Introduction

Are you looking for information about becoming licensed in a particular state? Interested in working in a school setting and wondering what credentials a state requires? A psychology graduate student preparing for independent or school-based practice? If so, this online publication from the APA Practice Directorate's Office of Policy and Advocacy in Schools is a helpful resource.

The publication contains state-specific information related to psychology licensure and the credentials needed for school-based practice. Choose a state from the list.

Each state listing contains contact information for relevant licensing and credentialing authorities, including website links. Pages with information about practice in schools identify education, examination and any internship requirements, and scope of practice information if available.

Notice: Content on this site is intended to provide general licensing and certification information. To determine the requirements for a given license or certification, users are advised to contact the relevant state entity to obtain complete and accurate information regarding licensure or certification.

Alabama

License — Psychologist

Granting Authority
Alabama Board of Examiners in Psychology
660 Adams Avenue, Suite 360
Montgomery, AL 36104
334-242-4127
334-242-4111 Fax 
E-mail the Alabama Board of Examiners in Psychology

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory - Code of Alabama Sec. 34-26-1, et seq., 34-26-22 

Regulatory — Alabama Board of Examiners in Psychology Administrative Code Chapter 750-X-2; 750-X-2-.06(d)

Minimum Degree Required
Doctoral degree in psychology

CPQ accepted?
No

Examinations Required
EPPP and Professional Standards Exam

Scope of Practice

Code of Alabama, Section 34-26-1(b)
(1) A person practices as a "psychologist" within the meaning of this chapter when he or she holds himself or herself out to be a psychologist or renders to individuals or to the public for remuneration any service involving the application of recognized principles, methods, and procedures of the science and profession of psychology, such as interviewing or administering and interpreting tests of mental abilities, aptitudes, interests, and personality characteristics for such purposes as psychological evaluation or for such purposes as overall personality appraisal or classification, or treatment. The practice of psychologists specifically includes the use of projective assessment techniques, the diagnosis of mental disorders, and psychotherapy.

(2) Nothing in this definition shall be construed as permitting the use of those forms of psychotherapy which involve the administration or prescription of drugs or electro-shock or in any way infringing upon the practice of medicine as defined in the laws of this state. A psychologist shall not attempt to diagnose, prescribe for, treat, or advise a client with reference to problems or complaints falling outside the boundaries of psychological practice.

(3) Nothing in this definition shall be construed as preventing qualified school counselors, vocational guidance counselors, vocational rehabilitation counselors, speech and hearing therapists, speech pathologists and audiologists, reading therapists, or teachers of exceptional children from rendering to the public for remuneration services for which they are qualified by training and experience involving the techniques of interviewing, administering, and interpreting tests of mental abilities, achievement, interests, and aptitudes for such purposes as evaluation or for educational or vocational guidance, selection, or placement. Nothing in this definition shall be construed as preventing technical and support staff from providing functions associated with psychological assessments under the supervision of a licensed psychologist.

Note: (Alabama recognizes specialization in school psychology for those with doctorate in school psychology)

Code of Alabama, Section 34-26-40
Required; exceptions; psychological interns or trainees.

(a) It is specifically prohibited that any individual or organization shall present himself, herself, or it, or be presented to the public by any title incorporating the name "psychological," "psychologist" or "psychology" other than so licensed by this chapter. Any psychological scientist, including a school psychologist who holds a certificate issued by the State Superintendent of Education, employed by a recognized research laboratory, school, college, university, or governmental agency or department may represent himself or herself by the academic or research title conferred upon him or her by the administration of the laboratory, school, college or university, or any governmental agency or department. Nothing in this section shall be construed as permitting such persons to offer their services to any other persons or organizations as consultants or to accept remuneration for any psychological services other than that of their institutional salaries, unless they have been licensed under this chapter.

Visiting lecturers from recognized laboratories, schools, colleges, universities, or any governmental agencies or departments are exempt from the provisions of this section and may utilize their academic or research titles when presenting lectures or performing any consultation as might be required in their academic or research functions. Students of psychology, psychological interns, and other persons preparing for the profession of psychology under qualified supervision in recognized training institutions or facilities may be designated by such titles as "psychological intern," "psychological trainee," or others clearly indicating such training status. No individual may employ or use the title "licensed psychologist" or imply in any way that he or she is licensed by the board unless he or she is actually so licensed and registered under this chapter.

(b) No person working for any recognized state department or agency, research laboratory, school, college, or university shall be required to have any license issued pursuant to this chapter to perform their job duties and responsibilities related to their position or employment status with these entities.


Master's Level School Psychologist


Granting authority
Alabama Department of Education
Teacher Education and Certification Office
50 North Ripley Street
P.O. Box 302101
Montgomery, AL 36104
(334) 242-9977
(334) 242-0498 fax 

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Teacher certification Code 290-3-2-.02 and 290-3-2-.03 (Ala. Admin. Code r. 290-3-2-.03 (2002))

Education
Must pass nationally normed test and complete two years of satisfactory educational experience, except for those seeking certification through the Nationally Certified School Psychologist Approach (290-3-2-.03 (1)(a)2 footnote a). (See 290-3-2-.02(4)(d) for Nationally Certified School Psychologist Approach). Hold an earned master's degree from a regionally accredited senior institution of higher education (290-3-2-.03(1)(a)2 footnote b).

Internship

None specified

Examinations Required

None

Alaska

License — Psychologist

Granting Authority
Department of Community and Economic Development
Division of Occupational Licensing
Board of Psychologist and Psychologist Associate Examiners
P.O. Box 110806
Juneau, Alaska 99811-0806
(907) 465-5470
(907) 465-2974 fax
E-mail the Department of Community and Economic Development

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — AS 08.86

Regulatory — 12 AAC 60

Minimum Degree Required
Doctorate degree in clinical psychology, counseling psychology, or education in a field of specialization considered equivalent by the board (includes school psychology doctorate degree)

CPQ Accepted?
As of 2003 — In process of accepting CPQ (voted to accept CPQ and are in process of making legislative or administrative changes necessary for implementation.)

Examinations required

EPPP and written State Law and Ethics Examination

Scope of Practice
AS 08.86.230(6)
Sec. 08.86.230 (6) "to practice psychology" means to render or offer to render for a fee to individuals, groups, organizations, or the public for the diagnosis, prevention, treatment, or amelioration of psychological problems and emotional and mental disorders of individuals or groups or for conducting research on human behavior, a psychological service involving the application of psychological principles, methods, and procedures of understanding, predicting, and influencing behavior, including
(A) the principles pertaining to learning, perception, motivation, emotions, and interpersonal relationships;
(B) the methods and procedures for interviewing, counseling, psychotherapy, biofeedback, behavior modification, and hypnosis;
(C) constructing, administering and interpreting tests of mental abilities, aptitudes, interests, attitudes, personality characteristics, emotions, and motivations.


Type C Special Services Certificate with Endorsement in School Psychology

Granting Authority
Teacher Education and Certification Office
Department of Education and Early Development
801 West 10th Street, Suite 200
P.O. Box 110500
Juneau, Alaska 99801-1894
(907) 465-2831
(907) 465-2441 fax
E-mail the Teacher Education and Certification Office

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — AS 14.20.010, 14.20.020

Regulatory — 4 AAC 12.040, 12.041

Education

Master's or higher degree in school psychology and completed 3 semester hours in Alaska studies and 3 semester hours in multicultural education or cross-cultural communications.

Examinations Required
None

Internship
1200 clock hours, at least 600 of which must be served in a school setting.


Type C Temporary Certificate with Endorsement in School Psychology

Granting authority
Teacher Education and Certification Office
Department of Education and Early Development
801 West 10th Street, Suite 200
P.O. Box 110500
Juneau, Alaska 99801-1894
(907) 465-2831
(907) 465-2441 fax
E-mail the Teacher Education and Certification Office

Statutory/regulatory authority
Statutory — AS 14.20.010, 14.20.020

Regulatory — 4 AAC 12.040, 12.041

Education

Master's or higher degree in school psychology and completed 3 semester hours in Alaska studies and 3 semester hours in multicultural education or cross-cultural communications.

Examinations Required
None

Internship
1200 clock hours, at least 600 of which must be served in a school setting.


Provisional Certificate with Endorsement in School Psychology

Granting Authority
Teacher Education and Certification Office
Department of Education and Early Development
801 West 10th Street, Suite 200
Juneau, Alaska 99801-1894
(907) 465-2831
(907) 465-2441 fax
E-mail the Teacher Education and Certification Office

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — AS 14.20.010, 14.20.020

Regulatory — 4 AAC 12.040, 12.041

Education
Master's or higher degree in school psychology.

Examinations Required
None

Internship
1200 clock hours, at least 600 of which must be served in a school setting.

Arizona

License — Psychologist

Granting Authority
Arizona Board of Psychologist Examiners
1400 West Washington St., Room 235
Phoenix, AZ 85007
(602) 542-8162
(602) 542-8279 Fax
E-mail the Arizona Board of Psychologist Examiners 

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory - Arizona Revised Statutes, Chapter 19.1 Psychologists, Article 2 Licensure (A.R.S. Sections 32-2071, et seq.)

Regulatory - Arizona Administrative Code, Title 4 Professions and Occupations, Chapter 26 Board of Psychologist Examiners, Article 2 Licensure (R4-26-201, et seq)

Minimum Degree Required
Doctoral degree in psychology

CPQ Accepted?
Yes

Examinations Required
EPPP

Scope of Practice
A.R.S. Section 32-2061. Definitions, court ordered evaluations
A. In this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:
8. "Practice of psychology" means the psychological assessment, diagnosis, treatment or correction of mental, emotional, behavioral or psychological abilities, illnesses or disorders or purporting or attempting to do this consistent with section 32-2076.

A.R.S. Section 32-2076. Unauthorized practice of medicine
This chapter does not authorize a person to engage in any manner in the practice of medicine pursuant to chapter 13, 17 or 29 of this title, except that a person licensed as provided in this chapter may diagnose, treat and correct human conditions ordinarily within the scope of the practice of a psychologist.

A.R.S. Section 32-2075. Exemptions from licensure
A. This chapter does not limit the activities, services and use of a title by the following:
1. A school psychologist or psychometrist employed in a common or high school setting and certified to use that title by the department of education if the services or activities are a part of the duties of that person's common or high school employment.

2. An employee of a government agency in a subdoctorate position who uses the word "assistant" or "associate" after the title and is supervised by a doctorate position employee who is licensed as a psychologist, including a temporary licensee.


Certificate — School Psychologist

Granting Authority
Arizona State Board of Education
Certification Unit
P.O. Box 6490 Phoenix, AZ 85005-6490
(602) 542-4367
(602) 542-1141 fax
E-mail the Arizona State Board of Education

Statutory/Regulatory Authority

Statutory — Arizona Revised Statutes, Title 15 Education (A.R.S. Sections 15-201 et seq.) 

Regulatory — Arizona Administrative Code, Title 7, Chapter 2 State Board of Educators, Article 6 Certification (R7-2-615)

Education
Master's or more advanced degree and completion of a graduate program in school psychology consisting of at least 60 graduate semester hours. Practicum of at least 1,000 hours.

Internship
None

Examinations Required
None

Scope
15-501. Definitions
In this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:
2. "Certificated teacher" means a person who holds a certificate from the state board of education to work in the schools of this state and who is employed under contract in a school district in a position which requires certification except a psychologist or an administrator devoting less than fifty per cent of his time to classroom teaching.

Arkansas

License — Psychologist

Granting authority
Arkansas Board of Examiners in Psychology
101 East Capitol, Suite 415
Little Rock, AR 72201
(501) 682-6167
(501) 682-6165 fax
E-mail the Arkansas Board of Examiners in Psychology

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — Act 129

Regulatory — Arkansas Board of Examiners in Psychology Chapter 97, Subchapter 3 Licensing (A.C.A. Sec. 17-97-301 et seq.);
Arkansas Board of Examiners in Psychology Rules and Regulations, Section 5 

Minimum Degree Required
Doctoral degree in psychology

CPQ Accepted?
Yes

Examinations Required
EPPP and oral

Scope of Practice
A.C.A. § 17-97-102
(2) A person practices as a "psychologist" within the meaning of this chapter when he holds himself out to be a psychologist, or renders to individuals or to the public for remuneration any service involving the application of recognized principles, methods, and procedures of the science and profession of psychology, such as interviewing or administering and interpreting tests of mental abilities, aptitudes, interests, and personality characteristics, for such purposes as psychological evaluation or for educational or vocational selection, guidance, or placement, or for such purposes as overall personality appraisal or classification, personality counseling, psychotherapy, personality readjustment, or neuropsychological evaluation.

A.C.A. § 17-97-307. Professional titles.
(b) (4)(A) Individuals who have been certified as school psychology specialists by the Department of Education shall be permitted to use the title "school psychology specialist".
(B) Such persons shall be restricted in their practice to employment within those settings under the purview of the State Board of Education.


License — School Psychology Specialist

Granting Authority
Office of Professional Licensure
Arkansas Department of Education
#4 State Capitol Mall
Room 106B or Room 107B
Little Rock, AR 72201
(501) 682-4342
(501) 682-4898 fax
E-mail the Office of Professional Licensure

Statutory/Regulatory Authority 
Arkansas Code, Title 6, Chapter 17. Personnel, Subchapter 4. Certification Generally

Minimum Degree Required
Sixty graduate semester hour sixth year/specialist program with an appropriate graduate degree

Examinations Required
PRAXIS II

Internship
One academic year or its equivalent with a minimum of 1200 clock hours of supervised experience, at least 600 of which must be in a school setting. Other acceptable internship experiences include private, state approved educational programs or other appropriate mental health related programs or other appropriate mental health related programs or settings for the education of children or youth.

The internship requirement may be waived upon the presentation of evidence of the successful completion of at least two years of experience as a school psychologist while properly credentialed in another state.

California

License — Psychologist

Granting Authority
California Board of Psychology
1422 Howe Avenue, Suite 22
Sacramento, CA 95825-3200
916-263-2699 
E-mail the California Board of Psychology

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Business and Professions Code Chapter 6.6
California Code of Regulations Division 13.1

Minimum Degree Required
Doctoral degree in psychology, in educational psychology, or in education with the field of specialization in counseling psychology or educational psychology

CPQ Accepted?
Yes

Examinations Required
EPPP and oral

Scope of Practice

2903. No person may engage in the practice of psychology, or represent himself or herself to be a psychologist, without a license granted under this chapter, except as otherwise provided in this chapter.

The practice of psychology is defined as rendering or offering to render for a fee to individuals, groups, organizations or the public any psychological service involving the application of psychological principles, methods, and procedures of understanding, predicting, and influencing behavior, such as the principles pertaining to learning, perception, motivation, emotions, and interpersonal relationships; and the methods and procedures of interviewing, counseling, psychotherapy, behavior modification, and hypnosis; and of constructing, administering, and interpreting tests of mental abilities, aptitudes, interests, attitudes, personality characteristics, emotions, and motivations.

The application of these principles and methods includes, but is not restricted to: diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and amelioration of psychological problems and emotional and mental disorders of individuals and groups. Psychotherapy within the meaning of this chapter means the use of psychological methods in a professional relationship to assist a person or persons to acquire greater human effectiveness or to modify feelings, conditions, attitudes and behavior which are emotionally, intellectually, or socially ineffectual or maladjustive. As used in this chapter, "fee" means any charge, monetary or otherwise, whether paid directly or paid on a prepaid or capitation basis by a third party, or a charge assessed by a facility, for services rendered.

2909. Nothing in this chapter shall be construed as restricting or preventing activities of a psychological nature or the use of the official title of the position for which they were employed on the part of the following persons, provided those persons are performing those activities as part of the duties for which they were employed, are performing those activities solely within the confines of or under the jurisdiction of the organization in which they are employed and do not offer to render or render psychological services as defined in Section 2903 to the public for a fee, monetary or otherwise, over and above the salary they receive for the performance of their official duties with the organization in which they are employed:

(a) Persons who hold a valid and current credential as a school psychologist issued by the California Department of Education.

(b) Persons who hold a valid and current credential as a psychometrist issued by the California Department of Education.

2910. Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to restrict or prevent activities of a psychological nature on the part of persons who are salaried employees of accredited or approved academic institutions, public schools or governmental agencies, provided:

(a) Such employees are performing such psychological activities as part of the duties for which they were hired;

(b) Such employees are performing those activities solely within the jurisdiction or confines of such organizations;

(c) Such persons do not hold themselves out to the public by any title or description of activities incorporating the words "psychology," "psychological," "psychologist," "psychometry," "psychometrics" or "psychometrist";

(d) Such persons do not offer their services to the public for a fee, monetary or otherwise;

(e) Such persons do not provide direct health or mental health services.


Services Credential with Specialization in Health

Granting Authority
California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
P.O. Box 944270
1900 Capitol Ave.
Sacramento, CA 94244-2700
(916) 445-7254
(888) 921-2682
(916) 327-3166 fax
E-mail the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — California Education Code, Sections 44874 (Clinical Psychologist and Psychiatric Social Worker)

Regulatory — Title 5, California Code of Regulations, Section 80051

Requirements
May be issued upon verification of the possession of a valid license, certificate, or registration appropriate to the health service to be designated, and issued by the California agency authorized by law to license, certificate, or register persons to practice that health service in California.

Any school district may employ and compensate psychologists meeting the foregoing qualifications.

Health services credential - the Commission may issue health services credentials to clinical psychologists. These are for service in the mental health field and do not authorize the holder to perform the duties of a school counselor.

Scope of Practice
The services credential with a specialization in health shall authorize the holder to perform, at all grade levels, the health service approved by the commission as designated on the credential.

California Education Code 44267.
The minimum requirements for a services credential with a specialization in health are:
(a) Five years, or its equivalent, of college or university education, or five years of professional preparation approved by the commission.

(b) Possession of a valid license, certificate, or registration, appropriate to the health service to be designated, issued by the California agency authorized by law to license, certificate, or register persons to practice that health service in California.

(c) Such additional requirements as may be prescribed by the commission. The services credential with a specialization in health shall authorize the holder to perform, at all grade levels, the health
service approved by the commission as designated on the credential.

Services as an audiometrist, occupational therapist, or physical therapist are not deemed health services within the meaning of this section.

California Education Code 44874.
The qualifications for a psychologist or social worker are a valid certificate issued by the appropriate California agency authorized by law to certify such persons and a services credential with a specialization in health. Any school district may employ and compensate psychologists and social workers meeting the foregoing qualifications.


Pupil Personnel Services Credential with Specialization in School Psychology

Granting Authority
California Commission on Teacher Credentialing
P.O. Box 944270
Sacramento, CA 94244-2700
(916) 445-7254
(888) 921-2682
(916) 327-3166 fax
E-mail the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing

Statutory/regulatory authority
Statutory — California Education Code, Part 25, Chapter 2 Teacher Credentialing, Section 44266 

Regulatory — California Code of Regulations, Sections 80049-80049.1 and 80632-80632.5 (CCR Title 5, Division 8, Chapter 1, Article 2) 

Minimum Degree Required

Program of at least 60 graduate semester hours of course work in school psychology (30 semester hours may be in school counseling)

Examinations Required
California Basic Education Skills Test

Internship
None specified

Scope of Practice
California Education Code 44266
. . . The services credential with a specialization in pupil personnel services shall authorize the holder to perform, at all grade levels, the pupil personnel service approved by the commission as designated on the credential, which may include, but need not be limited to, school counseling, school psychology, child welfare and attendance services, and school social work.

The Specialization in School Psychology authorizes the holder to perform the following duties:

  • Provide services that enhance academic performance

  • Design strategies and programs to address problems of adjustment

  • Consult with other educators and parents on issues of social development and behavioral and academic difficulties

  • Conduct psycho-educational assessment for purposes of identifying special needs

  • Provide psychological counseling for individuals, groups, and families

  • Coordinate intervention strategies for management of individuals and schoolwide crises

Colorado

License — Psychologist

Granting Authority
Colorado Board of Psychologist Examiners
1560 Broadway, Suite 1370
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 894-7766
(303) 894-7747 (fax)
E-mail the Colorado Board of Psychologist Examiners 

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — Colorado Mental Health Statute (Title 12, Article 43) (CRS 12-43-301 - 306) (COLO. REV. STAT. 12-43-301 (2010) 

Regulatory — Colorado State Board of Psychologist Examiners Rule 18

Minimum Degree Required
Doctoral degree with a major in psychology or its equivalent

CPQ Accepted?
As of 2003 — In process of accepting CPQ (voted to accept CPQ and are in process of making legislative or administrative changes necessary for implementation.

Examinations Required
EPPP, clinical and counseling oral examination, and Colorado jurisprudence written exam

Scope of Practice
CRS 12-43-303. Practice of psychology defined.

(1) For the purposes of this part 3, the "practice of psychology" is defined as the observation, description, evaluation, interpretation, treatment, or modification of behavior, cognitions, or emotions by the application of psychological, behavioral, and physical principles, methods, or procedures, for the purpose of preventing or eliminating symptomatic, maladaptive, or undesired behavior, cognitions, or emotions and of enhancing interpersonal relationships, work and life adjustment, personal effectiveness, behavioral health, and mental health. Psychologists use any and all psychological principles, methods, and devices to consider the full range of possible causes of patients' illnesses and select and apply the appropriate treatment methods.

(2) The practice of psychology includes, but is not limited to:

(a) Psychological testing and the evaluation or assessment of personal characteristics such as intelligence, personality, abilities, interests, and aptitudes;

(b) Neuropsychological tests, assessments, diagnoses, and treatment of neuropsychological and brain disorders;

(c) Psychotherapy, which may include psychoanalytic, existential, cognitive, and behavioral therapies, hypnosis, and biofeedback;

(d) Clinical and counseling psychology, which are the sciences of diagnosis and treatment of mental, neurological, psychophysiological, and emotional disorder or disability, alcoholism and substance abuse, behavioral abuse including dangerousness to self or others, and disorders of habit or conduct;

(e) Rehabilitation psychology, which is the science of psychology dealing with the psychological aspects of physical illness, accident, injury, or disability and rehabilitation therefrom;

(f) Health psychology, which is the science of psychology dealing with the role of psychological factors in health and illness;

(g) Forensic psychology, which is the science of psychology that deals with the relation and application of psychological research and knowledge to legal issues, including, but not limited to, assessments of competency in civil or criminal matters, legal questions of sanity, or civil commitment proceedings;

(h) Organizational psychology, which is the science of assessment and intervention by an employee within his or her organization or by a consultant retained by such organization;

(i) Community psychology, which is the science of psychology emphasizing prevention and early discovery of potential difficulties, rather than awaiting initiation of therapy by affected individuals or groups, and which is generally practiced outside of an office setting;

(j) Sports psychology, which is the science of psychology dealing with enhancement of athletic performance utilizing principles of psychological research, assessment, and knowledge;

(k) Psychoeducational evaluation, therapy, remediation, and consultation; and

(l) Research psychology, which is the application of research methodologies, statistics, and experimental design to psychological data.

(3) Psychological services may be rendered to individuals, families, groups, organizations, institutions, the public, and the courts.

(4) The practice of psychology shall be construed within the meaning of this definition without regard to whether payment is received for services rendered.

CRS 12-43-201 - Definitions.
As used in this part 2, unless the context otherwise requires:

(2) "Certified school psychologist" means a person who practices psychotherapy and who is a school psychologist certified pursuant to the provisions of section 22-60-104 (1) (e), C.R.S. [Educator Licensing Act of 1991, see below]

(8) "Psychologist" means a person who is a psychologist licensed pursuant to this article.

(10) "Unlicensed psychotherapist" means any person whose primary practice is psychotherapy or who holds himself or herself out to the public as being able to practice psychotherapy for compensation and who is not licensed under this title to practice psychotherapy. "Unlicensed psychotherapist" also means a person who is a certified or licensed school psychologist, certified pursuant to section 22-60-104 (1) (e), C.R.S., or licensed pursuant to section 22-60.5-210 (1) (b), C.R.S., and who is practicing outside of a school setting.

CRS 12-43-215 - Scope of article - exemptions.

(4) The provisions of this article shall not apply to persons who are certified pursuant to section 22-60-104 (1), C.R.S., and who are not licensed under this article for work undertaken as part of their employment by, or contractual agreement with, the public schools.

CRS 12-43-216. Title use restrictions.

A psychologist, social worker, marriage and family therapist, or professional counselor may only use the title for which he or she is licensed or registered under this article. Except as provided in section 12-43-306 (3), no other person shall hold himself or herself out to the public by any title or description of services incorporating the terms "licensed clinical social worker", "clinical social worker", "LCSW", "social worker", "registered social worker", "RSW", "licensed social worker", "LSW", "licensed independent social worker", "LISW", "marriage and family therapist", "LMFT", "professional counselor", "LPC", "psychologist", "psychology", or "psychological", and no other person shall state or imply that he or she is licensed or registered to practice social work, marriage and family therapy, professional counseling, or psychology. Nothing in this section shall prohibit a person from stating or using the educational degrees that such person has obtained.

CRS 12-43-306. Exemptions.

(3) The use of the title "psychologist" may be continued by an unlicensed person who, as of July 1, 1982, is employed by a state, county, or municipal agency or by other political subdivisions or any educational institution chartered by the state, but only so long as such person remains in the employment of the same institution or agency and only in the course of conducting duties for such agency or institution.


License — Provisional Special Services License in School Psychology

Granting Authority
Educator Licensing
Colorado Department of Education
State Office Building
201 E. Colfax Avenue, Room 105
Denver, CO 80203-1799
(303) 866-6628
(303) 866-6866 fax
E-mail Educator Licensing

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — Educator Licensing Act of 1991 (CRS 22-60.5-101, et seq.) (COLO. REV. STAT. 22-60.5-101 (2003))

Regulatory — 1 Colorado Code of Regulations 301-307 (2260.5-R-1.00 et seq) (1 COLO. CODE REGS. § 301-307) 

Education
Holds a valid license issued by the Colorado State Board of Psychologist Examiners and provides documentation from the professional education unit of a Colorado institution of higher education with an approved school psychology program verifying that the applicant has competencies specified in the 2260.5-R-11.06(4) - 11.06(9)(b)

OR

Holds a valid NCSP credential issued by the NSPCB

OR

Completion of an approved sixth year, specialist program (minimum of 60 graduate semester hours) for the preparation of school psychologists and demonstration of knowledge and skill in specified areas* (*see 2260.5-R-11.06(3))

Internship
1200 clock hours, at least 600 of which must be in a school setting. Other acceptable internship experiences may include private, state-approved educational programs, other appropriate mental health-related programs or settings for the education of children and youth

Examinations Required
PRAXIS II

Scope of Practice
Pursuant to 22-63-201, C.R.S., a Colorado license or authorization is required for employment as a teacher, special services provider, principal or administrator in a Colorado school district or school.

22.01(33) "Special services provider: any person other than a teacher, principal, or administrator who is employed by any school district to provide professional services to students in direct support of the education instructional program."

22-60.5-102 - Definitions.

As used in this article, unless the context otherwise requires:
(19) "Special services provider" means any person other than a teacher, principal, or administrator who is employed by any school district to provide professional services to students in direct support of the education instructional program.


License — Professional Special Services License in School Psychology

Granting Authority
Educator Licensing
Colorado Department of Education
State Office Building
201 E. Colfax Avenue, Room 105
Denver, CO 80203-1799
(303) 866-6628
(303) 866-6866 fax
E-mail Educator Licensing

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — Educator Licensing Act of 1991 (CRS 22-60.5-101, et seq.) (COLO. REV. STAT. 22-60.5-101 (2003))

Regulatory — 1 Colorado Code of Regulations 301-307 (2260.5-R-1.00 et seq) (1 COLO. CODE REGS. § 301-307) 

Education
Valid provisional special services license and have completed an approved induction program* for special services providers and has been recommended for licensure by the school districts that provided such induction program (*see 2260.5-R-13.00 Approved Induction Programs)

Internship
Met under Provisional Special Services License in School Psychology

Examinations Required
Met under Provisional Special Services License in School Psychology

Connecticut

License — Psychologist

Granting Authority
Connecticut Department of Public Health
Psychology Licensure
410 Capitol Avenue, MS# 12APP
P.O. Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134-0308
(860) 509-7567
(860) 509-7603 fax

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — Conn. Gen. Stat § 2c-2b , (a)(10), and § 20-186 (2003)

Regulatory — Department of Public Health Regulations, Public Health Code 2000, Licensure of Psychologists, 20-188-1 to 20-188-3

Minimum Degree Required
Doctoral degree in psychology

CPQ Accepted?
YES

Examinations Required
EPPP and CT state law examination

Scope of Practice
Sec. 20-187a. License required. Practice defined.

No person shall practice psychology unless he has obtained a license as provided in section 20-188. The practice of psychology means the rendering of professional services under any title or description of services incorporating the words psychologist, psychological or psychology, to the public or to any public or private organization for a fee or other remuneration. Professional psychological services means the application, by persons trained in psychology, of established principles of learning, motivation, perception, thinking and emotional relationships to the assessment, diagnosis, prevention, treatment and amelioration of psychological problems or emotional or mental disorders of individuals or groups, including but not limited to counseling, guidance, psychotherapy, behavior modification and personnel evaluation, with persons or groups in the areas of work, family, school, marriage and personal relationships; measuring and testing of personality, intelligence, aptitudes, emotions, public opinion, attitudes and skills; and research relating to human behavior.

Sec. 20-195. Exempted activities and employment.

(a) Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to limit the activities and services of a graduate student, intern or resident in psychology, pursuing a course of study in an educational institution registered under the provisions of section 20-189, if such activities constitute a part of a supervised course of study. The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to any person in the salaried employ of any person, firm, corporation, educational institution or governmental agency when acting within the person's own organization. Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to prevent the giving of accurate information concerning education and experience by any person in any application for employment. Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to prevent physicians, optometrists, chiropractors, members of the clergy, attorneys-at-law or social workers from doing work of a psychological nature consistent with accepted standards in their respective professions.

(b) Nothing in this chapter shall prevent any person holding a certificate as school psychologist or school psychological examiner, granted by the State Board of Education, from using such title to describe his activities within an elementary or secondary school. Nothing in this chapter shall prevent any person who holds a standard or professional educator certificate, granted by said board, as school psychologist or school psychological examiner from using such title to describe his activities within the private sector. Such activities within the private sector shall be limited to: (1) Evaluation, diagnosis, or test interpretation limited to assessment of intellectual ability, learning patterns, achievement, motivation, or personality factors directly related to learning problems in an educational setting; (2) short-term professional advisement and interpretive services with children or adults for amelioration or prevention of educationally-related problems; (3) educational or vocational consultation or direct educational services to schools, agencies, organizations or individuals, said consultation being directly related to learning problems; and (4) development of educational programs such as designing more efficient and psychologically sound classroom situations and acting as a catalyst for teacher involvement in adaptations and innovations. Section 10-145b and regulations adopted by the State Board of Education concerning revocation of a standard or professional educator certificate shall apply to a school psychologist or school psychological examiner who uses such title to describe activities within the private sector.


Certificate — Professional Educator

Granting Authority
Connecticut State Department of Education
Bureau of Educator Preparation, Certification, Support & Assessment
P. O. Box 150471 - Room 243
Hartford, Connecticut 06115-0471
(860) 713-6969
(860) 713-7017 fax
E-mail the Connecticut State Department of Education

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — Conn. Gen. Stat. § 10-145d (2003)

Regulatory — State of Connecticut Regulation of State Board of Education Part XIII, Special Services Certificates, E School Psychology, Sec. 10-145d-559 - 562

Education
30 school months of successful service under the provisional educator certificate, interim educator certificate or provisional teaching certificate, and 60 graduate semester hours in psychology and related areas at an approved institution or institutions, including those required for the initial educator certificate

Examinations Required
PRAXIS I

Internship
None specified


Certificate — Initial Educator

Granting Authority
Connecticut State Department of Education
Bureau of Educator Preparation, Certification, Support & Assessment
P. O. Box 150471 - Room 243
Hartford, Connecticut 06115-0471
(860) 713-6969
(860) 713-7017 fax
E-mail the Connecticut State Department of Education

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — Conn. Gen. Stat. § 10-145d (2003)

Regulatory — State of Connecticut Regulation of State Board of Education Part XIII, Special Services Certificates, E School Psychology, Sec. 10-145d-559 - 562

Education
Master's degree; has completed, as part of or in addition to the master's degree, at least 45 semester hours of graduate credit in a planned program in school psychological services as attested to by an approved institution; and a course of study in special education.

If everything but the internship are met in an approved program for the preparation of the school psychologist, can get initial educator certificate if internship is supervised jointly by a certified school psychologist and the preparing institution and is in a school setting approved by the preparing institution; the intern is concurrently registered in an approved program for the preparation of school psychologists during the period of initial educator certification; and internship completed in conjunction with such BEST program for school psychologists as may have been made available by the Board.

Internship
10 school months or its equivalent in a period not to exceed 20 school months, of supervised experience in a school setting under the supervision of a certified school psychologist, the local school system and the preparing institution

Examinations Required
PRAXIS I


Certificate — Provisional Educator

Granting Authority
Connecticut State Department of Education
Bureau of Educator Preparation, Certification, Support & Assessment
P. O. Box 150471 - Room 243
Hartford, Connecticut 06115-0471
(860) 713-6969
(860) 713-7017 fax
E-mail the Connecticut State Department of Education

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — Conn. Gen. Stat. § 10-145d (2003)

Regulatory — State of Connecticut Regulation of State Board of Education Part XIII, Special Services Certificates, E School Psychology, Sec. 10-145d-559 - 562

Education
Meet the preparation and eligibility requirements for an initial educator certificate to serve as a school psychologist, and
(a) Has successfully completed the BEST assessment and 10 school months of successful service under the initial educator certificate or interim educator certificate or durational shortage area permit; or
(b) Has competed, within 10 years prior to application, at least 30 school months of successful service as a school psychologist in a public school, approved nonpublic school
or
(c) Has served a board of education successfully under a provisional teaching or provisional educator certificate for the school year immediately preceding application.

