Chapter 4732-9 Requirements for Admission to Examination

4732-9-01 Requirements for admission to the examination for a psychologist license.

The requirements for admission to the examination for a psychologist license, which are generally set forth under division (B) of section 4732.10 of the Revised Code, include that the applicant be at least twenty-one years of age and of good moral character. In addition, he/she shall have received from an accredited (see paragraphs (E) and (F) of rule 4732-3-01 of the Administrative Code) educational institution an earned doctoral degree in psychology or school psychology. In addition, all applicants shall have had at least two years (thirty-six hundred hours total) of supervised professional experience in psychological work of a type satisfactory to the board. Applicants seeking admission to examination under division (B) (3)(a) of section 4732.10 of the Revised Code shall provide evidence of an earned doctoral degree from a program holding accreditation or designation from an entity listed in divisions (B) (3)(a)(i) to (B) (3)(a)(iv) of section 4732.10 of the Revised Code, and one of the two years of supervised experience shall be a pre-doctoral internship. Applicants with a doctoral degree in a non-applied branch of psychology from a regionally accredited institution who subsequently earn a certificate of specialty retraining from a clinical, counseling, or school psychology program holding program accreditation from the American psychological association, office of program consultation and accreditation, or the Canadian psychological association office of accreditation at the time the certificate is earned shall also be deemed in possession of a qualifying academic degree under this rule. For applicants seeking admission to examination under division (B) (3)(b) or (B) (3)(d) of section 4732.10 of the Revised Code, at least one year of the two years of supervised experience shall be post-doctoral. In addition, graduates of doctoral programs accredited by one of the entities listed in divisions (B) (3)(a)(i) to (B) (3)(a)(iv) of section 4732.10 of the Revised Code within two years of when the applicant was awarded the doctoral degree shall be considered graduates of an accredited or designated program. With regard to such requirements, the board hereby further prescribes that:

(A) For persons seeking admission to examination under division (B) (3)(d) of section 4732.10 of the Revised Code, the two years of supervised professional experience in psychological work of a type satisfactory to the board, at least one year of which shall be subsequent to attainment of the doctoral degree required by this rule, shall comply with all of the following requirements:

(1) Psychological training supervision shall provide a sequence of experiences to enhance professional attitudes, responsibility, communication skills, critical judgment and technical skills. These training experiences shall follow appropriate educational preparation, including both didactic and practica coursework.

(2) The training experience for the required two years (each to include at least eighteen hundred hours of work in psychology) may occur in more than one setting but must include each year a minimum of fifteen hundred hours in the trainee's applied area(s). In order to qualify for this requirement, the training experience shall follow adequate didactic and practicum preparation.

(3) Work in the applied area(s) must include at least three hundred seventy-five hours of the trainee's time in direct client contact for each of the required two years.

(4) The professional experience shall come under the supervision of a supervisor who is either:

(a) A psychologist or a school psychologist licensed by this board; or

(b) A psychologist or a school psychologist licensed by another state, territory, the District of Columbia, or Canada when the supervised experience took/takes place in that other jurisdiction or the psychologist or the school psychologist is/was practicing legally in Ohio; or

(c) A person eligible for licensure as a psychologist or a school psychologist:

(i) If the person has filed an official application for licensure with the state board of psychology, the application has been approved by the board examiner, passing the oral examination is the only remaining requirement, and the person is under umbrella supervision of an Ohio psychologist or school psychologist;

(ii) When the supervisee is/was (during the supervised period):

(a) Working in a state with no licensing requirements; or

(b) An employee of the federal government and, therefore, exempt from licensing requirements.

(5) The individual face-to-face supervision of such professional training experience shall be no less than five per cent of the weekly client contact time and shall meet all the supervision requirements described in rules 4732-13-01, 4732-13-02, 4732-13-03, and 4732-13-04 of the Administrative Code. Telepsychology, as that term is defined in paragraph (S) of rule 4732-3-01 of the Administrative Code, may be only used in the provision of psychological training supervision as a supplement to the supervision requirements set forth in this rule, and may not replace individual face-to-face supervision requirements. When using telepsychology for supplemental supervision, supervisors shall comply with the requirements set forth in paragraph (B)(29) of rule 4732-13-04 of the Administrative Code.

