup System. This public service is part of the Business Standards Division’s “eBiz” website and is a primary source for verification of license credentials. The Division relies upon information provided by licensees to be true and correct, as required by statute. It is an act of unprofessional conduct for a licensee knowingly to provide erroneous information to the Division. The Department of Labor and Industry makes no warranty or guarantee concerning the accuracy or reliability of the content of this website. Assessing the accuracy and reliability of information obtained from this website is solely the responsibility of the user. If you have questions regarding information found within this Licensee Lookup website, please contact the specific licensing board directly. Please note that some disciplinary actions against licensees may not appear immediately on the website. Appeals, effective dates of orders and other administrative processes may delay posting on the website. Please contact the specific licensing board directly if you require discipline information that occurred prior to July 1, 1996.

Tips for using Licensee Lookup:

  • Go to https://ebiz.mt.gov/pol
  • Look for the blue box labeled “Licensee Lookup” and click on Search for a Licensee.
  • When searching, use the licensee’s name. It’s the easiest way to search.
  • If you don’t know an individual’s name, but know the license number, you must use the Department’s full license code, for instance, PSY-PYS-LIC-####. For all licenses granted by the Board of Psychologists, the first “PSY” and last “LIC” portions of the code will remain the same. The license-specific middle portion will be one of the following:

    Psychologist: PSY
    Senior Psychologist: PSY
    Behavior Analyst: BA
    Assistant Behavior Analyst: ABA

General Questions

 

Name changes must be requested in writing with documentation of the name change included (marriage license, divorce decree etc.). Licensees are required to notify the Board of a name change within 30 days. Once the change has been made on a license, the licensee may access and print the revised license using the " ebiz" website.

You can go directly to the License Lookup System. This site is a primary source for verification of license credentials and provides discipline information. The Montana Department of Labor and Industry, Business Standards Division, presents this real time licensee lookup information as a service to the public. The Department of Labor and Industry makes no warranty or guarantee concerning the accuracy or reliability of the content of this website. The Division relies upon information provided by licensees to be true and correct, as required by statute. It is an act of unprofessional conduct for a licensee knowingly to provide erroneous information to the Division. Assessing the accuracy and reliability of information obtained from this website is solely the responsibility of the user. If you have questions regarding information found within this licensee lookup website, please contact the specific licensing board directly. Please note that some disciplinary actions against licensees may not appear immediately on the website. Appeals, effective dates of orders and other administrative processes may delay posting on the website. Please contact the specific licensing board directly if you require discipline information that occurred prior to July 1, 1996.

Yes, The Business Standards Division provides a service which allows individuals to download lists of licensees for a fee. To use the service, click on the “License Info” tab in the left-hand frame of this website and then look for the "Download List of Licensees" link. You can choose the license types, statuses and timeframe/geographical range you wish, and find out the cost.

All on-line commerce functions for the State of Montana are now using e-Pass as an additional layer of security for business functions. More information on e-Pass.

The Board does not have this information.  You will have to establish a new account with a new username.

License Renewal Questions

 

Licenses expire December 31 for Psychologists, Behavior Analysts, and Assistant Behavior Analysts.

Yes. Immediately following the renewal deadline (the expiration date of the license,) an un-renewed license becomes “lapsed” and may be renewed, but with a substantial penalty for late renewal. A licensee may practice on a "lapsed" license for 45 days following the expiration date.
Any license not renewed within 45 days following the expiration date becomes “expired.” An “expired” license may be renewed, but with a substantial penalty. Licensees may not practice on an "expired" license.
If not renewed within two years following the expiration date, a license is “terminated” and dropped from the licensing database. It then ceases to exist. A licensee whose license has been “terminated” and wants to resume practice in Montana must apply for a new license.
It is very important for every Board of Psychologists licensee to know the status and expiration date of his or her license. For that reason, keep your license certificate in a readily accessible place.

Professional licensees may renew their licenses online at https://ebiz.mt.gov/pol. Each licensee is assigned a personal User Name and Password to access the eBiz system. As your renewal period arrives, the Department will send notification to your address of record to remind you that it's time to renew.

If you do not know your User Name and Password for online renewal, contact the Board by e-mail using the Quick Link in the right hand frame of this website.

Rulemaking Questions

 

Each Proposal Notice must contain information about how to submit a comment on the rules change proposal. In addition, a public hearing is held at the Business Standards Division where individuals can make oral presentations and submit written comment. Written comments are accepted in any form until a deadline date established in the Notice.

All public comments are presented to the Board at a public meeting, at which time the Board responds to the substance of all comments received.

