4732-11-01 Licensure examinations.

(A) Pursuant to section 4732.11 of the Revised Code examinations will be held at least twice annually, in months established by the board. Announcement of specific dates for written examinations administered by this board will be furnished at least thirty days prior to such examination dates. Specific dates for written and/or oral examinations taken under other circumstances approved by the board may be set on a case-by-case basis.

(B) Upon determination by the examiner that an individual applicant meets the requirements for admission to the appropriate examination, the board shall notify the applicant regarding eligibility for admission to the examination. A permanent examination identification number, which should be retained for later reference purposes, shall be assigned to each candidate admitted to a written examination.

(C) Pursuant to section 4732.12 of the Revised Code the board will review all examination results and thereafter determine whether the applicant should be graded with a passing score. Announcement of specific formulae for determining passing score(s) established by the board for an examination, and upon recommendation of the school psychology examination committee for a school psychology examination, will be furnished not less than thirty days in advance of the relevant examination date.


(1) Any applicant who fails a part of the examination for a psychologist or a school psychologist license and wishes thereafter to take a subsequent examination shall be tested in all the subject areas covered by that part of said subsequent examination. However, if an applicant passes any one portion of the examination (objective, essay, or oral), that portion need not be taken again.

(2) Applicants failing an examination may be admitted to a subsequent examination:

(a) If successful performance on the entire examination could lead to completion of requirements for licensure within the five-year period immediately following the date of original application, as provided for in paragraph (D) of rule 4732-1-02 of the Administrative Code; and

(b) If the applicant has failed three examinations, he/she has reviewed exam performance with a member of the school psychology examination committee or the board, as appropriate, and has completed the review and/or study prescribed by the board as provided for in section 4732.11 of the Revised Code.

(E) After successfully completing the appropriate national and/or state written examination, each applicant for a psychologist or school psychologist license must pass an oral examination administered under the direction of the board. The oral exam may include, but is not limited to:

(1) The Ohio psychology law (Chapter 4732. of the Revised Code); and/or

(2) "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/or

(3) Current ethical principles and other relevant documents of the profession of psychology, as published by the "American Psychological Association" or the "National Association of School Psychologists."

(F) Any applicant detected in attempting to give or giving or obtaining aid during the examination for a psychologist or a school psychologist license shall be dismissed from the examination with the consequence of an automatic failure on the examination.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 07/07/2009 and 07/01/2014

Promulgated Under: 119.03

Statutory Authority: 4732.06

Rule Amplifies: 4732.06, 4732.11, 4732.12

Prior Effective Dates: 12/30/77, 10/1/90, 9/30/96, 7/15/00