(6) The supervised professional experience shall be such that it occurs in the applied branch of one of the recognized areas of psychology. Teaching and research involving the professional practice of psychology in which client welfare is directly affected shall be acceptable under this rule.

(a) The teaching of graduate courses and research components at the graduate level should relate to courses or investigations concerning the professional practice of psychology or school psychology. Credit for teaching any one course shall be limited to three terms.

(b) The teaching and research components shall not exceed thirty per cent of the required eighteen hundred hours each year.

(c) The teaching and research shall not count as a substitute for the direct client contact hours as described in paragraph (A)(3) of this rule.

(B) Persons making application for licensure as a psychologist under division (B) (3)(a) of section 4732.10 of the Revised Code shall complete a minimum of two years (a total of thirty six hundred hours) of supervised psychological experience of a type satisfactory to the board. Psychological training supervision shall provide sequential and increasingly complex and independent experiences to assure an organized and planned development of: attitudes and identity as a professional psychologist; professional, ethical, and legal responsibilities; communication skills; critical judgment; and, competencies in the broad areas of interpersonal skills, psychological assessment, psychological interventions, and ethical decision making. Training experiences shall follow developmentally appropriate academic and technical preparation. In addition, persons making application for licensure under division (B) (3)(a) of section 4732.10 of the Revised Code shall comply with the following requirements:

(1) Pre-doctoral internship. The experience required herein shall be a pre-doctoral internship deemed satisfactory by the board as evidenced by:

(a) Successful completion of an internship program holding accreditation from the American psychological association (APA) commission on accreditation or a program holding membership in the association of psychology postdoctoral and internship centers (APPIC), or accredited by the Canadian psychological association, as evidenced by documentation in a manner prescribed by the board; or,

(b) Successful completion of an internship similar in structure and substance to an internship described in paragraph (B)(1)(a) of this rule, which shall be pre-approved by the doctoral program director of training or designee, documented in a manner prescribed by the board, and judged by the board to satisfy the following requirements:

(i) The internship shall be a minimum of fifteen hundred hours and a maximum of two thousand hours completed in no less than twelve months (or nine months for school psychology internships) and no more than twenty four months;

(ii) The internship experience provides a planned, structured, and programmed sequence of professionally supervised experiences that are characterized by greater depth, breadth, and intensity than pre-internship graduate program-based training;

(iii) The internship has a clearly designated doctoral level psychologist, or a school psychologist, licensed by the psychology board in the jurisdiction in which the internship exists who is responsible for the integrity and quality of the internship and who has an obvious presence in one (or more) of the training site(s);

(iv) No less than twenty-five per cent of the intern's time shall be documented as face-to-face psychological services to patients/clients;

(v) Regularly scheduled individual weekly face-to-face supervision is provided at a ratio of no less than one hour for every twenty internship hours; no less than seventy-five per cent of the supervision required in this paragraph shall be provided by a supervisor who is either: a licensed psychologist or school psychologist licensed by this board; or, a psychologist or school psychologist licensed by the psychology licensing board in another state, territory, the District of Columbia, or Canadian province when the supervised experience took/takes place in that other jurisdiction or the psychologist or school psychologist is/was practicing legally in Ohio; no more than twenty-five per cent of the individual supervision required in this paragraph may be provided by licensed allied mental health professionals as deemed appropriate by the psychologist specified in paragraph (B)(1)(b)(iii) of this rule, such as but not limited to psychiatrists, professional clinical counselors, or clinical social workers; or, a post-doctoral trainee eligible for licensure as a psychologist and conducting supervision of the intern under an umbrella supervision arrangement with a licensed psychologist or licensed school psychologist;