Internship
Must meet requirements of initial certification

Examinations Required
PRAXIS I

Delaware

License — Psychologist

Granting Authority
Delaware Board of Examiners of Psychology
861 Silver Lake Blvd.
Cannon Building, Suite 203
P.O. Box 1401
Dover, DE 19904
(302) 739-4522 ext. 220 Main
(302) 744-4520 (Gayle Franzolino)
(302) 739-2711 fax
E-mail the Delaware Board of Examiners of Psychology

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — 24 Del.C. Ch. 35

Regulatory — Delaware Administrative Code, Title 24, Professional Regulation, 3500 Board of Examiners of Psychologists 

Minimum Degree Required
Doctoral degree in psychology

CPQ Accepted?
No

Examinations Required
PPP

Scope of Practice
24 Del. Code § 3502

(6) "Practice of psychology" shall mean the observation, description, evaluation, interpretation and/or modification of human behavior by the application of psychological principles, methods, and/or procedures, for the purpose of preventing or eliminating symptomatic, maladaptive or undesired behavior, and of enhancing interpersonal relationships, work and life adjustment, personal effectiveness, behavioral health and mental health.

The practice of psychology includes, but is not limited to, psychological testing and the evaluation or assessment of personal characteristics, such as intelligence, personality, abilities, interests, aptitudes and neuropsychological function; counseling, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, hypnosis, biofeedback, and behavior analysis and therapy; diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional disorder or disability, alcoholism and substance abuse, disorders of habit or conduct, as well as the psychological aspects of physical illness, accident, injury or disability; and psychoeducational evaluation, therapy, remediation, and consultation.

Psychological services may be rendered to individuals, families, groups, organizations, institutions and the public. The practice of psychology shall be construed within the meaning of this definition without regard to whether or not payment is received for services rendered.

a. "Psychological testing" shall mean, but not be limited to: Administration and interpretation of standardized intelligence and neuropsychological tests which yield an intelligence quotient and/or are the basis for a diagnosis of organic brain syndromes for the purposes of classification and/or disability determination; and

b. The administration and interpretation of psychological tests which are the basis of a diagnosis of mental or emotional disorder.

24 Del. Code § 3507. License; registration required.
(a) No person shall engage in the practice of psychology or hold himself or herself out to the public in this State as being qualified to practice psychology; or use in connection with that person's name, or otherwise assume or use, any title or description conveying or tending to convey the impression that that person is qualified to practice psychology, unless such person has been duly licensed under this chapter.

24 Del. Code § 3519. Exemptions.
(d) Individuals who have been certified as school psychologists by the Department of Education shall be permitted to use the term "school psychologist" and/or "certified school psychologist." Such persons shall be restricted in their practice to employment within those settings under the purview of the Department of Education and the State Board of Education.


License — Standard License School Psychologist

Granting Authority
Department of Education
Office of Certification
John G. Townsend Building
PO Box 1402
Dover, DE 19903-1402
(302) 739-4686
(302) 739-5894 fax
E-mail the Department of Education

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — DEL. CODE ANN. tit. 14, § 1201 (2002) 

Regulatory — Department of Education Regulations, 368 Certification School Psychologist

Education
Master's, Educational Specialist, PhD, PsyD or EdD from a school psychology program that requires a minimum of 60 graduate semester hours
or
a minimum of 60 graduate semester hours including at least a Master's degree distributed across specified areas* (* see Department of Education Regulations, 368 Certification School Psychologist, 1.2)

Examinations Required
PRAXIS I

Internship
1200 clock hours, at least 600 of which must be served in a school setting


License — Limited Standard License School Psychologist

Granting Authority
Department of Education
Office of Certification
John G. Townsend Building
PO Box 1402
Dover, DE 19903-1402
(302) 739-4686
(302) 739-5894 fax
E-mail the Department of Education

Statutory/Regulatory Authority 
Statutory — DEL. CODE ANN. tit. 14, § 1201 (2002) 

Regulatory — Department of Education Regulations, 368 Certification School Psychologist

Education
If are within 9 semester hours of meeting requirements (see Standard License for requirements) and if internship is completed, allows psychologists to finish coursework

Examinations Required
PRAXIS I

Internship
1200 clock hours, at least 600 of which must be served in a school setting

District of Columbia

License — Psychologist

Granting Authority
Department of Health
Board of Psychology
717 14th St. NW
Suite 600
Washington, DC 20005
Phone: (877) 672-2174
Fax: (202) 727-8471

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — D.C Code Sections 2-3303.02(14), 2-3305.4(o)

Regulatory — Title 17 District of Columbia Municipal Regulations, Chapter 69 Psychology

Minimum Degree Required
Doctoral degree in psychology

CPQ Accepted?
Yes

Examinations Required
EPPP and jurisprudence

Scope of Practice
(16)(A) "Practice of psychology" means the application of established scientific methods and principles, including the principles of psychophysiology, learning, perception, motivation, emotions, organizational and social behaviors for the purpose of understanding, assessing, treating, explaining, predicting, preventing, or influencing behavior; the application of psychological methods and procedures for interviewing, counseling, psychotherapy, including behavior therapy, behavior modification, behavior medicine, or hypnotherapy; or the application of psychological methods or procedures for constructing, administering, or interpreting tests of intelligence, mental abilities and disorders, neuropsychological functioning, aptitudes, interests, attitudes, personality characteristics, emotions, or motivations

(B) Nothing in this paragraph shall be construed as preventing or
restricting the practice, services, or activities of:
(i) An individual bearing the title of psychologist in the employ of any academic institution or research laboratory, if the services are offered within the scope of employment and are provided only within the confines of the organization or are offered to like organizations, and if the services do not include psychotherapy; or
(ii) A school psychologist employed by and working in accordance with the regulations of the District of Columbia Board of Education.


Certificate — School Psychologist Certificate

Granting Authority
District of Columbia Public Schools
Union Square
825 North Capitol St. NE
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 724-4222
E-mail the District of Columbia Public Schools 

Education
Master's degree in school psychology, psychology, educational psychology or clinical psychology

Internship

500 clock hours of satisfactory field experience in a school setting under the supervision of a certified school psychologist

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — D.C. MUN. REGS. tit. 5 § 1600

Regulatory — D.C. CODE ANN. § 38-151 (2003)

Exam

None

Florida

License — Psychologist

Granting Authority
Florida Department of Health
4052 Bald Cypress Way, BIN C05
Tallahassee, FL 32399-3255
(850) 488-0595
E-mail the Florida Department of Health 

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — Florida Statutes Title XXXII (Regulation of Professions and Occupations), Chapter 490 (Psychological Services) 

Regulatory — Chapters 64B19, Florida Administrative Code 

Minimum Degree Required
Doctoral degree in psychology

CPQ Accepted?
No

Examinations Required
EPPP and Florida laws and rules

Scope of Practice
Florida Statutes Title XXXII § 490.003 Definitions.--As used in this chapter:

(4) "Practice of psychology" means the observations, description, evaluation, interpretation, and modification of human behavior, by the use of scientific and applied psychological principles, methods, and procedures, for the purpose of describing, preventing, alleviating, or eliminating symptomatic, maladaptive, or undesired behavior and of enhancing interpersonal behavioral health and mental or psychological health.

The ethical practice of psychology includes, but is not limited to, psychological testing and the evaluation or assessment of personal characteristics such as intelligence, personality, abilities, interests, aptitudes, and neuropsychological functioning, including evaluation of mental competency to manage one's affairs and to participate in legal proceedings; counseling, psychoanalysis, all forms of psychotherapy, sex therapy, hypnosis, biofeedback, and behavioral analysis and therapy; psychoeducational evaluation, therapy, remediation, and consultation; and use of psychological methods to diagnose and treat mental, nervous, psychological, marital, or emotional disorders, illness, or disability, alcoholism and substance abuse, and disorders of habit or conduct, as well as the psychological aspects of physical illness, accident, injury, or disability, including neuropsychological evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, etiology, and treatment.

(a) Psychological services may be rendered to individuals, couples, families, groups, and the public without regard to place of service.

(b) The use of specific modalities within the practice of psychology is restricted to psychologists appropriately trained in the use of such modalities.

(c) The practice of psychology shall be construed within the meaning of this definition without regard to whether payment is requested or received for services rendered.

(7) "Psychologist" means a person licensed pursuant to s. 490.005(1), s. 490.006, or the provision identified as s. 490.013(2) in s. 1, chapter 81-235, Laws of Florida.

Florida Statutes Title XXXII § 490.012 Violations; penalties; injunction.--

(1)(a) No person shall hold herself or himself out by any professional title, name, or description incorporating the word "psychologist" unless such person holds a valid, active license as a psychologist under this chapter.
(b) No person shall hold herself or himself out by any professional title, name, or description incorporating the words "school psychologist" unless such person holds a valid, active license as a school psychologist under this chapter or is certified as a school psychologist by the Department of Education.

(7) No person shall practice school psychology in this state, as such practice is defined in s. 490.003(5), for compensation, unless such person holds an active, valid license to practice school psychology issued pursuant to this chapter.

Florida Statutes Title XXXII § 490.014 Exemptions.--

(2) No person shall be required to be licensed or provisionally licensed under this chapter who:

(d) Is certified in school psychology by the Department of Education and is performing psychological services as an employee of a public or private educational institution. Such exemption shall not be construed to authorize any unlicensed practice which is not performed as a direct employee of an educational institution.


License — School Psychologist

Granting Authority
Department of Health
School Psychology
4052 Bald Cypress Way, BIN C05
Tallahassee, FL 32399-3255
(850) 488-0595
E-mail School Psychology

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — Florida Statutes Title XXXII (Regulation of Professions and Occupations), Chapter 490 (Psychological Services) 

Regulatory — Chapter 64B21, FAC 

Minimum Degree Required
Doctorate, specialist, or equivalent degree from a program primarily psychological in nature and 60 semester hours of graduate study in areas related to school psychology

CPQ Accepted?
No

Examinations Required
PRAXIS II

Scope of Practice
Florida Statutes Title XXXII Sec. 49003

(5) "Practice of school psychology" means the rendering or offering to render to an individual, a group, an organization, a government agency, or the public any of the following services:

(a) Assessment, which includes psychoeducational, developmental, and vocational assessment; evaluation and interpretation of intelligence, aptitudes, interests, academic achievement, adjustment, and motivations, or any other attributes, in individuals or groups, that relate to learning, educational, or adjustment needs.

(b) Counseling, which includes short-term situation-oriented professional interaction with children, parents, or other adults for amelioration or prevention of learning and adjustment problems. Counseling services relative to the practice of school psychology include verbal interaction, interviewing, behavior techniques, developmental and vocational intervention, environmental management, and group processes.

(c) Consultation, which includes psychoeducational, developmental, and vocational assistance or direct educational services to schools, agencies, organizations, families, or individuals related to learning problems and adjustments to those problems.

(d) Development of programs, which includes designing, implementing, or evaluating educationally and psychologically sound learning environments; acting as a catalyst for teacher involvement in adaptations and innovations; and facilitating the psychoeducational development of individual families or groups.

(8) "School psychologist" means a person licensed pursuant to s. 490.005(2), s. 490.006, or the provision identified as s. 490.013(1) in s. 1, chapter 81-235, Laws of Florida.

Florida Statutes Title XXXII Sec.490.012 Violations; penalties; injunction.--

(1)(a) No person shall hold herself or himself out by any professional title, name, or description incorporating the word "psychologist" unless such person holds a valid, active license as a psychologist under this chapter.
(b) No person shall hold herself or himself out by any professional title, name, or description incorporating the words "school psychologist" unless such person holds a valid, active license as a school psychologist under this chapter or is certified as a school psychologist by the Department of Education.

(7) No person shall practice school psychology in this state, as such practice is defined in s. 490.003(5), for compensation, unless such person holds an active, valid license to practice school psychology issued pursuant to this chapter.

Florida Statutes Title XXXII Sec. 490.0121 Licensed school psychologists; private sector services.-

It shall not be a violation of s. 112.313(7) for a licensed school psychologist employed by a school district to provide private sector services to students within that district if:

(1) The parent, guardian, or adult client is informed in writing prior to provision of services of their eligibility for such free services from the school district.

(2) The client is not a student of the schools to which the school psychologist is currently assigned.

(3) The parent, guardian, or adult client is informed that, as a dual practitioner, the school psychologist may not function as an independent evaluator.

(4) The school psychologist does not promise 24-hour service or on-call services and does not engage in private practice during hours of contracted employment.

(5) The school psychologist does not use his or her position within a school district to offer private services or to promote a private practice.

(6) The school psychologist does not utilize tests, materials, or services belonging to the school district.

Florida Statutes Title XXXII Sec. 490.014 Exemptions.--

(2) No person shall be required to be licensed or provisionally licensed under this chapter who:

(d) Is certified in school psychology by the Department of Education and is performing psychological services as an employee of a public or private educational institution. Such exemption shall not be construed to authorize any unlicensed practice which is not performed as a direct employee of an educational institution.


Certificate — Educator Certificate Covering School Psychologist

Granting Authority
Florida Department of Education
Bureau of Educator Certification
Suite 201, Turlington Building
325 West Gaines Street
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-0400
In state toll free number: 800-445-6739
Out of state number: 850-488-2317
(850) 245-9667 fax
E-mail the Bureau of Educator Certification

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — Florida Statutes, Title XVI, Chapter 231 

Regulatory — Florida Administrative Code, Chapter 6A 

Education

A specialist's or higher degree with a major in school psychology
OR
A master's or higher degree and completion of a graduate program in school psychology which includes sixty (60) semester hours in school psychology to include specified areas* (* see Florida Administrative Code, Chapter 6A-4.0311(2))
OR
A master's or higher degree with completion of a graduate program in school psychology and three (3) years of full-time experience as a school psychologist in an elementary or secondary school. The experience shall be acceptable provided the applicant held a valid full-time school psychologist certificate issued by the state where the experience was gained,
OR
A master's or higher degree with sixty (60) semester hours of graduate credit in school psychology to include specified areas* (* see Florida Administrative Code, Chapter 6A-4.0311(4))

Examinations Required
Psychology Subject area exam; CLAST; Professional Education Subject Test

Internship
If certification is based on specialist's or higher degree in school psychology, or on master's or higher degree and completion of 60 hour graduate school psychology program, then must have year-long supervised school psychology internship in an elementary or secondary school.

If certification is based on master's or higher degree with sixty hours of graduate credit in school psychology, then must have internship of at least 1200 clock hours, at least 600 in an elementary or secondary school or 3 years of full time experience as a school psychologist.

Georgia

License — Psychologist

Granting Authority
Georgia State Board of Examiners of Psychologists
237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, GA 31217-3858
(478) 207-2440
(478) 207-1363 fax
E-mail the Georgia State Board of Examiners of Psychologists 

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — Georgia Official Code (O.C.G.A. Section 43-39) (GA. CODE ANN. §43-39 (2002)) 

Regulatory — Rules and Regulations of the State of Georgia, Psychology Board Rule 510-2-.01 et seq. (GA. COMP. R. & REGS. r 510-2-.01 (2002)). 

Minimum Degree Required
Doctoral degree from a professional training program in applied psychology, including but not limited to clinical psychology, counseling psychology, industrial or organizational psychology, or school psychology

CPQ Accepted?
As of 2003 — In process of accepting CPQ (voted to accept CPQ and are in process of making legislative or administrative changes necessary for implementation.)

Examinations Required
EPPP and Georgia Jurisprudence Examination

Scope of Practice
O.C.G.A. Section 43-39-1.

(3) "To practice psychology" means to render or offer to render to individuals, groups, organizations, or the public for a fee or any remuneration, monetary or otherwise, any service involving the application of recognized principles, methods, and procedures of the science and profession of psychology, such as, but not limited to, diagnosing and treating mental and nervous disorders and illnesses, rendering opinions concerning diagnoses of mental disorders, including organic brain disorders and brain damage, engaging in neuropsychology, engaging in psychotherapy, interviewing, administering, and interpreting tests of mental abilities, aptitudes, interests, and personality characteristics for such purposes as psychological classification or evaluation, or for education or vocational placement, or for such purposes as psychological counseling, guidance, or readjustment. Nothing in this paragraph shall be construed as permitting the administration or prescription of drugs or in any way infringing upon the practice of medicine as defined in the laws of this state.

O.C.G.A. Section 43-39-7.

A person who is not licensed under this chapter shall not practice psychology, shall not use the title "psychologist," and shall not imply that he or she is a psychologist. If any person shall practice
psychology or hold himself or herself out as being engaged in the practice of psychology and shall not then possess in full force a valid license to practice psychology under the laws of this state, such person shall be in violation of this chapter. The following are exceptions:

(1) Nothing in this chapter shall require licensure for a person who is certified as a school psychologist by the Professional Standards Commission while that person is working as an employee in an educational institution recognized by the State Board of Examiners of Psychologists as meeting satisfactory accreditation standards, provided that no fees are charged directly to clients or through a third party;

(3) Nothing in this chapter shall require licensure for a person who was engaged in the practice of psychology as an employee of an agency or department of the state government, any of its political subdivisions, or community service boards as defined in Code Section 37-2-2 either prior to July 1, 1996, at a state intermediate care or skilled care facility for persons with mental retardation or prior to July 1, 1997, at any other facilities or offices of the entities previously mentioned, but only when that person is engaged in that practice as an employee of such entities;


Certificate — Professional Certificate in School Psychology

Granting Authority
Georgia Professional Standards Commission
Two Peachtree Street
Suite 6000
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 232-2500
(800) 869-7775
(404) 232-2560 fax

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — GA. CODE ANN. § 20-2-204 (2002)

Regulatory — GA. COMP. R. & REGS. r. 505-2-.119 and 505-2-.08 

Education
Approved program in school psychology at the master's or higher degree level (See GA. COMP. R. & REGS. r. 505-2-.06 Certification by Approved Programs)

Examinations Required
PRAXIS II

Internship
None specified

Hawaii

License — Psychologist

Granting Authority
DCCA-PVL
Att: PSY
P.O. Box 3469
Honolulu, HI 96801
(808) 586-2693
(808) 586-2689 fax
E-mail DCCA-PVL

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — HRS Chapter 465 

Regulatory — HAR 98 (Title 16, Chapter 98) 

Minimum Degree Required
Doctoral degree in psychology

CPQ Accepted?
Yes

Examinations Required
EPPP and Jurisprudence

Scope of Practice
HRS §465-1 Definitions. As used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires:

"Practice of psychology" means the observation, description, evaluation, interpretation, or modification of human behavior by the application of psychological principles, methods, or procedures, for the purpose of preventing or eliminating symptomatic, maladaptive, or undesired behavior and of enhancing interpersonal relationships, work and life adjustment, personal effectiveness, behavioral health, and mental health.

The practice of psychology includes, but is not limited to, psychological testing and the evaluation or assessment of personal characteristics, such as intelligence, personality, abilities, interests, aptitudes, and neuropsychological functioning; counseling, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, hypnosis, biofeedback, and behavior analysis and therapy; diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional disorder or disability, alcoholism and substance abuse, and disorders of habit or conduct, as well as of the psychological aspects of physical illness, accident, injury, or disability; and psychoeducational evaluation, therapy, remediation, and consultation.

Psychological services may be rendered to individuals, families, groups, organizations, institutions, and the public. The practice of psychology shall be construed within the meaning of this definition without regard to whether payment is received for services rendered.

"Psychologist" means a person who offers to the public or renders to individuals or to groups of individuals services defined as the practice of psychology. A person represents to be a psychologist if the person uses any title or description of services incorporating the words "psychology", "psychological", "psychologist", or "psychotherapy", or if the person offers or renders to individuals or to groups of individuals services defined as the practice of psychology.

HRS §465-3 Exemptions. (a) This chapter shall not apply to:

(3) Any person employed by a local, state, or federal government agency in a school psychologist or psychological examiner position, or a position that does not involve diagnostic or treatment services, but only at those times when that person is carrying out the functions of such government employment;

HRS §465-3.5 Public service employment.

(a) Notwithstanding other provisions in this chapter the director of health may certify that there is an absence or shortage of licensed psychologists for government employment in a particular locality. Upon receiving certification of the absence or shortage, the board shall authorize the director to hire and retain persons currently in government employment to fill the absence or shortage; provided persons hired or retained have been duly licensed as a psychologist by written examination under the laws of another state or territory of the United States prior to 1977.

(b) Persons hired and retained under this section shall be exempt from the requirements of this chapter for no more than eighteen months while employed in a government position that the director continues to certify as subject to an absence or shortage.

(c) In no case shall persons hired and retained under the provisions of this section provide private patient care for a fee. [L 1992, c 265, §1]


Position Description — School Psychologist

State Contact Information
Hawaii Department of Education
P.O. Box 2360
Honolulu, Hawaii 96804
(808) 586-3230
(808) 586-3234 fax
E-mail the Hawaii Department of Education 

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
None

Position Description from Hawaii Department of Education
Possession of a sixth year specialist degree in School Psychology with a total of 60 graduate (90 quarter) semester hours consisting of coursework, practicum and internship in an elementary or secondary school setting from a regionally accredited college or university,
or
Possession of a master's degree from a regionally accredited college or university in school psychology, educational psychology or closely related field which included coursework in human learning and development; psycho-educational assessment; individual differences; remedial and special education; principles of legal and ethical issues; statistics; and research methodology; and a 1200 hour internship of which 600 must be in an elementary or secondary school setting.

Idaho

License — Psychologist

Granting Authority
Idaho State Board of Psychologist Examiners
Bureau of Occupational Licenses
1109 Main Street, Suite 220
Boise, Idaho 83702-5642
(208) 334-3233
(203) 334-3945 

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — Idaho Statute Title 54 Chapter 23 

Regulatory — IDAPA 24.12.01, et seq.

Minimum Degree Required
Doctorate in psychology

CPQ Accepted?
Yes

Examinations Required
EPPP

Scope of Practice
Idaho Statute 54-2302. DEFINITIONS.

Within the meaning of this act the following definitions obtain:

(f) "Practice of psychology" means the application of established principles of learning, motivation, perception, thinking, and emotional relationships to problems of personnel evaluation, group relations, and behavior adjustment. The application of said principles includes, but is not restricted to, counseling and the use of psychotherapeutic measures with persons or groups to eliminate symptomatic, maladaptive or undesired behavior so as to enhance interpersonal relationships in the areas of work, family, school, and personal relationships; measuring and testing of personality, intelligence, aptitudes, emotions, public opinion, attitudes, and skills; diagnosing and treating mental and emotional disorders or disabilities; and doing research on problems relating to human behavior.

Idaho Statute 54-2303. LICENSE REQUIRED -- EXEMPTIONS.

It shall be unlawful for any person to practice or to offer to practice psychology, or to represent himself to be a psychologist, unless he shall first obtain a license pursuant to this act, except as hereinafter provided.

(a) Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to limit the activities, and use of an official title on the part of a person in the employ of a federal, state, county, or municipal agency, or other political
subdivision, insofar that such activities or services are a part of the duties in his salaried position, and insofar that such activities or services are performed solely on behalf of his employer.

(d) Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to prevent qualified members of other professions such as physicians, licensed counselors, social workers, or pastoral counselors from doing work of a psychological nature consistent with their training and consistent with the code of ethics of their respective professions.


Certificate — Pupil Personnel Services Certificate Endorsed School Psychologist

Granting Authority
Idaho State Department of Education
Bureau of Certification and Professional Standards
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0027
(208) 332-6800
No Fax Number

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — Idaho Code 33-1201

Regulatory — Idaho Administrative Code: IDAPA 08.02.02.001 (2002)
Idaho Certification Manual, Pt. 2
Idaho Department of Education Certification Standards and Code of Ethics of the Idaho Teaching Profession

Education
Completion of a minimum of sixty graduate semester credit hours which must be accomplished through one of the following options:

a. As a minimum, completion of an approved thirty semester (forty quarter) credit hour master's degree in education or psychology and completion of an approved thirty semester (forty quarter) credit hour School Psychology Specialist Degree program;
OR
b. As a minimum, completion of an approved sixty semester (ninety quarter) credit hour master's degree program in School Psychology;
OR
c. As a minimum, completion of an approved sixty semester (ninety quarter) credit hour School Psychology Specialist degree program which did not require a master's degree as a prerequisite. 1) Laboratory experience in a classroom, which may include professional teaching experience, student teaching or special education practicum. 2) Complete a minimum of three hundred (300) clock-hour internship within a school district under the supervision of the training institution and direct supervision of a certificated school psychologist.
d. Must meet recent credit requirement of six semester credit hours within the last five years.

Examinations Required
None

Internship
Option (C) requires a 300 clock hour internship within a school district under the supervision of the training institution and direct supervision of a certificated school psychologist.

Illinois

License — Clinical Psychologist

Granting Authority
Illinois Clinical Psychologists Licensing and Disciplinary Board
Department of Professional Regulation
320 West Washington Street, 3rd Floor
Springfield, IL 62786
(217) 785-0800
(217) 782 7645 fax
E-mail the Illinois Clinical Psychologists Licensing and Disciplinary Board 

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — 225 ILCS 15 (Illinois Compiled Statutes, Professions and Occupations, Clinical Psychologist Licensing Act) 

Regulatory — Chapter VII Department of Professional Regulation, Subchapter b Professions and Occupations, Part 1400 Clinical Psychologist Licensing Act 

Minimum Degree Required
Doctoral degree in clinical, school or counseling psychology

CPQ Accepted?
No

Examinations Required
EPPP

Scope of Practice
225 ILCS 15/2
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2007)
Sec. 2. Definitions. As used in this Act:

(5) "Clinical psychology" means the independent evaluation, classification and treatment of mental, emotional, behavioral or nervous disorders or conditions, developmental disabilities, alcoholism and substance abuse, disorders of habit or conduct, the psychological aspects of physical illness. The practice of clinical psychology includes psychoeducational evaluation, therapy, remediation and consultation, the use of psyychological and neuropsychological testing, assessment, psychotherapy,
psychoanalysis, hypnosis, biofeedback, and behavioral modification when any of these are used for the purpose of preventing or eliminating psychopathology, or for the amelioration of pychological disorders of individuals or groups. "Clinical psychology" does not include the use of hypnosis by unlicensed persons pursuant to Section 3.

(6) A person represents himself to be a "clinical psychologist" within the meaning of this Act when he or she holds himself out to the public by any title or description of services incorporating the words "psychological", psychologic", "psychologist", "psychology", or "clinical psychologist" or under such title or description offers to render or renders clinical psychological services as defined in paragraph (7) of this Section to individuals, corporations, or the public for remuneration.

(7) "Clinical psychological services" refers to any services under paragraph (5) of this Section if the words "psychological", "psychologic", "psychologist", "psychology" or "clinical psychologist" are used to describe such services by the person or organization offering to render or rendering them.

225 ILCS 15/3
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2007)
Sec. 3. Necessity of license; corporations, partnerships, and associations.

(e) Nothing in this Act shall be construed to limit the services and use of official title on the part of a person, not licensed under the provisions of this Act, in the employ of a State, county or municipal agency or other political subdivision insofar that such services are a part of the duties in his or her salaried position, and insofar that such services are performed solely on behalf of his or her employer.
Nothing contained in this Section shall be construed as permitting such person to offer their services as psychologists to any other persons and to accept remuneration for such psychological services other than as specifically excepted herein, unless they have been licensed under the provisions of this Act.

225 ILCS 15/4
(Section scheduled to be repealed on January 1, 2007)
Sec. 4. Application of Act.

(c) Nothing in this Act shall be construed as restricting an individual certified as a school psychologist by the State Board of Education, who is at least 21 years of age and has had at least 3 years of full-time experience as a certified school psychologist, from using the title school psychologist and offering school psychological services limited to those services set forth in the rules and regulations that govern the administration and operation of special education pertaining to children and youth ages 0-21 prepared by the State Board of Education.

Anyone offering such services under the provisions of this paragraph shall use the term school psychologist and describe such services as "School Psychological Services."

This exemption shall be limited to the practice of school psychology only as manifested through psychoeducational problems, and shall not be construed to allow a school psychologist to function as a general practitioner of clinical psychology, unless otherwise licensed under this Act.

However, nothing in this paragraph prohibits a school psychologist from making evaluations, recommendations or interventions regarding the placement of children in educational programs or special education classes, nor shall it prohibit school psychologists from providing clinical psychological services under the supervision of a licensed clinical psychologist.

This paragraph shall not be construed to mandate insurance companies to reimburse school psychologists directly for the services of school psychologists. Nothing in this paragraph shall be construed to exclude anyone duly licensed under this Act from offering psychological services in the school setting. School psychologists providing services under the provisions of this paragraph shall not provide such services outside their employment to any child who is a student in the district or districts which employ such school psychologist. School psychologists, as described in this paragraph, shall be under the regulatory authority of the State Board of Education and the State Teacher Certification Board.


Certificate — School Service Personnel Certificate with Endorsement as a School Psychologist

Granting Authority
Illinois State Board of Education
Division of Professional Certification
100 North First Street
Springfield, Illinois 62777
1-866-262-6663
217-524-1289 fax
E-mail the Illinois State Board of Education 

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — 105 ILCS 5/1A-4 (2003)

Regulatory — 23 Ill. Adm. Code 25.230 

Education
Must have graduated with a master's degree or higher degree in psychology or educational psychology with specialization in school psychology, including a minimum of sixty (60) semester hours of coursework (including specified coursework*), field experiences. (*See 23 Ill. Adm. Code 25.230(b))

Examinations Required
PRAXIS I and II

Internship
A full school year in duration and include at least 1200 clock hours under the direction of an intern supervisor

Indiana

License — Psychologist

Granting Authority
Indiana State Psychology Board
402 W. Washington St., Room 041
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 234-2057
(317) 233-4236 fax
E-mail the Indiana State Psychology Board 

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — Indiana Code 25-33 

Regulatory — Indiana Administrative Code, Title 868

Minimum Degree Required
Doctoral degree in psychology

CPQ Accepted?
No

Examinations Required
EPPP and written jurisprudence exam

Scope of Practice
IC 25-33-1-2
"Practice of psychology" includes the following:
(1) Construction, administration, and interpretation of tests of intellectual and cognitive abilities, aptitudes, skills, interests, attitudes, personality characteristics, perception, emotion, motivation, and opinion.
(2) Diagnosis and treatment of mental and behavioral disorders by a health service provider in psychology.
(3) Educational and vocational planning and guidance.
(4) Personnel selection and management.
(5) Arrangement of effective work and learning situations.
(6) Resolution of interpersonal and social conflicts.
(7) Techniques used in interviewing, counseling, psychotherapy, and behavior modification of individuals or groups.
(8) Supervision of psychological services.
(9) Teaching of any of the practices listed in this subsection.
(10) The planning and conduct of research on human behavior.

IC 25-33-1-14
Sec. 14.
(a) This section does not apply to an individual who is:
(3) licensed by the professional standards board (established by IC 20-1-1.4-2) as a school psychologist and using the title "school psychologist" or "school psychometrist" as an employee of a school corporation; or
(4) endorsed as an independent practice school psychologist under IC 20-1-1.9.

(c) It is unlawful for an individual to:
(1) claim that the individual is a psychologist; or
(2) use any title which uses the word "psychologist", "clinical psychologist", "Indiana endorsed school psychologist" or "psychometrist", or any variant of these words, such as "psychology", or "psychological", or "psychologic"; unless that individual holds a valid license issued under this article or a valid endorsement issued under IC 20-1-1.9.

(e) It is unlawful for an individual, other than:
(1) a psychologist licensed under IC 25-33-1-5.1;
(2) an appropriately trained mental health provider under the direct supervision of a health service provider endorsed under IC 25-33-1-5.1(c);
(3) a qualified physician licensed under IC 25-22.5;
(4) a school psychologist who holds a valid:
(A) license issued by the professional standards board under IC 20-1-1.4-2; or
(B) endorsement under IC 20-1-1.9;
who practices within the scope of the school psychologist's license or endorsement; or
(5) a minister, priest, rabbi, or other member of the clergy providing pastoral counseling or other assistance;
to administer or interpret a restricted psychology test or instrument as established by the board under IC 25-33-1-3(g) in the course of rendering psychological services to individuals, organizations, or to the public.


License — School Psychologist with Endorsement as Independent Practice School Psychologist

Granting Authority
Indiana Professional Standards Board
101 W. Ohio St.
Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 232-9010
1-888-542-3672
(317) 232-9023 fax
E-mail the Indiana Professional Standards Board 

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — IC 20-1-1.9 (Chapter 1.9. Special Endorsement for Independent Practice School Psychologists) and IC 20-1-1.4-2

Regulatory — 515 IAC 2-1-1 et seq (Indiana Administrative Code, Title 515, Article 2)

Education
Furnish satisfactory evidence to the board that the applicant has received at least a sixty (60) semester hour master's or specialist degree in school psychology from:(A) a recognized institution of higher learning; or (B) an educational institution not located in the United States that has a program of study that meets the standards of the board.

Examinations Required
None

Internship
1,200 hours of school psychology experience beyond the master's degree level, at least 600 of which must be in a school setting under the supervision of a licensed physician, psychologist or school psychologist

Scope
IC 20-1-1.9-4
Sec. 4. An individual who applies for an endorsement as an independent practice school psychologist must meet the following requirements:

(1) Be licensed as a school psychologist by the professional standards board established by IC 20-1-1.4-2.

