OAR 858-010-0015
Education Requirements — Psychologist Associate


To meet the education requirement of ORS 675.065 (Psychologist associate licensing procedure)(4)(c), an applicant must possess a master’s degree in psychology from a program at an institution of higher learning that was accredited by a regional accrediting agency at the graduate level as of the date the degree was awarded, or for Canadian universities, an institution of higher education that was provincially or territorially chartered.


The master’s program must include at least 45 quarter hours or 30 semester hours of graduate credit, 30 quarter hours or 20 semester hours of which must be in graded (not “pass–no pass”) courses. Hours must be from at least five of the basic areas of psychology including:


Experimental psychology; Learning theory; Physiological psychology; Motivation; Perception; Comparative psychology; Statistical methods; Design of research; Developmental psychology; Individual differences; Social psychology; Organizational psychology; Personality theory; Abnormal psychology; and


A minimum of one graduate level course in ethics; and


A minimum of one graduate level course in psychological tests and measurements.


If the master’s program does not meet the coursework requirements of (2), the applicant for licensure may remedy a deficiency of up to one course or 3 semester hours or 4.5 quarter hours by completing graduate level coursework in the deficient content area at a regionally accredited institution.


Effective July 26, 2016: The master’s program must have included a minimum of one continuous year in-residence at the institution from which the degree is granted.


One continuous year means two consecutive semesters or three consecutive quarters.


In-residence means physical presence, in person, at an educational institution or training facility in a manner that facilitates acculturation into the profession, the full participation and integration of the individual in the educational and training experience, and includes faculty and student interaction.


The master’s program may include distance education, but a minimum of one continuous year of the program shall be in-residence. Programs that use physical presence, including face-to-face contact for durations of less than one continuous year, (e.g., multiple long weekends and/or summer intensive sessions) or that use video teleconferencing or other electronic means as a substitute for physical presence at the institution do not meet the in-residence requirement.

Source: Rule 858-010-0015 — Education Requirements — Psychologist Associate, https://secure.­sos.­state.­or.­us/oard/view.­action?ruleNumber=858-010-0015.

Last Updated

Jun. 8, 2021

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