(vi) Supplemental individual or group supervision in excess of the minimum ratio required is encouraged, and may be provided by a psychologist, licensed school psychologist, other appropriate licensed mental health professional, or a psychology trainee under an umbrella supervision arrangement. Supplemental supervision under this paragraph is not subject to the percentage requirements, and may not replace the individual face-to-face supervision requirements, in paragraph (B)(1)(b)(v) of this rule;

(vii) Telepsychology, as that term is defined in paragraph (S) of rule 4732-3-01 of the Administrative Code, may be only used in the provision of psychological training supervision as a supplement to the supervision requirements set forth in paragraph (B)(1)(b)(v) of this rule, and may not replace individual face-to-face supervision requirements. When using telepsychology for supplemental supervision, supervisors shall comply with the requirements set forth in paragraph (B)(29) of rule 4732-13-04 of the Administrative Code;

(viii) The internship provides an average minimum of two hours per week in didactic activities such as case presentations, seminars, in-service training, guided readings in professional psychology, or additional individual or group supervision in excess of the minimum ratio described in paragraph (B)(1)(b)(v) of this rule;

(ix) In internship settings at which there is only one intern, the psychologist or school psychologist specified in paragraph (B)(1)(b)(iii) of this rule is responsible for ensuring that the intern has a sufficient breadth of experiences and role models through scheduled and planned professional interactions with other psychological trainees, psychologists, school psychologists, and/or allied mental health professionals; these experiences may include, but shall not necessarily be limited to, participation in grand rounds or other didactic experiences in local health care settings, structured interactions with peer groups in local internships, and case consultations.

(x) Graduate-level teaching and research involving the professional practice of psychology in which client welfare is directly affected shall be acceptable under this rule if specified as part of a written training plan administered as part of the internship if in compliance with the following:

(a) Research projects and the teaching of graduate courses shall relate to courses or investigations concerning the professional practice of psychology or school psychology;

(b) The teaching and research shall be part of a planned and organized training experience under the supervision of a licensed psychologist or school psychologist;

(c) The teaching and research shall not count as a substitute for the required direct client contact hours;

(d) The teaching and research components shall not exceed thirty per cent of the total internship training time.

(2) In addition to the required pre-doctoral internship, a second sequence of supervised training experience(s) to complete the required thirty six hundred hour sequence shall be met through: full-time or part-time post-internship (including post-doctoral) training; a combination of qualifying doctoral program training placements; or, a combination of doctoral program placements and post-internship experiences, as evidenced by compliance with the following:

(a) Successful completion of a postdoctoral psychology training program accredited by the APA commission on accreditation or holding membership in APPIC, as evidenced by documentation in a manner prescribed by the board; and/or,

(b) Successful completion of a training experience subsequent to the internship, and consistent with the internship criteria listed in paragraphs (B)(1)(b)(i) to (B)(1)(b) (x) of this rule; this experience may occur at the same site as the qualifying internship or at a different site; and/or,

(c) Successful completion of a sequence of doctoral program training placements which shall comply with the following:

(i) Doctoral program training placements that will serve in partial fulfillment of a minimum sixteen hundred hour training sequence shall:

(a) Follow academic coursework of a minimum of forty eight semester hours or seventy two quarter hours taken for academic credit with an evaluation of satisfactory or better; students having credit from a master's or doctoral program in applied psychology or school psychology and evidenced on graduate program transcript(s) may have said credit count toward the minimum coursework required in this paragraph, so that the pre-internship training sequence may commence, if approved by the director of training or designee; and,

(b) Follow introductory practicum experience(s) in applied professional psychology of a minimum duration of four hundred hours to be evidenced on graduate transcript(s), approved by the director of training or designee, and documented in a manner prescribed by the board; said practicum hours may include, but are not necessarily limited to intervention, assessment, supervision, didactic and support hours; doctoral students having graduate degree credits from a master's or other doctoral program in applied professional psychology or school psychology, and evidenced on graduate transcript(s) may have said practicum experience serve in full or partial fulfillment of the four hundred hours required in this paragraph, so that the pre-licensure training sequence may commence; and,