(2) Be employed by a:
(A) developmental center;
(B) state hospital;
(C) public or private hospital;
(D) mental health center;
(E) rehabilitation center;
(F) private school; or
(G) public school;
at least thirty (30) hours per week during the contract period unless the individual is retired from full-time or part-time employment as a school psychologist or the individual has a medical condition or physical disability that restricts the mobility required for employment in a school setting.

(3) Furnish satisfactory evidence to the professional standards board that the applicant has received at least a sixty (60) semester hour master's or specialist degree in school psychology from:
(A) a recognized institution of higher learning; or
(B) an educational institution not located in the United States that has a program of study that meets the standards of the board.

(4) Furnish satisfactory evidence to the professional standards board that the applicant has demonstrated graduate level competency through the successful completion of course work and a practicum in the areas of assessment and counseling.

(5) Furnish satisfactory evidence to the professional standards board that the applicant has at least one thousand two hundred (1,200) hours of school psychology experience beyond the master's degree level. At least six hundred (600) hours must be in a school setting under the supervision of any of the following:
(A) A physician licensed under IC 25-22.5.
(B) A psychologist licensed under IC 25-33.
(C) A school psychologist licensed under IC 20-1-1.4.

(6) Furnish satisfactory evidence to the professional standards board that the applicant has completed, in addition to the requirements in subdivision (5), at least four hundred (400) hours of supervised experience in identification and referral of mental and behavioral disorders, including at least one (1) hour each week of direct personal supervision by a:
(A) physician licensed under IC 25-22.5;
(B) psychologist licensed under IC 25-33; or
(C) school psychologist endorsed under this chapter;
with at least ten (10) hours of direct personal supervision.

(7) Furnish satisfactory evidence to the professional standards board that the applicant has completed, in addition to the requirements of subdivisions (5) and (6), fifty-two (52) hours of supervision with a physician licensed under IC 25-22.5, a psychologist licensed under IC 25-33, or a school psychologist endorsed under this chapter that meets the following requirements:
(A) The fifty-two (52) hours must be completed within at least twenty-four (24) consecutive months but not less than twelve (12) months.
(B) Not more than one (1) hour of supervision may be included in the total for each week.
(C) At least nine hundred (900) hours of direct client contact must take place during the total period under subdivision (A).
(8) Furnish satisfactory evidence to the professional standards board that the applicant does not have a conviction for a crime that has a direct bearing on the applicant's ability to practice competently.

(9) Furnish satisfactory evidence to the professional standards board that the applicant has not been the subject of a disciplinary action by a licensing or certification agency of any jurisdiction on the grounds that the applicant was not able to practice as a school psychologist without endangering the public.

(10) Pass the examination provided by the professional standards board.

IC 20-1-1.9-5
Sec. 5. (a) A school psychologist who is not employed or excused from employment as described in section 4(2) of this chapter shall not provide services on a private basis to a person unless the school psychologist receives a referral from one (1) of the following:
(1) A developmental center.
(2) A public school or private school.
(3) A physician licensed under IC 25-22.5.
(4) A health service professional in psychology licensed under IC 25-33-1.
(c) A school psychologist who is endorsed under this chapter shall not provide services on a private basis to a student:
(1) who attends a school (including a nonpublic school) to which the school psychologist is assigned; or
(2) whom the school psychologist would normally be expected to serve.
As added by P.L.153-1996, SEC.2.


License — School Services Standard License School Psychologist

Granting Authority
Indiana Professional Standards Board
101 W. Ohio St.
Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 232-9010
1-888-542-3672
(317) 232-9023 fax
E-mail the Indiana Professional Standards Board 

Statutory/Regulatory authority
Statutory — IC 20-1-1.9 (note: Chapter 1.9. Special Endorsement for Independent Practice School Psychologists) and IC 20-1-1.4-2

Regulatory — 515 IAC 1-1-76.1 (Indiana Administrative Code, Title 515, Professional Standards Board, Article 1. Teacher Training and Licensing: Requirements for Education Begun after Academic Year 1977 - 78) 

Education
Master's, specialist's, or doctoral degree program in school psychology with a minimum of sixty (60) graduate semester hours from an institution regionally accredited to offer such a degree or hold a current credential, Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP). Complete specified coursework*. (*see 515 IAC 1-1-76.1(a)(2))

Examinations Required
None

Internship
1200 clock hours, at least 600 of which must be in a school setting

Scope
IC 20-1-1.9-2
Sec. 2. As used in this chapter, "school psychology" means the following:
(1) Administering, scoring, and interpreting educational, cognitive, career, vocational, behavioral, and affective tests and procedures that address a student's:
(A) education;
(B) developmental status;
(C) attention skills; and
(D) social, emotional, and behavioral functioning;
as they relate to the student's learning or training in the academic or vocational environment.
(2) Providing consultation, collaboration, and intervention services (not including psychotherapy) and providing referral to community resources to:
(A) students;
(B) parents of students;
(C) teachers;
(D) school administrators; and
(E) school staff;
concerning learning and performance in the educational process.
(3) Participating in or conducting research relating to a student's learning and performance in the educational process:
(A) regarding the educational, developmental, career, vocational, or attention functioning of the student; or
(B) screening social, affective, and behavioral functioning of the student.
(4) Providing inservice or continuing education services relating to learning and performance in the educational process to schools, parents, or others.
(5) Supervising school psychology services.

The term does not include the diagnosis or treatment of mental and nervous disorders, except for conditions and interventions provided for in state and federal mandates affecting special education and vocational evaluations as the evaluations relate to the assessment of handicapping conditions and special education decisions or as the evaluations pertain to the placement of children and developmentally disabled adults.

IC 20-1-1.9-3
Sec. 3. In order to:
(1) practice school psychology; and
(2) receive an endorsement as an independent practice school psychologist;
a school psychologist must comply with the requirements of this chapter.

IC 20-1-1.9-4
Sec. 4. An individual who applies for an endorsement as an independent practice school psychologist must meet the following requirements:

(1) Be licensed as a school psychologist by the professional standards board established by IC 20-1-1.4-2.

(2) Be employed by a:
(A) developmental center;
(B) state hospital;
(C) public or private hospital;
(D) mental health center;
(E) rehabilitation center;
(F) private school; or
(G) public school;
at least thirty (30) hours per week during the contract period unless the individual is retired from full-time or part-time employment as a school psychologist or the individual has a medical condition or physical disability that restricts the mobility required for employment in a school setting.

(3) Furnish satisfactory evidence to the professional standards board that the applicant has received at least a sixty (60) semester hour master's or specialist degree in school psychology from:
(A) a recognized institution of higher learning; or
(B) an educational institution not located in the United States that has a program of study that meets the standards of the board.

(4) Furnish satisfactory evidence to the professional standards board that the applicant has demonstrated graduate level competency through the successful completion of course work and a practicum in the areas of assessment and counseling.

(5) Furnish satisfactory evidence to the professional standards board that the applicant has at least one thousand two hundred (1,200) hours of school psychology experience beyond the master's degree level. At least six hundred (600) hours must be in a school setting under the supervision of any of the following:
(A) A physician licensed under IC 25-22.5.
(B) A psychologist licensed under IC 25-33.
(C) A school psychologist licensed under IC 20-1-1.4.

(6) Furnish satisfactory evidence to the professional standards board that the applicant has completed, in addition to the requirements in subdivision (5), at least four hundred (400) hours of supervised experience in identification and referral of mental and behavioral disorders, including at least one (1) hour each week of direct personal supervision by a:
(A) physician licensed under IC 25-22.5;
(B) psychologist licensed under IC 25-33; or
(C) school psychologist endorsed under this chapter;
with at least ten (10) hours of direct personal supervision.

(7) Furnish satisfactory evidence to the professional standards board that the applicant has completed, in addition to the requirements of subdivisions (5) and (6), fifty-two (52) hours of supervision with a physician licensed under IC 25-22.5, a psychologist licensed under IC 25-33, or a school psychologist endorsed under this chapter that meets the following requirements:
(A) The fifty-two (52) hours must be completed within at least twenty-four (24) consecutive months but not less than twelve (12) months.
(B) Not more than one (1) hour of supervision may be included in the total for each week.
(C) At least nine hundred (900) hours of direct client contact must take place during the total period under subdivision (A).
(8) Furnish satisfactory evidence to the professional standards board that the applicant does not have a conviction for a crime that has a direct bearing on the applicant's ability to practice competently.

(9) Furnish satisfactory evidence to the professional standards board that the applicant has not been the subject of a disciplinary action by a licensing or certification agency of any jurisdiction on the grounds that the applicant was not able to practice as a school psychologist without endangering the public.

(10) Pass the examination provided by the professional standards board.

IC 20-1-1.9-5
Sec. 5. (a) A school psychologist who is not employed or excused from employment as described in section 4(2) of this chapter shall not provide services on a private basis to a person unless the school psychologist receives a referral from one (1) of the following:
(1) A developmental center.
(2) A public school or private school.
(3) A physician licensed under IC 25-22.5.
(4) A health service professional in psychology licensed under IC 25-33-1.
(c) A school psychologist who is endorsed under this chapter shall not provide services on a private basis to a student:
(1) who attends a school (including a nonpublic school) to which the school psychologist is assigned; or
(2) whom the school psychologist would normally be expected to serve.
As added by P.L.153-1996, SEC.2.

IC 20-1-1.9-6
Sec. 6. A school psychologist who is endorsed under this chapter
may not disclose any information acquired from persons with whom the school psychologist has dealt in a professional capacity, except under the following circumstances:
(1) Trials for homicide when the disclosure related directly to the fact or immediate circumstances of the homicide.
(2) Proceedings:
(A) to determine mental competency; or
(B) in which a defense of mental incompetency is raised.
(3) Civil or criminal actions against a school psychologist for malpractice.
(4) Upon an issue as to the validity of a document.
(5) If the school psychologist has the expressed consent of the client or, in the case of a client's death or disability, the express consent of the client's legal representative.
(6) Circumstances under which privileged communication is lawfully invalidated.

IC 20-1-1.4-2
Sec. 2. The professional standards board is established to govern teacher training and licensing programs. Notwithstanding any other law, the board and the board's staff have the sole authority and responsibility for making recommendations concerning and otherwise governing teacher training and teacher licensing matters.

IAC 515-1-1-76.1
(b) The holder of the school services license-school psychologist is eligible to serve as a school psychologist at all levels.


License — School Services Standard License I School Psychologist

Granting Authority
Indiana Professional Standards Board
101 W. Ohio St.
Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 232-9010
1-888-542-3672
(317) 232-9023 fax
E-mail the Indiana Professional Standards Board 

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — IC 20-1-1.9 and IC 20-1-1.4-2

Regulatory — 515 IAC 1-1-77 (Indiana Administrative Code, Title 515, Professional Standards Board, Article 1. Teacher Training and Licensing: Requirements for Education Begun after Academic Year 1977 - 78)

Education
(1) Been issued the professional license in early childhood, kindergarten-primary, elementary, junior high/middle school, secondary or all grade education, or have a specified equivalency. A specified equivalency will be a minimum of one (1) course in each of the fields of human growth and development, nature of exceptional children, remedial programs, curriculum and the nature of learning, or the equivalent in training and experience.

(2) completed a master's degree (from an institution regionally accredited to offer such a degree) which is psychological in nature with a major in psychological measurement or the clinical field, with emphasis on child development and learning and clinical practice with children.

(3) Completed the minimum program of sixty (60) graduate semester hours which will include an internship of at least three (3) semester hours in a hospital, school, or clinic operated by an institution of higher learning which provides training for school psychologists I, but in all cases under supervision of either a licensed school psychologist II or an institution of higher learning which has been approved for training school psychologist I.

A person holding a Ph.D. degree in a clinical psychology training program approved by the American Psychological Association and who completes a one (1) year internship will have met this requirement.

Examinations Required
None

Internship
At least three (3) semester hours in a hospital, school, or clinic operated by an institution of higher learning which provides training for school psychologists I, but in all cases under supervision of either a licensed school psychologist II or an institution of higher learning which has been approved for training school psychologist I. A person holding a Ph.D. degree in a clinical psychology training program approved by the American Psychological Association and who completes a one (1) year internship will have met this requirement.

Scope
515 IAC 1-1-77 School psychologist I; school services license

(b) Coverage: The holder of the school services license school psychologist I is eligible to perform the following services in cooperation with and subject to direction and supervision of the local superintendent of schools: (1) Administer individual and group tests and use and interpret findings from such tests. (2) Administer or supervise group-testing programs and interpret and analyze test results. (3) Provide consultation, make recommendations and determine learning capabilities resulting from findings of individual and group tests.


License — School Services Standard License II School Psychologist

Granting Authority
Indiana Professional Standards Board
101 W. Ohio St.
Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 232-9010
1-888-542-3672
(317) 232-9023 fax
E-mail the Indiana Professional Standards Board

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — IC 20-1-1.9 and IC 20-1-1.4-2

Regulatory — 515 IAC 1-1-76 (Indiana Administrative Code, Title 515, Professional Standards Board, Article 1. Teacher Training and Licensing: Requirements for Education Begun after Academic Year 1977 - 78)

Education
(1) Been issued the professional license in early childhood, kindergarten-primary, elementary, junior high/middle school, secondary or all grade education, or have a specified equivalency. A specified equivalency will be a minimum of one (1) course in each of the fields of human growth and development, nature of exceptional children, remedial programs, curriculum and the nature of learning, or the equivalent in training and experience.

(2) Been granted the doctor of education or doctor of philosophy degree with either clinical psychology or school psychology as a field of concentration from an institution regionally accredited to offer such a degree.

(3) Completed either of the following: (A) Two (2) years of full-time employment as a school psychometrist and/or school psychologist under supervision of an institution of higher education which has been approved for training school psychologists. The supervision may be performed by a school psychologist who is employed by either a public school system or a university.
(B) The equivalent of one (1) academic year of full-time internship approximately one-half (1/2) of which shall be in a public school and the remainder in a child guidance clinic, school for the retarded, psychiatric facility or institution or combination thereof.

Examinations Required
None

Internship
School services standard license I school psychologist, see (3) under Education

Scope
515 IAC 1-1-76 School psychologist II; school services license

(b) Coverage: The holder of the school services license school psychologist II is eligible to serve as a school psychologist in an elementary, junior high/middle school, secondary or vocational school or in the entire school corporation or special education cooperative.

Iowa

License — Psychologist

Granting Authority
Indiana Department of Public Health
Iowa Board of Psychology Examiners
Lucas State Office Bldg.
321 E. 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319
(515) 281-4401
(515) 281-3121 fax
E-mail the Iowa Board of Psychology Examiners 

Statutory/Regulatory Authority

Statutory — Chapter 154B, Iowa Code

Regulatory — 645 IAC Chapter 240

Minimum Degree Required
Doctoral degree in psychology

CPQ Accepted?
No

Examinations Required
EPPP, state oral exam and a state law examination

Scope of Practice
Iowa Code 154B.1 Definition.

"Practice of psychology" means the application of established principles of learning, motivation, perception, thinking, and emotional relations to problems of behavior adjustment, group relations, and behavior modification, by persons trained in psychology for compensation or other personal gain. The application of principles includes, but is not limited to: Counseling and the use of psychological remedial measures with persons, in groups or individually, with adjustment or emotional problems in the areas of work, family, school and personal relationships; measuring and testing personality, intelligence, aptitudes, public opinion, attitudes, and skills; and the teaching of such subject matter, and the conducting of research on the problems relating to human behavior.

Iowa Code 154B.3 Persons not required to qualify.

The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to the following persons:

  1. School psychologists certified by the department of education practicing and functioning within the scope of their employment in either a public or private school or performing as certified school psychologists at any time in either private practice or the public sector, provided they use the title "certified school psychologist".

  2. An employee of an accredited academic institution while performing the employee's teaching, training, and research duties.

  3. An employee of a federal, state, county or local governmental institution or agency or nonprofit institution or agency, or a research facility, while performing duties of the office or position with such institution, agency, or facility.


License — School Psychologist

Granting Authority
Department of Education
Grimes State Office Building
400 E 14th St.
Des Moines, IA 50319-0146
(515) 281-3611
(515) 281-7669 fax
E-mail the Department of Education 

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — Iowa Code § 256.7 (2003)

Regulatory — 282 IAC Chapter 15

Education
Complete an approved program of graduate study in preparation for service as a school psychologist through one of the following options:
1. Completion of a master's degree with sufficient graduate semester hours beyond a baccalaureate degree to total sixty;

or

2. Completion of a specialist's degree of at least sixty graduate semester hours with or without completion of a terminal master's degree program;

or

3. Completion of a sixty semester hour master's degree program. The program must include a practicum in a school setting designed to give the school psychologist an opportunity to develop an understanding of the role of psychology in the classroom through participation in classroom procedures in a supportive role

Examinations Required
None

Internship
None

Kansas

License — Psychologist

Granting Authority
Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board
712 S. Kansas Avenue
Topeka, KS 66603-3817
(785) 296-3240
(785) 296-3112 fax 

Statutory/Regulatory Authority

Statutory — K.S.A. 74-5301 et seq. (Chapter 74 State Boards, Commissions and Authorities, Article 53 Regulation of Psychologists)

Regulatory — K.A.R. 102-1 

Minimum Degree Required
Doctoral degree in psychology

CPQ Accepted?
No

Examinations Required
EPPP

Scope of Practice
K.S.A. 74-5302. Definitions. For the purpose of this act the following definitions shall apply:

(a) "Practice of psychology'' means the application of established principles of learning, motivation, perception, thinking and emotional relationships to problems of behavior adjustment, group relations and behavior modification, by persons trained in psychology. The application of such principles includes, but is not restricted to, counseling and the use of psychological remedial measures with persons, in groups or individually, having adjustment or emotional problems in the areas of work, family, school and personal relationships; measuring and testing personality, intelligence, aptitudes, public opinion, attitudes and skills; the teaching of such subject matter; and the conducting of research on problems relating to human behavior, except that in all cases involving the care of the sick and ill as defined by the laws of this state, the primary responsibility devolves upon those licensed under the Kansas healing arts act.

The practice of psychology includes the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders specified in the edition of the diagnostic and statistical manual of mental disorders of the American psychiatric association designated by the board by rules and regulations. If a licensed psychologist cannot make an independent diagnosis of a mental disorder, such psychologist shall consult with the client's primary care physician or psychiatrist to determine if there may be a medical condition or medication that may be causing or contributing to the client's symptoms of a mental disorder.

A client may request in writing that such consultation be waived and such request shall be made a part of the client's record. A licensed psychologist may continue to evaluate and treat the client until such time that the medical consultation is obtained or waived.

K.S.A 74-5344. Construction of act.
Nothing contained in the licensure of psychologists act of the state of Kansas shall be construed
(i) to restrict the practice of psychology by a person who is certified as a school psychologist by the state department of education so long as such practice is conducted as a part of the duties of employment by a unified school district or as part of an independent evaluation conducted in accordance with K.S.A. 72-963 and amendments thereto, including the use of the term "school psychologist" by such person in conjunction with such practice;

K.S.A. 72-963 Administration by state board; rules and regulations; state plan.
The state board shall adopt and administer the state plan. The state board may amend the state plan as necessary. The state plan, and any amendments thereto, shall be prepared in consultation with the state advisory council for special education provided for in this act.

The state board may adopt rules and regulations for administration of this act and shall adopt rules and regulations necessary to comply with the federal law and to implement the provisions of this act.


License — Conditional School Specialist License with Endorsement as School Psychologist

Granting Authority
Certification and Teacher Education
Kansas State Department of Education
120 SE 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66612-1182
(785) 296-8010
(785) 296-4318 fax
E-mail Certification and Teacher Education 

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — K.S.A. § 72-1388 (2002)

Regulatory — K.A.R. § 91-1-203 (2002)

Education
Individuals who have completed a state-approved graduate degree school psychologist program get one year provisional endorsement during internship period upon recommendation of teacher education institution

Examinations Required
PRAXIS II

Internship
None


License — Professional School Specialist License with Endorsement as School Psychologist

Granting Authority
Certification and Teacher Education
Kansas State Department of Education
120 SE 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66612-1182
(785) 296-8010
(785) 296-4318 fax
E-mail Certification and Teacher Education 

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — K.S.A. § 72-1388 (2002)

Regulatory — K.A.R. § 91-1-203 (2002)

Education
State-approved graduate degree school specialist program

Examinations Required
None

Internship
Supervised internship in a local education agency under the supervision of a certified school psychologist and a teacher education institution, or have at least one school year of accredited experience in school psychology or its equivalent of two years, half-time.

Kentucky

License — Psychologist

Granting Authority
Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology
P.O. Box 1360
Frankfort, KY 40602
(502) 564-3296, ext. 225
(502) 696-1923 fax 

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — KRS 319 

Regulatory — 201 KAR 26:115-300 

Minimum Degree Required
Doctoral degree in psychology

CPQ Accepted?
Yes

Examinations Required
EPPP and oral

Scope of Practice
KRS 319.010 (6)

(6)"Practice of psychology" means rendering to individuals, groups, organizations, or the public any psychological service involving the application of principles, methods, and procedures of understanding, predicting, and influencing behavior, such as the principles pertaining to learning, perception, motivation, thinking, emotions, and interpersonal relationships; the methods and procedures of interviewing, counseling, and psychotherapy; of constructing, administering, and interpreting tests of mental abilities, aptitudes, interests, attitudes, personality characteristics, emotion, and motivation.

The application of said principles in testing, evaluation, treatment, use of psychotherapeutic techniques, and other methods including, but is not limited to: diagnosis, prevention, and amelioration of adjustment problems and emotional, mental, nervous, and addictive disorders and mental health condition of individuals and groups; educational and vocational counseling; the evaluation and planning for effective work and learning situations; and the resolution of interpersonal and social conflicts;

KRS 319.015 Activities not included in practice of psychology.

Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to limit:

(6) Persons who are credentialed as school psychologists by the Education Professional Standards Board from using the title "school psychologist" and practicing psychology as defined in KRS 319.010, if their practice is restricted to regular employment within a setting under the purview of the Educational Professional Standards Board. These individuals shall be employees of the educational institution and not independent contractors providing psychological services to educational institutions.


Certificate — Provisional Certificate for School Psychologist

Granting Authority
Education Professional Standards Board
Division of Certification
1024 Capital Center Drive, Suite 225
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 573-4606
E-mail the Education Professional Standards Board 

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — KRS § 156.010 (2002)

Regulatory — 16 KAR 2:090 

Education
Upon basis of a recommendation from the preparing institution and at least a 45-semester hour program in school psychology. During the one-year validity of the provisional certification, the institution places the psychologist in a school setting, which will be counted as the year of internship, which qualifies the psychologist for the Standard Certificate for School Psychologist

Examinations Required
PRAXIS II

Internship
See Education, above, and Scope, below

Scope
704 KAR 20:128
Section 2. (3) The Provisional Certificate for School Psychologist shall be valid for serving in a school situation in the position of school psychologist under the supervision of the preparing institution or the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. During this first year of service the employer of the individual holding the Provisional Certificate for School Psychologist shall permit the individual to engage in the internship component of preparation as described in the Kentucky Standards for Preparation-Certification of Professional School Personnel Program Approval for the Standard Certificate for School Psychologist [See 704 KAR 20:005 for these Standards]


Certificate — Standard Certificate for School Psychologist

Granting Authority
Education Professional Standards Board
Division of Certification
1024 Capital Center Drive, Suite 225
Frankfort, KY 40601
(502) 573-4606
E-mail the Education Professional Standards Board 

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — KRS § 156.010 (2002)

Regulatory — 16 KAR 2:090 

Education
Complete the approved program of preparation which corresponds to the certificate at a teacher education institution approved under the standards and procedures included in the Kentucky Standards for Preparation-Certification of Professional School Personnel Program Approval [See 704 KAR 20:005 for these Standards]

Examinations Required
PRAXIS II

Internship
One year in a school setting

Scope
704 KAR 20:128
Section 1. (3)The Standard Certificate for School Psychologist shall be valid for serving in the position of school psychologist in the common schools and in other elementary, secondary, and vocational schools approved under the jurisdiction of the State Board for Elementary and Secondary Education, but not for any private practice outside these school situations.

Louisiana

License — Psychologist

Granting Authority
Louisiana State Board of Examiners of Psychologists
8280 YMCA Plaza
One Oak Square, Bldg 8B
Baton Rouge, LA 70810
(225) 763-3935
(225) 763-3968 fax
E-mail the Louisiana State Board of Examiners of Psychologists

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Laws and rules 

Statutory — Louisiana R.S. Title 37 Chapter 28

Regulatory — Louisiana Administrative Code, Title 46, Part LXIII

Minimum Degree Required
Doctoral degree in psychology

CPQ Accepted?
Yes

Examinations Required
EPPP, oral and jurisprudence

Scope of Practice
RS 37:2352. Definition of terms

(5) "Practice of psychology" is defined as the observation, description, evaluation, interpretation, and modification of human behavior, by the application of psychological principles, methods, and procedures, for the purpose of eliminating symptomatic, maladaptive, or undesired behavior, and of improving interpersonal relationships, work and life adjustment, personal effectiveness, behavioral health, and mental health.

The practice of psychology includes but is not limited to psychological testing and evaluation or assessment of personal characteristics such as intelligence, personality, abilities, interests, aptitudes, and neuropsychological functioning; counseling, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, hypnosis, stress management, biofeedback, behavior analysis and therapy; diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional disorder or disability, alcoholism and substance abuse, and of the psychological aspects of physical illness, accident, injury, or disability; psychoeducational evaluation, therapy, remediation, and consultation.

Psychological services may be rendered to individuals, families, groups, institutions, organizations, and the public. The practice of psychology shall be construed within the meaning of this definition without regard to whether payment is received for services rendered.

(6) "Psychologist" means any person licensed as a psychologist under this Chapter. A person represents himself to be a psychologist by using any title or description of services incorporating the words "psychology", "psychological", or "psychologist", or by using any other terms which imply that he is qualified to practice psychology or that he possesses expert qualification in any area of psychology or if that person offers to the public or renders to individuals or to groups of individuals services defined as the practice of psychology in this Chapter.

RS 37:2365
(F) Unlicensed persons certified by the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education in accordance with the provisions of R.S. 17:7:1(D) shall be permitted to perform their official duties and use the title "certified school psychologist" only within the context of their employment by a public agency regulated by the State Board of Elementary and Secondary Education.?

LAC § 1705. Use of Specialty Title
A. The use of any specialty title must be consistent with the board's "ethical standards" and with such additional standards as may be designated by other, professional but nonstatutory, boards which certify the use of such specialty titles by individuals who present appropriate qualifications to them.

B. The term "specialty" refers to an area within the profession of psychology which can be identified on the basis of a history and tradition of service, research, and scholarship to have a body of knowledge and a set of skills related to that knowledge base, and which is discriminably different from other such specialties.

C. "Special proficiency" recognizes the mastery of a special skill, special technique, or an in-depth knowledge of the needs of a specific population or problems of a specific setting. Such special proficiencies are not unique to any one specialty of psychology, and also may not be unique to the profession of psychology.

LAC § 1707. List of Specialties

A. As a service to both the public and those individuals licensed by the board, the board offers the opportunity for registering the licensee's area of competence, education, training, and experience within a limited list of recognized "specialties," as defined in §1705(B) above. The board does not maintain a list of "special proficiencies," as defined in §1705(C) above.

B. Those specialties which are currently recognized by the board are: clinical, clinical neuropsychology, counseling, school, educational, developmental, experimental, industrial/organizational, social.

C. The non-registration of such specialties shall not prevent licensed providers of psychological services from using the methods or dealing with the populations of any specialty, so long as the provisions of such services is in accordance with the board's rules and regulations.


Certificate — Standard Certificate in School Psychology Level A

Granting Authority
Louisiana Department of Education
Teacher Certification and Higher Education
Office of Quality Educators
P. O. Box 94064
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064
(877) 453-2721
(225) 342-3490 fax
E-mail the Louisiana Department of Education 

Statutory/Regulatory Authority

Statutory — La. R.S. 17:21 (2003)

Regulatory — LAC 28:I.103 (2008)
Louisiana Standards for State Certification of School Personnel Bulletin 746 

Education

Doctoral degree (such as PhD, EdD or PsyD) in psychology from a regionally accredited institution

1. Issued upon completion of a school psychology training program in Louisiana which meets the requirements of the Standards for Training and Field Placement Programs in School Psychology
or
2. Issued to persons who have completed academic preparation in school psychology in another state and whose academic preparation is judged to meet the requirements of the current NASP Standards
or
3. Issued the persons who hold current documentation as a Nationally Certified School Psychologist from NASP.

Examinations Required
None

Internship
None specified


Certificate — Standard Certificate in School Psychology Level B

Granting Authority
Louisiana Department of Education
Teacher Certification and Higher Education
Office of Quality Educators
P. O. Box 94064
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064
(877) 453-2721
(225) 342-3490 fax
E-mail the Louisiana Department of Education 

Statutory/Regulatory Authority

Statutory — La. R.S. 17:21 (2003)

Regulatory — LAC 28:I.103 (2001)
Louisiana Standards for State Certification of School Personnel Bulletin 746 

Education

Master's or specialist degree from a school psychology training program in a regionally accredited institution.

1. Issued upon completion of a school psychology training program in Louisiana which meets the requirements of NASP Standards
or
2. Issued to persons who have completed academic preparation in school psychology in another state and whose academic preparation, as evaluated by the Division of Teacher Standards, Assessment, and Certification, is judged to meet the requirements of the current NASP Standards
or
3. Issued the persons who hold current documentation as a Nationally Certified School Psychologist from NASP

Examinations Required
None

Internship
None specified


Certificate — Provisional Certificate

Granting Authority
Louisiana Department of Education
Teacher Certification and Higher Education
Office of Quality Educators
P. O. Box 94064
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064
(877) 453-2721
(225) 342-3490 fax
E-mail the Louisiana Department of Education 

Statutory/Regulatory Authority

Statutory — La. R.S. 17:21 (2003)

Regulatory — LAC 28:I.103 (2001)
Louisiana Standards for State Certification of School Personnel Bulletin 746 

Education
Issued to persons who have completed academic preparation in school psychology that meets the requirements of current NASP, except for the internship. The internship shall be completed during the time of the provisional certificate in accordance with the internship requirements in current NASP Standards
or
Issued to persons whose certification has lapsed and who have not met the requirements for certification renewal.

Examinations Required
None

Internship
See Education

Maine

License — Psychologist

Granting Authority
Department of Professional and Financial Regulation
Office of Licensing & Registration
#35 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0035
(207) 624-8621
(207) 624-8637
E-mail the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation 

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — Maine Revised Statutes, Title 32, Chapter 56 

Regulatory — 02-415 CMR, Chapters 1-4 

Minimum Degree Required

Doctoral degree in psychology

CPQ Accepted?
No

Examinations Required
EPPP and Maine oral exam

Scope of Practice
MRS §3811. Definition of practice of psychology

2. Psychologist. A person practices as a "psychologist" within the meaning of this chapter when he holds himself out to be a psychologist, or renders to individuals or to the public for remuneration any service involving the application of recognized principles, methods and procedures of the science and profession of psychology. Services which may be provided by psychologists include diagnosing, assessing and treating mental, emotional and psychological illness, disorders, problems and concerns and evaluation and treatment of vocational, social, educational, behavioral, intellectual and learning and cognitive disorders.

These functions are performed through recognized psychological techniques such as, but not limited to, psychological testing, psychological interviews, psychological assessments, psychotherapy, personality counseling, behavior modification, cognitive therapies, learning therapies, biofeedback, hypnotherapy and psychological consultation to individuals and organizations. [1985, c. 481, Pt. A, § 55 (amd).]

MRS §3812. Unlawful practice

It is specifically prohibited that any individual or organization shall present himself or be presented to the public by any title incorporating the name "psychological," "psychologist" or "psychology," other than those so licensed by this chapter, except that any psychological scientist employed by a recognized research laboratory, college, university or state or federal agency may represent himself by the title conferred upon him by the administration of such or equivalent laboratory, college, university or state or federal agency. Nothing in this section shall be construed as permitting such persons to offer their service to any other persons or organizations as consultants or to accept remuneration for any psychological services other than that of their institutional salaries unless they have been licensed under this chapter.

Visiting lecturers from recognized laboratories, colleges or universities are exempt from this section and may utilize their academic research title when presenting lectures to similar institutions or organizations. Students of psychology, psychological interns and other persons preparing for the profession of psychological examiner or psychologist under qualified supervision in recognized training institutions or facilities may be designated by such titles as "psychological intern", "psychological trainee" or others clearly indicating such training status. [1967, c. 544, § 82 (new).]

The use of occasional services of qualified consultant psychologists from without the State or the use of the services of organizations from without the State employing qualified psychologists shall not constitute the unlawful practice of psychology. [1967, c. 544, § 82 (new).]

MRS§3813. Limitations

Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to limit the professional pursuits of teachers and counselors in recognized public and private schools. Students of psychology, psychological interns and other persons preparing for the profession of psychological examiner or psychologist may perform as a part of their training the functions specified in section 3811, but only under the supervision of a licensed psychologist. No industrial or business firm or corporation may sell or offer to the public or to other firms or corporations for remuneration any psychological services as specified in section 3811, unless such services are performed or supervised by individuals duly and appropriately licensed under this chapter as "psychologist". [1967, c. 544, § 82 (new).]