Once the Board votes to adopt a rules change, the Notice of Adoption is prepared and filed with the Secretary of State. The rule changes are effective the day after the final Notice of Adoption is published by the Secretary of State, unless otherwise provided by statute or stated in a rule. At that point, the rule is in place and enforceable. This also is when the Notice of Adoption is posted on the Board website and sent to interested parties who have requested to be notified.

Not until the Secretary of State updates and publishes the ARM (Administrative Rules of Montana) with the amended rule(s) on its website and in hard copy. Because of the volume of work at the SoS and the nature of the rule publishing calendar, it may be several months between the Board’s adoption of new rules and their publication on the web.

Until that point, the only way to assess any new rule is to compare the former version with the Notice of Proposal and Notice of Adoption. Board members, Board staff and other Department of Labor and Industry employees are prohibited from providing the public with a “clean” unofficial version of the new rule and must, instead, refer individuals to the Secretary of State website and the rule notices.

Yes. Once the Notice of Adoption has been published by the Secretary of State, the rule is enforceable, even though it is not yet published in its final form in the ARM.

The Board understands that licensees or other interested parties may be keenly interested in the final language of a new rule for multiple reasons, including their desire to comply with it or hold others to it. And while it discourages individuals from creating their own unofficial “clean copies” from the parts provided by existing rules and rule notices, the Board cannot prohibit individuals from doing so.

Just be aware that no rule is truly “official” unless it is published by the Secretary of State (SoS). It is possible, if unlikely, that a rule might undergo a change during SoS review to correct typographical errors or resolve small deviations from standard rulemaking structure and language. Nobody should rely on an unofficial rule or distribute it to others.

NOTE: Board members and Department employees may not distribute any unofficial versions of rules to the public and must—emphasize MUST—refer the public to the Secretary of State website for the official versions of rules.

Psychologists

 

1. Please ensure your submitted three work samples meet the requirements of ARM 24.189.610. The work samples should have your name and the number of the work sample (Work Sample 1, Work Sample 2, or Work Sample 3) at the top of each page and include page numbers. They must also be signed by both you and your supervisor (if you currently have one).

2. When preparing your work samples, please follow the Association of Psychology and Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) guidelines for insuring confidentiality of submitted material. The following is a list of features to be removed which are believed important by the Board:

  • Names (Readability of work samples is improved by substituting pseudonyms rather than using XXX's or initials in place of names of persons and places.)
  • All references to geographic subdivisions smaller than a state, including street address, city, county, precinct, and zip code.
  • All elements of dates (except the date of the evaluation) for dates directly related to an individual, including birth date, admission date, discharge date, and date of death. The age of the patient should be retained.
  • Telephone and fax numbers, email addresses, and Social Security numbers.
  • Medical record or insurance plan numbers.

Foreign trained applicants shall fulfill all requirements for licensure and shall additionally provide proof of fluency in the English language per ARM 24.189.625

To establish documentation of a doctoral degree in clinical psychology equivalent to those of an (American Psychological Association) APA-approved program, applicants shall have their educational credentials evaluated by the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology, Inc. and approved by the Board. National Register The fee required for this service shall be paid by the applicant.

The required National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) Self-Query can be requested by calling NPDB at 800-767-6732 or visit http://npdb-hipdb.com/ on the Internet. This form must be mailed directly to the address indicated in the instructions. The results will come to you; upon receipt, please forward them unopened to the Board office.

Behavior Analysts and Assistant Behavior Analysts

 

Read and attest to reading the Noncriminal Justice Applicant’s Rights form (form is included in the application).


Fingerprint cards are available from most local law enforcement agencies and the Montana Department of Justice (DOJ). Complete the information requested at the top of the fingerprint card prior to having your prints taken and include the following information:

  • EMPLOYER AND ADDRESS:

Board of Psychologists
PO Box 200513, Helena, MT 59620-0513

  • REASON FINGERPRINTED:

Licensure & 37-17-403, MCA

  • ORI:

MTVX00108

Most local law enforcement agencies will take your fingerprints for a nominal fee. After paying this fee and having your fingerprints taken, send the completed fingerprint card along with a check or money order for $27.25 made payable to the “Montana Department of Justice” and mail it to Montana Criminal Records, 2225 11th Avenue, PO Box 201403, Helena MT 59620-1403. Please check with your local post office and add accurate postage prior to mailing.


If DOJ rejects your first fingerprint card as “unreadable,” the Board office will notify you and you will need to re-submit your fingerprints. You are not required to repay the processing fee to the Montana Department of Justice under these circumstances.
Criminal History Record Information (CHRI) from the fingerprints is only released to the Board of Psychologists. Your application will not be considered complete until the CHRI is received from the DOJ.

Please see ARM 24.189.916 CE Implementation for behavior analysts and assistant behavior analysts.