The Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists (TSBEP) is the state agency authorized by state law to regulate the practice of psychology in the state of Texas.
The authorizing statute for the Board is Occupations Code, Title 3, Chapter 501, the Psychologists’ Licensing Act. The Psychologists’ Licensing Act is both a title and a practice act.
The Board is authorized by the Act to establish rules to implement and enforce the Act.
The Board discontinued issuance of an annual paper Rulebook in 2011. The Board now makes the Act and Rules available in an online version which is updated four times a year and which may be downloaded at no cost: Current Act and Rules of the Board (PDF).
In addition, users have the option of accessing the Act and Rules at the following sites:
Act and other statutes: http://www.statutes.legis.state.tx.us/?link=OC
Current Rules of the Board: http://www.sos.state.tx.us/tac
When accessing this rules site:
(1) click on TAC Viewer,
(2) scroll down and click on Title 22, Examining Boards,
(3) scroll down and click on Part 21, Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists.
Proposed and/or Adopted Rules of the Board: http://info.sos.state.tx.us/pls/pub/regviewctx$.startup
Current Open Meetings: http://info.sos.state.tx.us/pls/pub/pubomquery$.startup
In accordance with §2001.007 of the Administrative Procedure Act, please send any email inquiries about the Board’s rules to
. All other questions must be submitted to the Board either in writing or via telephone. Include your full name, mailing address, telephone number, and if a TSBEP licensee, your psychology license number with all email inquiries. Please be advised that our time and resources are limited. Our goal is to respond to email questions within 10 working days, however, response times may exceed that period due to the nature of the inquiry, the need for further staff review, and pending priorities. If you prefer a more prompt response, you may telephone the Board at 512-305-7700. Many answers to questions received by the Board are found within the Psychologists’ Licensing Act and Board rules which may be accessed through this website. Please refer to these laws before contacting the Board. Thank you for your cooperation.