Certificate — Educational Specialist — School Psychological Service Provider

Granting Authority
State of Maine Department of Education
Certification Office
23 State House Station
Augusta, Me 04333-0023
(207) 624-6603
(207) 624-6604 fax
E-mail the Certification Office

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — Title 20-A MRSA Chapter 502

Regulatory — 05-571 CMR Chapter 115

Education
State board rules governing the qualifications for a school psychological service provider certificate must require that a certificate be issued only to an applicant who has met the academic and preprofessional requirements established by the state board for the provision of school psychological services and who, at a minimum:

A. Holds a valid license from the State Board of Examiners of Psychologists with demonstrated competency in the area of school psychology as established by the state board;

B. Has completed graduate work that is determined by the commissioner to be substantially similar to the programs referred to in paragraph A;

or

C. Holds a graduate degree from an accredited program in school psychology that was approved by the National Association of School Psychologists/National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education or the American Psychological Association in School Psychology at the time the degree was awarded

Examinations Required
None

Internship
1500 clock hours, at least half with children in a school setting or providing psychological services to children in school systems and demonstrated competency in a school setting.

Scope
Title 20-A MRSA Chapter 502
§13022. School psychological service providers

1. Definition. For purposes of this section, a "school psychological service provider" is a professional who provides psychological assessment, consultation or direct services, other than psychotherapy, to students enrolled in a public school or approved private school. [1993, c. 207, §3 (new).]

5. Exclusive regulatory authority. The provisions of Title 32, chapter 56 do not apply to persons certified as school psychological service providers under this section except to the extent that such persons are also licensed or seek licensure under that chapter, engage in the practice of psychology beyond the scope of this section or hold themselves out as psychologists or psychological examiners. [1993, c. 207, §3 (new).]

6. Designation. Persons certified under this section may hold themselves out as school psychological service providers or may use any business name incorporating variations of that title but may not hold themselves out as psychologists, psychological examiners or any business name incorporating variations of those titles unless they are appropriately licensed under Title 32, chapter 56. [1993, c. 207, §3 (new).]

05-071 Chapter 115 Part I Section 1.4 AA
AA. Educational specialist - "Educational specialist" means a person certified to provide professional services in a school unit or approved private school in one (or more) of the following capacities: guidance counselor, library/media specialist, literacy specialist, school psychologist, school psychological examiner, school nurse, special education consultant, speech and language clinician, vocational education evaluator.

Maryland

License — Psychologist

Granting Authority
Maryland Board of Examiners of Psychologists
4201 Patterson Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215-2299
(410) 764-4787
(410) 358-7896 fax

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — Md. HEALTH OCCUPATIONS Code Ann. § 18-101 (2002)

Regulatory — Title 10 Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Subtitle 36 Board of Examiners of Psychologists

Minimum Degree Required
Doctoral degree in psychology

CPQ Accepted?
As of 2003 — In process of accepting CPQ (voted to accept CPQ and are in process of making legislative or administrative changes necessary for implementation.)

Examinations Required
EPPP and jurisprudence

Scope of Practice
Md. HEALTH OCCUPATIONS Code Ann. 18-101. Definitions.

(e) Practice psychology. -

(1) "Practice psychology" means to provide to any person:
(i) Any services for compensation involving the application of psychological principals, psychological methods, or psychological procedures for understanding, predicting, or influencing behavior, including the principles that relate to learning, perception, motivations, emotions, organizational relationships, and interpersonal relationships;
(ii) Any service for compensation involving the application of psychological methods or psychological procedures for interviewing, counseling, psychotherapy, behavior modification, or hypnosis; or
(iii) Any service for compensation involving the application of psychological methods or psychological procedures for constructing, administering, or interpreting tests of mental abilities, neuropsychological functioning, aptitudes, interests, attitudes, personality characteristics, emotions, or motivations.

(2) "Practice psychology" includes:
(i) The application of psychological principles and psychological methods in the diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and amelioration of psychological problems, emotional conditions, or mental conditions of individuals or groups;
(ii) The use of psychological methods to assist an individual in acquiring greater human effectiveness or to modify feelings, conditions, attitudes, or behavior that is emotionally, intellectually, or socially ineffectual or maladjusted; and
(iii) The use of biofeedback instruments that do not pierce or cut the skin to measure physical and mental functioning.

(3) In this subsection, "psychological methods", "psychological principles", and "psychological procedures" include the body of information that can be derived from a graduate program in psychology, and other education or training recognized by the Board as prerequisites for a license under this title, and the does not amount to the practice of medicine.

Md. HEALTH OCCUPATIONS Code Ann.18-301. License required.

(b) Exceptions - In general - Subject to the rules and regulations of the Board, this section does not apply to:
(1) the activities and services of and the use of an official title by an individual employed by any agency of the federal government, this State, or any political subdivision of this State, or a chartered educational institution while performing the duties of that employment;
(2)The education-related services described in regulations adopted by the State Department of Education that are performed by a certified school psychologist:
(i) while performing the duties of employment of the certified school psychologist; or
(ii) while conducting staff development and training workshops for compensation.


Certificate — Psychometrist

Granting Authority
Maryland State Department of Education
200 W. Baltimore St.
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
ATT: Certification Branch
(410) 767-0412
(410) 333-8963 fax 

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory: Md. EDUCATION Code Ann. § 6-704 (2002)

Regulatory: COMAR 13A.12.03.08

Education
A master's degree from an IHE in psychology or education; and 45 semester hours of graduate and undergraduate specified course work from an IHE,

AND

500 clock hours of field experience in school psychology which is approved by and under the direction of an institution of higher education that has an approved program in psychology, including experience in regular and special education programs and emphasizing assessment, and supervised by an individual certified as a school psychologist,

or

2 years of successful experience of at least 600 clock hours per year providing psychometric services to children in an educational setting under the supervision of an individual certified as a school psychologist. (The supervision requirement may be waived if an applicant has previously provided these services as a licensed psychologist.)

Examinations Required
None

Internship
None


Certificate — School Psychologist

Granting Authority
Maryland State Department of Education
200 W. Baltimore St.
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
ATT: Certification Branch
(410) 767-0412
(410) 333-8963 fax 

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — Md. EDUCATION Code Ann. § 6-704 (2002)

Regulatory — COMAR 13A.12.03.08

Education
Have an advanced graduate specialist's, or doctoral degree in school psychology from an APA, NASP, NCATE, or State Department of Education approved program

or

Have a master's, advanced graduate specialists, or doctoral degree in either psychology, education, or human development from a state or regionally accredited institution; and have completed 60 graduate semester hours of graduate courses in specified areas* (* see COMAR 13A.12.03.08(B)(2)(b))

or

Have a valid NCSP certificate issued by the NSPCB

Examinations Required
PRAXIS II

Internship
1,200 clock hours while enrolled in a school psychology program OR Two years providing psychological services to children in an educational setting under direction of certified school psychologist. The experience shall include the areas specified above


Certificate — Supervisor of School Psychological Services

Granting Authority
Maryland State Department of Education
200 W. Baltimore St.
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
ATT: Certification Branch
(410) 767-0412
(410) 333-8963 fax 

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — Md. EDUCATION Code Ann. § 6-704 (2002)

Regulatory — COMAR 13A.12.04.08

Education
Must meet the requirements for certification as a school psychologist under COMAR 13.A.12.03.08

and

Have a doctoral degree (1) from a state or regionally accredited school psychology program or NCATE, NASP, or APA accredited school psychology program, or (2) in psychology or education or human development

and

Have 9 graduate semester hours including 3 semester hours in school law and 6 in supervision, management, or administration of schools (can be part of doctoral degree),

And

Have 3 years experience as a school psychologist under COMAR 13.A.12.03.08

Examinations Required
Met through school psychologist certificate

Internship
Met through school psychologist certificate


Certificate — Conditional Specialist

Granting Authority
Maryland State Department of Education
200 W. Baltimore St.
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
ATT: Certification Branch
(410) 767-0412
(410) 333-8963 fax 

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
COMAR 13A.12.01.08

Education
Hold minimum degree required to be certified (see above, School Psychologist, under Education)

and

Be within 6 semester hours of completing professional certificate requirements

Examinations Required
None

Internship
None


Certificate — Pupil Personnel Worker Certificate

Granting Authority
Maryland State Department of Education
200 W. Baltimore St.
Baltimore, Maryland 21201
ATT: Certification Branch
(410) 767-0412
(410) 333-8963 fax 

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — Md. EDUCATION Code Ann. § 6-704 (2002)

Regulatory — COMAR 13A.12.03.08

Education
Master's degree from an institution of higher education in pupil personnel or a related field, such as psychology, and 21 semester hours of specified coursework*, and 3 years of satisfactory teaching experience, or, at the recommendation of a local superintendent of schools, 2 years of related experience may be substituted for 2 years of teaching experience; and, 3 semester hours of credit or State-approved continuing professional Development in inclusion of special needs student populations. (*See COMAR 13A.12.03.04(B))

Examinations Required
None

Internship
None

Massachusetts

License — Psychologist

Granting Authority
Division of Professional Licensure
239 Causeway St.
Boston, Massachusetts 02114
(617) 727-3074
(617) 727-2197 fax
(617) 727-2099 TTY

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Handbook

Statutory — M.G.L. Chapter 112, Sections 118 to 129

Regulatory — 251 CMR 3.00 

Minimum Degree Required
Doctoral degree in psychology

CPQ Accepted?
No

Examinations Required
EPPP and jurisprudence

Scope of Practice
M.G.L. Chapter 112: Section 118. Definitions.

"The practice of psychology'', rendering or offering to render professional service for any fee, monetary or otherwise, to individuals, groups of individuals, organizations or members of the public which includes the observation, description, evaluation, interpretation, and modification of human behavior, by the application of psychological principles, methods and procedures, for the purpose of assessing or effecting changes in symptomatic, maladaptive or undesired behavior and issues pertaining to interpersonal relationships, work and life adjustment, personal effectiveness and mental health.

The practice of psychology includes, but is not limited to, psychological testing, assessment and evaluation of intelligence, personality, abilities, attitudes, motivation, interests and aptitudes; counseling, psychotherapy, hypnosis, biofeedback training and behavior therapy; diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional disorder or disability, alcoholism and substance abuse, and the psychological aspects of physical illness or disability; psychoeducational evaluation, therapy, remediation and consultation.

Psychological services may be rendered to individuals, families, groups, and the public. For purposes of this definition, the practice of psychology does not include the teaching of psychology, the conduct of psychological research, or the provision of psychological consultation to organizations, unless such teaching research or consultation involves the delivery or supervision of the types of direct services described above, to individuals or groups of individuals.

M.G.L. Chapter 112: Section 125. Exclusion of other professions or occupations from applications of licensing or registration requirements.

[ ] Nothing in sections one hundred and eighteen to one hundred and twenty-nine A, inclusive, shall be construed to prevent school psychologists certified by the department of education from practicing and functioning within the scope of their employment in public or private schools or performing as certified school psychologists at any time in private practice or the public sector; provided, however, that they use the title Certified School Psychologists.


License — School Psychologist Initial Professional Support Personnel License

Granting Authority
Massachusetts Department of Education
Office of Educator Certification and Licensure
350 Main St.
Malden, MA 02148-5023
(781) 338-3000 

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — ALM GL ch. 71, § 38G (2003)

Regulatory — 603 CMR 7.01 (2003)

Education
Master's degree in school psychology

Examinations Required
Communication and literacy skills test

Internship
A practicum of 600 hours


License — School Psychologist Professional Support Personnel License

Granting Authority
Massachusetts Department of Education
Office of Educator Certification and Licensure
350 Main St.
Malden, MA 02148-5023
(781) 338-3000  

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — ALM GL ch. 71, § 38G (2003)

Regulatory — 603 CMR 7.01 (2003)

Education
Possession of initial license, employed three years as school psychologist, and certificate to practice as school psychologist from NASP

Examinations Required
Communication and literacy skills test

Internship
None specified

Michigan

License — Psychologist

Granting Authority
Bureau of Health Professions
Michigan Board of Psychology
PO Box 30670
Lansing, MI 48909-8170
(517) 335-0918
(517) 373-2179 fax
E-mail the Bureau of Health Professions 

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — M.C.L. 333.16145, 1954 ACS 100

Regulatory — Michigan Administrative Code R 338.2501–338.2514

Minimum Degree Required
Doctoral degree in psychology

CPQ Accepted?
Yes

Examinations Required
EPPP

Scope of Practice
333.18201 Definitions; principles of construction. [M.S.A. 14.15(18201) ]

Sec. 18201. (1) As used in this part:

(a) "Psychologist" means an individual licensed under this article to engage in the practice of psychology.

(b) "Practice of psychology" means the rendering to individuals, groups, organizations, or the public of services involving the application of principles, methods, and procedures of understanding, predicting, and influencing behavior for the purposes of the diagnosis, assessment related to diagnosis, prevention, amelioration, or treatment of mental or emotional disorders, disabilities or behavioral adjustment problems by means of psychotherapy, counseling, behavior modification, hypnosis, biofeedback techniques, psychological tests, or other verbal or behavioral means. The practice of psychology shall not include the practice of medicine such as prescribing drugs, performing surgery, or administering electro-convulsive therapy.

333.18214 Permissible conduct. [M.S.A. 14.15(18214) ]
Sec. 18214.

(2) This part does not prohibit an individual approved by the state department of education from using the title "school psychologist" and engaging in those duties and activities pertinent to employment by a public or private elementary or secondary school.

(4) This part does not prohibit a certified, licensed, registered, or otherwise statutorily recognized member of any profession including a lawyer, social worker, school counselor or marriage counselor from practicing his or her profession as authorized by law.


Certificate — Preliminary School Psychologist Certificate

Granting Authority
Michigan Department of Education
Office of Teacher/Administrator Preparation and Certification
P.O. Box 30008
Lansing, MI 48909
(517) 373-3310
E-mail the Michigan Department of Education 

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Certification law/rule/policy 

Statutory — School Psychologist Public Act (Public Act 451 of the Public Acts of 1976) 380.1251

Regulatory — R 380.201-209

Education
Minimum of 45 graduate semester hours in an approved program toward the school psychologist certificate.

Valid for three years and may be renewed once for 3 more years upon completion of not less than six credit hours in an approved program.

Examinations Required
None

Internship
Not less than a 600-clock-hour, supervised internship with school-age pupils in an approved school psychologist program, 300 of which shall be in a school setting under the supervision of a person who holds a Michigan school psychologist certificate

Scope
School Psychologist Public Act Sec.380.1251 School psychological service; rules; reports and information.
Sec. 1251.
(1) The board of a school district may establish and employ personnel necessary to provide an adequate school psychological service. School psychological service is a related nonclassroom function and shall be operated under rules promulgated by the state board, which shall establish the educational and experience requirements for, and certify as qualified and issue certificates to, the personnel for the services.

(2) The state board may require reports and information from participating school districts.

R 380.203 Role of school psychologist.

Rule 3. A school psychologist may function in the following roles:
(a) Provide school psychological services to any pupil.
(b) Collaborate with staff in planning educational intervention, curriculum, behavioral management, and teaching strategies.
(c) Consult, counsel, and collaborate with pupils, parents, school personnel, and appropriate outside
personnel regarding mental health, behavioral, and educational concerns utilizing psychological principles.
(d) Provide psychological evaluation for pupils referred as candidates for special education programs and provide reports to the appropriate educational authority.
(e) Perform systematic direct observations of pupils.
(f) Administer tests which may include intelligence, achievement, personality, adaptive behavior, and
perceptual-motor tests.
(g) Interpret the psychological and other diagnostic data for professionals, parents, pupils, and appropriate others.
(h) Collaborate in program planning and evaluation services for decision-making purposes


Certificate — School Psychologist

Granting Authority
Michigan Department of Education
Office of Teacher/Administrator Preparation and Certification
P.O. Box 30008
Lansing, MI 48909
(517) 373-3310
E-mail the Michigan Department of Education 

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Certification law/rule/policy 

Statutory — School Psychologist Public Act (Public Act 451 of the Public Acts of 1976) 380.1251

Regulatory — R 380.201-209

Education
Valid Michigan Preliminary School Psychologist Certificate, and a specialist's degree or its equivalent in school psychology, and have completed a minimum of 15 graduate semester hours in school psychology

Examinations required
None

Internship
In addition to the 600 clock hours required for the preliminary certificate, have completed not less than a 600-clock-hour, supervised internship with school-age pupils in an approved school psychologist program, 300 clock hours of which shall be in a school setting under the supervision of a person who holds a Michigan School psychologist certificate.

Scope
School Psychologist Public Act 380.1251 School psychological service; rules; reports and information.
Sec. 1251.
(1) The board of a school district may establish and employ personnel necessary to provide an adequate school psychological service. School psychological service is a related nonclassroom function and shall be operated under rules promulgated by the state board, which shall establish the educational and experience requirements for, and certify as qualified and issue certificates to, the personnel for the services.

(2) The state board may require reports and information from participating school districts.

R 380.203 Role of school psychologist.

Rule 3. A school psychologist may function in the following roles:

(a) Provide school psychological services to any pupil.
(b) Collaborate with staff in planning educational intervention, curriculum, behavioral management, and teaching strategies.
(c) Consult, counsel, and collaborate with pupils, parents, school personnel, and appropriate outside
personnel regarding mental health, behavioral, and educational concerns utilizing psychological principles.
(d) Provide psychological evaluation for pupils referred as candidates for special education programs and provide reports to the appropriate educational authority.
(e) Perform systematic direct observations of pupils.
(f) Administer tests which may include intelligence, achievement, personality, adaptive behavior, and
perceptual-motor tests.
(g) Interpret the psychological and other diagnostic data for professionals, parents, pupils, and appropriate others.
(h) Collaborate in program planning and evaluation services for decision-making purposes.

Minnesota

License — Psychologist

Granting Authority
Minnesota Board of Psychology
2829 University Avenue SE, Suite 320
Minneapolis, MN 55414-3237
(612) 617-2230
E-mail the Minnesota Board of Psychology 

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — Minnesota Psychology Practice Act (Minnesota Statutes 2001, Chapter 148) 

Regulatory — Minnesota Rules, Chapter 7200 

Minimum Degree Required
Doctoral degree in psychology

CPQ Accepted?
As of 2003 — In process of accepting CPQ (voted to accept CPQ and are in process of making legislative or administrative changes necessary for implementation.)

Examinations Required
EPPP and Professional Responsibility Exam

Scope of Practice
Minnesota Statutes 148.89 Definitions.

Subd. 5. Practice of psychology. "Practice of psychology" means the observation, description, evaluation, interpretation, and modification of human behavior by the application of psychological principles, methods, and procedures, to prevent or eliminate symptomatic, maladaptive, or
undesired behavior and to enhance interpersonal relationships, work and life adjustment, personal and organizational effectiveness, behavioral health, and mental health. The practice of psychology includes, but is not limited to, the following services, regardless of whether the provider receives
payment for the services:

(1) psychological research, psychological testing, teaching of psychology, and the evaluation or assessment of personal characteristics such as intelligence, personality, abilities, interests, aptitudes, and neuropsychological functioning;

(2) counseling, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, hypnosis, biofeedback, and diagnosis and treatment of:
(i) mental and emotional disorder or disability;
(ii) alcoholism and substance abuse;
(iii) disorders of habit or conduct;
(iv) the psychological aspects of physical illness or condition, accident, injury, or disability;
(v) bereavement issues;
(vi) family or relationship issues; and
(vii) work-related issues; and

(3) psychoeducational evaluation, therapy, remediation, consultation, and supervision.


License — School Psychologist

Granting Authority
Minnesota Department of Children, Families & Learning
Personnel Licensing Team
1500 Highway 36 West
Roseville, MN 55113-4266
(651) 582-8691
(651) 582-8809 fax 

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — Minnesota Statutes 2001, 122A.09, 122A.18 

Regulatory — Minnesota Rules, 8710.6200

Education
Preparation program in school psychology accredited[sic] by NASP

Examinations Required
None

Internship
None specified

Scope
Minnesota Rules
8710.6200 SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST.
Subpart 1. Scope of practice. A licensed school psychologist is authorized to provide direct and indirect psychological services to prekindergarten through grade 12 students who are at risk of social and academic failure.

Mississippi

License — Psychologist

Granting Authority
Mississippi Board of Psychology
2395 Deerfield Road
Yazoo City, MS 39194 1-888-693-1416
(662) 716-3934
(662) 716-0336 fax

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — Mississippi Statutes Section 73-31-1 et seq. 

Regulatory — Rules & Regulations of the Mississippi Board of Psychology, February 15, 2002

Minimum Degree Required
Doctoral degree in psychology

CPQ Accepted?
Yes

Examinations Required
EPPP and oral

Scope of Practice
Mississippi Statutes SEC. 73-31-3. Definitions.

When used in this chapter, the word or term:
(d) "Practice of psychology" means the description, interpretation and modification of human behavior through the application of psychological principles and procedures. The practice of psychology includes, but is not limited to, the assessment of personal characteristics such as intelligence, personality, ability, and other cognitive, behavioral and neuropsychological functioning, and efforts to change or improve symptomatic, maladaptive behavior or mental health through psychotherapy procedures including psychoanalysis, behavior therapy, biofeedback and hypnosis. Psychologists diagnose and treat mental and emotional disorders, disorders of habit and conduct, and disorders associated with physical illness or injury. Psychological services are provided to individuals, families, groups and the public. The practice of psychology shall be construed within the meaning of this definition without regard to whether payment is received for services rendered.

Mississippi Statutes SEC. 73-31-27. Excluded activities.

(1) Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to limit:
(a) The activities, services, and use of an official title on the part of a person in the employ of a federal, state, county or municipal agency, or of other political subdivisions, or any educational institution chartered by the state, insofar as such activities, services and use of an official title are a part of the duties of his office or position with such agency or institution; or

(2) Individuals certified by the Mississippi State Department of Education may use appropriate titles such as "school psychologist," "certified school psychologist," "educational psychologist" or "psychometrist" only when employed by and practicing in school or educational settings.


License — Standard Educator License School Psychologist Class AAA

Granting Authority
Mississippi Department of Education
Educator Licensure/Certification
P.O. Box 771 or 359 North West Street
Jackson, MS 39205
(601) 359-3483
E-mail Educator Licensure/Certification 

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — Mississippi Code Title 37 Chapter 3 (SEC. 37-3-2. Certification of teachers and administrators) 

Regulatory — Guidelines for MS Educator Licensure 

Education
Specialist degree in school psychology

Examinations Required
PRAXIS I and II

Internship
None specified


License — Standard Educator License School Psychologist Class AAAA

Granting Authority
Mississippi Department of Education
Educator Licensure/Certification
P.O. Box 771 or 359 North West Street
Jackson, MS 39205
(601) 359-3483
E-mail Educator Licensure/Certification 

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — Mississippi Code Title 37 Chapter 3 (SEC. 37-3-2. Certification of teachers and administrators) 

Regulatory — Guidelines for MS Educator Licensure 

Education
Meet the requirements of Class AAA and Doctoral degree in psychology

Examinations Required
PRAXIS I and II

Internship
None specified

Missouri

License — Psychologist

Granting Authority
Missouri State Committee of Psychologists
3605 Missouri Boulevard
P.O. Box 1335
Jefferson City, MO 65102-1335
(573) 751-0293
(800) 526-3489 fax
(800) 735-2966 TDD
E-mail the Missouri State Committee of Psychologists 

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — Missouri Revised Statutes, Chapter 337 

Regulatory — Rules of Department of Economic Development, Division 235-State Committee of Psychologists, Chapter 2-Licensure Requirements, 4 CSR 235-2.001 et seq

Minimum Degree Required
Doctoral degree in clinical or counseling psychology

CPQ Accepted?
Yes

Examinations Required
EPPP, oral and jurisprudence

Scope of Practice
Missouri Revised Statutes 337.010.
As used in sections 337.010 to 337.090 the following terms mean:

(4) "Licensed psychologist", any person who offers to render psychological services to individuals, groups, organizations, institutions, corporations, schools, government agencies or the general public for a fee, monetary or otherwise, implying that such person is trained, experienced and licensed to practice psychology and who holds a current and valid, whether temporary, provisional or permanent, license in this state to practice psychology;

Missouri Revised Statutes 337.015.
Practice of psychology regulated--practice of psychology, defined.

1. No person shall represent himself as a psychologist in the state of Missouri unless he is validly licensed and registered under the provisions of this chapter. No person shall engage in the practice of psychology in the state of Missouri unless he is validly licensed and registered under the provisions of this chapter unless otherwise exempt under the provisions of sections 337.010 to 337.090.

2. A person represents himself as a "psychologist" within the meaning of this chapter when he holds himself out to the public by any title or description of services incorporating the words "psychology", "psychological", or "psychologist", or any term of like import, "psychometry", "psychometrics", "psychometrist", "psychotherapy", "psychotherapists", "psychoanalysis", "psychoanalyst", or variants thereof or when the person purports to be trained, experienced or an expert in the field of psychology, and offers to render or renders services as defined below to individuals, groups, organizations, or the public for a fee, monetary or otherwise; provided, however, that professional counselors licensed to practice under this chapter, or a physician licensed to practice pursuant to chapter 334, RSMo, who specializes in psychiatry, may use any of such terms except "psychology", "psychological", or "psychologist" so long as such is consistent with their respective licensing laws.

3. The "practice of psychology" within the meaning of this chapter is defined as the observation, description, evaluation, interpretation, treatment, and modification of human behavior by the application of psychological principles, methods, and procedures, for the purpose of preventing, treating, or eliminating symptomatic, maladaptive, or undesired behavior and of enhancing interpersonal relationships, work and life adjustment, personal effectiveness, behavioral health, and mental health.

The practice of psychology includes, but is not limited to, psychometric or psychological testing and the evaluation or assessment of personal characteristics, such as intelligence, personality, abilities, interests, aptitudes, and neuropsychological functioning; counseling, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, hypnosis, biofeedback, and behavior analysis and therapy; diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional disorder or disability in both inpatient and outpatient settings, alcoholism and substance abuse, disorders of habit or conduct, as well as the psychological aspects of physical illness, accident, injury, or disability; psychoeducational evaluation, therapy, remediation, and consultation; and teaching and training of psychological competence. Psychological services may be rendered to individuals, families, groups, and the public. The practice of psychology shall be construed within the meaning of this definition without regard to whether payment is received for services rendered.

4. The application of these principles and methods includes, but is not restricted to: diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and amelioration of adjustment problems and emotional and mental disturbances of individuals and groups; hypnosis; counseling; educational and vocational counseling; personnel selection and management; the evaluation and planning for effective work and learning situations; advertising and market research; and the resolution of interpersonal and social conflicts.

Missouri Revised Statutes 337.045.
Nothing in sections 337.010 to 337.090 shall in any way limit:

(2) The activities, services, or use of official title on the part of any person in the employ of a governmental agency, or of a duly chartered educational institution, or of a corporation primarily engaged in research, insofar as such activities or services are part of the duties of his or her employment, except that any person hired after August 28, 1996, shall be in the process of either meeting the requirements to become licensed, including pursuant to a doctoral degree in psychology or the supervised professional experience requirements or shall be a licensed psychologist; or

(8) School psychologists certified under the program standards of the National Association of School Psychologists who are employed in a duly accredited school so long as the individual is performing services within the scope of his or her employment for such school and within the scope of his or her education, training and experience


Certificate — School Psychologist Certificate

Granting Authority
Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Division of Teacher Quality and Urban Education — Teacher Certification
P.O. Box 480
Jefferson City, MO 65102
(573) 751-0051
No fax machine
E-mail the Division of Teacher Quality and Urban Education — Teacher Certification

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — Missouri Revised Statutes, Chapter 168 Personnel - Teachers and Others, Section 168.081
Regulatory — Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Certification Requirements for School Psychologist, Effective 11-30-2000

Education
Completion of a master's or a more advanced degree with a major emphasis in school psychology from a university meeting approval of the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education;

and

A minimum of sixty (60) semester hours of professional preparation at the graduate level with competencies demonstrated in all areas listed* to the satisfaction of a university meeting approval of the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (*see Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education, Certification Requirements for School Psychologist, Effective 11-30-2000, I(C) and (D))

Examinations Required
PRAXIS II

Internship
None specified

Montana

License — Psychologist

Granting Authority
Montana Board of Psychologists
301 South Park Avenue, 4th Floor
Helena, MT 59620-0513
(406) 841-2394
(406) 841-2305 

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — MCA, 37-17-301 et seq 

Regulatory — ARM, Title 8, Chapter 52 

Minimum Degree Required
(i) doctoral degree in clinical psychology from an accredited college or university having an appropriate graduate program approved by the American psychological association;

(ii) doctoral degree in psychology from an accredited college or university not approved by the American psychological association and has successfully completed a formal graduate retraining program in clinical psychology approved by the American psychological association;

or

(iii) doctoral degree in psychology from an accredited college or university and has completed a course of studies that meets minimum standards specified in rules by the board; and

CPQ Accepted?
No

Examinations Required
EPPP and oral

Scope of Practice
MCA 37-17-102. Definitions. Unless the context requires otherwise, in this chapter, the following definitions apply:

(4) (a) "Practice of psychology" means the observation, description, interpretation, and modification of human behavior by the application of psychological principles, methods, and procedures for the purpose of eliminating symptomatic, maladaptive, or undesired behavior and improving interpersonal relations, work and life adjustment, personal effectiveness, and mental health.
(b) The practice of psychology includes but is not limited to psychological testing and evaluation or assessment of personal characteristics such as intelligence, personality, abilities, interests, aptitudes, and neuropsychological functioning; counseling, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, hypnosis, biofeedback, and behavior analysis and therapy; diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional disorders or disabilities, chemical dependency, substance abuse, and the psychological aspects of physical illness, accident, injury, or disability; and psychoeducational evaluation, therapy, remediation, and consultation.

(5) A person represents to the public that the person is a "psychologist" when the person uses a title or description of services incorporating the words "psychologist", "psychological", "psychologic", or "psychology" and offers to render or renders psychological services defined in subsection (4) to individuals, groups, corporations, or the public, whether or not the person does so for compensation or fee,

MCA 37-17-104. Exemptions. This chapter does not prevent:

(2) the activities, services, and use of an official title clearly delineating the nature and level of training on the part of a person in the employ of a federal, state, county, or municipal agency or of other political subdivisions or an educational or charitable institution insofar as these activities and services are a part of the duties of his office or position with the agency or institution;

(8) activities of a psychological nature on the part of a person who is a salaried employee of an accredited academic institution, governmental agency, research laboratory, or business corporation if he is performing the duties for which he is employed by the organization within the confines of the organization.


License — Class 5 Alternative License — Specialist Endorsement in School Psychology

Granting Authority
Montana Office of Public Instruction
Certification Division
P.O. Box 202501
Helena, MT 59620-2501
(406) 444-3150
(406) 444-2893
E-mail the Certification Division 

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — Mont. Code Anno., § 20-2-121 (2002)

Regulatory — Chapter 57, Montana Administrative Rules, 10-57-101 et seq., 10.57.434

Education
Current credentials as a nationally certified school psychologist (NCSP)

or

Master’s degree in school psychology or a master's degree which included specified minimums* (see 10.57.434(b)

Examinations Required
None

Internship
None specified


License — Class 6 Specialist License with School Psychology Endorsement

Granting Authority
Montana Office of Public Instruction
Certification Division
P.O. Box 202501
Helena, MT 59620-2501
(406) 444-3150
(406) 444-2893
E-mail the Certification Division 

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — Mont. Code Anno., § 20-2-121 (2002)

Regulatory — Chapter 57, Montana Administrative Rules, 10-57-101 et seq., 10.57.434

Education
Current credentials as a nationally certified school psychologist (NCSP)

or

Master’s degree in school psychology or a master's degree which included specified minimums* (see 10.57.434(b)

Examinations Required
None

Internship
None specified

Nebraska

License — Psychologist

Granting Authority
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services
Regulation and Licensure
Credentialing Division
P.O. Box 94986
Lincoln, NE 68509-4986
(402) 471-2115
Fax: (402) 471-3577 

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — R.R.S. Neb. 71-1, 206.01, et seq. 

Regulatory — NAC Title 172, Chapter 155, Section 003

Minimum Degree Required
Doctoral degree in psychology

CPQ Accepted?
As of 2003 — In process of accepting CPQ (voted to accept CPQ and are in process of making legislative or administrative changes necessary for implementation.)

Examinations Required
EPPP and jurisprudence

Scope of Practice
R.R.S. Neb. Sec. 71-1, 206.08 Practice of psychology, defined.

Practice of psychology shall mean the observation, description, evaluation, interpretation, or modification of human behavior by the application of psychological principles, methods, or procedures for the purpose of preventing or eliminating symptomatic, maladaptive, or undesired behavior and of enhancing interpersonal relationships, work and life adjustment, personal effectiveness, behavioral health, and mental health.

The practice of psychology shall include, but is not limited to, psychological testing and the evaluation or assessment of personal characteristics such as intelligence, personality, abilities, interests, aptitudes, and psychophysiological and neuropsychological functioning; counseling, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, hypnosis, biofeedback, and behavior analysis and therapy; diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional disorders, alcoholism and substance abuse, disorders of habit or conduct, and the psychological aspect of physical illness, accident, injury, or disability; psychoeducational evaluation, therapy, remediation, and consultation; and supervision of qualified individuals performing services specified in this section.

Psychological services may be rendered to individuals, families, groups, organizations, institution, and the public. The practice of psychology shall be construed within the meaning of this definition without regard to whether payment is received for services rendered.

R.R.S. Neb. Sec. 71-1,206.25. Other Practices and activities: sections, how construed.

(4)Nothing in sections 71-1,206.01 to 71.1,206.35 shall be construed to prevent persons who are certified as school psychologists by the State Board of Education from using the title school psychologist and practicing psychology as defined in such sections if such practice is restricted to regular employment within a setting under the jurisdiction of the State Board of Education. Such individuals shall be employees of the educational setting and not independent contractors providing psychological services to educational settings.