(ii) Doctoral program training placements that will serve in partial fulfillment of a minimum sixteen hundred hour training sequence are planned, structured, and programmed experiences, which occur outside of the classroom setting and involve the trainee's direct delivery of supervised psychological services in a practice, agency, institution, counseling center, graduate training clinic, or other setting approved by the director of training or designee;

(iii) Training placements are made and/or approved in advance by the doctoral program director of training or designee;

(iv) A clearly designated licensed psychologist or board-licensed school psychologist is directly responsible for the integrity and quality of the training experience, and specifies training objectives in terms of the competencies expected of the trainee;

(v) There is a clearly identifiable licensed psychologist or board-licensed school psychologist who serves as the primary supervisor of the trainee, with clear availability to the trainee's clients/patients, and responsibility for the cases being supervised;

(vi) To ensure adequate intensity and continuity of training experiences, doctoral training placements generally reflect a defined placement of no less than thirty weeks with a weekly on site presence of no less than fifteen hours; training placements or assignments of shorter or longer duration, including but not limited to psychotherapy cases and time-limited assessments or consultations, under the direction of the director of training or designee, can serve as components of a planned, sequenced training program;

(vii) On average, no less than twenty five per cent of the weekly training placement time shall be face-to-face patient/client contact;

(viii) On average, weekly face-to-face supervision devoted to the trainee's cases shall be provided at a ratio of no less than one hour per ten hours on site; no less than one hour per week, and no less than fifty per cent of the supervision required in this paragraph, shall be individual supervision provided by a supervisor who is either: a psychologist or school psychologist licensed by this board; or, a psychologist or school psychologist licensed by the psychology licensing board in another state, territory, the District of Columbia, or Canadian province when the supervised experience took/takes place in that other jurisdiction or the psychologist is/was practicing legally in Ohio; the remaining face-to-face supervision required in this paragraph may be individual or group supervision provided by a psychologist or school psychologist as defined above, or provided by licensed allied mental health professionals as deemed appropriate by the psychologist or school psychologist specified in paragraph (B)(2)(c)(iii) of this rule, such as but not limited to psychiatrists, professional clinical counselors, or clinical social workers; or, individual supervision provided by a pre-doctoral intern or post-doctoral trainee eligible for licensure as a psychologist and conducting supervision of the trainee under an umbrella supervision arrangement with a licensed psychologist or licensed school psychologist.

(ix) Supplemental individual or group supervision in excess of the minimum ratio required is encouraged, and may be provided by a psychologist, licensed school psychologist, other appropriate mental health professional, or a psychology trainee under an umbrella supervision arrangement. Supplemental supervision under this paragraph is not subject to the per cent requirements, and may not replace the face-to-face supervision requirements, in paragraph (B)(2)(c)(viii) of this rule;

(x) Telepsychology, as that term is defined in paragraph (S) of rule 4732-3-01 of the Administrative Code, may be only used in the provision of psychological training supervision as a supplement to the supervision requirements set forth in paragraph (B)(1)(b)(v) of this rule, and may not replace individual face-to-face supervision requirements. When using telepsychology for supplemental supervision, supervisors shall comply with the requirements set forth in paragraph (B)(29) of rule 4732-13-04 of the Administrative Code;

(xi) There shall be on average at least one additional hour per week in learning activities such as: additional face-to-face individual supervision; group supervision; case conferences or grand rounds; didactic consultations with psychologists or other appropriate licensed mental health professionals; guided professional readings; seminars; or, co-therapy with a licensed psychologist or other appropriate professional;

(xii) Training placements include regularly scheduled and documented interaction concerning the trainee's progress between primary psychologist or licensed school psychologist supervisor and the director of training at the graduate program or designee; or,

(d) Persons completing the internship but not completing the remainder of the thirty six hundred hour requirement by complying with paragraph (B)(1)(a), (B)(1)(b), or (B)(1)(c) of this rule shall complete one or more post-internship (including but not limited to post-doctoral) training experience(s), which shall comply with the following:

