Maine is home to a relatively small number of psychologists. However, despite ranking 41st among the states in population, both early- and advanced-career clinical, counseling and school psychologists make a good living, with both the lowest and highest 10 percent wage earners taking home big salaries compared to other states in the nation.

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Candidates for psychology licensure in Maine must graduate with a doctoral degree, complete both a practicum and a post-doctoral supervised work experience, and pass the both a state and national exam.

Maine’s Psychologist Licensing

Licensed psychologists in Maine are permitted to do the following:

  • Diagnose and treat mental, emotional, and psychological disorders
  • Utilize psychological techniques such as testing, assessments, psychotherapy, cognitive therapy and hypnotherapy
  • Render services to individuals or the public in exchange for remuneration

Licensing Authority for Maine Psychology

The Maine Board of Examiners of Psychologists protects the public by issuing licenses and regulating psychologists in the state.

Psychologist licensure candidates in Maine must have completed the following steps:

Graduated with a doctoral degree in psychology

Completed a coordinated practicum

Completed a pre-doctoral supervised experience

Passed the Examination for the Professional Practice of Psychology (EPPP) and a jurisprudence exam covering Maine law and rules

Other Maine Licensing Criteria
  • The doctoral program must be accredited by the APA, CPA, NASP, or be approved by the Board of Examiners and be housed at a regionally accredited institution. Two of the three required years must be spent in full-time residency.

  • At least three graduate semester hours must be taken in: scientific and professional ethics and standards, research design and methodology, statistics, psychometric theory, biological basis of behavior, cognitive-affective bases of behavior, social bases of behavior, individual differences, and applied psychology.

  • The 1,500-hour pre-doctoral work experience must be completed in between 48-104 weeks. Two hours of face-to-face supervision is required weekly. At least 50% of the experience must be completed in service-related activities and at least 25% in face-to-face patient contact. No more than 25% of the experience may be spent conducting research and none of the experience can be awarded academic credit.

  • The post-doctoral supervised experience must be at least 1,500 hours and be completed in between 48 and 104 weeks. One hour of individual supervised experience and one hour of learning activities are required weekly. Between 25% and 60% must be devoted to direct service with most being related to the intended area of specialization. Written and oral evaluations are required throughout the experience.

Maine’s Psychology Licensing Exams

Psychologist candidates in Maine must pass the national Examination for the Professional Practice of Psychology (EPPP) and a state jurisprudence exam.

Maine’s Recognized Psychology Specializations

  • Counseling Psychology
  • School Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology

Specialization Requirements

  • Candidate must meet all other licensure requirements
  • The majority of the post-doctoral supervised work experience must be related to the candidate’s area of specialty

License Renewal in Maine

  • Licenses must be renewed biennially. Licensed psychologists must complete 40 hours of continuing education every two years. Three hours must cover ethics and at least 20 must relate to the licensee’s current or desired future areas of practice.
Maine Licensure Resources

Salary and Employment Trends of Practicing Psychologists in Maine

Growth and Employment Rate for Psychologists in Maine vs Nationwide

Clinical, Counseling & School Psychologists Growth 2012-2022

Nationwide 11%

Maine 2.2%

Psychologists, Other Growth 2012-2022

Nationwide 11%

Maine N/A

Number clinical, counseling and school psychologist and psychologists, other, employed 2014

Nationwide 115,810

Maine 220

Earnings for Psychologists in Maine vs Nationwide

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To learn more about psychology education programs, licensure, and economic data in Maine, please visit the following resources.

Maine Psychology Resources