Certificate — Provisional Commitment Special Services Counseling Certificate with School Psychology Endorsement

Granting Authority
Nebraska Department of Education
Teacher Certification
301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, Nebraska 68509
(402) 471-249
(402) 471-9735 fax
E-mail Teacher Certification

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — R.R.S. Neb. §79-318 (2002)

Regulatory — Nebraska Administrative Code: 92 NAC 21, 24

Education
Baccalaureate degree and have completed at least three-fourths of a program in school psychology (and intent to meet all the requirements for the regular certificate during the term of the provisional certificate OR to make such progress on the program as to permit the renewal of the provisional certificate)

AND

human relations training course

Examinations Required
None

Internship
None specified


Certificate — Regular Special Services Counseling Certificate with School Psychology Endorsement

Granting Authority
Nebraska Department of Education
Teacher Certification
301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, Nebraska 68509
(402) 471-249
(402) 471-9735 fax
E-mail Teacher Certification

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — R.R.S. Neb. §79-318 (2002)

Regulatory — Nebraska Administrative Code: 92 NAC 21, 24 

Education
Regular approved program in school psychology from a standard institution of higher education; 60 graduate hours past bachelor's or a specialist degree in school psychology

AND

not less than six semester hours of course work earned within the immediate past three years

AND

human relations training course

Examinations Required
None

Internship
1200 clock hours, supervised by the standard institution, in a school or clinical setting

Scope
92 NAC Chapter 24, 007.03(c)
(c) Persons with this endorsement [school psychologist] may counsel and consult with students, school personnel, parents and other specialists on individual student needs or school program considerations. These may include (1) assessment of learning, general physical and emotional social development, and/or behavior in students; (2) the selection, administration, and interpretation of educational and psychological tests and test results; (3) the analysis of economic, cultural and environmental setting data; (4) the identification and verification of students with disabilities and gifted; and (5) recommendations for student placement.

Nevada

License — Psychologist

Granting Authority
Nevada Board of Psychological Examiners
P.O. Box 2286
Reno, NV 89505-2286
(775) 688-1268
(775) 688-1272 fax
E-mail the Nevada Board of Psychological Examiners 

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — NRS 641 

Regulatory — NAC Chapter 641 

Minimum Degree Required
Doctoral degree in psychology

CPQ Accepted?
Yes

Examinations Required
EPPP and oral

Scope of Practice
NRS 641.025 "Practice of psychology" defined.

"Practice of psychology" means the observation, description, evaluation, interpretation or modification of human behavior by the application of psychological principles, methods or procedures to prevent or eliminate problematic, unhealthy or undesired behavior and to enhance personal relationships and behavioral and mental health. The term includes, without limitation, such specialized areas of competence as:
1. Psychological testing and the evaluation of personal characteristics, including, without limitation, intelligence, personality, abilities, interests, aptitudes and neuropsychological functioning;
2. Counseling;
3. Psychoanalysis;
4. Psychotherapy;
5. Hypnosis;
6. Biofeedback;
7. Analysis and therapy relating to behavior;
8. Diagnosis and treatment of mental or emotional disorders, alcoholism and substance abuse, including, without limitation, disorders of habit or conduct;
9. Psychological aspects of physical injury, illness, accident or disability; and
10. Evaluation, therapy, remediation and consultation relating to the academic performance of the patient.

NRS 641.390 Representation or practice as psychologist without license prohibited; exceptions.

1. A person shall not represent himself as a psychologist within the meaning of this chapter or engage in the practice of psychology unless he is licensed under the provisions of this chapter, except that any psychological scientist employed by an accredited educational institution or public agency which has set explicit standards may represent himself by the title conferred upon him by such institution or agency.

5. A person who is certified as a school psychologist by the state board of education may use the title "school psychologist" or "certified school psychologist" in connection with activities relating to school psychologists.
(Added to NRS by 1963, 189; A 1973, 787; 1989, 1547)


School Psychologist Endorsement

Granting Authority
Department of Education
Teacher Licensing Office
9890 South Maryland Parkway, Suite 221
Las Vegas, Nevada 89183
(702) 486-6457 (voice mail)
(702) 486-6458 (8:00 am to 5:00 pm)
(702) 486-6450 fax
E-mail the Teacher Licensing Office

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — NRS § 391.019 (2003)

Regulatory — NAC Chapter 391 

Education
Graduate degree from an accredited institution; preparation in school psychology; earned 60 semester hours of graduate credits OR program approved by the board which prepares a person to be a school psychologist.

Examinations Required
None

Internship
Two full time regular consecutive semesters or 1,000 hours of supervised and practical experience. The period must be completed within 3 years after it is started.

At least half of the period of internship must be served in a school system, the remaining part may be served in some other public agency which is approved by the superintendent.

In lieu of an internship consisting of two full time regular semesters or 1,000 hours, the superintendent of public instruction may accept a partial internship and 3 years of experience as a school psychologist in another jurisdiction if the experience is verified as having been successful.


Provisional Endorsement in School Psychology

Granting Authority
Department of Education
Teacher Licensing Office
1820 East Sahara Avenue, Suite 205
Las Vegas, Nevada 89104
(702) 486-6457 (voice mail)
(702) 486-6458 (8:00 am to 5:00 pm)
(702) 486-6450 fax
E-mail the Teacher Licensing Office

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — NRS § 391.019 (2003)

Regulatory — NAC Chapter 391 

Education
Graduate degree from an accredited institution; preparation in school psychology; earned 60 semester hours of graduate credits OR program approved by the board which prepares a person to be a school psychologist.

Internship
Completed one full-time regular semester or 500 hours of supervised, practical experience in an accredited school system or an approved public agency if at least half the experience has been in the school system and the intern has fulfilled all the other requirements for a regular endorsement.

Examinations Required
None

New Hampshire

License — Psychologist

Granting Authority
New Hampshire Board of Mental Health Practice
49 Donovan St.
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 271-6762
(603) 271-3590 Fax
TDD Access: Relay NH (800) 735-2954 

Statutory/Regulatory Authority 
Statutory — NH Law RSA 330-A

Regulatory — NH Code of Administrative Rules, Chapter Mhp 300 

Minimum Degree Required
Doctoral degree in psychology

CPQ Accepted?
Yes

Examinations Required
EPPP and oral

Scope of Practice
NH Law RSA 330-A:2 Definitions. - In this chapter:

VI. "Mental health practice" means the observation, description, evaluation, interpretation, diagnosis, and modification of human behavior by the application of psychological and systems principles, methods, and procedures for the purpose of preventing or eliminating symptomatic, maladapted, or undesirable behavior and of enhancing interpersonal relationships, work and life adjustments, personal effectiveness, behavioral health, and mental health, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of the psychological and social aspects of physical illness, accident, injury, or disability. Mental health practice may include, but shall not be limited to, those services based on diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional disorders and psycho-educational or consultative techniques integral to the treatment of such disorders when diagnosis is specified in the most current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, published by the American Psychiatric Association, or an equivalent of such manual as determined by the board. Notwithstanding any other provision to the contrary, no person licensed or registered under this chapter shall assess the need for medications, prescribe medications, or otherwise practice medicine as defined in RSA 329.

VII. "Mental health practitioner" means persons licensed under this chapter as psychologists, pastoral psychotherapists, clinical social workers, clinical mental health counselors, or marriage and family therapists. For purposes of this chapter, the term clinical social worker shall include independent clinical social worker.

VIII. "Psychotherapist" means a psychologist, clinical social worker, pastoral psychotherapist, clinical mental health counselor, or marriage and family therapist licensed under this chapter who performs or purports to perform psychotherapy. This definition shall include psychiatrists licensed as physicians under RSA 329 and advanced registered nurse practitioners licensed under RSA 326-B:10 as psychiatric nurse practitioners.

IX. "Psychotherapy" means the professional treatment, assessment, or counseling of a mental or emotional illness, symptom, or condition.


School Psychologist Credential

Granting Authority
Bureau of Credentialing
Division of Program Support
New Hampshire Department of Education
101 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301-3860
(603) 271-3495
(603) 271-1953 fax
(800) 339-9900
(800) 735-2964 TTY
E-mail the Bureau of Credentialing 

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — New Hampshire RSA 186:11 (2002)

Regulatory — New Hampshire Code of Administrative Rules, Education Ed. 507.08 

Education
State board of education or NCATE approved doctoral program in school psychology

Examinations Required
PRAXIS I

Internship
One year in a general school setting and one year of experience in the role of an associate school psychologist,

or

2 years supervised experience as an associate school psychologist

Scope
New Hampshire Code of Administrative RulesEd. 507.08(e) Role description.

The school psychologist provides psychological services and consultation to students, parents, and educators, as it may affect the educational process and/or the New Hampshire state board of education.


Associate School Psychologist Credential

Granting Authority
Bureau of Credentialing
Division of Program Support
New Hampshire Department of Education
101 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301-3860
(603) 271-3495
(603) 271-1953 fax
(800) 339-9900
(800) 735-2964 TTY
E-mail the Bureau of Credentialing 

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — New Hampshire RSA 186:11 (2002)

Regulatory — New Hampshire Code of Administrative Rules, Education Ed. 507.08 

Education
Master's degree in clinical or school psychology from a college or university approved by the New Hampshire post secondary education commission

Examinations Required
PRAXIS I

Internship
None specified

New Jersey

License — Psychologist

Granting Authority
New Jersey State Board of Psychological Examiners 
P.O. Box 45017
Newark, NJ 07101
(973) 504-6470
(973) 648-3536 fax
E-mail the New Jersey State Board of Psychological Examiners

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — New Jersey Statutes Annotated, Title 45 Professions and Occupations, Chapter 14B Psychologists

Regulatory — New Jersey Administrative Code, Chapter 42, Title 13, Board of Psychological Examiners 

Minimum Degree Required
Doctoral degree in psychology

CPQ Accepted?
In process of accepting CPQ (voted to accept CPQ and are in process of making legislative or administrative changes necessary for implementation.)

Examinations Required
EPPP and oral

Scope of Practice
New Jersey Statutes Annotated 45:14B-2. Definitions

As used in this act, unless the context clearly requires otherwise and except as in this act expressly otherwise provided:

(a) "Licensed practicing psychologist" means an individual to whom a license has been issued pursuant to the provisions of this act, which license is in force and not suspended or revoked as of the particular time in question.

(b) The "practice of psychology" means the rendering of professional psychological services to individuals, singly or in groups, whether in the general public or in organizations, either public or private, for a fee, monetary or otherwise. "Professional psychological services" means the application of psychological principles and procedures in the assessment, counseling or psychotherapy of individuals for the purposes of promoting the optimal development of their potential or ameliorating their personality disturbances and maladjustments as manifested in personal and interpersonal situations. Within the meaning of this act, professional psychological services does not include the application for a fee, monetary or otherwise, of psychological principles and procedures for purposes other than those described in this section.

NJAC 13:42-1.1 Scope of practice

(a) The scope of practice of a licensed psychologist includes, but is not limited to, the use or advertisement of the use of theories, principles, procedures, techniques or devices of psychology, whether or not for a fee or other recompense. Psychological services include, but are not limited to:

1. Psychological assessment of a person or group including, but not limited to: administration or interpretation of psychological tests and devices for the purpose of educational placement, job placement, job suitability, personality evaluation, intelligence, psychodiagnosis, treatment planning and disposition; career and vocational planning and development; personal development; management development; institutional placements; and assessments in connection with legal proceedings and the actions of governmental agencies including, but not limited to, cases involving education, divorce, child custody, disability issues and criminal matters;

2. Psychological intervention or consultation in the form of verbal, behavioral or written interaction to promote optimal development or growth or to ameliorate personality disturbances or maladjustments of an individual or group. Psychological intervention includes, but is not limited to, individual, couples, group and family psychotherapy, and psychological consultation includes consultation to or for private individuals, groups and organizations and to or for governmental agencies, police and any level of the judicial system;

3. Use of psychological principles, which are operating assumptions derived from the theories of psychology that include, but are not limited to: personality, motivation, learning and behavior systems, psychophysiological psychology including biofeedback, neuropsychology, cognitive psychology and psychological measurement; and

4. Use of psychological procedures, which are applications employing the principles of psychology and associated techniques, instruments and devices. These procedures include, but are not limited to, psychological interviews, counseling, psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, biofeedback, and psychological assessments

NJAC 45:14B-6. Unlicensed persons; activities allowed
Any individual who is not a licensed practicing psychologist shall not be limited in his activities:

(b) As required by his employer to the pupils, students or other normal clientele within the scope of his employment but not to the general public, provided he is employed by a private elementary or secondary school that requires its psychologists to be certified as school psychologists by the New Jersey State Department of Education.

(g) As a practicing psychologist certified as a school psychologist by the State Department of Education and performing services on behalf of a local school district to students for whom the school district is responsible to provide services.

NJAC 13:42-1.5 Member of other professional group doing work of psychological nature; exemption from licensure

(a) The following individuals, who do work of a psychological nature consistent with the accepted standards of their respective professions, are exempt from licensure under the Practicing Psychology Licensing Act provided they do not hold themselves out to the public by any title or description stating or implying that such person is a psychologist or is licensed to practice psychology:

11. A school psychologist or guidance counselor who is certified by the New Jersey State Department of Education and who is employed by, and whose services are rendered in or for, a public or private school. No exemption shall be permitted to any school psychologist/counselor not certified by a governmental department of the State of New Jersey and not employed in an exempt setting as set forth in N.J.A.C. 13:42-1.3 and N.J.S.A. 45:14B- 6(a)1 and (b) unless otherwise authorized by law;


Certificate — Educational Services Certificate with School Psychology Endorsement

Granting Authority
New Jersey Department of Education
Office of Licensing and Academic Credentials
P.O. Box 500
100 Riverview Place
Trenton, NJ 08625-0500
(609) 292-2070
(609) 633-0833 fax 

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — N.J. Stat. § 18A: 4-10 (2003)

Regulatory — New Jersey Administrative Code, Title 6, Chapter 11, Subchapter 11
(NJAC 6:11-11.12) 

Education
A bachelor's degree from an accredited or approved institution with a minimum of 30 semester-hour credits distributed in at least four of the following areas: English, social studies, fine arts, mathematics, foreign languages, and science.

Successful completion of one of the following:
A. A graduate college curriculum approved by the New Jersey State Department of Education as the basis for issuing this endorsement. OR
B. A program of graduate studies of at least 60 semester-hour credits in an accredited and approved college or university program with specified distributions* (*see NJAC 6:11-11.12(b)(2)

Examinations Required
None

Internship
None required, but an externship of 450 clock hours is required.

Externship should be in school clinic or other clinic approved by Commissioner of Education, supervised by a qualified school psychologist or by personnel approved by Commissioner of Education, at least 50 percent of in psychological services division of a public school system, and at least 100 clock hours in testing classified children.

New Mexico

License — Psychologist

Granting Authority
New Mexico Board of Psychologist Examiners
2055 Pacheco St., Suite 400
Santa Fe, NM 87504
(505) 476-7078
E-mail the New Mexico Board of Psychologist Examiners 

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
New Mexico Board of Psychologist Examiners, Rules and Law 

Statutory — New Mexico Statutes Annotated 1978 : CHAPTER 61 PROFESSIONAL AND OCCUPATIONAL LICENSES : ARTICLE 9 PSYCHOLOGISTS (Repealed effective July 1, 2004.)

Regulatory — Administrative Code Renumbered : NEW MEXICO ADMINISTRATIVE CODE (Renumbered) : TITLE 16 OCCUPATIONAL AND PROFESSIONAL LICENSING : CHAPTER 22 PSYCHOLOGISTS AND PSYCHOLOGIST ASSOCIATES

Minimum Degree Required
Doctoral degree in psychology

CPQ Accepted?
Yes

Examinations Required
EPPP and oral

Scope of Practice
NMSA 61-9-3. Definitions. (Repealed effective July 1, 2004.).

C. "psychologist" means any person who engages in the practice of psychology or holds himself out to the public by any title or description of services representing himself as a psychologist, which incorporates the words "psychological", "psychologist", "psychology", or when a person describes himself as above and, under such title or description, offers to render or renders services involving the application of principles, methods and procedures of the science and profession of psychology to persons for compensation or other personal gain;

D. "practice of psychology" means the observation, description, evaluation, interpretation and modification of human behavior by the application of psychological principles, methods and procedures for the purpose of preventing or eliminating symptomatic, maladaptive or undesired behavior and of enhancing interpersonal relationships, work and life adjustment, personal effectiveness, behavioral health and mental health, and further means the rendering of such psychological services to individuals, families or groups regardless of whether payment is received for services rendered. The practice of psychology includes psychological testing or neuropsychological testing and the evaluation or assessment of personal characteristics such as intelligence, personality, abilities, interests, aptitudes and neuropsychological functioning; counseling, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, hypnosis, biofeedback, behavior analysis and therapy; diagnosis and treatment of any mental and emotional disorder or disability, alcoholism and substance abuse, disorders of habit or conduct and the psychological aspects of physical illness, accident, injury and disability; and psychoeducational evaluation, therapy, remediation and consultation;

NMSA 61-9-16. Scope of act. (Repealed effective July 1, 2004.).

A. Nothing in the Professional Psychologist Act shall be construed to limit:

(1) the activities, services and use of an official title on the part of a person in the employ of a federal, state, county or municipal agency or of other political subdivisions or any educational institution chartered by the state insofar as such activities, services and use of any official title are a part of the duties of his office or position with the agency or institution;

D. Nothing in the Professional Psychologist Act prohibits qualified members of other professional groups who are licensed or regulated under the laws of this state from engaging in activities within the scope of practice of their respective licensing or regulation statutes, but they shall not hold themselves out to the public by any title or description of services that would lead the public to believe that they are psychologists, and they shall not state or imply that they are licensed to practice psychology.


License — Level 1, Entry Level School Psychologist, K-12 License

Granting Authority
New Mexico State Department of Education
Education Building
300 Don Gaspar
Santa Fe, NM 87501-2786
(505) 827-6587
(505) 827-4148 fax
E-mail the New Mexico State Department of Education

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — Sections 22-2-1, NMSA 1978 and 22-2-2, NMSA 1978 

Regulatory — NMAC Title 6 Primary and Secondary Education, Chapter 63 School Personnel - License Requirements for Ancillary and Support Personnel

Education

Bachelor's and master's degree from a regionally accredited college or university; and 60 graduate hours meeting specified requirements* (*see NMAC 6.63.5.8 (2) and 6.63.5.10)

OR

a doctoral degree in clinical psychology, counseling psychology, or school psychology that includes 12 semester hours of child focused course work and/or 600 hours of experience in child psychology,

OR

a valid clinical psychologist, counseling psychologist, or school psychologist license issued by the New Mexico Board of Psychologist Examiners

Examinations Required
PRAXIS II

Internship
For bachelor's and master's degree and 60 graduate hours:
1200 clock hours, at least 600 of which must be in a school setting, and at least 300 of which is psychological counseling with students with severe emotional disturbances and/or behavior disorders under supervision of clinical supervising school psychologist

OR

Internship in a school setting as part of 60 graduate hours granted by school psychology program outside of New Mexico approved by New Mexico State Board of Education

OR

Documentation of one year clinically supervised experience in school psychology, or psychological counseling, or psychological interventions including counseling

For doctoral degree:
None specified

For psychologist license issued by the New Mexico Board of Psychologist Examiners:
None specified


License — Level 2, Independent School Psychologist, K-12 License

Granting Authority
New Mexico State Department of Education
Education Building
300 Don Gaspar
Santa Fe, NM 87501-2786
(505) 827-6587
(505) 827-4148 fax
E-mail the New Mexico State Department of Education

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — Sections 22-2-1, NMSA 1978 and 22-2-2, NMSA 1978 

Regulatory — NMAC Title 6 Primary and Secondary Education, Chapter 63 School Personnel - License Requirements for Ancillary and Support Personnel

Education
A valid level 1 license;

and

Verification by superintendent of local school district or governing authority of private school/state institution of satisfactorily demonstrating school psychology competencies* approved by New Mexico State Board of Education and documented by a clinical supervising school psychologist. (*see NMAC 6.63.5.10, containing specified competencies)

Examinations Required
PRAXIS II

Internship
None specified


License — Level 3A, Clinical Supervising School Psychologist, K-12 License

Granting Authority
New Mexico State Department of Education
Education Building
300 Don Gaspar
Santa Fe, NM 87501-2786
(505) 827-6587
(505) 827-4148 fax
E-mail the New Mexico State Department of Education

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — Sections 22-2-1, NMSA 1978 and 22-2-2, NMSA 1978 

Regulatory — NMAC Title 6 Primary and Secondary Education, Chapter 63 School Personnel - License Requirements for Ancillary and Support Personnel l

Education
Doctoral degree in school psychology, clinical psychology or counseling psychology

and

valid psychologist license issued by the New Mexico Board of Psychologist Examiners;

and

Evidence of a minimum of 875 hours of supervised experience in diagnosing and treating children, including children with severe emotional disturbances and behavior disorders children, in a school setting;

and

Verification by superintendent of local school district or governing authority of private school/state institution of satisfactorily demonstrating clinical supervising school psychology competencies* approved by New Mexico State Board of Education (*see NMAC 6.63.5.10, containing specified competencies)

Examinations Required
PRAXIS II

Internship
None specified

New York

License - Psychologist

Granting authority
New York State Department of Education
Office of the Professions
State Board for Psychology
89 Washington Ave
Albany, New York 12234-1000
(518) 474-3817 ext. 150
(518) 486-2981 fax
E-mail the State Board for Psychology

Statutory/regulatory authority
Statutory — New York State Consolidated Laws Article 153, Section 7600 - 7605 

and

Chapter 676, Laws of New York, 2002, which amended Article 153 --effective September 1, 2003 

Regulatory — Regulations of the Commissioner, Part 52.10, Registration of Curricula Psychology, Part 72 - Psychology 

Minimum degree required
Doctoral degree in psychology

CPQ accepted?
NO

Examinations required
EPPP

Scope of Practice
New York State Consolidated Laws §7601-A. Definition of the practice of psychology.

1. The practice of psychology is the observation, description, evaluation, interpretation, and modification of behavior for the purpose of preventing or eliminating symptomatic, maladaptive or undesired behavior; enhancing interpersonal relationships, personal, group or organizational effectiveness and work and/or life adjustment; and improving behavioral health and/or mental health. The practice includes, but is not limited to psychological (including neuropsychological) testing and counseling; psychoanalysis; psychotherapy; the diagnosis and treatment of mental, nervous, emotional, cognitive or behavioral disorders, disabilities, ailments or illnesses, alcoholism, substance abuse, disorders of habit or conduct, the psychological aspects of physical illness, accident, injury or disability, psychological aspects of learning (including learning disorders); and the use of accepted classification systems.

2. The term "diagnosis and treatment" means the appropriate psychological diagnosis and the ordering or providing of treatment according to need. Treatment includes, but is not limited to counseling, psychotherapy, marital or family therapy, psychoanalysis, and other psychological interventions, including verbal behavioral, or other appropriate means as defined in regulations promulgated by the Commissioner.

New York State Consolidated Laws §7605. Exempt persons.

Nothing in this article shall be construed to affect or prevent:
1. The activities, services, and use of the title of psychologist, or any derivation thereof, on the part of a person in the employ of a federal, state, county or municipal agency, or other political subdivision, or a chartered elementary or secondary school or degree-granting educational institution insofar as such activities and services are a part of the duties of his salaried position


Permit - Limited Psychology Permit

Granting authority
New York State Department of Education
Office of the Professions
State Board for Psychology
89 Washington Ave
Albany, New York 12234-1000
(518) 474-3817 ext. 150
(518) 486-2981 fax
E-mail the State Board for Psychology

Statutory/regulatory authority
Statutory — New York State Consolidated Laws Article 153, Section 7600 - 7605 

and

Chapter 676, Laws of New York, 2002, which amended Article 153 --effective September 1, 2003 

Regulatory — Regulations of the Commissioner, Part 52.10, Registration of Curricula Psychology, Part 72 - Psychology 

Minimum degree required
Doctoral degree in psychology

CPQ accepted?
NO

Examinations required
EPPP

Scope
May engage in same activities as individual with Psychologist License, but only under supervision. May use the title "psychologist."

See Psychologist License - Scope of Practice


Certificate - Provisional Certification--School Psychologist

Granting authority
New York State Department of Education
Office of Teaching Initiatives
5N Education Building
Albany, New York 12234
(518) 474-3901
(518) 473-0271 fax
E-mail the Office of Teaching Initiatives

Statutory/regulatory authority
Statutory — NY CLS Educ § 3004 (2003)

Regulatory — 8 NYCRR § 7.1 (2003)

Education
60 graduate semester hours in psychology

Examinations required
None

Internship
As part of the approved school psychology program. One year of paid, full-time, approved experience as a school psychologist in a Pre-K-12 setting may be substituted for internship.


Certificate - Permanent Certification--School Psychologist

Granting authority
New York State Department of Education
Office of Teaching Initiatives
5N Education Building
Albany, New York 12234
(518) 474-3901
(518) 473-0271 fax
E-mail the Office of Teaching Initiatives

Statutory/regulatory authority
Statutory — NY CLS Educ § 3004 (2003)

Regulatory — 8 NYCRR § 7.1 (2003)

Education
Master's degree in psychology

Examinations required
None

Internship
Satisfied under provisional

See also New York State Consolidated Laws §7605 under Psychologist License - Scope of Practice

North Carolina

License — Psychologist

Granting Authority
North Carolina Psychology Board
895 State Farm Road, Suite 101
Boone, NC 28607
(828) 262-2258
(828) 265-8611 fax
E-mail the North Carolina Psychology Board

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — North Carolina Psychology Practice Act, G.S. 90-270.1

Regulatory — 21 NCAC Chapter 54 

Minimum Degree Required
Doctoral degree in psychology

CPQ Accepted?
NO

Examinations Required
EPPP and state exam

Scope of Practice
G.S. 90-270.2 Definitions

The following definitions apply in this Article

(8) Practice of psychology. - The observation, description, evaluation, interpretation, or modification of human behavior by the application of psychological principles, methods, and procedures for the purpose of preventing or eliminating symptomatic, maladaptive, or undesired behavior or of enhancing interpersonal relationships, work and life adjustment, personal effectiveness, behavioral health, or mental health.

The practice of psychology includes, but is not limited to: psychological testing and the evaluation or assessment of personal characteristics such as intelligence, personality, abilities, interests, aptitudes, and neuropsychological functioning; counseling, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, hypnosis, biofeedback, and behavior analysis and therapy; diagnosis, including etiology and prognosis, and treatment of mental and emotional disorder or disability, alcoholism and substance abuse, disorders of habit or conduct, as well as of the psychological and neuropsychological aspects of physical illness, accident, injury, or disability; and psychoeducational evaluation, therapy, remediation, and consultation. Psychological services may be rendered to individuals, families, groups, and the public. The practice of psychology shall be construed within the meaning of this definition without regard to whether payment is received for services rendered.

GS 90-270.4. Exemptions to this Article.

(b) Nothing in this Article shall be construed as limiting the activities, services, and use of official titles on the part of any person in the regular employ of the State of North Carolina or whose employment is included under the State Personnel Act who has served in a position of employment involving the practice of psychology as defined in this Article, provided that the person was serving in this capacity on December 31, 1979.

(c) Persons certified by the State Board of Education as school psychologists and serving as regular salaried employees of the Department of Public Instruction or local boards of education are not required to be licensed under this Article in order to perform the duties for which they serve the Department of Public Instruction or local boards of education, and nothing in this Article shall be construed as limiting their activities, services, or titles while performing those duties for which they serve the Department of Public Instruction or local boards of education.

If a person certified by the State Board of Education as a school psychologist and serving as a regular salaried employee of the Department of Public Instruction or a local board of education is or becomes a licensed psychologist under this Article, he or she shall be required to comply with all conditions, requirements, and obligations imposed by statute or by Board rules upon all other licensed psychologists as a condition to retaining that license.

Other provisions of this Article notwithstanding, if a person certified by the State Board of Education as a school psychologist and serving as a regular salaried employee of the Department of Public Instruction or a local board of education is or becomes a licensed psychological associate under this Article, he or she shall not be required to comply with the supervision requirements otherwise applicable to licensed psychological associates by Board rules or by this Article in the course of his or her regular salaried employment with the Department of Public Instruction or a local board of education, but he or she shall be required to comply with all other conditions, requirements, and obligations imposed by statute or a local board of education or by Board rules upon all other licensed psychological associates as a condition to retaining that license.


License — Initial School psychologist License

Granting Authority
Department of Public Instruction
Licensure Section
301 North Wilmington Street
Raleigh, North Carolina 27601-2825
(919) 807-3310 outside North Carolina
(800) 577-7994 within North Carolina
E-mail the Licensure Section 

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — North Carolina General Statutes, Chapter 115C, Section 296 (GS § 115C-296)

Regulatory — North Carolina Administrative Code, Title 16, Chapter 6C

Education
Approved program in school psychology at the sixth-year level

Examinations Required
PRAXIS II

Internship
None specified


License — Continuing School Psychologist License

Granting Authority
Department of Public Instruction
Licensure Section
301 North Wilmington St.
Raleigh, North Carolina 27601-2825
(919) 807-3310 outside North Carolina
(800) 577-7994 within North Carolina
E-mail the Licensure Section 

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — North Carolina General Statutes, Chapter 115C, Section 296 (GS § 115C-296)

Regulatory — North Carolina Administrative Code, Title 16, Chapter 6C

Education
Approved program in school psychology at the sixth-year level

Examinations Required
PRAXIS II

Internship
None specified

Scope
School Psychologist
Student Services Job Description

Position: School Psychologist

Duties and Responsibilities:

Assessment and Interpretation
Identifies and assesses the learning, development, and adjustment characteristics and needs of individuals and groups, as well as the environmental factors that affect learning and adjustment. Uses assessment data about the student and his/her environment(s) in developing appropriate interventions and programs.

Direct Interventions for Students
Provides interventions to students to support the teaching process and to maximize learning and adjustment.

Consultations and Training
Provides consultation to parents, teachers, and other school personnel, and community agencies to enhance the learning and adjustment of students.

Program Development
Assists in the planning, development, and evaluation of programs to meet identifies learning and adjustment needs.

School Psychology Program Implementation
Delivers a planned and coordinated program of psychological services.

Professional Practice and Development
Applies ethics and standards of professional practice in the delivery o school psychological services and observes relevant laws and policies that govern practice. Participates in professional organizations and continually seeks to improve professional knowledge and skills.

Communication and Relationship Skills
Communicates effectively with students, parents, and school staff.

North Dakota

License — Psychologist

Granting Authority
Education Standards and Practices Board
2718 Gateway Avenue
Suite 303
Bismarck, ND 58503-0585
(701) 328-9641 - Phone
(701) 328-9647 - Fax
E-mail the Education Standards and Practices Board

Statutory/Regulatory Authority

Statutory — North Dakota Century Code Title 43, Chapter 32

Regulatory — North Dakota Administrative Code, Title 66

Minimum Degree Required
Doctoral degree in a program of studies substantially psychological in nature

CPQ Accepted?
No

Examinations Required
EPPP and oral

Scope of Practice
North Dakota Century Code 43-32-01 (2)
"Practice of psychology" means the observation, description, evaluation, interpretation, or modification of human behavior by the application of psychological principles, methods, and procedures for the purpose of preventing or eliminating symptomatic, maladaptive, or undesired behavior and enhancing interpersonal relationships, work and life adjustment, personal effectiveness, behavioral health, and mental health.

The term includes psychological testing and the evaluation or assessment of personal characteristics, such as intelligence, personality, abilities, interests, aptitudes, and neuropsychological functioning; counseling, psychotherapy, and other therapeutic techniques based on psychological principles; diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional disorder or disability, compulsive disorders, disorders of habit or conduct as well as of the psychological aspects of physical illness, accident, injury, or disability; and psychoeducational evaluation, therapy, remediation, and consultation. The term includes providing psychological services to individuals, families, groups, and the public regardless of whether payment is received for services rendered.

North Dakota Century Code 43-32-30 (5)
This chapter does not apply to:
A person employed by a public school and whose activities and services are restricted to the practice of psychology in the district or service unit of employment. This exemption applies only when the person has received a master's degree in school psychology from an accredited graduate training program. Standards must be established by mutual consent of the board and the superintendent of public instruction.


License — School Psychologist

Granting Authority
Education Standards and Practices Board
North Dakota State Capitol Building
9th Floor
600 E Boulevard Avenue, Dept. 202
Bismarck, North Dakota 58505-0080
Phone: (701) 328-2264
Fax: (701) 328-2815

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — N.D. Cent. Code, § 15.1-13-09 (2002)

Regulatory — Education Standards and Practices Board, Administrative Rules, August 2002, Article 67.1-01, et seq

Education
Master's degree from a NASP-approved program, minimum of two semester hours in multicultural education including Native American studies and strategies for teaching and assessing diverse learners

Examinations Required
PRAXIS I

Internship
None

Ohio

License — Psychologist

Granting Authority
Ohio State Board of Psychology
77 S. High St. - Suite 1830.
Columbus, OH 43215-6108
(614) 466-8808
(614) 728-7081 fax
E-mail the Ohio State Board of Psychology

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Psychology laws and rules 

Statutory — ORC Chapter 4732

Regulatory — OAC Rules 4732-1-01 to 4732-21-01, inclusive

Minimum Degree Required
Doctoral degree in psychology or school psychology

CPQ Accepted?
Yes

Examinations Required
EPPP and oral

Scope of Practice
ORC § 4732.01 Definitions.
As used in sections 4732.01 to 4732.25 of the Revised Code:

(A) "Psychologist" means any person who holds himself out to the public by any title or description of services incorporating the words "psychologic," "psychological," "psychologist," "psychology," or any other terms that imply he is trained, experienced, or an expert in the field of psychology.

