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RULE §882.2General Application File Requirements
ISSUE 09/16/2022
ACTION Final/Adopted
Preamble Texas Admin Code Rule

(a)To be complete, an application file must contain all information needed to determine an applicant's eligibility to sit for the required examinations, or the information and examination results needed to determine an applicant's eligibility for licensure. At a minimum, all applications for licensure must contain:

  (1)An application in the form prescribed by the Council based on member board rules and corresponding fee(s);

  (2)An official transcript from a properly accredited institution indicating the date the degree required for licensure was awarded or conferred. Transcripts must be received by the Council directly from the awarding institution, a transcript or credential delivery service, or a credentials bank that utilizes primary source verification;

  (3)A fingerprint based criminal history record check through the Texas Department of Public Safety and the Federal Bureau of Investigation;

  (4)A self-query report from the National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB) reflecting any disciplinary history or legal actions taken against the applicant. A self-query report must be submitted to the agency as a PDF that ensures the self-query is exactly as it was issued by the NPDB (i.e., a digitally certified self-query response) or in the sealed envelope in which it was received from the NPDB;

  (5)Verification of the citizenship and immigration status information of non-citizen, naturalized, or derived U.S. citizen applicants through the DHS-USCIS Systematic Alien Verification for Entitlements Program (SAVE). Applicants must submit the documentation and information required by the SAVE program to the Council;

  (6)Examination results for any required examinations taken prior to applying for licensure;

  (7)Documentation of any required supervised experience, supervision plans, and agreements with supervisors; and

  (8)Any other information or supportive documentation deemed relevant by the Council and specified in its application materials.

(b)The Council will accept examination results and other documentation required or requested as part of the application process from a credentials bank that utilizes primary source verification

The agency certifies that legal counsel has reviewed the adoption and found it to be a valid exercise of the agency's legal authority.

Filed with the Office of the Secretary of State on September 1, 2022


Darrel D. Spinks

Executive Director

Texas Behavioral Health Executive Council

Effective date: September 21, 2022

Proposal publication date: April 22, 2022

For further information, please call: (512) 305-7706

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