(i) A post-internship (including post-doctoral) training experience of an abbreviated duration when prescribed, planned, and administered by a licensed psychologist or school psychologist licensed by the psychology board in the jurisdiction where the experience occurs, is an allowable component of a license-preparatory sequence of part-time experiences;

(ii) The post-internship training occurs in a practice, agency, institution, or other setting which has among its functions the provision of psychological or school psychological services;

(iii) The post-internship training is a planned, structured, and programmed sequence of professionally supervised experiences during which: the primary training method is experiential (supervised psychological service delivery); the training includes socialization into the profession; and, the training is augmented by modalities such as mentoring, didactic exposure, role-modeling, and observational learning;

(iv) A clearly designated licensed psychologist or school psychologist at the placement site is directly responsible for the integrity and quality of the training experience, and specifies training objectives in terms of the competencies expected of those completing a training placement;

(v) The training site has at least one licensed psychologist or school psychologist who serves as the primary supervisor of the trainee, with an obvious presence in the agency, clear availability to the trainee's clients/patients, and responsibility for the cases being supervised;

(vi) On average, no less than twenty five per cent of the weekly placement time shall be scheduled as face-to-face patient/client contact;

(vii) On average, weekly individual face-to-face supervision devoted to the trainee's cases shall be provided at a ratio of no less than one hour per twenty hours on site.

(viii) Telepsychology, as that term is defined in paragraph (S) of rule 4732-3-01 of the Administrative Code, may be only used in the provision of psychological training supervision as a supplement to the supervision requirements set forth in paragraph (B)(2)(c) of this rule, and may not replace individual face-to-face supervision requirements. When using telepsychology for supplemental supervision, supervisors shall comply with the requirements set forth in paragraph (B)(29) of rule 4732-13-04 of the Administrative Code.

(ix) A minimum of seventy-five per cent of the supervision shall be provided by a supervisor who is either: a psychologist or school psychologist licensed by this board; or, a psychologist or school psychologist licensed by another state, territory, the District of Columbia, or Canadian province when the supervised experience took/takes place in that other jurisdiction or the psychologist or school psychologist is/was practicing legally in Ohio; no more than twenty five per cent of the individual supervision may be provided by licensed allied mental health professionals, such as but not limited to psychiatrists, professional clinical counselors, or clinical social workers; or, a post-doctoral trainee eligible for licensure as a psychologist and conducting supervision of the trainee under an umbrella supervision arrangement with a licensed psychologist or licensed school psychologist;

(x) There shall be on average at least one additional hour per week in learning activities such as: additional face-to-face individual supervision; supervision conducted via telepsychology; group supervision; case conferences or grand rounds; didactic consultations with psychologists, school psychologists, or other appropriate mental health professionals; guided professional readings; seminars; or, co-therapy with a licensed psychologist or school psychologist, or other appropriate professional;

(xi) For psychological trainees employed as faculty members and others in settings in which research is conducted, graduate-level teaching and research involving the professional practice of psychology in which client welfare is directly affected shall be acceptable under this rule if specified as part of a written training plan administered by a licensed psychologist or board licensed school psychologist supervisor and if in compliance with the following:

(a) Research projects and the teaching of graduate courses shall relate to courses or investigations concerning the professional practice of psychology or school psychology;

(b) The teaching and research shall be part of a planned and organized post-internship training experience under the supervision of a licensed psychologist or school psychologist;

(c) The teaching and research shall not count as a substitute for the required direct client contact hours.

(d) The teaching and research components shall not exceed thirty per cent of the total training time for any given training experience.

