Current Events & News


2024 Election for Board Member

The 2024 LSBEP Election will open on FEBRUARY 2, 2024.  This election is open to individuals who are currently licensed under the LSBEP to cast their vote on eligible candidates who are volunteering to fill the upcoming vacancy for the Board Member term beginning July 1, 2024 through June 30, 2029.

Every licensee should have received an email from SimplyVoting: with instructions on how to cast a secure vote.  If you did not receive this email or are having trouble using this system, please contact Jaime Monic at

All qualified candidates who submitted a Self-Nomination form at the close of the nominations period are listed below with a link to the Self Nomination form:

CANDIDATE 2023 Self-Nomination Link
Marc L. Zimmermann 2023 Self-Nomination Link – Zimmermann

Elections will close at midnight on March 4, 2024. Results will be opened by the Board at their next regularly scheduled board meeting on April 19, 2024. 


2023 Call for Nominations is now closed.


New Requirement to Register Assistants

The deadline to submit your Application for Registration of an Assistant to a Psychologist (ATAP) is JULY 31, 2023. Please visit the FORMS page on this website to obtain Rollout procedures, instructions, and application forms required for this procedure. The regulations may be found under Chapter 11 of the Louisiana Administrative Code.

2023 Election Results

LSBEP Election Results for the Seat 2023-2028 were reported to the Louisiana Psychological Association. Election results were certified by Simply Voting Inc. 

SUMMARY REPORT: Turnout: 250 (30.7%) of 814 electors voted in this ballot. Votes for Shawanda M. Woods-Smith, Psy.D. totaled 162 (100.0%); 250 electors Abstained 88 (35.2%). 

Revised EPPP FAQ's (FEB 2023)

LSBEP is affirmatively sharing new information with its psychology stakeholders about the EPPP. Please see the REVISED EPPP FAQ’s (FEB 2023) as PDF attached below. Or click on the ASPPB link:
Questions and comments should be sent to ADMIN.LSBEP@LA.GOV.


Effective January 2023 LSBEP will be moving to a quarterly meeting schedule.  The Board’s daily functioning will continue through the authority delegated by the LSBEP to examining board members, committees, and staff.  CLICK HERE for more information.


The Licensed Specialist In School Psychology Committee (LSSP Committee) meets quarterly in accordance with the Louisiana Administrative Code, Title 46: Section 3202.G.. Meetings are held at the Board office unless otherwise indicated in the meeting notice.  Special meetings may be called by the board chair or governor. If you are interested in serving as an LSSP Committee Member.  The next vacancy will require an LSSP to fill the term 7/1/2023 – June 30, 2026. Please contact Jaime Monic ( if you are interested in serving on this Committee.



NOTICE: ASPPB’s PLUS APPLICATION:  ASPPB has notified LSBEP that they are phasing out the PLUS Application. After January 31, 2022, ASPPB will no longer accept new PLUS Applicants from Louisiana.

Louisiana will continue to accept and process PLUS Applications for those applicants who are currently in the PLUS system. New applications received after January 31, 2022 will be processed on Louisiana’s forms.

Letter to ASPPB re LSBEP Position on EPPP-Part 2 (7/20/2018)