|(a) A temporary license may be issued to an applicant
seeking to practice in this state for a limited time and purpose.
To be eligible for temporary licensure, an applicant must:
(1) submit a completed application for temporary licensure,
setting forth a brief description of the type of psychological services
to be provided;
(2) pay the application fee;
(3) submit proof that the applicant is actively licensed,
certified, or registered as a psychologist or psychological associate
by another jurisdiction having requirements substantially equal to
those prescribed by the Psychologists' Licensing Act;
(4) submit documentation indicating that the applicant
is in good standing with that jurisdiction;
(5) be supervised (sponsorship) by a psychologist licensed
in this state; and
(6) provide documentation that the applicant has passed
the Examination for Professional Practice of Psychology at the Texas
cut-off for the type of temporary license sought.
(b) Substantial equivalency of another jurisdiction's
requirements may be documented by the applicant providing a copy of
the other jurisdiction's regulations with the pertinent sections highlighted
to indicate training and exam requirements for a particular type of
license. The material is then reviewed for substantial equivalency
by the Council. An applicant need not demonstrate substantial equivalency
if the applicant is licensed in a jurisdiction with which the Council
(c) Applicants for temporary licensure who hold a current
Certificate of Professional Qualification in Psychology, status as
a National Health Service Provider, or designation as a specialist
from the American Board of Professional Psychology may have documentation
from the credentialing entity sent directly to the Council as compliance
with and in lieu of subsection (a)(3) and (6) of this section.
(d) For a psychologist practicing under a temporary
license issued pursuant to this rule, the supervision required by
subsection (a)(5) of this section shall consist of sponsorship by
a psychologist licensed in this state. The sponsoring psychologist
must be available for consultation with the temporary licensee, but
otherwise has no supervisory responsibility for the temporary license
holder or the services provided under the temporary license.
(e) Applicants meeting the requirements for temporary
licensure shall be granted a temporary license authorizing the delivery
of psychological services for no more than thirty days. Upon utilization
of the full thirty days, or the expiration of one year from the date
of licensure, whichever occurs first, the temporary license shall
(f) Upon utilization of the full thirty days, or the
expiration of one year from the date of licensure, whichever occurs
first, the temporary licensee must submit written notification to
the Council of the dates the licensee delivered psychological services
in this state.
(g) Temporary licensees are subject to all applicable
laws governing the practice of psychology in this state, including
the Psychologists' Licensing Act and Council rules.
(h) An applicant for permanent licensure in this state
is not eligible for temporary licensure. Upon receipt of an application
for permanent licensure by a temporary license holder, any temporary
license held by an applicant shall expire without further action or
notice by the Council.
(i) A temporary license holder may not receive another
temporary license until the expiration of one year from the date of
issuance of their last temporary license, regardless of whether that
license is active or expired.