Overview of New Mexico Testing Requirements

How to Qualify for School Psychologist Licensure

For initial licensure in New Mexico, all candidates must:

  • Possess a Bachelor's, Master's or Educational Specialist Degree (earned from a regionally accredited college/university) AND
  • Have a minimum of 60 graduate hours in a School Psychology program, including a practicum in a school setting OR
  • Possess a Doctoral Degree in Psychology (earned from a regionally accredited college/university) that includes 12 semester hours of child-focused course work in development, assessment and intervention AND
  • Have 600 hours of supervised experience in a school-related setting OR
  • Possess a Psychologist or Psychologist Associate license issued by the New Mexico Board of Psychologist Examiners AND
  • Pass the Praxis School Psychologist Test OR
  • Possess a certificate issued by the National Association of School Psychologists.

Who Must Take the Praxis Tests?

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