(B) "The practice of psychology" means rendering or offering to render to individuals, groups, organizations, or the public any service involving the application of psychological procedures to assessment, diagnosis, prevention, treatment, or amelioration of psychological problems or emotional or mental disorders of individuals or groups; or to the assessment or improvement of psychological adjustment or functioning of individuals or groups, whether or not there is a diagnosable pre-existing psychological problem. Practice of psychology includes the practice of school psychology. For purposes of this chapter, teaching or research shall not be regarded as the practice of psychology, even when dealing with psychological subject matter, provided it does not otherwise involve the professional practice of psychology in which patient or client welfare is directly affected.

(D) "School psychologist" means any person who holds himself out to the public by any title or description of services incorporating the words "school psychologist" or "school psychology," or who holds himself out to be trained, experienced, or an expert in the practice of school psychology.

(E) "Practice of school psychology" means rendering or offering to render to individuals, groups, organizations, or the public any of the following services:

(1) Evaluation, diagnosis, or test interpretation limited to assessment of intellectual ability, learning patterns, achievement, motivation, or personality factors directly related to learning problems in an educational setting;

(2) Counseling services for children or adults for amelioration or prevention of educationally related learning problems;

(3) Educational or vocational consultation or direct educational services. This does not include industrial consultation or counseling services to clients undergoing vocational rehabilitation.

(F) "Licensed psychologist" means an individual holding a current, valid license to practice psychology issued under section 4732.12 or 4732.15 of the Revised Code.

(G) "Licensed school psychologist" means an individual holding a current, valid license to practice school psychology issued under section 4732.12 or 4732.15 of the Revised Code.

(H) "Certificated school psychologist" means an individual holding a current, valid school psychologist certificate issued under division (M) of section 3319.22 of the Revised Code.

ORC § 4732.13 License privileges.
Text of Statute
A license issued by the state board of psychology shall remain in effect until suspended or revoked. A current, valid psychologist license shall entitle the holder to practice psychology. A current, valid school psychologist license shall entitle the holder to practice school psychology

ORC § 4732.22 Exceptions from licensing requirements.
Text of Statute
The following persons are exempted from the licensing requirements of this chapter:
(A) A certificated school psychologist, while practicing school psychology within the scope of his employment by a board of education or by a private school meeting the standards prescribed by the state board of education under division (D) of section 3301.07 of the Revised Code, or while acting as a school psychologist within the scope of his employment in a program for trainable mentally retarded children established under Chapter 3323. or 5126. of the Revised Code. A person exempted under this division shall not offer psychological services to any other individual, organization, or group for remuneration, monetary or otherwise, unless he is licensed by the state board of psychology.

ORC § 4732.23 Limitations on prohibition against the unlicensed practice.
Text of Statute
Nothing in this chapter shall:

(A) Be construed to limit the activities, services, and use of official title on the part of a person in the employ of the federal government insofar as such activities are a part of the duties in his position;

(B) Restrict persons licensed, certified, or registered under any other provision of the Revised Code from practicing those arts and utilizing psychological procedures that are allowed and within the standards and ethics of their profession or within new areas of practice that represent appropriate extensions of their profession, provided they do not hold themselves out to the public by the title of psychologist;

OAC § 4732-3-01 Definitions.

(A) As used in agency-level 4732 of the Administrative Code, the terms "psychologist," "the practice of psychology," "psychological procedures," "school psychologist," "practice of school psychology," "licensed psychologist," "licensed school psychologist," and "certificated school psychologist" have the same meanings as set forth in section 4732.01 of the Revised Code. Effective July 1, 1998, school psychologists may be credentialed with educator licenses, rather than certificates, from the state board of education, pursuant to section 3319.22 of the Revised Code. Certificates may continue in effect until upgraded.

(B) The practice of psychology or school psychology, as distinct from the performance of psychological or school psychological tasks, includes but is not restricted to the use of the title "psychologist" or "school psychologist" and/or the exercise of the professional judgments of psychological or school psychological diagnosis, psychological or school psychological prescription, or psychological or school psychological client supervision.

(1) "Psychological or school psychological diagnosis" is the determination, after study, analysis, and description, that a problem is a psychological problem.

(2) "Psychological or school psychological prescription" is the determination of which psychological procedures should be applied for the prevention, treatment or amelioration of psychological problems.

(3) "Psychological or school psychological client supervision" is the determination of when, in what sequence, and to what degree particular approaches for dealing with the psychological problem of the client shall be initiated, continued, or discontinued. It may include the evaluation and management of patients and psychological effects to determine if prescribed medications might be helpful in alleviating their psychological symptoms and referring a client to a physician for prescription medication(s) if that is in the best interest of the client. When a client is on a prescribed medication, the psychologist may evaluate and monitor the psychological effects of that medication to determine the psychological effects of such medications on the patient, in a consultative relationship with the prescribing physician.


License — School Psychologist

Granting Authority
Ohio State Board of Psychology
77 S. High St. - Suite 1830.
Columbus, OH 43215-6108
(614) 466-8808
(614) 728-7081 fax
E-mail the Ohio State Board of Psychology

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Psychology laws and rules 

Statutory — ORC Chapter 4732

Regulatory — OAC Rules 4732-1-01 to 4732-21-01, inclusive

Minimum Degree Required
Master's degree in school psychology

Examinations Required
PRAXIS II and state school psychology exam

Internship
One year of school psychology internship or other training experience acceptable to the board

Scope of Practice
ORC § 4732.01 Definitions.

As used in sections 4732.01 to 4732.25 of the Revised Code:

(D) "School psychologist" means any person who holds himself out to the public by any title or description of services incorporating the words "school psychologist" or "school psychology," or who holds himself out to be trained, experienced, or an expert in the practice of school psychology.

(E) "Practice of school psychology" means rendering or offering to render to individuals, groups, organizations, or the public any of the following services:
(1) Evaluation, diagnosis, or test interpretation limited to assessment of intellectual ability, learning patterns, achievement, motivation, or personality factors directly related to learning problems in an educational setting;
(2) Counseling services for children or adults for amelioration or prevention of educationally related learning problems;
(3) Educational or vocational consultation or direct educational services. This does not include industrial consultation or counseling services to clients undergoing vocational rehabilitation.

(G) "Licensed school psychologist" means an individual holding a current, valid license to practice school psychology issued under section 4732.12 or 4732.15 of the Revised Code.

(H) "Certificated school psychologist" means an individual holding a current, valid school psychologist certificate issued under division (M) of section 3319.22 of the Revised Code.


ORC § 4732.13 License privileges.
Text of Statute
A license issued by the state board of psychology shall remain in effect until suspended or revoked. A current, valid psychologist license shall entitle the holder to practice psychology. A current, valid school psychologist license shall entitle the holder to practice school psychology


OAC § 4732-3-01 Definitions.

(A) As used in agency-level 4732 of the Administrative Code, the terms "psychologist," "the practice of psychology," "psychological procedures," "school psychologist," "practice of school psychology," "licensed psychologist," "licensed school psychologist," and "certificated school psychologist" have the same meanings as set forth in section 4732.01 of the Revised Code. Effective July 1, 1998, school psychologists may be credentialed with educator licenses, rather than certificates, from the state board of education, pursuant to section 3319.22 of the Revised Code. Certificates may continue in effect until upgraded.

(B) The practice of psychology or school psychology, as distinct from the performance of psychological or school psychological tasks, includes but is not restricted to the use of the title "psychologist" or "school psychologist" and/or the exercise of the professional judgments of psychological or school psychological diagnosis, psychological or school psychological prescription, or psychological or school psychological client supervision.
(1) "Psychological or school psychological diagnosis" is the determination, after study, analysis, and description, that a problem is a psychological problem.
(2) "Psychological or school psychological prescription" is the determination of which psychological procedures should be applied for the prevention, treatment or amelioration of psychological problems.
(3) "Psychological or school psychological client supervision" is the determination of when, in what sequence, and to what degree particular approaches for dealing with the psychological problem of the client shall be initiated, continued, or discontinued. It may include the evaluation and management of patients and psychological effects to determine if prescribed medications might be helpful in alleviating their psychological symptoms and referring a client to a physician for prescription medication(s) if that is in the best interest of the client. When a client is on a prescribed medication, the psychologist may evaluate and monitor the psychological effects of that medication to determine the psychological effects of such medications on the patient, in a consultative relationship with the prescribing physician.


License — Professional Pupil Services License

Granting Authority
Ohio State Board of Psychology
77 S. High St. - Suite 1830.
Columbus, OH 43215-6108
(614) 466-8808
(614) 728-7081 fax
E-mail the Ohio State Board of Psychology

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Ohio Administrative Code Chapter 3301-24-05(E)

Education
Approved program of preparation and master's degree, and successful completion of a nine month, full-time internship in an approved school setting as described in the Ohio internship in school psychology guidelines

Examinations Required
None

Internship
Nine months of a full-time internship in a school setting

Scope
ORC § 4732.01 Definitions.
As used in sections 4732.01 to 4732.25 of the Revised Code:

(D) "School psychologist" means any person who holds himself out to the public by any title or description of services incorporating the words "school psychologist" or "school psychology," or who holds himself out to be trained, experienced, or an expert in the practice of school psychology.

ORC § 4732.01 Definitions.

(E) "Practice of school psychology" means rendering or offering to render to individuals, groups, organizations, or the public any of the following services:
(1) Evaluation, diagnosis, or test interpretation limited to assessment of intellectual ability, learning patterns, achievement, motivation, or personality factors directly related to learning problems in an educational setting;
(2) Counseling services for children or adults for amelioration or prevention of educationally related learning problems;
(3) Educational or vocational consultation or direct educational services. This does not include industrial consultation or counseling services to clients undergoing vocational rehabilitation.

(G) "Licensed school psychologist" means an individual holding a current, valid license to practice school psychology issued under section 4732.12 or 4732.15 of the Revised Code.

(H) "Certificated school psychologist" means an individual holding a current, valid school psychologist certificate issued under division (M) of section 3319.22 of the Revised Code.

ORC § 4732.13 License privileges.

Text of Statute
A license issued by the state board of psychology shall remain in effect until suspended or revoked. A current, valid psychologist license shall entitle the holder to practice psychology. A current, valid school psychologist license shall entitle the holder to practice school psychology

§ 4732.22 Exceptions from licensing requirements.

Text of Statute
The following persons are exempted from the licensing requirements of this chapter:
(A) A certificated school psychologist, while practicing school psychology within the scope of his employment by a board of education or by a private school meeting the standards prescribed by the state board of education under division (D) of section 3301.07 of the Revised Code, or while acting as a school psychologist within the scope of his employment in a program for trainable mentally retarded children established under Chapter 3323. or 5126. of the Revised Code. A person exempted under this division shall not offer psychological services to any other individual, organization, or group for remuneration, monetary or otherwise, unless he is licensed by the state board of psychology.

OAC § 4732-3-01 Definitions.

(A) As used in agency-level 4732 of the Administrative Code, the terms "psychologist," "the practice of psychology," "psychological procedures," "school psychologist," "practice of school psychology," "licensed psychologist," "licensed school psychologist," and "certificated school psychologist" have the same meanings as set forth in section 4732.01 of the Revised Code. Effective July 1, 1998, school psychologists may be credentialed with educator licenses, rather than certificates, from the state board of education, pursuant to section 3319.22 of the Revised Code. Certificates may continue in effect until upgraded.

(B) The practice of psychology or school psychology, as distinct from the performance of psychological or school psychological tasks, includes but is not restricted to the use of the title "psychologist" or "school psychologist" and/or the exercise of the professional judgments of psychological or school psychological diagnosis, psychological or school psychological prescription, or psychological or school psychological client supervision.
(1) "Psychological or school psychological diagnosis" is the determination, after study, analysis, and description, that a problem is a psychological problem.
(2) "Psychological or school psychological prescription" is the determination of which psychological procedures should be applied for the prevention, treatment or amelioration of psychological problems.
(3) "Psychological or school psychological client supervision" is the determination of when, in what sequence, and to what degree particular approaches for dealing with the psychological problem of the client shall be initiated, continued, or discontinued. It may include the evaluation and management of patients and psychological effects to determine if prescribed medications might be helpful in alleviating their psychological symptoms and referring a client to a physician for prescription medication(s) if that is in the best interest of the client. When a client is on a prescribed medication, the psychologist may evaluate and monitor the psychological effects of that medication to determine the psychological effects of such medications on the patient, in a consultative relationship with the prescribing physician.

Oklahoma

License — Psychologist

Granting Authority
Oklahoma State Board of Examiners of Psychologists
201 NE 38th Terrace, Suite 3
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
(405) 524-9094
(405) 524-9427 fax

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — 59 O.S. 1991, Sections 1351-1376

Regulatory — Title 575, Chapter 10, Oklahoma Administrative Code

Minimum Degree Required
Doctoral degree in psychology

CPQ Accepted?
Yes

Examinations Required
EPPP, oral and jurisprudence

Scope of Practice
Title 59, OS 1991, Section 1352

3. "Practice of psychology" means the observations, description, evaluation interpretation, and modification of human behavior by the application of psychological principles, methods, and procedures, for the purpose of preventing or eliminating symptomatic, maladaptive, or undesired behavior and of enhancing interpersonal relationships, work and life adjustment, personal effectiveness, behavioral health, and mental health. The practice of psychology, a branch of the healing arts, includes, but is not limited to, psychological testing and the evaluation or assessment of personal characteristics, such as intelligence, personality, abilities, interests, aptitudes, and neuropsychological functioning; counseling, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, hypnosis, biofeedback, and behavior analysis and therapy; diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional disorder or disability, alcoholism and substance abuse, disorders of habit or conduct, as well as of the psychological aspects of physical illness, accident, injury, or disability; and psychoeducational evaluation, therapy, remediation, and consultation. Psychological services may be rendered to individuals, families, groups, and the public. The practice of psychology shall be construed within the meaning of this definition without regard to whether payment is received for services rendered;

Title 59, OS 1991, Section 1353

No person shall represent himself or herself as a psychologist or engage in the practice of psychology unless the person is licensed pursuant to the provisions of the Psychologists Licensing Act. The provisions of the Psychologists Licensing Act shall not apply to:

3. The activities, services, and use of an official title by a person in the employ of a state agency, if such activities, services, and use are a part of the duties of the office or position of such person within an agency or institution;

7. Individuals who have been certified as school psychologists by the State Department of Education. They shall be permitted to use the term "certified school psychologist." Such persons shall be restricted in their practice to employment within those settings under the purview of the State Board of Education;


License — School Psychologist

Granting Authority
Oklahoma State Department of Education
Professional Standards Section
2500 North Lincoln Boulevard, #212
Oklahoma City, OK

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — 70 Okl. St. § 3-104 (2003)

Regulatory — O.A.C. § 210:20-9-8 (2000)

Education
At least a Master's in school psychology (Requires a graduate program meeting the professional education association standards specific to the profession)

OR

NCSP

Examinations Required
Oklahoma General Education Competency Examination and the appropriate subject area competency exam

Internship
None specified outside of master's degree program


License — School Psychometrist

Granting Authority
Oklahoma State Department of Education
Professional Standards Section
2500 North Lincoln Boulevard, #212
Oklahoma City, OK

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — 70 Okl. St. § 3-104 (2003)

Regulatory — O.A.C. § 210:20-9-8 (2000)

Education
At least a Master's in school psychology

Requires a graduate program meeting the professional education association standards specific to the profession and passing the appropriate Oklahoma subject matter test.

OR

NCSP

Examinations Required
Oklahoma General Education Competency Examination and the appropriate subject area competency exam

Internship
None specified outside of master's degree program

Oregon

License — Psychologist

Granting Authority
Oregon Board of Psychologist Examiners
3218 Pringle Road SE, Suite 130
Salem OR 97302-6309
(503)378-4154
(503)378-3575 fax
E-mail the Oregon Board of Psychologist Examiners

Statutory/Regulatory Authority

Oregon Board of Psychologist Examiners laws and rules

Statutory — ORS 675.010-675.150

Regulatory — OAR 858-010-0005 et seq

Minimum Degree Required
Doctoral degree in psychology

CPQ Accepted?
As of 2003 — In process of accepting CPQ (voted to accept CPQ and are in process of making legislative or administrative changes necessary for implementation.)

Examinations Required
EPPP and oral

Scope of Practice
ORS 675.010

Definitions for ORS 675.010 to 675.150.

As used in ORS 675.010 to 675.150, unless the context requires otherwise:
(4) "Practice of psychology" means rendering or offering to render supervision, consultation, evaluation or therapy services to individuals, groups or organizations for the purpose of diagnosing or treating behavioral, emotional or mental disorders.

ORS 675.090
Application of ORS 675.010 to 675.150.

(1) ORS 675.010 to 675.150 does not apply to:

(e) A person who is employed by a local, state or federal government agency, or employed by a community mental health program or drug and alcohol treatment program licensed or certified by the State of Oregon to the extent that the person's activities and services are rendered within the person's scope of employment and are performed within the confines of the employing agency and provided that the person does not use the title "psychologist" in connection with the activities authorized under this paragraph.

(g) A person who has credentials as a school psychologist if the person is an employee of an educational institution and restricts the person's practice to activities within a school setting. A person acting under this paragraph may use the title "school psychologist."


License — Basic School Psychologist Endorsement (Personnel Service License)

Granting Authority
Teacher Standards and Practices Commission of Oregon
465 Commercial St. NE
Salem, OR 97301
(503) 378-3586
(503) 378-6961 TDD
(503) 378-4448 fax

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — ORS 342.120

Regulatory — OAR 584-044-0014

Education
Complete an approved school psychologist program verifying completion of a master's degree from an approved teacher education institution and seventy-five quarter hours of graduate preparation designed to develop specified competencies* and a full-time public school practicum for nine weeks in a public school under the direct supervision of a licensed school psychologist (*see OAR 584-044-0014(4)(a)(B))

OR

Demonstrate knowledge of school psychology by presenting a minimum score on NTE specialty area test for School Psychologist and hold a current National School Psychology Certificate awarded by NASP

Examinations Required
None

Internship
None specified


License — Standard School Psychologist (Standard Personnel Service License)

Granting Authority
Teacher Standards and Practices Commission of Oregon
465 Commercial St. NE
Salem, OR 97301
(503) 378-3586
(503) 378-6961 TDD
(503) 378-4448 fax

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — ORS 342.120

Regulatory — OAR 584-044-0014

Education
Requirements of Basic School Psychologist Endorsement and state-specified experience* (*see OAR 584-044-0015(2))

Examinations Required
PRAXIS I

Internship
None specified

Pennsylvania

License — Psychologist

Granting Authority
State Board of Psychology
P.O. Box 2649
Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649
(717) 783-7155
(717) 787-7769 fax
E-mail the State Board of Psychology 

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — Professional Psychologists Practice Act, P.L. 136, No. 52 (63 P.S. §§ 1201-1218) (63 PA. Cons. Stat. § 1201-1218 (2003)

Regulatory — Pennsylvania Code, Title 49, Professional and Vocational Standards, Chapter 41, State Board of Psychology (49 PA. CODE, Chapter 41) (49 PA. CODE § 41)

Minimum Degree Required
Doctoral degree in psychology

CPQ Accepted?
Yes

Examinations Required
EPPP and Pennsylvania Psychology Law Examination

Scope of Practice
63 P.S. § 1202. Definitions
"Practice of psychology" means offering to render or rendering to individuals, corporations, institutions, governmental agencies, or the public for remuneration any service involving the following:

(i) The application of established principles of learning, motivation, perception, thinking, and emotional relationships to problems of personality evaluation, group relations, and behavior adjustment. The application of said principles includes, but is not restricted to, counseling and the use of psychological methods with persons or groups with adjustment problems in the areas of work, family, school, and personal relationships; measuring and testing of personality, intelligence, aptitudes, and emotions, and offering services as a psychological consultant.

(ii) (a) "Measuring and testing," consisting of the psychological assessment and evaluation of abilities, attitudes, aptitudes, achievements, adjustments, motives, personality dynamics and/or other psychological attributes of individuals, or groups of individuals by means of standardized measurements or other methods, techniques or procedures recognized by the science and profession of psychology,

(iii) (b) "psychological methods," consisting of the application of principles of learning and motivation in an interpersonal situation with the objectives of modification of perception and adjustment, and requiring highly developed skills in the disciplines, techniques, and methods of altering through learning processes, attitudes, feelings, values, self-concept, personal goals and adaptive patterns,

(iv) (c) "psychological consulting," consisting of interpreting or reporting upon scientific fact or theory in psychology, rendering expert psychological opinion, psychological evaluation, or engaging in applied psychological research.
(2 amended Apr. 25, 1986, P.L. 89, No.33)

63 P.S. § 1203. Necessity for license.
It shall be unlawful for any person to engage in the practice of psychology or to offer or attempt to do so or to hold himself out to the public by any title or description of services incorporating the words "psychological." "psychologist" or "psychology" unless he shall first have obtained a license pursuant to this act, except as hereinafter provided:

(4) Nothing in this act shall be construed to limit the practice of psychology or use of an official title on the part of a person employed as a psychologist by a Federal, State, county, or municipal agency, or other political subdivisions, or those persons certified and employed as school psychologists in the public and private schools of the Commonwealth, in so far as such practice is a part of the normal function of his position or is performed on behalf of or according to the usual expectations of his employer.

(10) Nothing in this act shall be construed to prohibit a school psychologist certified by the Department of Education from performing in private practice those acts which he is permitted to perform in the public and private schools of the Commonwealth.


Certificate — Educational Specialist I — School psychologist

Granting Authority
Pennsylvania Department of Education
Teacher Certification
333 Market Street - 3rd Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333
(717) 787-3356
(717) 787-7222 fax
E-mail Teacher Certification 

Statutory/Regulatory Authority

Regulatory — 22 Pa. Code Ch. 49, Certification of Professional Personnel, 49.102 

Education
Department-approved educational specialist preparation program or its equivalent (See General Standards and Specific Program Guidelines for State Approval of Professional Educator Programs)

Examinations Required
PRAXIS I and PRAXIS II

Internship
None specified


Certificate — Educational Specialist II — School psychologist

Granting Authority
Pennsylvania Department of Education
Teacher Certification
333 Market Street - 3rd Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17126-0333
(717) 787-3356
(717) 787-7222 fax
E-mail Teacher Certification 

Statutory/Regulatory Authority

Regulatory — 22 Pa. Code Ch. 49, Certification of Professional Personnel, 49.102 

Education
Have completed a Department-approved induction program; 3 years of satisfactory service on Education Specialist I Certificate; 24 credit hours of collegiate study or its equivalent in in-service courses approved by the Department

Examinations Required
PRAXIS I and PRAXIS II

Internship
None specified

Rhode Island

License — Psychologist Provisional

Granting Authority
Rhode Island Board of Psychology
Rhode Island Department of Health
Division of Health Services Regulation
3 Capitol Hill - Room 104
Providence, RI 02908-5097
(401) 222-2827
(410) 222-1272 fax
E-mail the Rhode Island Board of Psychology 

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — 5-44 General Laws of Rhode Island (R.I. GEN. LAWS § 5-44 (2002)) 

Regulatory — R5-44-PSY (Rules and Regulations Pertaining to the Licensing of Psychologists) 

Minimum Degree Required
Doctoral degree in psychology

CPQ Accepted?
Yes

Examinations Required
EPPP and oral

Scope of Practice
R.I. GEN. LAWS § 5-44-1 Definitions. - As used in this chapter:

(5) "Practice of psychology" means the rendering of professional psychological services to individuals, groups, families, or any public or private organization for remuneration. Professional psychological services means applying established psychological principles, methods, or procedures for the purpose of preventing or eliminating symptomatic, maladaptive or undesired behavior and of enhancing interpersonal relationships, work and life adjustment, personal effectiveness, and mental health. The practice of psychology includes, but is not limited to:
(i) Diagnoses and treatment of emotional, mental or behavioral dysfunction, disorder or disability, alcoholism and substance abuse disorders of habit or conduct, as well as of the psychological aspects of physical illness, accident, injury, or disability;
(ii) Psychological testing and evaluation of intelligence, personality, abilities, interests, aptitudes, and neuropsychological functioning;
(iii) Psychoeducation evaluation, therapy, remediation and consultation; and
(iv) Counseling, psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, hypnotherapy, biofeedback and behavior analysis and therapy.

R.I. GEN. LAWS § 5-44-23 Persons and practices exempt. -

(b) Nothing in this chapter is construed to prohibit teachers, guidance personnel, social workers, and school psychologists in public or private school, from full performance of their duties; nor to prohibit the use of psychological techniques by business or industrial organizations or companies for employment, placement, evaluation, promotion, or job adjustment of their own officers or employees.

(f) Nothing in this chapter limits the professional pursuits of any nonlicensed psychologists, psychology students, psychology trainees, or persons rendering psychological services as an employee of a licensed hospital, accredited educational institution, authorized community mental health clinic or center, government or medical agency, while functioning under the title conferred upon him or her by the administration of any hospital, educational institution or agency.

(g) Those organizations listed in subsection (f) include all facilities, agencies, or institutions regulated and/or licensed by the department of health, the department of education, the department of children, youth and families and the department of mental health, retardation and hospitals.


Certificate — School Psychologist Professional

Granting Authority
Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
255 Westminster Street
Providence, RI 02903-3400
(401) 222-4600
(800) 745-5555 TTY
(401) 222-4044 fax
E-mail the Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — General Laws of RI 16-60-4, paragraph 9, subparagraph (ii) (R.I. GEN. LAWS)

Regulatory — Rhode Island Board of Regents Regulations for School Psychologist Certification

Education
Completion of six (6) graduate credits in advanced psychology.

Those individuals issued a provisional certificate who have a Doctorate in School Psychology, a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study in School Psychology, or fifteen (15) graduate credits in advanced psychology beyond the Master's Degree in School Psychology are required to complete six (6) credits which may be college or approved in-service credits for the issuance of a five (5) year professional certificate. Three (3) years of service as a school psychologist in Rhode Island while on provisional certification

Examinations Required
None

Internship
None specified


Certificate — School Psychologist

Granting Authority
Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
255 Westminster Street
Providence, RI 02903-3400
(401) 222-4600
(800) 745-5555 TTY
(401) 222-4044 fax
E-mail the Rhode Island Department of Elementary and Secondary Education

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — General Laws of RI 16-60-4, paragraph 9, subparagraph (ii) (R.I. GEN. LAWS)

Regulatory — Rhode Island Board of Regents Regulations for School Psychologist Certification

Education
Advanced degree in an approved program in School Psychology

Examinations Required
None

Internship
None specified

South Carolina

License — Psychologist

Granting Authority
South Carolina Board of Examiners in Psychology
P.O. Box 11329
Columbia, S.C. 29211
(803) 896-4664
(803) 896-4719 fax
E-mail the South Carolina Board of Examiners in Psychology

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — South Carolina Code of Laws, Title 40, Chapter 55, Psychologists 

Regulatory — South Carolina Code of Regulations, Chapter 100, Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation — State Board of Examiners in Psychology

Minimum Degree Required
Doctoral degree in psychology

CPQ Accepted?
No

Examinations Required
EPPP and oral

Scope of Practice
South Carolina Code of Laws SECTION 40-55-50. Acts constituting practice as psychologist.
(A) A person practices as a psychologist within the meaning of this chapter when that person holds himself or herself out as a psychologist or applies the principles, methods, or procedures of psychology in the conduct of any of the following activities:

(1) Assessment of individual, family, or group behavioral, emotional, and/or intellectual functioning for the purpose of one or more of the following:
(a) diagnosing mental disorders;
(b) identifying psychological or neuropsychological aspects of other dysfunctions, diseases, or disabilities;
(c) evaluating mental or emotional status including intelligence and aptitude;
(d) identifying personality characteristics;
(e) identifying psychological factors influencing well-being;
(f) selecting, placing, or referring into treatments, programs, or settings;
(g) evaluating the effectiveness of treatments, programs, or settings;
(h) preventing mental disorders or maladaptive behavior related to other dysfunction, disease, or disability.
For purposes of this section, "assessment" refers to, but is not limited to, one or more of the following practices insofar as they involve the application of psychological principles, methods, or procedures: observation, description, testing, appraisal, evaluation, screening, test interpretation, interviewing, diagnosis of mental disorders, neuropsychological testing, psychological testing or evaluation or psycho-educational testing or evaluation, or a combination of any of these for any of the purposes identified in this item.

(2) Engaging in a therapeutic relationship with an individual, family, or group for the purpose of one or more of the following:
(a) improving the quality of mental health or social adjustment, or both;
(b) reducing, preventing, modifying, or eliminating maladaptive or undesired behaviors, cognitions, emotions, or psychological or physical characteristics;
(c) treating diagnosed mental disorders, whether treatment is focused on behavioral manifestations of the disorder, the environmental context of the disorder, or underlying causal processes;
(d) improving individual performance;
(e) modifying cognitions, emotions, or behaviors, or a combination of these, in order to influence psychological well-being;
(f) psychological research; or
(g) any combination of subitems (a) through (f).

For purposes of this section, a "therapeutic relationship", except as provided for in Section 40-55-90, refers to, but is not limited to, one or more of the following practices insofar as they involve the application of psychological principles, methods, or procedures: psychotherapy, psychoanalysis, therapy, family therapy, marital therapy, couples therapy, play therapy, counseling, rehabilitation, intervention, hypnotherapy, biofeedback, behavior therapy, behavior modification, psychological counseling, human potential psychology, vocational counseling, school counseling, growth psychology, alcohol or substance abuse counseling, or both, or remediation, or a combination of any of these for any of the purposes identified in this item.

(3) Engaging in a psychological consulting relationship with an individual organization, group or community, or a combination of these, for the purpose of:
(a) designing or delivering psychological programs or services, or both;
(b) evaluating psychological programs or services.
For purposes of this section a "psychological consulting relationship" refers to, but is not limited to, one or more of the following practices insofar as they predominately involve the application of psychological principles, methods, or procedures: consulting, intervention, program evaluation, organizational psychology, environmental psychology, community psychology, and experimental psychology.

South Carolina Code of Laws SECTION 40-55-90. Exemptions.
(A) This chapter does not require these persons to obtain a license pursuant to this chapter:

(5) a person certified as a school psychologist by the South Carolina Department of Education if the person's practice is restricted to regularly salaried employment within a setting under the purview of the South Carolina Department of Education and as specified by the terms of employment. This person may not describe himself or his services by any title or description which states or implies that the person holds a license as otherwise required by this chapter;

(6) a person certified as a school psychologist by the South Carolina Department of Education who provides contract services of a psychological nature to public schools or private schools or any federal or state agency as authorized by the certification. This person may not describe himself or his services by any title or description which states or implies that the person holds a license as otherwise required by this chapter;

(9) a government employee of this State or a federal government employee providing services of a psychological nature within the scope of employment. This person may not describe himself or his services by any title or description which states or implies that the person holds a license as otherwise required by this chapter;


Certificate — Temporary Certificate for School Psychologists

Granting Authority
Division of Teacher Quality
1600 Gervais Street
Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 734-8466
(803) 734-2873 fax
E-mail the Division of Teacher Quality 

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — S.C. Code Ann. § 59-5-60 (2002)

Regulatory — Chapter 43, State Board of Education, Article 3, Requirements for Teacher Education and Certification, S.C. Code Regs. Ch. 43, prec. (2003) 

Education
Master's degree and completion of an advanced program approved by the state for the training of School Psychologists

To serve the required internship for certification, a Temporary Certificate may be granted for one year provided the following requirements are met:

The internship is taken through a State Board of Education approved training program, when written documentation is provided the Office of Teacher Certification that the individual requesting a Temporary Certificate is enrolled in a school psychologist training program, and working toward full certification for the level of certificate sought.

Examinations Required
PRAXIS II


Certificate — School Psychologist I

Granting Authority
Division of Teacher Quality
1600 Gervais Street
Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 734-8466
(803) 734-2873 fax
E-mail the Division of Teacher Quality 

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — S.C. Code Ann. § 59-5-60 (2002)

Regulatory — Chapter 43, State Board of Education, Article 3, Requirements for Teacher Education and Certification, S.C. Code Regs. Ch. 43, prec. (2003) 

Education
Master's degree and completion of an advanced program approved by the state for the training of School Psychologists. Receive one-year temporary to complete their internship as part of a completed master's degree.

Examinations Required
PRAXIS II

Internship
None specified


Certificate — School Psychologist II

Granting Authority
Division of Teacher Quality
1600 Gervais Street
Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 734-8466
(803) 734-2873 fax
E-mail the Division of Teacher Quality 

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — S.C. Code Ann. § 59-5-60 (2002)

Regulatory — Chapter 43, State Board of Education, Article 3, Requirements for Teacher Education and Certification, S.C. Code Regs. Ch. 43, prec. (2003) 

Education
Specialist Degree and completion of an advanced program approved by the state for the training of School Psychologists. Master's plus 30 hrs.

