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TITLE 22EXAMINING BOARDS
PART 21TEXAS STATE BOARD OF EXAMINERS OF PSYCHOLOGISTS
CHAPTER 463APPLICATIONS AND EXAMINATIONS
RULE §463.30Licensing for Military Service Members, Veterans and Spouses

(a) Military Service Members, Veterans and Spouses.

  (1) A license may be issued to a military service member, military veteran, or military spouse, as those terms are defined by Chapter 55, Occupations Code, provided that the following documentation is provided to the Board:

    (A) if the applicant is a military spouse, proof of marriage to a military service member; and

    (B) proof that the applicant holds a current license in another jurisdiction that has licensing requirements that are substantially equivalent to the requirements for the license in this state; or

    (C) proof that within the five years preceding the application date, the spouse held the license in Texas.

  (2) An applicant applying for licensure under paragraph (1) of this subsection must provide documentation from all other jurisdictions in which the applicant is licensed that indicate that the applicant has received no disciplinary action from those jurisdictions regarding a mental health license.

  (3) As part of the application process, the Executive Director may waive any prerequisite for obtaining a license under this rule, other than paragraph (1)(B) and (C) of this subsection and the jurisprudence examination, if it is determined that the applicant's education, training, and experience provide reasonable assurance that the applicant has the knowledge and skills necessary for entry-level practice under the license sought. When making this determination, the Executive Director must consult with the Board's Applications Committee and consider the committee's input and recommendations. In the event the Executive Director does not follow a recommendation of the Applications Committee, he or she must submit a written explanation to the Applications Committee explaining why its recommendation was not followed. No waiver may be granted where a military service member or military veteran holds a license issued by another jurisdiction that has been restricted, or where the applicant has an unacceptable criminal history.

  (4) Alternative demonstrations of competency to meet the requirements for licensure. The following provisions provide alternative demonstrations of competency to the Board's licensing standards.

    (A) Licensed Specialist in School Psychology. An applicant who meets the requirements of paragraph (1) of this subsection is considered to have met the following requirements for this type of license: submission of an official transcript, and evidence of the required coursework or National Association of School Psychologists certification, and passage of the National School Psychology Examination. All other requirements for licensure are still required.

    (B) Licensed Psychological Associate. An applicant who meets the requirements of paragraph (1) of this subsection is considered to have met the following requirements for this type of license: submission of an official transcript, 450 internship hours, and passage of the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP) at the Texas cut-off. All other requirements for licensure are still required.

    (C) Provisionally Licensed Psychologist. An applicant who meets the requirements of paragraph (1) of this subsection is considered to have met the following requirements for this type of license: submission of an official transcript, and passage of the EPPP at the Texas cut-off. All other requirements for licensure are still required.

    (D) Licensed Psychologist. An applicant who meets the requirements of paragraph (1) of this subsection is considered to have met the following requirements for this type of license: two years of supervised experience. All other requirements for licensure, including the requirements of this paragraph, are still required.

  (5) Determination of substantial equivalency for licensing requirements in another state. The applicant must provide to the Board proof that the state in which the applicant is licensed has standards for licensure that are substantially equivalent to the requirements of this Board for the applicable license type:

    (A) Licensed Specialist in School Psychology.

      (i) The completion of a training program in school psychology approved/accredited by the American Psychological Association or the National Association of School Psychologists or a master's degree in psychology with specific course work as set forth in Board rule §463.9 of this title (relating to Licensed Specialist in School Psychology); and

      (ii) Passage of the National School Psychology Examination.

    (B) Licensed Psychological Associate.

      (i) Graduate degree that is primarily psychological in nature and consisting of at least 42 semester credit hours in total with at least 27 semester credit hours in psychology courses;

      (ii) Passage of the EPPP at the Texas cut-off score; and

      (iii) A minimum of 6 semester credit hours of practicum, internship, or experience in psychology, under the supervision of a licensed psychologist.

    (C) Provisionally Licensed Psychologist.

      (i) Doctoral degree in psychology; and

      (ii) Passage of the EPPP at the Texas cut-off score.

    (D) Licensed Psychologist.

      (i) Doctoral degree in psychology;

      (ii) Passage of the EPPP at the Texas cut-off score; and

      (iii) Two years or a minimum of 3,000 hours of supervised experience under a licensed psychologist.

  (6) Renewal of License Issued to Military Service Members, Veterans, and Spouses. A license issued pursuant to this rule shall remain active until the last day of the licensee's birth month following a period of one year from the date of issuance of the license, at which time it will be subject to all renewal requirements.

(b) Applicants with Military Experience.

  (1) A military service member or military veteran, as defined by Chapter 55, Occupations Code, shall receive credit toward the following licensing requirements for verified military service, training, or education:

    (A) Licensed Specialist in School Psychology. A military service member or military veteran who was engaged in or who has been engaged in the delivery of psychological services within the military, for at least one year, is considered to have met the following requirements for this type of license: a practicum and 600 internship hours. All other requirements for licensure are still required.

    (B) Licensed Psychological Associate. A military service member or military veteran who was engaged in or who has been engaged in the delivery of psychological services within the military, for at least one year, is considered to have met the following requirements for this type of license: 1,750 hours of supervised experience. All other requirements for licensure are still required.

    (C) Licensed Psychologist. A military service member or military veteran who was engaged in or who has been engaged in the delivery of psychological services within the military, for at least one year following conferral of a doctoral degree, is considered to have met the following requirements for this type of license: one year or a minimum of 1,750 hours of supervised experience. All other requirements for licensure are still required.

  (2) A military service member or military veteran may not receive credit toward licensing requirements due to military service, training, or education if they hold a license issued by another jurisdiction that has been restricted, or they have an unacceptable criminal history.


Source Note: The provisions of this §463.30 adopted to be effective March 19, 2012, 37 TexReg 1904; amended to be effective March 23, 2014, 39 TexReg 2082; amended to be effective June 24, 2015, 40 TexReg 3821; amended to be effective April 19, 2016, 41 TexReg 2764; amended to be effective September 26, 2017, 42 TexReg 5138; amended to be effective April 10, 2018, 43 TexRg 2148

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