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TITLE 22EXAMINING BOARDS
PART 21TEXAS STATE BOARD OF EXAMINERS OF PSYCHOLOGISTS
CHAPTER 463APPLICATIONS AND EXAMINATIONS
RULE §463.25Foreign Graduates

(a) Prior to submitting an application for licensure, the potential applicant shall provide the Board with documents and evidence to establish that his/her formal education is equivalent to a masters or doctoral degree, as required by the Psychologists' Licensing Act and Rules and Regulations of the Board, granted by a United States university that is regionally accredited. The registrar of the University of Texas at Austin must certify that, after reviewing the required documentation, the degree is equivalent to a masters or doctoral degree granted from a regionally accredited educational institution. The potential applicant shall provide the Board with the following:

  (1) An original or certified copy of a diploma or other certificate of graduation, which will be returned, and a photostatic copy of such a document, which shall be retained.

  (2) A transcript or comparable document of all course work completed.

  (3) A certified translation of all documents submitted in a language other than English.

  (4) Satisfactory evidence of supervised experience.

  (5) Evidence that the doctoral dissertation was primarily psychological in nature. In its discretion, the Board may require an applicant to file a copy of the dissertation itself.

  (6) A statement prepared by the applicant based on the documents referred to in this section, indicating the chronological sequence of studies and research. The format of this statement shall be as comparable as possible to a transcript issued by American universities.

  (7) A check or money order made payable to the University of Texas at Austin to cover the cost of reviewing the required documentation. The fee for this service is set by the University of Texas at Austin.

(b) After receiving formal notification from the University of Texas at Austin that the potential applicant's formal education is equivalent to a masters or doctoral degree from a regionally accredited educational institution in the United States the Board will notify the potential applicant of the equivalency of his/her academic degree and will then accept a formal application for licensure.


Source Note: The provisions of this §463.25 adopted to be effective October 3, 1999, 24 TexReg 8169; amended to be effective December 9, 2003, 28 TexReg 10944

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