Examinations Required
PRAXIS II

Internship
None specified


Certificate — School Psychologist III

Granting Authority
Division of Teacher Quality
1600 Gervais Street
Columbia, SC 29201
(803) 734-8466
(803) 734-2873 fax
E-mail the Division of Teacher Quality 

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — S.C. Code Ann. § 59-5-60 (2002)

Regulatory — Chapter 43, State Board of Education, Article 3, Requirements for Teacher Education and Certification, S.C. Code Regs. Ch. 43, prec. (2003) 

Education
Earned doctorate degree and completion of an advanced program approved by the state for the training of School Psychologists

Examinations Required
PRAXIS II

Internship
None specified


License — Psycho-educational Specialist

Granting Authority
Board of Examiners for Licensure of Professional Counselors, Marriage and Family Therapists and Psycho-Educational Specialists
P.O. Box 11329
Columbia, SC 29211
(803) 896-4658 phone
(803) 896-4719 fax
E-mail the Board of Examiners 

Statutory/Regulatory Authority

Statutory — Practice Act, Chapter 75, Article 3. Psycho-Educational Specialists (1976 Code Section 40-75-05, et seq.)

Regulatory — Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation, Chapter 36 (36-10. General Licensing Provisions for Psycho-educational Specialists)

Education
(1) holds from a regionally accredited institution of higher education whose program is approved by the National Association of School Psychologists or the American Psychological Association or from a degree program which the board finds to be substantially equivalent based on criteria established by the board in regulation:
(a) a master's degree plus thirty hours;
(b) a sixty hour master's degree;
(c) a specialist's degree, which must require sixty semester hours or ninety quarter hours; or
(d) a doctorate in school psychology;

(2) is certified by the South Carolina Department of Education as a school psychologist level II or III;

(3) has served successfully for at least two years as a certified school psychologist in a school psychology or comparable setting, at least one year of which must have been under the supervision of a licensed psycho-educational specialist;

(4) has made a satisfactory score, as prescribed by the board, on the Educational Training Service's School Psychology Examination.

Substantially equivalent program:
A substantially equivalent program must include an earned master's, specialist's, or doctoral degree in an applied area of psychology, education, or behavioral sciences from a regionally accredited institution, completion of at least sixty (60) graduate semester hours, and substantial preparation, including coursework, in the following areas:
(a) psychological foundations, including biological bases of behavior; human learning; child and adolescent development; social/cultural bases of behavior; and individual differences (exceptionalities/psychopathology of children and youth); and
(b) educational foundations, including organization and operation of schools; and instructional/remedial design; and
(c) assessment and intervention, including diverse methods of individual assessment that can be linked to intervention; direct intervention including counseling and behavior analysis/intervention; and indirect intervention including a consultation with school personnel and families; and
(d) statistics and research methodologies; and
(e) professional school psychology, including history and foundations of school psychology; legal and ethical issues; professional issues and standards; alternative models of service delivery; emergent technologies; and roles and functions of school psychologists; and
(f) a one-year twelve hundred (1200) hour internship, at least one-half (1/2) of which must be in an approved school setting. The internship shall include a full range of psycho-educational services supervised by a licensed psycho-educational specialist or certified or licensed school psychologist. If a portion of the internship is completed in a non-school setting, supervision may be provided by a psychologist appropriately credentialed for that setting as approved by the Board. The possession of a National Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) credential issued after January 1, 1988 shall be evidence of completion of a satisfactory program as provided above;

Examinations Required
PRAXIS II

Scope
SECTION 40-75-520. Licensed psycho-educational specialist practice; description.

(A) The practice of a licensed psycho-educational specialist is the utilization of a unique blend of training, incorporating skills and knowledge of psychology and education, to provide services addressing the educational, personal, and social needs of children and adolescents through assessment, intervention, consultation, counseling, information and referral, planning, training, and supervision in return for compensation. The practice of a licensed psycho-educational specialist includes:
(1) conducting psycho-educational assessments of individual needs using formal and informal psycho-educational measurement techniques including standardized measures of intelligence, aptitude, achievement, skills, development, personality traits, personal and social adjustment, interests, functional assessment, direct observation, interviews with parents, teachers, and other professionals, family histories, ecological data, criterion referenced measures, and curriculum-based assessment;
(2) interpreting assessment data and design and, when appropriate, providing interventions as indicated by the information;
(3) participating in instructional support and intervention teams;
(4) providing group and individual educational counseling for problems of learning, school adjustment, and academic performance;
(5) evaluating information and determining the need for referral to appropriate specialists and supportive services;
(6) providing consultation to clients, parents, teachers, school administrators, school systems, and professional colleagues;
(7) assisting in designing, planning, and developing instructional programs and curriculum;
(8) supervising the work of other licensed psycho-educational specialists.

(B) Whenever important aspects of a case fall outside the licensed psycho-educational specialist's competence, the specialist must obtain appropriate consultations and referrals. A licensed psycho-educational specialist must not attempt to diagnose, prescribe for, treat, or advise a client with reference to a complaint which is outside the scope of practice as provided for in this article.

(C) A licensed psycho-educational specialist employed by a school district may provide private sector services to students living within that district if the:
(1) parent, guardian, surrogate, or adult client is informed in writing, before services are provided, of the individual's eligibility for free services of the same kind from the school district;
(2) client is not a student assigned to any school to which the licensed psycho-educational specialist is assigned;
(3) parent, guardian, surrogate, or adult client is informed that the licensed psycho-educational specialist may not function as an independent evaluator;
(4) licensed psycho-educational specialist does not provide private sector services during hours of contracted employment with a school district;
(5) licensed psycho-educational specialist does not use his or her position within a school district to offer or promote private sector services;
(6) licensed psycho-educational specialist does not utilize tests, materials, or services belonging to the school district in providing private sector services.

(D) School districts employing licensed psycho-educational specialists on a contractual basis during the school year may require, upon contract renewal, notification of intent to perform psycho-educational services in the private sector.

(E) Persons whose practice is covered in this section shall use the title "Licensed Psycho-educational Specialist" in any advertisement, solicitation, or other written contract with members of the public. The term "South Carolina Department of Education Certified in School Psychology", along with the certificate number, must be used only in conjunction with the title "Licensed Psycho-educational Specialist", and only on letterhead, on business cards, and as a signature line in reports written for South Carolina Department of Education schools or private schools.

SECTION 40-75-560. Use of Licensed Psycho-educational Specialist title.

(A) A person licensed pursuant to this article may use the title "Licensed Psycho-educational Specialist" and the letters "LPES" following his or her name.

(B) It is unlawful for a person who is not licensed in accordance with this article to use the title "Licensed Psycho-educational Specialist

SECTION 40-75-570. Credential lines to be used for work done for school district or private school.
Notwithstanding the provisions of Chapter 55, Title 40, additional credential lines must be used to indicate legitimate qualifications of the licensee whenever the work being done is for use by a school district or private school. Credential lines shall follow the typed or printed name of the licensee. For South Carolina Department of Education school psychologists, level II, the credential line shall read "Licensed Psycho-educational Specialist, Certified by South Carolina Department of Education in School Psychology, Certification No. __________"; For Department of Education school psychologists, level III, the credential line shall read "Licensed School Psychologist, Certified by South Carolina Department of Education in School Psychology, Certification No. __________"; however, to use this credential line a level III school psychologist must be licensed by the South Carolina Board of Examiners in Psychology.

South Dakota

License — Psychologist

Granting Authority
South Dakota Board of Examiners of Psychologists
135 East Illinois, Suite 214
Spearfish, SD 57783
(605) 642-1600
(605) 642-1756 Fax
E-mail the South Dakota Board of Examiners of Psychologists

Statutory/Regulatory Authority

Statutory — SDCL 36-27A 

Regulatory — CHAPTER 20:60:05 

Minimum Degree Required
Doctoral degree in psychology

CPQ Accepted?
As of 2003 — In process of accepting CPQ (voted to accept CPQ and are in process of making legislative or administrative changes necessary for implementation.)

Examinations Required
EPPP and oral

Scope of Practice
SDCL 36-27A-1. Definitions. Terms used in this chapter, unless the context otherwise requires, mean:

(5) "The practice of psychology," the observation, description, evaluation, interpretation, and modification of human behavior by the application of psychological principles, methods, and procedures for the purpose of preventing or eliminating symptomatic, maladaptive, or undesired behavior and of enhancing interpersonal relationships, work and life adjustment, personal effectiveness, behavioral health, and mental health. The term includes psychological testing and the evaluation or assessment of personal characteristics, such as intelligence, personality, abilities, interests, aptitudes, and neuropsychological functioning; individual, marital, family, or group counseling; psychotherapy and other therapeutic techniques based on psychological principles; diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional disorders or disabilities, compulsive disorders, disorders of habit or conduct as well as of the psychological aspects of physical illness, accident, injury, or disability; and psychoeducational evaluation, therapy, remediation, and consultation. The practice of psychology is the rendering of psychological services to individuals, families, groups, and the public and is without regard to whether payment is received for services rendered.

SDCL 36-27A-2. Exempt persons. The provisions of this chapter do not apply to the following persons:

(6) School psychologists and school psychological examiners certified by the Division of Education Services and Resources practicing and functioning within the scope of their employment if they use the title certified school psychologist or school psychological examiner;


Certificate — School Service Specialist Certificate — School Psychological Examiner

Granting Authority
South Dakota Department of Education and Cultural Affairs
700 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD 57501-2291
(605) 773-3134
(605) 773-6302 TTY
(605) 773-6139 fax
E-mail the South Dakota Department of Education and Cultural Affairs

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — SDCL 13-42-1 et seq

Regulatory — Articles 24:15 and 24:16 

Education
Master's degree with a concentration of coursework that is essentially psychological in nature and 30 semester hours of undergraduate or graduate coursework to include courses as specified in Article 24:16:10:04

Examinations Required
None

Internship
Usually 3 semesters in a school setting

Scope
24:15:01:01. Definitions. Terms used in this article mean:
(13) "School service specialist," an individual who serves as a school counselor, school psychologist, school psychological examiner, school speech/language pathologist, or school library media specialist and has been issued a South Dakota certificate

24:16:10:04. Birth to age 21 school psychological examiner education endorsement program. A birth to age 21 school psychological examiner education endorsement program shall require a master's degree with a concentration of coursework that is essentially psychological in nature and 30 semester hours of undergraduate or graduate coursework to include the following courses:
(1) At least one course in each of the following: individual psychological evaluation, practicum in individual psychological evaluation, group testing, the child with disabilities, and educational statistics; and
(2) A minimum of 16 semester hours of coursework in five or more of the following areas: general psychology; abnormal psychology; child, adolescent, or developmental psychology; educational psychology; principles and practices of guidance programs; elementary guidance; and counseling methods or techniques.
Assessment reports of testing accomplished by a school psychological examiner must be signed by a certified school psychologist.


Certificate — School Service Specialist Certificate — School Psychologist

Granting Authority
South Dakota Department of Education and Cultural Affairs
700 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD 57501-2291
(605) 773-3134
(605) 773-6302 TTY
(605) 773-6139 fax
E-mail the South Dakota Department of Education and Cultural Affairs

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — SDCL 13-42-1 et seq

Regulatory — Articles 24:15 and 24:16 

Education
Graduate degree in school psychology or NCSP-approved master's program

Examinations Required
None

Internship
Period of one academic year in an accredited school setting

Tennessee

License — Psychologist

Granting Authority
Office of Teacher Licensing
Tennessee Department of Education
4th Floor, Andrew Johnson Tower
710 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, TN 37243-0377
(615) 532-4885
(615) 532-1448 fax
E-mail the Office of Teacher Licensing

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — The statutes pertaining to this Board are found at T. C. A. 63-1 (Division of Health Related Boards) and T.C.A. 63-11 (Psychologists).

Regulatory — Chapter 1180, Rules of the Tennessee Board of Examiners in Psychology

Minimum Degree Required
Doctoral degree in psychology

CPQ Accepted?
As of 2003 — In process of accepting CPQ (voted to accept CPQ and are in process of making legislative or administrative changes necessary for implementation.)

Examinations Required
EPPP and oral

Scope of Practice

T.C.A. 63-11-203. Practice of psychologist.
(a) "Practice of psychologist" means the observation, description, evaluation, interpretation, and modification of human behavior by the application of psychological principles, methods, and procedures, for the purpose of preventing or eliminating symptomatic, maladaptive, or undesired behavior and of enhancing interpersonal relationships, work and life adjustment, personal effectiveness, behavioral health, and mental health.

Practice of psychologist includes, but is not limited to, psychological testing and the evaluation or assessment of personal characteristics, such as intelligence, personality, abilities, interests, aptitudes, and neuropsychological functioning; counseling, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, hypnosis, biofeedback, and behavior analysis and therapy; psychological diagnosis and treatment of mental, emotional and nervous disorders or disabilities, alcoholism and substance abuse, disorders of habit or conduct, as well as of the psychological aspects of physical illness, accident, injury, or disability; case management and utilization review of psychological services; and psychoeducational evaluation, therapy, remediation, and consultation. Psychological services may be rendered to individuals, families, groups, and the public. "Practice of psychologist" is construed within the meaning of this definition without regard to whether payment is received for services rendered.

(b) A person represents that person to be a psychologist if that person uses any title or description of services incorporating the words "psychology," "psychological," or "psychologist," or if such person possesses expert qualification in any area of psychology, or if that person offers to the public or renders to individuals or to groups of individuals services defined as the practice of psychology in this chapter.

T.C.A. 63-11-205. Use of identifying terms.

(a) It is specifically prohibited that any individuals or organizations shall present themselves or be presented to the public by any title incorporating the name "psychological," "psychologist," or "psychology" other than those licensed as psychologists or psychological examiners or senior psychological examiners or certified psychological assistants:

(2) Persons licensed by the state board of education in areas of school psychology, school psychologist, or school psychological services worker and employed as such in the department of education, or in any public or nonpublic elementary or secondary school, are not required to be licensed under this chapter while performing in the course of their employment.
Nothing in this chapter shall be construed so as to apply to persons licensed by the state board of education in areas of school psychology, school psychologist, or school psychological services worker who are employed as such in the department of education or in any public or nonpublic elementary or secondary school while performing in the course of their employment.


License — Apprentice Special Group

Granting Authority
Tennessee Department of Education
Office of Teacher Licensing
710 James Robertson Parkway
5th Floor, Andrew Johnson Tower
Nashville, TN 37243-0377
(615) 532-4885
E-mail the Office of Teacher Licensing 

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — T.C.A 49-5-108 (Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 49, Chapter 5, Section 108)

Regulatory — Tennessee Rules and Regulations, Chapter 0520-2-3 and Chapter 0520-2-4

Education
Program of studies in school psychology at the graduate level and at least a master's from a NASP approved program

Examinations Required
PRAXIS II

Internship
Full time for one academic year or half time over a period of two consecutive academic years, at least half will be in a school setting supervised by licensed school psychologist and remainder will include work with children, youth and families, and supervised by appropriately credentialed and experienced psychologist.


License — Professional School Service Personnel License

Granting Authority
Tennessee Department of Education
Office of Teacher Licensing
710 James Robertson Parkway
5th Floor, Andrew Johnson Tower
Nashville, TN 37243-0377
(615) 532-4885
E-mail the Office of Teacher Licensing

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — T.C.A 49-5-108 (Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 49, Chapter 5, Section 108)

Regulatory — Tennessee Rules and Regulations, Chapter 0520-2-3 and Chapter 0520-2-4

Education
Requirements of apprentice license and 3 years of service with apprentice license

Examinations Required
PRAXIS II

Internship
See Requirements of apprentice license

Texas

License — Licensed Psychologist

Granting Authority
Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists
333 Guadalupe, Suite 2-450
Austin, Texas 78701
(512) 305-7700
(512) 305-7701 (fax)

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — Occupations Code Title 3, Health Professions Subtitle I, Regulation of Psychology and Counseling, Chapter 501. Psychologists

Regulatory — Texas Administrative Code, Title 22, Sections 461 through 473

Minimum Degree Required
Doctoral degree in psychology

CPQ Accepted?
No

Examinations Required
EPPP, jurisprudence and oral

Scope of Practice
Occupations Code Title 3 § 501.003. Practice of Psychology

(a) In this section, "psychological services" means acts or behaviors that are included within the purview of the practice of psychology.

(b) A person is engaged in the practice of psychology within the meaning of this chapter if the person:
(1) represents the person to the public by a title or description of services that includes the word "psychological," "psychologist," or "psychology";
(2) provides or offers to provide psychological services to individuals, groups, organizations, or the public;
(3) is a psychologist or psychological associate employed as described by Section 501.004(a)(1) who offers or provides psychological services, other than lecture services, to the public for consideration separate from the salary that person receives for performing the person's regular duties; or
(4) is employed as a psychologist or psychological associate by an organization that sells psychological services, other than lecture services, to the public for consideration.

(c) The practice of psychology:
(1) includes providing or offering to provide services to an individual or group, including providing computerized procedures, that include the application of established principles, methods, and procedures of describing, explaining, and ameliorating behavior;
(2) addresses normal behavior and involves evaluating, preventing, and remediating psychological, emotional, mental, interpersonal, learning, and behavioral disorders of individuals or groups, as well as the psychological disorders that accompany medical problems, organizational structures, stress, and health;
(3) includes:
(A) using projective techniques, neuropsychological testing, counseling, career counseling, psychotherapy, hypnosis for health care purposes, hypnotherapy, and biofeedback; and
(B) evaluating and treating mental or emotional disorders and disabilities by psychological techniques and procedures; and
(4) is based on:
(A) a systematic body of knowledge and principles acquired in an organized program of graduate study; and
(B) the standards of ethics established by the profession.

Occupations Code Title 3 § 501.004. Applicability

(a) This chapter does not apply to:
(1) the activity or service of a person, or the use of an official title by the person, who is employed as a psychologist or psychological associate by a governmental agency or regionally accredited institution of higher education if the person performs duties the person is employed by the agency or institution to perform within the confines of the agency or institution;


License — Licensed Specialist in School Psychology

Granting Authority
Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists
333 Guadalupe, Suite 2-450
Austin, Texas 78701
(512) 305-7700
(512) 305-7701 (fax)

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — Occupations Code Title 3, Health Professions Subtitle I, Regulation of Psychology and Counseling, Chapter 501. Psychologists

Regulatory — Texas Administrative Code, Title 22, Sections 461 through 473

Minimum Degree Required
APA accredited or NASP approved School Psychology program, or 60 credit graduate degree in psychology with specified coursework (see 22 TAC §463.9(b)(1)-(7))

Examinations Required
PRAXIS II and jurisprudence

Internship
For non-APA accredited or non-NASP approved School Psychology program graduates, 1200 hours, of which 600 must be in a public school

Scope of Practice
22 TAC § 463.1(2) — this license is required by law for the practice of school psychology in the public schools of Texas. Requirements 463.9 and 463.14

22 TAC, CHAPTER 465 RULES OF PRACTICE
This rule acknowledges the unique difference in the delivery of school psychological services in the public schools from psychological services in the private sector. The Board recognizes the purview of the State Board of Education and the Texas Education Agency in safeguarding the rights of public school children in Texas. The mandated multidisciplinary team decision making, hierarchy of supervision, regulatory provisions, and past traditions of school psychological service delivery both nationally and in Texas, among other factors, allow for rules of practice in the public schools which reflect these occupational distinctions from the private practice of psychology.

22 TAC §465.38 Psychological Services in the Schools

(1) Definition.
(A) The specialist in school psychology license permits the licensee to provide school psychological services in the public schools of this state.
(B) A licensed specialist in school psychology means a person who is trained to address psychological and behavioral problems manifested in and associated with educational systems by utilizing psychological concepts and methods in programs or actions which attempt to improve the learning, adjustment and behavior of students. Such activities include, but are not limited to, addressing special education eligibility, conducting manifestation determinations, and assisting with the development and implementation of individual educational programs.
(C) The assessment of emotional or behavioral disturbance, for educational purposes, using psychological techniques and procedures is considered the practice of psychology.

(2) Titles. The correct title for the person holding the Licensed Specialist in School Psychology is Licensed Specialist in School Psychology or LSSP. Only individuals who meet the requirements of §465.6 of this title (relating to Listings, Public Statements and Advertisements, Solicitation, and Specialty Titles) may refer to themselves as School Psychologists. No individual may use the title Licensed School Psychologist.

(3) Providers of School Psychological Services. School psychological services may be provided in Texas public schools only by individuals authorized by this Board to provide such services. Individuals who may provide such school psychological services include licensed specialists in school psychology, and interns or trainees as defined in §463.9 of this title (relating to Licensed Specialist in School Psychology).

Nothing in this rule prohibits public schools from contracting with licensed psychologists and licensed psychological associates who are not licensed specialists in school psychology to provide psychological services, other than school psychology, in their areas of competency. School districts may contract for specific types of psychological services, such as clinical psychology, counseling psychology, neuropsychology, and family therapy, which are not readily available from the licensed specialist in school psychology employed by the school district. Such contracting must be on a short term or part time basis and cannot involve the broad range of school psychological services listed in paragraph (1)(B) of this section.

Utah

License — Psychologist

Granting Authority
Utah Department of Commerce
Division of Occupational & Professional Licensing
160 E. 300 S., Box 146741
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-6741
(801) 530-6628
(801) 530-6511 fax
E-mail

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — Psychologist Licensing Act, 58-61

Regulatory — Psychologist Licensing Act Rules, R156-61

Minimum Degree Required
Doctoral degree in psychology from APA accredited program or program meeting specified criteria

CPQ Accepted?
NO

Examinations Required
EPPP and Utah Psychology Law Examination

Scope of Practice
Psychologist Licensing Act 58-61-102. Definitions.
(9) (a) "Practice of psychology" includes:

(i) the practice of mental health therapy by means of observation, description, evaluation, interpretation, intervention, and treatment to effect modification of human behavior by the application of generally recognized professional psychological principles, methods, and procedures for the purpose of preventing, treating, or eliminating mental or emotion illness or dysfunction, the symptoms of any of these, or maladaptive behavior;

(ii) the observation, description, evaluation, interpretation, or modification of human behavior by the application of generally recognized professional principles, methods, or procedures requiring the education, training, and clinical experience of a psychologist, for the purpose of assessing, diagnosing, preventing, or eliminating symptomatic, maladaptive, or undesired behavior and of enhancing interpersonal relationships, work and life adjustment, personal effectiveness, behavioral health, and mental health;

(iii) psychological testing and the evaluation or assessment of personal characteristics such as intelligence, personality, abilities, interests, aptitudes, and neuropsychological functioning;

(iv) counseling, marriage and family therapy, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, hypnosis, biofeedback, and behavior analysis and therapy;

(v) diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional disorders of disability, alcoholism and substance abuse, disorders of habit or conduct, and the psychological aspects of physical illness, accident, injury, or disability; and

(vi) psychoeducational evaluation, therapy, remediation, and consultation.

(b) An individual practicing psychology may provide services to individuals, couples, families, groups of individuals, members of the public, and individuals or groups within organizations or institutions.

Psychologist Licensing Act 58-61-308. Scope of practice - Limitations.
(1) A psychologist may engage in all acts and practices defined as the practice of psychology without supervision, in private and independent practice, or as an employee of another person, limited only by the licensee's education, training, and competence.

(2) An individual certified as a psychology resident may engage in all acts and practices defined as the practice of psychology only under conditions of employment as a psychology resident and under the supervision of a licensed psychologist who is an approved psychology training supervisor as defined by division rule. A certified psychology resident shall not engage in the independent practice of psychology.

Psychologist Licensing Act 58-61-307. Exemptions from licensure.
(8) any individual who was employed as a psychologist by a state, county, or municipal agency or other political subdivision of the state prior to July 1, 1981, and who subsequently has maintained employment as a psychologist in the same state, county, or municipal agency or other political subdivision while engaged in the performance of his official duties for that agency or political subdivision;

(9) an individual certified as a school psychologist under Section 53A-6-104:
(a) may represent himself as and use the terms "school psychologist" or "certified school psychologist"; and
(b) is restricted in his practice to employment within settings authorized by the State Board of Education;


Basic Certificate — School Psychologist

Granting Authority
Utah State Office of Education
250 East 500 South
PO Box 144200
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4200
(801) 538-7500
(801) 538-7973 fax
E-mail

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — Utah Code -- Title 53A -- Chapter 06 -- Educator
Licensing and Professional Practices Act

Regulatory — Utah Administrative Code R 277-506

Education
Completed at least an approved masters degree or equivalent certification program consisting of a minimum of 60 semester hours in school psychology at an accredited institution

Examinations Required
None

Internship
One school year internship or its equivalent with a minimum of 1200 clock hours in school psychology, at least 600 of which shall be in a school setting or a setting with an educational component.


Standard Certificate — School Psychologist

Granting Authority
Utah State Office of Education
250 East 500 South
PO Box 144200
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-4200
(801) 538-7500
(801) 538-7973 fax
E-mail

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — Utah Code -- Title 53A -- Chapter 06 -- Educator Licensing and Professional Practices Act

Regulatory — Utah Administrative Code R 277-506

Education
Basic certificate plus 2 years experience

Examinations Required
None

Internship
Requirement satisfied in order to receive basic certificate

Vermont

License — Psychologist

Granting Authority
Board of Psychological Examiners
Office of Professional Regulations
26 Terrace Street - Drawer 09
Montpelier, VT 05609-1101
(802) 828-2373
(802) 828-2465 fax
E-mail

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Board of Psychological Examiners

Statutory — 26 V.S.A. Chap. 55 (Title 26, Chapter 55, Vermont Statutes Annotated)

Regulatory — Board of Psychological Examiners, Rules Relating to the Profession
Board of Psychological Examiners

Minimum Degree Required
Doctoral degree in psychology

CPQ Accepted?
Yes

Examinations Required
EPPP and jurisprudence

Scope of Practice
26 V.S.A. Chap. 55
§ 3001. Definitions.
For the purposes of this chapter:
(1) "Practice of psychology" means rendering or offering to render to individuals, groups or organizations, for a consideration, any service involving the application of principles, methods and procedures of understanding, predicting and influencing behavior which are primarily drawn from the science of psychology. The science of psychology includes, but is not restricted to, assessment, diagnosis, prevention, and amelioration of adjustment problems and emotional and mental disorders of individuals and groups.

26 V.S.A. Chap. 55
§ 3005. Exemptions.
(a) The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to persons while engaged in the course of their customary duties as clergy, licensed physicians, nurses, osteopaths, optometrists, dentists, lawyers, social workers, mental health counselors, certified marriage and family therapists and psychoanalysts, rostered psychotherapists or licensed educators when performing their duties consistent with the accepted standards of their respective professions; provided, however, that they do not describe themselves to the public by any other title or description stating or implying that they are psychologists or are licensed to practice psychology.


License — Educator License with Endorsement in School

Granting Authority
Vermont Department of Education
120 State Street
Montpelier, VT 05620-2501
(802) 828-2445
(802) 828-2755 TTY
(802) 828-3140 fax
E-mail the Licensing Department
Vermont Department of Education
Educator Licensing

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — 16 V.S.A. § 164 (2003)

Regulatory — Regulations Governing the Licensing of Educators, Vermont State Board of Educations, aug 8, 1988, Regulation 5210

Education
APA approved doctorate degree in school psychology or State or NASP approved master's degree, or the equivalent

Examinations Required
PRAXIS I

Internship
1200 clock hours, at least 600 of which must be in a school setting

Scope
Regulations Governing the Licensing of Educators
School Psychologist 5440-66
The holder is authorized to provide school psychological services, such as individual or group therapy, and to conduct student psychological assessments and diagnoses in achievement, personality, perception, and motor coordination.

Virginia

License — Clinical Psychologist

Granting Authority
Virginia Board of Psychology
6603 West Broad St., 5th Fl.
Richmond, VA 23230-1712
(804) 662-9913
(804) 662-7250
E-mail the Virginia Board of Psychology
Virginia Board of Psychology

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Virginia Board of Psychology - Laws & Regulations

Statutory — Code of Virginia Chapter 36, Section 54.1

Regulatory — 18 VAC 125-20-10 et seq.

Minimum Degree Required
Doctorate in psychology

CPQ Accepted?
Yes

Examinations Required
EPPP and jurisprudence

Scope of Practice
Code of Virginia § 54.1-3600. Definitions.

"Practice of clinical psychology" includes, but is not limited to:

1. "Testing and measuring" which consists of the psychological evaluation or assessment of personal characteristics such as intelligence, abilities, interests, aptitudes, achievements, motives, personality dynamics, psychoeducational processes, neuropsychological functioning, or other psychological attributes of individuals or groups.

2. "Diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional disorders" which consists of the appropriate diagnosis of mental disorders according to standards of the profession and the ordering or providing of treatments according to need. Treatment includes providing counseling, psychotherapy, marital amily therapy, group therapy, behavior therapy, psychoanalysis, hypnosis, biofeedback, and other psychological interventions with the objective of modification of perception, adjustment, attitudes, feelings, values, self-concept, personality or personal goals, the treatment of alcoholism and substance abuse, disorders of habit or conduct, as well as of the psychological aspects of physical illness, pain, injury or disability.

3. "Psychological consulting" which consists of interpreting or reporting on scientific theory or research in psychology, rendering expert psychological or clinical psychological opinion, evaluation, or engaging in applied psychological research, program or organizational development, administration, supervision or evaluation of psychological services.

"Practice of psychology" means the practice of applied psychology, clinical psychology or school psychology.

Code of Virginia § 54.1-3601. Exemption from requirements of licensure.

The requirements for licensure provided for in this chapter shall not be applicable to:

4. Persons employed as salaried employees or volunteers of the federal government, the Commonwealth, a locality, or any agency established or funded, in whole or part, by any such governmental entity or of a private, nonprofit organization or agency sponsored or funded, in whole or part, by a community-based citizen group or organization, except that any such person who renders psychological services, as defined in this chapter, shall be (i) supervised by a licensed psychologist or clinical psychologist; (ii) licensed by the Department of Education as a school psychologist; or (iii) employed by a school for students with disabilities which is certified by the Board of Education. Any person who, in addition to the above enumerated employment, engages in an independent private practice shall not be exempt from the licensure requirements.


License — School Psychologist

Granting Authority
Virginia Board of Psychology
6603 West Broad St., 5th Fl.
Richmond, VA 23230-1712
(804) 662-9913
(804) 662-7250
E-mail the Virginia Board of Psychology
Virginia Board of Psychology

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Virginia Board of Psychology - Laws & Regulations

Statutory — Code of Virginia Chapter 36, Section 54.1

Regulatory — 18 VAC 125-20-10 et seq.

Minimum Degree Required
Master's degree in school psychology, with at least 60 semester credit hours

Examinations Required
EPPP and jurisprudence

Scope of Practice
Code of Virginia § 54.1-3600. Definitions.
The "practice of school psychology" means:

1. "Testing and measuring" which consists of psychological assessment, evaluation and diagnosis relative to the assessment of intellectual ability, aptitudes, achievement, adjustment, motivation, personality or any other psychological attribute of persons as individuals or in groups that directly relates to learning or behavioral problems that impact education.

2. "Counseling" which consists of professional advisement and interpretive services with children or adults for amelioration or prevention of problems that impact education.
Counseling services relative to the practice of school psychology include but are not limited to the procedures of verbal interaction, interviewing, behavior modification, environmental manipulation and group processes.

3. "Consultation" which consists of educational or vocational consultation or direct educational services to schools, agencies, organizations or individuals. Psychological consulting as herein defined is directly related to learning problems and related adjustments.

4. Development of programs such as designing more efficient and psychologically sound classroom situations and acting as a catalyst for teacher involvement in adaptations and innovations.

"School psychologist" means a person licensed by the Board of Psychology to practice school psychology.


License - School Psychologist Limited

Granting authority
Commonwealth of Virginia
Department of Health Professions
Virginia Board of Psychology
6606 West Broad St., 4th Fl.
Richmond, VA 23230-1717
(804) 662-9913
(804) 662-7250
E-mail the Virginia Board of Psychology
Virginia Board of Psychology

Statutory/regulatory authority
Virginia Board of Psychology - Laws & Regulations

Statutory - Code of Virginia Chapter 36, Section 54.1

Regulatory - 18 VAC 125-20-10 et seq.

Minimum degree required
Master's degree in psychology and current license issued by Board of Education showing an endorsement in psychology.

Examinations required
None

Scope of Practice
18 VAC 125-20-10. Definitions.
The following words and terms, in addition to the words and terms defined in § 54.1-3600 of the Code of Virginia, when used in this chapter shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:

"School psychologist-limited" means a person licensed pursuant to § 54.1-3606 of the Code of Virginia to provide school psychology services solely in public school divisions.

Washington

License — Psychologist

Granting Authority
Department of Health
Examining Board of Psychology
P.O. Box 1099
Olympia, WA 98507-1099
(360) 236-4700
(360) 236-4818 fax
E-mail the Psychologist Licensing- Washington State Department of Health
Psychologist Licensing - Washington State Dept of Health

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Psychologist Laws - Washington State Dept of Health

Statutory — RCW 18.83 (Revised Code of Washington) (WASH. REV. CODE §18.83)

Regulatory — WAC 246-924-040

Minimum Degree Required
Doctoral degree in psychology

CPQ Accepted?
As of 2003 — In process of accepting CPQ (voted to accept CPQ and are in process of making legislative or administrative changes necessary for implementation.)

Examinations Required
EPPP and oral

Scope of Practice
RCW 18.83.010
Definitions.
When used in this chapter:

(1) The "practice of psychology" means the observation, evaluation, interpretation, and modification of human behavior by the application of psychological principles, methods, and procedures for the purposes of preventing or eliminating symptomatic or maladaptive behavior and promoting mental and behavioral health. It includes, but is not limited to, providing the following services to individuals, families, groups, organizations, and the public, whether or not payment is received for services rendered:
(a) Psychological measurement, assessment, and evaluation by means of psychological, neuropsychological, and psychoeducational testing;
(b) Diagnosis and treatment of mental, emotional, and behavioral disorders, and psychological aspects of illness, injury, and disability; and
(c) Counseling and guidance, psychotherapeutic techniques, remediation, health promotion, and consultation within the context of established psychological principles and theories.
This definition does not include the teaching of principles of psychology for accredited educational institutions, or the conduct of research in problems of human or animal behavior.
Nothing in this definition shall be construed as permitting the administration or prescribing of drugs or in any way infringing upon the practice of medicine and surgery as defined in chapter 18.71 RCW.

