Application & Instructions for Initial Licensure - Medical Psychology Advanced Practice

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To access a paper application, click HERE (available for a limited time)

The items listed below MUST be completed and mailed to the LSBME as part of the initial application process.

Qualifications

RS 37 §1360.57 Certificates of advanced practice

Medical psychologists who satisfy the requirements specified by Section 1360.55(A) of this Part and who possess all of the following additional qualifications to the satisfaction of the board shall be issued a certificate of advanced practice:

  1. Three years of experience practicing as a medical psychologist. For those individuals licensed under R.S. 37:1360.55(A), such experience shall be deemed to have commenced with the issuance of the original certificate ofprescriptive authority issued by the Louisiana State Board of Examiners ofPsychologists.

  2. Treatment of a minimum of one hundred patients including twenty five or more involving the use of major psychotropics and twenty-five or more involving the use of major antidepressants which demonstrate the competence of the medical psychologist.

  3. The recommendation of two collaborating physicians, each of whom holds an unconditional license to practice medicine in Louisiana, and who are each familiar with the applicant's competence to practice medical psychology.

  4. The recommendation of the Medical Psychology Advisory Committee

  5. The completion of a minimum of one hundred hours of continuing medical education relating to the use of medications in the management of patients with psychiatric illness commencing with the issuance of a certificate of prescriptive authority by the Louisiana State Board of Examiners of Psychologists prior to January 1, 2010, or by the board after this date.

Other Information

Fees - License:  $175.00. 
Fee must be paid via credit/debit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover only) if applying online.
Fee must be paid via Personal check/money order if sending in a paper application.
​Fee is non-refundable.

Communication with the Board
Mailing Address - LSBME, 630 Camp Street, New Orleans, LA 70130
Questions - Contact our licensing department at licensing@lsbme.la.gov. To find the analyst directly assigned to your application, click on Contact Us.