The following section is used to determine your eligibility for appointment in the Federal Government. Failure to respond to these questions may result in an ineligible rating. Please choose A (Yes) or B (No) for each of the following items to identify which of the following descriptions apply to you. Applicants must meet the basic citizenship requirement in order to qualify for this position.
1. I am a citizen of the United States.
Requirements include a completed doctoral degree in psychology from a graduate program in psychology accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) (the specialty area of the degree must be consistent with the assignment for which the applicant is to be employed) AND (2) successfully completion of a professional psychology internship training program that has been accredited by APA. Exceptions: (1) new VHA psychology internship programs that are in the process of applying for APA accreditation are acceptable in fulfillment of the internship requirement, provided that such programs were sanctioned by the VHA Central Office Program Director for Psychology and the VHA Central Office of Academic Affiliations at the time that the individual was an intern and (2) VHA facilities who offered full one-year pre-doctoral internships prior to PL 96-151 (pre-1979) are considered to be acceptable in fulfillment of the internship requirement.
2. I have a doctoral degree in psychology from a graduate program in psychology accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) AND I have successfully completed a professional psychology internship training program that has been accredited by APA.
In accordance with 38 U.S.C. 7402(d)and 7407(d), no person shall serve in direct patient care positions unless they are proficient in basic written and spoken English.
3. I am proficient in spoken and written English.
The following question pertains to the licensure requirements to practice as a Psychologist. Applicants must have a Full, current and unrestricted license to practice psychology in a State, Territory, Commonwealth of the United States (i.e., Puerto Rico), or the District of Columbia.
4. I hold a full, current, and unrestricted license to practice psychology at the doctoral level in a State, Territory, Commonwealth of the United States (e.g., Puerto Rico), or the District of Columbia.