RCW 18.83.200
Exemptions.
This chapter shall not apply to:

(2) Any person who holds a valid school psychologist credential from the Washington state board of education but only when such a person is practicing psychology in the course of his or her employment.

(3) Any person employed by a local, state, or federal government agency whose psychologists must qualify for employment under federal or state certification or civil service regulations; but only at those times when that person is carrying out the functions of his or her employment.


Certificate — School Psychologist, Initial

Granting Authority
Professional Certification
Old Capitol Building
PO Box 47200
Olympia, WA 98504-7200
(360) 725-6400
(360) 664-3631 TTY
(360) 586-0145 fax
E-mail Certification
WAC 180-79A-221
Certification - Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Statutory/Regulatory Authority 
WAC 180-79A-221

Education
Completed all the requirements for the masters degree (except special projects or thesis) with a major or specialization in school psychology

Examinations Required
The candidate shall have successfully completed a written comprehensive examination of the knowledge included in the course work for the required master's degree. This examination shall be an examination from a regionally accredited institution of higher education or the National Certification of School Psychologist (NCSP) examination.

Internship
None specified


Certificate — School Psychologist, Continuing

Granting Authority
Professional Certification
Old Capitol Building
PO Box 47200
Olympia, WA 98504-7200
(360) 725-6400
(360) 664-3631 TTY
(360) 586-0145 fax
E-mail Certification
Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
Certification - Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Statutory/Regulatory Authority 
WAC 180-79A-221

Education
Master's degree with a major or specialization in school psychology and 180 days employment

Examinations Required
Written comprehensive examination of the knowledge included in the course work for the required master's degree. This examination shall be an examination from a regionally accredited institution of higher education or the National Certification of School Psychologist (NCSP) examination.

Internship
None specified

West Virginia

License — Psychologist

Granting Authority

The West Virginia Board of Examiners of Psychologist
P.O. Box 3955
Charleston, WV 25339 Email the Psychologist Licensing- Washington State Department of Health
(304)558-3040
(304)558-0608 fax

Statutory/Regulatory Authority 
Statutory — WV Code, Chapter 30, Article 21

Regulatory — 17 CSR 3 (Code of State Regulations)
17 CSR 3 (Code of State Regulations)

Minimum Degree Required
PhD or its equivalent. The Board or its Committee shall evaluate all equivalency applications.

At least half of the doctoral courses completed for credit beyond the masters degree shall be clearly identified by title and course content as being psychological in nature, and must be shown to have been taught by a psychologist. The Board may interpret a specific course to be psychological in nature even though it is not labeled as a psychology course. The Board shall render this opinion if it believes that the course is psychological in content and it has been taught by a psychologist.

The doctoral degree course study in psychology shall include a pre-doctoral or post-doctoral internship approved by the American Psychological Association or its equivalent.

CPQ Accepted?
As of 2003 — In process of accepting CPQ (voted to accept CPQ and are in process of making legislative or administrative changes necessary for implementation.)

Examinations Required
EPPP and an oral exam

Scope of Practice
WV Code §30-21-2. Definitions.
(d) "Psychology" means the science involving the principles, methods and procedures of understanding, predicting and influencing behavior; the principles pertaining to learning, perception, motivation, thinking, emotions and interpersonal relationships; the methods and procedures of interviewing and counseling; the methods and procedures of psychotherapy, meaning the use of learning, conditioning methods and emotional reactions, in a professional relationship, to assist a person or persons to modify feelings, attitudes and behavior, which are intellectually, socially or emotionally maladjustive or ineffectual; the constructing, administering and interpreting of tests of intelligence, special abilities, aptitudes, interests, attitudes, personality characteristics, emotions and motivation; the psychological evaluation, prevention and improvements of adjustment problems of individuals and groups; and the resolution of interpersonal and social conflicts.

(e) "Practice of psychology" means the rendering or offering to render for a fee, salary or other compensation, monetary or otherwise, any psychological service involving:
(i) The application of the principles, methods and procedures of understanding, predicting and influencing behavior;
(ii) the application of the principles pertaining to learning, perception, motivation, thinking, emotions and interpersonal relationships;
(iii) the application of the methods and procedures of interviewing and counseling;
(iv) the application of the methods and procedures of psychotherapy, meaning the use of learning, conditioning methods and emotional reactions, in a professional relationship, to assist a person or persons to modify feelings, attitudes and behavior, which are intellectually, socially or emotionally maladjustive or ineffectual;
(v) the constructing, administering and interpreting of tests of intelligence, special abilities, aptitudes, interests, attitudes, personality characteristics, emotions and motivation;
(vi) the psychological evaluation, prevention and improvement of adjustment problems of individuals and groups; and
(vii) the resolution of interpersonal and social conflicts.

However, for the purpose of this article, the term "practice of psychology" shall not include:
(1) Teaching, lecturing or engaging in research in psychology as part of salaried employment at an institution of higher learning;
(2) The official duties of a person employed as a psychologist by the state of West Virginia or any of its departments, agencies, divisions or bureaus, or local governments, except for the West Virginia department of education, a county board of education, or a regional education agency, which duties are performed under the direct and regular supervision of a licensee;
(3) The official duties of a person employed as a psychologist by any department, agency, division or bureau of the United States of America;
(4) The official duties of a person working under the direct and regular supervision of a licensee for the purpose of gaining the experience required for a license hereunder by the provisions of subdivision (4), subsection (a), section seven of this article, which experience is of a type approved by the board;
(5) The use, in good faith, of certain psychological techniques, procedures, methods and principles as an incident to engaging in a recognized occupation or profession, other than the practice of psychology, including, but not limited to, the occupation or profession of a physician, lawyer, dentist, social worker, sociologist, political scientist, economist, probation or parole officer, rehabilitation or marriage counselor, clergyman, audiologist, speech pathologist, teacher, educational or guidance counselor and a placement or personnel director;
(6) The activities of a student of psychology, psychological intern or psychological resident, which activities are a part of and are engaged in pursuant to a course of study at an institution of higher learning; or
(7) The activities of an assistant or technician which are performed under the direct and regular supervision of a licensee.

WV Code §30-21-3. License required; firms, associations and corporations engaging in the practice of psychology.

(a) No person shall engage in, offer to engage in, or hold himself out to the public as being engaged in, the practice of psychology in this state, nor shall any person use in connection with any trade, business, profession or occupation, except in those instances specifically excluded from the definition of the practice of psychology by subparagraphs (1), (2), (3), (4) and (6), subdivision (e), section two of this article, the word "psychologist," "psychology," "psychological" or any other title, word or abbreviation which induces or tends to induce the belief that such person is qualified to engage or is engaged in the practice of psychology, unless and until he shall first obtain a license or temporary permit to engage in the practice of psychology in accordance with the provisions of this article, which license or temporary permit remains unexpired, unsuspended and unrevoked: Provided, That such license or temporary permit shall not be required for an individual who is the holder of a school psychology certificate issued by the West Virginia department of education and who is engaged in the practice of school psychology solely within the scope of employment as a school board employee


License — Level I School Psychologist (Licensed School Psychologist)

Granting Authority
West Virginia Board of Examiners of Psychologists
P.O. Box 3955
Charleston, WV 25339
(304)558-3040
(304)558-0608 fax
E-mail the West Virginia Board of Examiners of Psychologists
The West Virginia Board of Examiners of Psychologist

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — WV Code, Chapter 30, Article 21

Regulatory — 17 CSR 3 (Code of State Regulations)

Minimum Degree Required
Master's in school psychology

Examinations Required
PRAXIS II and an oral exam

Scope of Practice
W. Va. Code '30-21-2(n) provides that a Level I school psychologist shall provide his or her services on school property. School property includes buildings or office space which is owned, rented, or leased by the county school board or the West Virginia Board of Education. It also includes donated office space or buildings and private or parochial school facilities. This rule does not prohibit a Level I School Psychologist from providing school psychology services in the student's home (i.e., home bound services) when the services are part of the school psychologist's contract with the school board.

WV Code §30-21-2. Definitions.
(n) "Licensed school psychologist" means a school psychologist who provides school psychology services on school board property and is a school board employee or contractee;

WV Code §17-3-13. Supervision Requirements for School Psychologist Applicants.

13.7. A person who is certified as a school psychologist by the West Virginia State Board of Education and who is a full time employee of a local school board, need not be licensed as a Level I or Level II school psychologist. However, these individuals shall not refer to themselves as "licensed" nor may they offer services under contract to any other county school board nor shall they offer school psychology services on a private or independent practice basis.

WV Code §30-21-2. Definitions.

(g) "School psychological services" means the activities which school psychologists may engage in to promote mental health and to facilitate the education of school age children, which include, but are not limited to, the following:
(A) Consultation, which includes collaboration with individuals and groups of school personnel, parents, families and representatives of community agencies;
(B) Psychological and psychoeducational assessment, which includes the gathering, interpreting and communicating of information derived from the assessment process which relates to learning and behavior;
(C) Intervention, which includes individual and group counseling, behavioral intervention and crisis intervention;
(D) Education, which includes parent training, school inservice and community education;
(E) Facilitation, which includes assisting in developing useful communication between diverse groups of people separated by institutional, bureaucratic, educational or other barriers;
(F) Research, which includes designing, reporting and utilizing the results of research of a psychological nature;
(G) Program planning and evaluation, which includes program development, program implementation, program evaluation and problem solving for organizational decision making;
(H) Supervision, which includes the supervision of intern school psychologists, other school psychologists and personnel contracted to provide either psychological or psychoeducational assessment data;

However, for the purpose of this article, the term "practice of school psychology" shall not include:
(1) The activities of clinical, counseling, child, industrial, health, and other types of psychology which the board determines to be outside the scope of school psychology activities;
(2) Teaching, lecturing or engaging in research in school psychology as part of salaried employment at an institution of higher learning;
(3) The official duties of a person employed as a school psychologist by the state of West Virginia or any of its departments, agencies, divisions or bureaus, or local governments, except for the West Virginia department of education, a county board of education, or a regional education service agency, which duties are performed under the direct and regular supervision of a licensee;
(4) The official duties of a person employed as a school psychologist by any department, agency, division or bureau of the United States of America;
(5) The official duties of a school psychologist working under the direct and regular supervision of a licensee for the purpose of gaining the experience required for a license hereunder by the provisions of subdivision (4), subsection (a), section seven of this article, which experience is of a type approved by the board;
(6) The use, in good faith, of certain psychological techniques, procedures, methods and principles as an incident to engaging in a recognized occupation or profession, other than the practice of school psychology, including, but not limited to, the occupation or profession of a physician, lawyer, dentist, social worker, sociologist, political scientist, economist, probation or parole officer, rehabilitation or marriage counselor, clergyman, audiologist, speech pathologist, teacher, educational or guidance counselor and placement or personnel director;
(7) The activities of a student of school psychology, school psychological intern or extern, which activities are a part of and are engaged in pursuant to a course of study at an institution of higher learning;
(8) The activities of an assistant or technician which are performed under the direct and regular supervision of a licensee.

(h) "Practice of school psychology" means the rendering or offering to render for a fee, salary or other compensation to an individual or to the public school psychological services as defined in this article;

(i) "School psychologist" means any person who proposes to provide school psychological services as defined herein, to the public and in so doing claims to have the knowledge, training, expertise and ethical standards necessary to engage in such practice;

(j) "School board" means a West Virginia county school board and also means the West Virginia department of education, or a regional educational service agency;

(k) "School board employee" means any person who provides services for the school board and is reimbursed via a salary and benefits and who has met the educational requirements under the state law and regulations of the West Virginia board of education to be certified or otherwise empowered by the state superintendent of schools to provide school psychological services for school boards;

(l) "School board contractee" means any person who provides services for one or more school boards and is reimbursed on a per evaluation, per unit of service, or some other contract basis;

WV Code §30-21-3. License required; firms, associations and corporations engaging in the practice of psychology, under Psychologist license

(a) No person shall engage in, offer to engage in, or hold himself out to the public as being engaged in, the practice of psychology in this state, nor shall any person use in connection with any trade, business, profession or occupation, except in those instances specifically excluded from the definition of the practice of psychology by subparagraphs (1), (2), (3), (4) and (6), subdivision (e), section two of this article, the word "psychologist," "psychology," "psychological" or any other title, word or abbreviation which induces or tends to induce the belief that such person is qualified to engage or is engaged in the practice of psychology, unless and until he shall first obtain a license or temporary permit to engage in the practice of psychology in accordance with the provisions of this article, which license or temporary permit remains unexpired, unsuspended and unrevoked: Provided, That such license or temporary permit shall not be required for an individual who is the holder of a school psychology certificate issued by the West Virginia department of education and who is engaged in the practice of school psychology solely within the scope of employment as a school board employee:


License — Level II School Psychologist (Licensed School Psychologist Independent Practitioner)

Granting Authority
The West Virginia Board of Examiners of Psychologists
P.O. Box 3955
Charleston, WV 25339
(304)558-3040
(304)558-0608 fax
E-mail the West Virginia Board of Examiners of Psychologists

Statutory/Regulatory Authority

Statutory — WV Code, Chapter 30, Article 21

Regulatory — 17 CSR 3 (Code of State Regulations)
17 CSR 3 (Code of State Regulations)

Minimum Requirements
Meet all the minimum requirements for eligibility as a licensed school psychologist

Complete an additional two years of board approved supervision by a licensed school psychologist

Examinations Required
PRAXIS II and oral exam

Scope
WV Code §30-21-2. Definitions.
(o) "Licensed school psychologist independent practitioners" means a school psychologist who provides school psychology services to an individual or the public on school board or nonschool board property, and provide such services for a fee or other compensation, or as a school board employee or contractee.

WV Code §17-3-13. Supervision Requirements for School Psychologist Applicants.
13.7. A person who is certified as a school psychologist by the West Virginia State Board of Education and who is a full time employee of a local school board, need not be licensed as a Level I or Level II school psychologist. However, these individuals shall not refer to themselves as "licensed" nor may they offer services under contract to any other county school board nor shall they offer school psychology services on a private or independent practice basis.

WV Code §30-21-2. Definitions.

(g) "School psychological services" means the activities which school psychologists may engage in to promote mental health and to facilitate the education of school age children, which include, but are not limited to, the following:
(A) Consultation, which includes collaboration with individuals and groups of school personnel, parents, families and representatives of community agencies:

(B) Psychological and psychoeducational assessment, which includes the gathering, interpreting and communicating of information derived from the assessment process which relates to learning and behavior;

(C) Intervention, which includes individual and group counseling, behavioral intervention and crisis intervention;

(D) Education, which includes parent training, school inservice and community education;

(E) Facilitation, which includes assisting in developing useful communication between diverse groups of people separated by institutional, bureaucratic, educational or other barriers;

(F) Research, which includes designing, reporting and utilizing the results of research of a psychological nature;

(G) Program planning and evaluation, which includes program development, program implementation, program evaluation and problem solving for organizational decision making;

(H) Supervision, which includes the supervision of intern school psychologists, other school psychologists and personnel contracted to provide either psychological or psychoeducational assessment data;

However, for the purpose of this article, the term "practice of school psychology" shall not include:
(1) The activities of clinical, counseling, child, industrial, health, and other types of psychology which the board determines to be outside the scope of school psychology activities;

(2) Teaching, lecturing or engaging in research in school psychology as part of salaried employment at an institution of higher learning;

(3) The official duties of a person employed as a school psychologist by the state of West Virginia or any of its departments, agencies, divisions or bureaus, or local governments, except for the West Virginia department of education, a county board of education, or a regional education service agency, which duties are performed under the direct and regular supervision of a licensee;

(4) The official duties of a person employed as a school psychologist by any department, agency, division or bureau of the United States of America;

(5) The official duties of a school psychologist working under the direct and regular supervision of a licensee for the purpose of gaining the experience required for a license hereunder by the provisions of subdivision (4), subsection (a), section seven of this article, which experience is of a type approved by the board;

(6) The use, in good faith, of certain psychological techniques, procedures, methods and principles as an incident to engaging in a recognized occupation or profession, other than the practice of school psychology, including, but not limited to, the occupation or profession of a physician, lawyer, dentist, social worker, sociologist, political scientist, economist, probation or parole officer, rehabilitation or marriage counselor, clergyman, audiologist, speech pathologist, teacher, educational or guidance counselor and placement or personnel director;

(7) The activities of a student of school psychology, school psychological intern or extern, which activities are a part of and are engaged in pursuant to a course of study at an institution of higher learning;

(8) The activities of an assistant or technician which are performed under the direct and regular supervision of a licensee.

(h) "Practice of school psychology" means the rendering or offering to render for a fee, salary or other compensation to an individual or to the public school psychological services as defined in this article;

(i) "School psychologist" means any person who proposes to provide school psychological services as defined herein, to the public and in so doing claims to have the knowledge, training, expertise and ethical standards necessary to engage in such practice;

(j) "School board" means a West Virginia county school board and also means the West Virginia department of education, or a regional educational service agency;

(k) "School board employee" means any person who provides services for the school board and is reimbursed via a salary and benefits and who has met the educational requirements under the state law and regulations of the West Virginia board of education to be certified or otherwise empowered by the state superintendent of schools to provide school psychological services for school boards;

(l) "School board contractee" means any person who provides services for one or more school boards and is reimbursed on a per evaluation, per unit of service, or some other contract basis;

WV Code §30-21-3. License required; firms, associations and corporations engaging in the practice of psychology, under Psychologist license

(a) No person shall engage in, offer to engage in, or hold himself out to the public as being engaged in, the practice of psychology in this state, nor shall any person use in connection with any trade, business, profession or occupation, except in those instances specifically excluded from the definition of the practice of psychology by subparagraphs (1), (2), (3), (4) and (6), subdivision (e), section two of this article, the word "psychologist," "psychology," "psychological" or any other title, word or abbreviation which induces or tends to induce the belief that such person is qualified to engage or is engaged in the practice of psychology, unless and until he shall first obtain a license or temporary permit to engage in the practice of psychology in accordance with the provisions of this article, which license or temporary permit remains unexpired, unsuspended and unrevoked:

Provided, That such license or temporary permit shall not be required for an individual who is the holder of a school psychology certificate issued by the West Virginia department of education and who is engaged in the practice of school psychology solely within the scope of employment as a school board employee:


Certificate — Provisional Professional Service Certificate

Granting Authority
West Virginia Department of Education
1900 Kanawha Boulevard East
Charleston, WV 25305
1-800-982-2378
E-mail the West Virginia Certification
Teacher Certification

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
CHAPTER 18A. SCHOOL PERSONNEL

Minimum Degree Required
Master's degree in school psychology (or in psychology but have to complete requirements for a school psychology program)

Examinations Required
PRAXIS II

Internship
None specified


Certificate — Permanent Professional Service Certificate

Granting Authority
West Virginia Department of Education
1900 Kanawha Boulevard East
Charleston, WV 25305
1-800-982-2378
E-mail the West Virginia Certification
Teacher Certification

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
CHAPTER 18A. SCHOOL PERSONNEL

Minimum Degree Required
Meet requirements of provisional plus 5 years experience (anywhere)

Examinations Required
Met under provisional

Internship
None specified


Certificate — Professional Service Certificate

Granting Authority
West Virginia Department of Education
1900 Kanawha Boulevard East
Charleston, WV 25305
(800) 982-2378
E-mail the West Virginia Certification
Teacher Certification

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
CHAPTER 18A. SCHOOL PERSONNEL.

Minimum Degree Required
2 years of experience, one of which must be completed in WVA, within one or a combination of endorsements on the provisional professional certificate

Examinations Required
Met under provisional

Internship
None specified

Wisconsin

License — Psychologist

Granting Authority
Department of Regulation & Licensing
Bureau of Health Service Professions- Psychology Examining Board
P.O. Box 8935
Madison, WI 53708-8935
(608) 266-2112
(608) 261-7083 Fax
Attn: Cathy Pond
E-mail the Department of Regulation and Licensing
Department of Regulation and Licensing - Health Professions - Psychologist

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — Chapter 455, Wisconsin Statutes

Regulatory — Wisconsin Administrative Code, Psychology Examining Board, Chapters Psy 1 and 2

Minimum Degree Required
Doctoral degree in psychology

CPQ Accepted?
Yes

Examinations Required
EPPP and Examination on the elements of practice essential to the public health, safety or welfare "Ethics" exam

Scope of Practice
Wisconsin Statutes 455.01. Definitions.

(5) "Practice of psychology" means rendering to any person for a fee a psychological service involving the application of principles, methods and procedures of understanding, predicting and influencing behavior, such as the principles pertaining to learning, perception, motivation, thinking, emotions and interpersonal relationships; the methods and procedures of interviewing,
counseling, psychotherapy, psychoanalysis and biofeedback; and the methods and procedures of constructing, administering and interpreting tests of mental abilities, aptitudes, interests, attitudes, personality characteristics, emotion and motivation. The application of these principles and methods includes, but is not restricted to, all of the following:

(a) Psychological diagnosis, prevention and treatment of problems in behavioral, vocational, educational, emotional, sexual, neuropsychological and mental disorders.

(b) Treatment for alcohol and other substance abuse, disorders of habit and conduct, and the psychological and behavioral aspects of physical illness, accident or other disabilities.

(c) Any other activity authorized by statute or by rules promulgated by the examining board.

Wisconsin Statutes 455.02. License required to practice; use of titles.

(1m) LICENSE REQUIRED TO PRACTICE. No person may engage in the practice of psychology or the private practice of school psychology, or attempt to do so or make a representation as authorized to do so, without a license issued by the examining board.

(2m) EXCEPTIONS. A license under this chapter is not required for any of the following:

(g) A person certified by the department of public instruction to provide psychological or counseling services, if the person is performing activities that are a part of the duties for which he or she is employed, is performing those activities solely within the confines of or under the jurisdiction of the school district by which he or she is employed and does not render or offer to render psychological services to the public for a fee over and above the salary that he or she receives for the performance of the official duties with the school district by which he or she is employed.

(m) A person providing psychological services as an employee of a federal, state or local governmental agency, if the person is providing the psychological services as a part of the duties for which he or she is employed, is providing the psychological services solely within the confines of or under the jurisdiction of the agency by which he or she is employed and does not provide or offer to provide psychological services to the public for a fee over and above the salary that he or she receives for the performance of the official
duties with the agency by which he or she is employed.

(3m) USE OF TITLES. Only an individual licensed under s.455.04 (1) may use the title "psychologist" or any similar title or state or imply that he or she is licensed to practice psychology, and only an individual licensed under s. 455.04 (4) may use the title "private practice school psychologist" or any similar title or state or imply that he or she is licensed to engage in the private practice of school psychology. Only an individual licensed under s.455.04 (1) or (4) may represent himself or herself to the public by any description of services incorporating the word "psychological" or "psychology".

(Section 455.04(4) contains requirements for a private practice school psychologist license)


License — Private Practice of School Psychology

Granting Authority
Department of Regulation & Licensing
Bureau of Health Service Professions- Psychology Examining Board
P.O. Box 8935
Madison, WI 53708-8935
(608) 266-2112
(608) 261-7083 Fax
Attn: Cathy Pond
E-mail the Department of Regulation and Licensing
Department of Regulation and Licensing - Health Professions - Psychologist

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — Chapter 455, Wisconsin Statutes (Section 455.04 (4))

Regulatory — Wisconsin Administrative Code, Psychology Examining Board, Chapter Psy 1 and 3

Minimum Degree Required
Program for the preparation of school psychologists resulting in a PhD, PsyD, EdD, EdS, or consisting of a minimum of 60 graduate semester credits resulting in a masters degree in psychology.
Only persons holding a regular license as a school psychologist issued by the Wisconsin department of public instruction may be licensed for the private practice of school psychology.

Examinations Required
Written exam on the practice of school psychology and written exam on the elements of practice essential to the public health, safety or welfare "Ethics" exam

Scope of Practice
WAC, Psy 1.02 (8) "The private practice of school psychology" means providing psycho-educational evaluation and intervention for the prevention and treatment of educationally relevant problems. Intervention includes services to the student or consultation with persons who affect the student's education program.


License — Provisional School Psychologist

Granting Authority
Teacher Education and Licensing
P.O. Box 7841
Madison, WI 53707-7841
Educational Licensing: 608-266-1027
Licensing Voice System: 800-266-1027
608-264-9558 or 608-267-2920 fax
E-mail the Department of Public Instuction - Licensing
Department of Public Instruction Licensing

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — Wis. Stat. § 115.28 (2002)

Regulatory — Wis. Adm. Code PI 3.52-3.53 (2003), (PI 3, Subchapter XI - Pupil Services), (P.I. 3.53 School Psychologist, P.I. 3.52 Provisional school psychologist)
PI 34 Administrative Rules

Education
Master's degree and a minimum of 48 graduate level semester credits with course work as specified in PI 3.52(2)

Examinations Required
PRAXIS II

Internship
One year internship in school psychology under the supervision of a school psychologist.


License — School Psychologist

Granting Authority
Department of Public Instruction
Teacher Education and Licensing
P.O. Box 7841
Madison, WI 53707-7841
Educational Licensing: 608-266-1027
Licensing Voice System: 800-266-1027
608-264-9558 or 608-267-2920 fax
E-mail the Department of Public Instuction - Licensing
PI 34 Administrative Rules

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — Wis. Stat. § 115.28 (2002)

Regulatory — Wis. Adm. Code PI 3.52-3.53 (2003), (PI 3, Subchapter XI - Pupil Services), (P.I. 3.53 School Psychologist, P.I. 3.52 Provisional school psychologist)
PI 34 Administrative Rules

or

Wisconsin Administrative Code: PI

Education
Requirements for the Provisional School Psychologist license and a program for the preparation of school psychologists, resulting in a PhD, PsyD, EdD, or EdS, or consisting of at least 60 graduate semester credits

Examinations Required
PRAXIS II

Internship
One year experience as a school psychologist under the supervision of a school psychologist

OR

an internship in school psychology under the supervision of a school psychologist.

Wyoming

License — Psychologist

Granting Authority
Wyoming State Board of Psychology
2020 Carey Avenue, Suite 201
Cheyenne, WY 82002
(307) 777-6529
(307) 777-3508 fax
E-mail
Wyoming State Board of Psychology

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Laws

Statutory — Wyoming Statutes Title 33 Chapter 27

Regulatory — Rules and Regulations of the Wyoming Board of Psychology Chapter 5, Licensure Requirements

Minimum Degree Required
Doctoral degree in psychology

CPQ Accepted?
Yes

Examinations Required
EPPP

Scope of Practice
Wyoming Statutes 33-27-113. Definitions.
(a) As used in this act:

(iii) "Practice of psychology" means the observation, description, evaluation, interpretation and modification of human behavior by the application of psychological principles, methods and procedures, for the purpose of preventing or eliminating symptomatic, maladaptive or undesired behavior and of enhancing interpersonal relationships, work and life adjustment, personal effectiveness, behavioral health and mental health. Psychological services may be rendered to individuals, families, groups and the public.

The practice of psychology shall be construed within the meaning of this definition without regard to whether payment is received for services rendered. The practice of psychology includes, but is not limited to:
(A) Psychological testing and the evaluation or assessment of personal characteristics such as intelligence, personality, abilities, interests, aptitudes and neuropsychological functioning;
(B) Psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, hypnosis, biofeedback and behavior analysis and therapy;
(C) Diagnosis and treatment of mental and emotional disorder or disability, alcoholism and substance abuse, disorders of habit or conduct, as well as of psychological aspects of physical illness, accident, injury or disability; and
(D) Psychoeducational evaluation, therapy, remediation and consultation.

Wyoming Statutes 33-27-114. Exemptions.

(b) Individuals who have been certified as school psychologists by the Wyoming professional teaching standards board shall be permitted to use the terms "school psychologist" or "certified school psychologist" within the school setting. Those persons shall be restricted in their practice to employment within schools and educational institutions and those settings under the purview of the professional teaching standards board unless they are also licensed under this act or licensed under W.S. 33-38-101 through 33-38-110.


License — School Psychologist

Granting Authority
Wyoming State Board of Psychology
2020 Carey Avenue, Suite 201
Cheyenne, WY 82002
(307) 777-6529
(307) 777-3508 fax
E-mail
Wyoming State Board of Psychology

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — Wyoming Statutes Title 33 Chapter 27

Regulatory — Rules and Regulations of the Wyoming Board of Psychology Chapter 5, Licensure Requirements
Laws

Minimum Degree Required
Doctoral degree in psychology

Examinations Required
EPPP or NSPE

Scope of Practice
Wyoming Statutes 33-27-113. Definitions.
(a) As used in this act:

(iv) "Practice of school psychology" means rendering or offering to render to individuals, groups, organizations, government agencies or the public any of the following services:
(A) Evaluation, diagnosis, or test interpretation limited to assessment of intellectual ability, learning patterns, achievement, motivation, personality or neurological factors directly related to learning problems in an educational setting;
(B) Counseling services for children or adults for amelioration or prevention of educationally related learning problems.


License — Specialist in School Psychology

Granting Authority
Wyoming State Board of Psychology
2020 Carey Avenue, Suite 201
Cheyenne, WY 82002
(307) 777-6529
(307) 777-3508 fax
E-mail
Wyoming State Board of Psychology

Statutory/Regulatory Authority
Statutory — Wyoming Statutes Title 33 Chapter 27

Regulatory — Rules and Regulations of the Wyoming Board of Psychology, Chapter 6, Certification Requirements
Laws

Minimum Degree Required
A master's degree in school psychology plus thirty (30) graduate semester hours, or a higher level degree program in school psychology, with sixty (60) graduate semester hours minimum, consisting of course work, practicum, internship and culminating in a graduate degree in school psychology from an accredited institution of higher education. Graduates of NASP-approved programs meet these requirements. All other applicants must meet the current Standards for Training and Field Placement in School Psychology promulgated by NASP.

Examinations Required
PRAXIS II

Scope of Practice
Wyoming Statutes 33-27-113. Definitions.
(a) As used in this act:

(ix) "Specialist in school psychology" means a person who holds at least a masters degree in school psychology or a degree considered equivalent by the board as described in the rules and regulations and who is certified by the board;

Wyoming Statutes 33-27-114. Exemptions.
(f) Nothing in this act shall be construed to prevent specialists in school psychology from engaging in activities defined as the practice of school psychology, provided that they shall not represent themselves by the title "school psychologist." These persons may perform their activities under the supervision and responsibility of a psychologist or school psychologist in accordance with the rules promulgated by the board. The board, in its rules and regulations, shall establish:
(i) Qualifications for use of the title "specialist in school psychology";
(ii) The number of specialists that a psychologist or school psychologist may employ;
(iii) Conditions under which they may be supervised or practice;
(iv) The process of certification with the board; and
(v) Appropriate fees.

Rules and Regulations of the Wyoming Board of Psychology
CHAPTER 6
Section 3. Scope of Practice.

(b) Specialists in School Psychology. A certified specialist in school psychology shall
function under the supervision of a school psychologist or a psychologist who has the appropriate training and experience to supervise individuals within the school psychology specialty scope of practice.

(i) Supervision of the certified specialist in school psychology is the responsibility of the supervising school psychologist or psychologist. Such supervision shall include face-to-face consultation as required by the nature of the work of the specialist in school psychology and which is consistent with accepted professional standards in school psychology. The supervising school psychologist or psychologist is responsible for ensuring that the extent, kind, and quality of services provided are consistent with the training and experience of the specialist in school psychology.

(ii) The supervising school psychologist or psychologist shall provide a minimum
of one hour of individual face-to-face supervision for every twenty (20) clock hours of servicedelivery. Additional supervision shall be provided as appropriate.

(iii) Except as provided in subsection (x) below, following five (5) years of supervised experience as a certified specialist in school psychology, the required supervision by a school psychologist or psychologist may be reduced, as appropriate, to a minimum of monthly consultation with one hour of face-to-face individual supervision provided on a quarterly basis.

(iv) The specialist in school psychology shall submit to the Board a completed Supervision Agreement form provided by the Board. Such arrangements must be reviewed and approved by the Board before supervision begins. Any change in the supervision plan must be reported by the specialist in school psychology in writing on a Supervision Agreement form within ten (10) days to the Board for review and approval.

(v) The specialist in school psychology must maintain records documenting supervision contacts and must make them available to the Board for review at any time considered necessary by the Board.

(vi) The supervising school psychologist or psychologist shall maintain ultimate responsibility for the school psychological activities of supervisees, the welfare of every client served by the specialist in school psychology, and be fully accountable in the event that professional, ethical, or legal issues are raised.

(vii) Clients shall be informed that the work of the specialist in school psychology is supervised and be provided with the name, address, and telephone number of the supervising school psychologist or psychologist. The supervising school psychologist or psychologist shall be listed on all correspondence and billings as shall be the specialist in school psychology. All reports written by the specialist in school psychology shall be co-signed by the supervising school psychologist or psychologist.

(viii) Irrespective of any other training which the specialist in school psychology may have completed, or any other certification or licensure which the specialist in school psychology may possess, or any other professional title or label the individual may claim, anyone certified as a specialist in school psychology is bound by the provisions of the act and rules of the Board in providing school psychological services.

(ix) A school psychologist or psychologist may supervise and/or employ a maximum of three (3) specialists in school psychology.

(x) Following verification of three years of supervised experience as a specialist in school psychology and upon recommendations of the supervisor and concurrence of the Board, the specialist in school psychology may provide educational testing services without supervision.