|(a) Application Requirements. An application for licensure
as a psychologist includes, in addition to the requirements set forth
in Board rule §463.5(1) of this title (relating to Application
(1) Documentation of current licensure as a provisionally
licensed psychologist in good standing.
(2) Documentation of supervised experience from a licensed
psychologist which satisfies the requirements of the Board. The formal
internship should be documented by the Director of Internship Training
when possible, but may be documented by a licensed psychologist with
knowledge of the internship program and the applicant’s participation
in the internship program if the Director of Internship Training is
(3) Documentation of licensure in other jurisdictions,
including information on disciplinary action and pending complaints,
sent directly to the Board.
(b) Degree Requirements. The degree requirements for
licensure as a psychologist are the same as for provisional licensure
as stated in Board rule §463.10 of this title (relating to Provisionally
(c) An applicant who is actively licensed as a psychologist
in another jurisdiction, and who meets each of the following requirements,
is considered to have met the requirements for supervised experience
under this rule:
(1) The applicant must be actively licensed as a provisionally
licensed psychologist with no restrictions on his or her license.
(2) The applicant must affirm that he or she has received
at least 3,000 hours of supervised experience from a licensed psychologist
in the jurisdiction where the supervision took place. At least half
of those hours (a minimum of 1,500 hours) must have been completed
within a formal internship, and the remaining one-half (a minimum
of 1,500 hours) must have been completed after the doctoral degree
was conferred or completed; and
(3) The applicant must submit a self-query report from
the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) reflecting no disciplinary
history, other than disciplinary history related to continuing education
or professional development. The report must be submitted with the
application in the sealed envelope in which it was received from the
(d) Supervised Experience. In order to qualify for
licensure, an applicant must submit proof of a minimum of 3,500 hours
of supervised experience, at least 1,750 of which must have been received
after obtaining either provisional trainee status or provisional licensure,
and at least 1,750 of which must have been obtained through a formal
internship that occurred within the applicant’s doctoral degree
program. Following the conferral of a doctoral degree, 1,750 hours
obtained or completed while employed in the delivery of psychological
services in an exempt setting; while licensed or authorized to practice
in another jurisdiction; or while practicing as a psychological associate
or specialist in school psychology in this state may be substituted
for the minimum of 1,750 hours of supervised experience required as
a provisional trainee or provisionally licensed psychologist if the
experience was obtained or completed under the supervision of a licensed
psychologist. Post-doctoral supervised experience obtained prior to
September 1, 2016 may also be used to satisfy, either in whole or
in part, the post-doctoral supervised experience required by this
subsection if the experience was obtained under the supervision of
a licensed psychologist.
(1) General. All supervised experience for licensure
as a psychologist, including the formal internship, must meet the
(A) Each period of supervised experience must be obtained
in not more than two placements, and in not more than 24 consecutive
(B) Gaps Related to Supervised Experience.
(i) Unless a waiver is granted by the Board, an application
for a psychologist's license will be denied if a gap of more than
2 years exists between:
(I) the date an applicant's doctoral degree was officially
conferred and the date the applicant began obtaining their hours of
supervised experience under provisional trainee status or provisional
(II) the completion date of an applicant's hours of
supervised experience acquired as a provisional trainee or provisionally
licensed psychologist, and the date of application.
(ii) The Board shall grant a waiver upon a showing
of good cause by the applicant. Good cause shall include, but is not
(I) proof of continued employment in the delivery of
psychological services in an exempt setting as described in §501.004
of the Act, during any gap period;
(II) proof of annual professional development, which
at a minimum meets the Board's professional development requirements,
during any gap period;
(III) proof of enrollment in a course of study in a
regionally accredited institution or training facility designed to
prepare the individual for the profession of psychology during any
gap period; or
(IV) proof of licensure as a psychologist and continued
employment in the delivery of psychological services in another jurisdiction.
(C) A formal internship with rotations, or one that
is part of a consortium within a doctoral program, is considered to
be one placement. A consortium is composed of multiple placements
that have entered into a written agreement setting forth the responsibilities
and financial commitments of each participating member, for the purpose
of offering a well-rounded, unified psychology training program whereby
trainees work at multiple sites, but obtain training from one primary
site with some experience at or exposure to aspects of the other sites
that the primary site does not offer.
(D) The supervised experience required by this rule
must be obtained after official enrollment in a doctoral program.
(E) All supervised experience must be received from
a psychologist licensed at the time supervision is received.
(F) The supervising psychologist must be trained in
the area of supervision provided to the supervisee.
(G) Experience obtained from a psychologist who is
related within the second degree of affinity or consanguinity to the
supervisee may not be utilized to satisfy the requirements of this
(H) All supervised experience obtained for the purpose
of licensure must be conducted in accordance with all applicable Board
(I) Unless authorized by the Board, supervised experience
received from a psychologist practicing with a restricted license
may not be utilized to satisfy the requirements of this rule.
