To become a licensed psychologist in the state of Nevada, one must first acquire the appropriate training and education. Fortunately, there are a number of quality psychology schools and graduate programs to consider within the state. Despite having just two major population centers – Las Vegas and Reno – Nevada is home to more than 500 practicing psychologists.

Students who are interested in pursuing a career is psychology will want to get started off on the right foot by learning from an accredited institution. The search tool below is a great place to start looking for just such a school.

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Practicing psychology in Nevada means becoming officially licensed in the field. While the process can be somewhat time consuming, those who are committed to working in the psychology field will take the time to navigate all of the necessary steps to finally obtain a license.

Licensing for Psychologists in Nevada

Psychologists can provide a number of different services within the state of Nevada. Below are just a few of the many treatments and programs available from a licensed psychologist:

  • Working with professional teams within companies to grow their communication skills
  • Providing counseling for both individuals and groups who are dealing with a variety of challenges
  • Offering expert testimony in court when matters of psychology are in question

Nevada Licensing Authority Information

The State of Nevada Board of Psychological Examiners is the official government body in charge of psychology licensing for Nevada. Acquiring a license will require meeting all of the criteria including educational thresholds and exam scores.

To work toward a license in Nevada for psychology, the following steps will be required:

Receive a doctoral degree in the field of psychology from an APA-accredited program

Complete a total of 3,500 hours of supervised professional practice

Pass two exams

Complete an application process with the State of Nevada Board of Psychological Examiners

Other Licensing Requirements
  • If educated at a non-APA accredited school, the applicant must petition the board for approval

Nevada Exams for Psychology Licensing

There are two exams that must be passed by those hoping to receive a psychology license in the state of Nevada. The first is the EPPP, which is a standard across the country, and the other is a state examination, which is a 55 question multiple choice test.

Nevada Psychology Specializations

  • Behavior Therapy
  • Certified Autism Behavior Interventionist
  • General Psychology
  • Psychological Assistant

Specialization Requirements

  • Meeting the licensing requirements specific to the relevant field of practice

License Renewal

  • 30 hours of continuing education must be completed every two years for renewal
Resources for Nevada Psychology Licensing

Nevada Salary and Employment Trends for Psychologists

Growth and Employment Rate in Nevada for Psychologists vs. Nationwide

Clinical, Counseling & School Psychologists Growth 2012-2022

Nationwide 11%

Nevada 7.3%

Psychologists, Other Growth 2012-2022

Nationwide 11%

Nevada 16.4%

Number Clinical, Counseling, & School Psychologists and Psychologists, Other employed 2014

Nationwide 115,810

Nevada 510

Psychologists in Nevada Earnings Compared to Nationwide Averages

Clinical, Counseling & School Psychologists   Psychologist , Other  

Nationwide

Median Wage Annually

$68,900

 

$92,110

 

Nevada

Median Wage Annually

$66,350

 

$90,910

 

Nevada

Median Wage Hourly

$31.90

 

$43.71

 

Nevada

Lowest 10% yearly wage

$42,630

 

$43,770

 

Nevada

Highest 10% yearly wage

$94,030

 

$107,440

 

For more information on the field of psychology in the state of Nevada, please take a moment to visit some of the links below. These links offer insight into education, training, psychology associations, and more.

Nevada Psychology Resources