Montana Board of Psychologists

Board Information

Our services are available through remote delivery.  We are available to assist customers through our online public portal at EBIZ.MT.GOV/POL (Professional and Occupational Licenses) and EBIZ.MT.GOV (for Permits). For other services, please contact us via email at DLIBSDWEBHELP@MT.GOV or by phone (406) 841-2300.

 

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.

  • On March 1, 2019, the Montana Department of Justice increased the fee for a Federal Fingerprint-Based Check to $30.00 for background checks conducted for pre-employment, employment, and licensing purposes.

    The background check and fee includes the Montana WIN check, as required by the FBI.  Statutory authority is required to conduct these checks.

    Please contact the Montana Department of Justice at (406) 444-3625 for more information regarding this fee change.

  • 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. a detailed and comprehensive application that must meet the approval of the Montana Board of Psychologists;
    4. a nationally standardized and administered written examination specific to competency in psychological assessments.
  • 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.

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