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Republic Act No. 10029 – The Philippine Psychology Act

Posted by lexforiphilippines on June 15, 2010

Signed into law on 16 March 2010, Republic Act No. 10029, otherwise known as the Philippine Psychology Act of 2009, seeks to regulate the practice of psychology and psychometrics in the Philippines by creating the Professional Regulatory Board of Psychology and requiring psychologists and psychometricians to pass a Licensure Examination.

For the salient features of RA 10029, click on Laws under Tools.

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6 Responses to “Republic Act No. 10029 – The Philippine Psychology Act”

  1. marikit said

    holds bachelor’s degree in psychology. has obtained sufficient credits for the subjects covered by the examination.
    1) theories of personality
    2) abnormal psychology
    3) industrial psychology
    4) psychological assessment

  2. Melanie Pingol said

    what is the contact number of Professional regulatory board of paychology?

  3. Bien Tan said

    What are the requirements to be a licensed psychologist? Registration?

    • Under R.A. 10029, a person intending to practice psychology in the Philippines must be registered with the Professional Regulatory Board of Psychology (the Board). To be registered, he/she must pass the Licensure Examination* for psychologists. After passing the examination, he/she would have to take an oath to uphold the profession before any member of the Board or any officer of the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) authorized to administer oaths. Upon compliance with all the legal requirements, including payment of fees, as prescribed by the PRC, the Board will issue to him/her a certificate of registration and professional identification card. The Board will not register nor issue a certificate of registration or professional identification card to any person convicted of a criminal offense involving moral turpitude, has been found guilty by a judicial or other duly constituted tribunal of immoral or dishonorable conduct, or has been medically diagnosed to be of unsound mind.

      * Under Section 16 of R.A. 10029, a person may become a registered psychologist without taking the Licensure Examination if:
       He/she possesses the qualifications required to take the examination;
       He/she files with the Board within 3 years after its creation an application for registration and issuance of certificate of registration and professional identification card; and
       He/she submits credentials satisfactory to the Board that he/she had, on or prior to the effectivity of RA 10029:
      o Obtained a doctoral degree in psychology and accumulated 3 years of work experience in the practice of psychology; or
      o Obtained a master’s degree in psychology and accumulated at least 5 years of work experience in the practice of psychology; or
      o Obtained a bachelor’s degree in psychology and accumulated at least 10 years of work experience in the practice of psychology as a psychologist, has updated his/her professional education in various psychology-related functions, and is presently employed in a government or private agency as a psychologist.
      He/she, however, must still take the oath and comply with the legal requirements (including payment of fees) for the issuance of a certificate of registration and personal identification card.

  4. Mervie Dave P. Baccay said

    for sure psychology will dominate all the other courses.

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