Current Events & News


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.

Revised EPPP FAQ's (FEB 2023)

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.

NEW: LSBEP is currently engaged in Rulemaking (12/9/2022)

LSBEP is currently engaged in Rulemaking and has published 4 Notices of Intent to amend/adopt rules in the November 20, 2022 Louisiana Register. The Final publication of rules is anticipated on March 20, 2023 as follows:

PROPOSED: Training, Credentials and Scope of Practice for Neuropsychology Specialty Designation and Provisional Licensure; other technical corrections (LAC 46:LXIII. 100, 102, 103, 108, 201, 303, 305, 307, 701, 702, 705, 709, 1002, 1201, 1205, 1213, 1401, 1403, 1405, 1407, 1409,  1701, 1702, 1705, 1903, 1905, 3402 and 3403)

PROPOSED: Registration of Assistant to a Psychologist (LAC 46:LXIII. 601, 1100, 1101, 1103, 1105, 1107, and 1109)

PROPOSED: Continuing Education, Exemptions and Fees (LAC 46:LXIII. 601, 603, 803, 805, 806, 811, 905 and 4001)

PROPOSED: Code of Ethics for Licensed Specialists in School Psychology (LAC 46:LXIII. Sections 4201, 4203, 4205, 4207, 4209, 4211)

A Rules Hearing is scheduled for 12:00 p.m. on December 16, 2022. To view the Notices of Intent and comments form, please visit the rulemaking page:


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 nominations period to fill the vacancy of the Board Member seat occurring on July 1, 2023, is now CLOSED. The election to fill this seat will open on December 1, 2022.  CLICK HERE for more information about the election process.

CLICK HERE to read A MESSAGE FROM BOARD CHAIR, GREGORY GORMANOUS related to the upcoming 2022 Election.


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)