(J) The supervisee shall be designated by a title that
clearly indicates a supervisory licensing status such as "intern,"
"resident," "trainee," or "fellow." An individual who is a Provisionally
Licensed Psychologist or a Licensed Psychological Associate may use
his or her title so long as those receiving psychological services
are clearly informed that the individual is under the supervision
of a licensed psychologist. An individual who is a Licensed Specialist
in School Psychology may use his or her title so long as the supervised
experience takes place within a school, and those receiving psychological
services are clearly informed that the individual is under the supervision
of an individual who is licensed as a psychologist and specialist
in school psychology. Use of a different job title is permitted only
if authorized under §501.004 of the Psychologists' Licensing
Act, or another Board rule.
(2) Formal Internship. The formal internship hours
must be satisfied by one of the following types of formal internships:
(A) The successful completion of an internship program
accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) or Canadian
Psychological Association (CPA), or which is a member of the Association
of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC); or
(B) The successful completion of an organized internship
meeting all of the following criteria:
(i) It must constitute an organized training program
which is designed to provide the intern with a planned, programmed
sequence of training experiences. The primary focus and purpose of
the program must be to assure breadth and quality of training.
(ii) The internship agency must have a clearly designated
staff psychologist who is responsible for the integrity and quality
of the training program and who is actively licensed/certified by
the licensing board of the jurisdiction in which the internship takes
place and who is present at the training facility for a minimum of
20 hours a week.
(iii) The internship agency must have two or more full-time
licensed psychologists on the staff as primary supervisors.
(iv) Internship supervision must be provided by a staff
member of the internship agency or by an affiliate of that agency
who carries clinical responsibility for the cases being supervised.
(v) The internship must provide training in a range
of assessment and intervention activities conducted directly with
(vi) At least 25% of trainee's time must be in direct
(vii) The internship must include a minimum of two
hours per week of regularly scheduled formal, face-to-face individual
supervision. There must also be at least four additional hours per
week in learning activities such as: case conferences involving a
case in which the intern was actively involved; seminars dealing with
psychology issues; co-therapy with a staff person including discussion;
group supervision; additional individual supervision.
(viii) Training must be post-clerkship, post-practicum
and post-externship level.
(ix) The internship agency must have a minimum of two
full-time equivalent interns at the internship level of training during
applicant's training period.
(x) The internship agency must inform prospective interns
about the goals and content of the internship, as well as the expectations
for quantity and quality of trainee's work, including expected competencies;
(C) The successful completion of an organized internship
program in a school district meeting the following criteria:
(i) The internship experience must be provided at or
near the end of the formal training period.
(ii) The internship experience must require a minimum
of 35 hours per week over a period of one academic year, or a minimum
of 20 hours per week over a period of two consecutive academic years.
(iii) The internship experience must be consistent
with a written plan and must meet the specific training objectives
of the program.
(iv) The internship experience must occur in a setting
appropriate to the specific training objectives of the program.
(v) At least 600 clock hours of the internship experience
must occur in a school setting and must provide a balanced exposure
to regular and special educational programs.
(vi) The internship experience must occur under conditions
of appropriate supervision. Field-based internship supervisors, for
the purpose of the internship that takes place in a school setting,
must be licensed as a psychologist and, if a separate credential is
required to practice school psychology, must have a valid credential
to provide psychology in the public schools. The portion of the internship
which appropriately may take place in a non-school setting must be
supervised by a psychologist.
(vii) Field-based internship supervisors must be responsible
for no more than two interns at any given time. University internship
supervisors shall be responsible for no more than twelve interns at
any given time.
(viii) Field-based internship supervisors must provide
at least two hours per week of direct supervision for each intern.
University internship supervisors must maintain an ongoing relationship
with field-based internship supervisors and shall provide at least
one field-based contact per semester with each intern.
(ix) The internship site shall inform interns concerning
the period of the internship and the training objectives of the program.
(x) The internship experience must be systematically
evaluated in a manner consistent with the specific training objectives
of the program.
(xi) The internship experience must be conducted in
a manner consistent with the current legal-ethical standards of the
(xii) The internship agency must have a minimum of
two full-time equivalent interns at the internship level during the
applicant's training period.
(xiii) The internship agency must have the availability
of at least two full-time equivalent psychologists as primary supervisors,
at least one of whom is employed full time at the agency and is a
(3) Industrial/Organizational Requirements. Individuals
enrolled in an Industrial/Organizational doctoral degree program are
exempt from the formal internship requirement but must complete 3,500
hours of supervised experience meeting the requirements of paragraph
(1) of this subsection, at least 1,750 of which must have been received
as a provisional trainee or provisionally licensed psychologist. Individuals
who do not undergo a formal internship pursuant to this paragraph
should note that Board rules prohibit a psychologist from practicing
in an area in which they do not have sufficient training and experience,
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