4732-1-06 Biennial registration.

(A) Each person licensed as a psychologist or as a school psychologist shall register with the board on a biennial basis pursuant to section 4732.14 of the Revised Code, including the continuing education (CE) information required by section 4732.141 of the Revised Code and rule 4732-2-01 (CE requirements) of the Administrative Code. Registration shall be on a form provided by the board and shall include information deemed necessary by the board, including the licensee's area(s) of psychological competence and compliance with legal or ethical regulations. Forms will be mailed to the last known address of each licensee. Failure to register and pay the biennial registration fee by the thirtieth day of September of each even-numbered year after the year of licensure will result in automatic suspension of the license unless the board has excused, in writing, a licensee from all or any part of the CE requirements pursuant to division (F) of section 4732.141 of the Revised Code and paragraph (C)(9) of rule 4732-2-01 of the Administrative Code.

(B) The board hereby waives the registration fee and CE requirements of a licensed psychologist or a licensed school psychologist during such time as said licensee is on active duty in the armed forces of the United States, provided the registration form is completed and exemption from the fee and CE requirements is requested and approved by the board.

(C) Any license suspended pursuant to section 4732.14 of the Revised Code may be reinstated by the board within five years after such suspension, on request of the suspended licensee. Absent any grounds for denial as set forth in section 4732.17 of the Revised Code, and pursuant to section 4732.18 of the Revised Code, such reinstatement

(1) Shall be automatic if requested within one year, upon immediate payment of the biennial registration fee plus the penalty fee in effect at the time of the request and:

(a) Upon receipt in the board office of a certified record from the Ohio Psychological Association or the Ohio School Psychologists Association of having completed the CE requirements that were in effect at the time of the most recent license renewal deadline; or

(b) Without such evidence if the fees and/or CE requirements are waived or excused, in writing, pursuant to section 4732.14 and/or division (F) of section 4732.141 of the Revised Code; or

(2) After one year following such suspension shall require:

(a) Payment of the biennial registration fee in effect at the time of the request for reinstatement plus the penalty fee, unless the board waives the fees pursuant to section 4732.14 of the Revised Code, with no part of these fees being refundable regardless of the outcome of the request for reinstatement; and

(b) Approval by the board of the suspended licensee's notarized statement describing his/her psychological activities after the date of suspension of the license; and

(c) Acceptance by the board of evidence of having completed, either during the previous two years or during the biennium, the CE requirements that were in effect for the biennium prior to the last regular license renewal anniversary unless the board excuses, in writing, the licensee from all or any part of the CE requirements pursuant to section 4732.14 or division (F) of section 4732.141 of the Revised Code and paragraph (C)(9) of rule 4732-2-01 of the Administrative Code; and

(d) If deemed necessary by the board to determine the current competency of the applicant, passing an oral examination administered under the direction of the board. Said oral examination may include, but not be limited to:

(i) The Ohio psychology law (Chapter 4732. of the Revised Code); and

(ii) "Rules Governing Psychologists and School Psychologists," promulgated by the state board of psychology (rules 4732-1-01 to 4732-21-01 of the Administrative Code); and

(iii) Current ethical principles and other relevant documents of the profession of psychology as published by the "American Psychological Association"; and

(iv) Other matters deemed relevant by the board to determine that competence to practice psychology or school psychology in the suspended licensee's declared area(s) of specialty has not been critically impaired during the period the license was lapsed.

Eff 12-30-77; 9-1-81; 10-1-90; 9-30-96; 7-15-00; 11-29-04
Rule promulgated under: RC 119.03
Rule authorized by: RC 4732.06
Rule amplifies: RC 4732.06 , 4732.14 , 4732.141 , 4732.18
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 07/07/2009 and 07/01/2014