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Verify a Licensee or Registrant
Individuals wishing to verify a current licensee or registrant can request this information from the Board Office by emailing the office directly at BoardOffice@ndsbpe.org, or by using the information form below.
Unofficial Licensure/Registrant Verification is an email confirmation of current license/registration information, and may not be relied upon for legal, employment, and/or other decision making purposes.
An Official Licensure Verification* must be initiated by using the contact form below (please indicate name of requesting party and your contact information as well as the name of the licensee/registrant you are verifying), along with the $15 fee PER RECORD, payable by CHECK to our Board Office.
WE HAVE A NEW ADDRESS:
ND State Board of Psychologist Examiners
402 E MAIN AVE, Ste #5
Bismarck, ND 58501-4091
Requests received in the Board Office after September 18, 2017 MUST have the payments processed to the correct mailing address. Please confirm the address PRIOR to sending.
*Official Licensure/Registrant Verification is a signed, sealed document containing all information regarding a licensee/registrant such as licensure/registration status, history, and disciplinary history, and may be relied upon for legal, employment, and/or other decision making purposes.
File an Allegation/Complaint
To file an allegation complaint against a licensee, registrant, or psychology resident, a Complaint Form must be completed and signed by the individual filing the allegation. This forms requests information about the nature of the allegation and the facts supporting the complaint. The complaining party may also attach supporting documentation to the Complaint Form, if desired.
After an allegation/complaint is received by the Board, the Board secretary or representative notifies the party complained against (respondent) of the complaint and provides the respondent a copy of the complaint. The respondent is requested to provide a written response to the complaint within (20) twenty days.
After a written response to the complaint is received by the Board office, a copy of the complaint and response are sent to the NDSBPE Complaints Committee for review. The committee will review the complaint and response at the next committee meeting and determine a recommendation for the Board as to whether the complaint should be dismissed, whether additional investigation is warranted, or whether grounds exist to believe a violation of the laws or rules regarding the practice of psychology has occurred and disciplinary action should be commenced.
If the Board determines the complaint should be dismissed, the Board or its representative will notify the complainant and respondent of the Board’s decision.
If it is determined additional investigation is warranted, the Complaints Committee will conduct additional investigation and the information obtained during the investigation will be reviewed and considered at the next committee meeting, with a recommendation made for the Board. The Board will hear the recommendation of the committee and determine if the complaint should be dismissed or that a reasonable basis exists to believe a violation has occurred and that disciplinary action should be commenced.
If the board determines disciplinary action should be commenced, the Board or its representative will notify the respondent of the Board’s determination and invite the respondent to resolve the matter informally. If the matter cannot be resolved informally to the satisfaction of the Board and the respondent, a formal complaint will be prepared and served.
Formal hearings are conducted pursuant to NDCC Chapter 28-32, the Administrative Agencies Practices Act. If an administrative hearing is held, an administrative law judge will be requested to make recommended findings of fact, conclusions of law, and a recommended order.
The information/services included in or available through the North Dakota State Board of Psychologist Examiners website may include inaccuracies or typographical errors. Changes are periodically added to the information herein. North Dakota State Board of Psychologist Examiners may make improvements and/or changes in the North Dakota State Board of Psychologist Examiners website at anytime. Advice received via the North Dakota State Board of Psychologist Examiners website should not be relied upon for personal, medical, legal, or financial decisions and you should consult an appropriate professional for specific advice tailored to your situation.