(xii) The responsible provision of supervision via telepsychology is allowable as a supplemental training and consultation aid and for supervision in excess of the minimum ratio required, although it may not replace the minimum weekly face-to-face individual supervision requirement in paragraph (B)(2)(b)(viii) of this rule;

(C) Senior psychologists. Persons making application for licensure under division (B) (3)(c) of section 4732.10 of the Revised Code shall, in order to be exempt from supervised experience rules of the board and requirements to evidence a passing score on the examination for professional practice in psychology, shall demonstrate to the satisfaction of the board:

(1) Evidence of active, current, unrestricted independent licensure as a psychologist from a United States or Canadian psychologist licensing board and evidence of unrestricted psychologist licensure for a minimum total of ten years prior to the application being filed with the board;

(2) Receipt of an earned doctoral degree in psychology or school psychology from an academic institution recognized by national or regional accrediting agencies as maintaining satisfactory academic standards, which served as the academic degree on which a current, active psychologist license was issued by a U.S. or Canadian psychology licensing board; or,

(3) Receipt of an earned masters degree in psychology from an academic institution recognized by national or regional accrediting agencies as maintaining satisfactory academic standards, which served as the academic degree on which a current, active psychologist license was issued by a United States or Canadian psychology licensing board under a "grandfather" statute, which is generally in force during the first several years of the issuing board's being granted legislative authority to regulate the profession of psychology;

(4) Evidence, in a manner prescribed by the board, that there has been no disciplinary action taken by any state or provincial psychology board limiting, suspending or revoking the right to practice psychology, or evidence of license surrender in lieu of disciplinary proceedings or action;

(5) No fewer than three written professional letters of reference, at the discretion of the board, from licensed psychologists or other mental health professionals deemed appropriate by the board, attesting to and documenting the applicant's work as a psychologist, spanning a minimum of ten years, and the applicant's areas of expertise, interest, and/or professional psychological competence;

(6) Once the candidate is deemed to meet these requirements by the entrance examiner, the candidate shall earn a passing score on the examination required pursuant to paragraph (E) of rule 4732-11-01 of the Administrative Code before a license will be issued.

Effective: 6/8/2015
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 03/16/2015 and 09/18/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4732.06
Rule Amplifies: 4732.06, 4732.10, 4732.15
Prior Effective Dates: 12/3/77, 9/1/81, 10/1/90, 7/15/00, 11/29/04, 5/1/07, 1/8/10, 12/6/10, 11/7/11

4732-9-01.1 Academic program accreditation requirements for degrees to be deemed equivalent to a doctoral degree in psychology or school psychology.

(A) Persons making application for a license as a psychologist on any date after three years from the effective date of this rule shall not be eligible for an equivalence degree review by the board relative to the indicia of equivalence specified in paragraphs (A) to (F) of rule 4732-9-01 of the Administrative Code. The board further prescribes that for all applications received on any date after three years from the effective date of this rule, in order for a doctoral degree in a field other than psychology or school psychology to be deemed equivalent to a doctoral degree in psychology or school psychology, the degree shall be from:

(1) An educational institution accredited or recognized by a national or regional accrediting agency; and

(2) A doctoral program deemed to be in existence for the purpose of training professional psychologists, as evidenced by the program being, at the time the degree was awarded:

(a) Accredited by the "American Psychological Association, Committee on Accreditation"; or

(b) Listed in the directory "Doctoral Psychology Programs Meeting Designation Criteria" published and/or made available to the public at www.nationalregister.org under the auspices of the "Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards"; or

(B) Consideration is also given to those degrees granted within twenty-four months immediately preceding a program earning formal accreditation or designation by one of the bodies listed in paragraph (A) (2) of this rule.

Effective: 05/01/2007
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, 4732.10

4732-9-01.2 Requirements for degrees earned from institutions outside of the U.S.

A doctoral degree in psychology or any other field from an educational institution outside the United States shall be evaluated for equivalence to a doctoral degree in psychology from a fully accredited educational institution in the United States. The board prescribes that for any degree earned from an institution outside of the U.S.:

(A) The educational institution must be included in one of the following:

(1) "International Handbook of Universities," published for the "International Association of Universities," by Stockton Press, 345 Park Avenue South - 10th floor, New York NY 10010-1707); or

(2) "Commonwealth Universities Yearbook," published for "The Association of Commonwealth Universities," by John Foster House, 36 Gordon Square, London, England WC1H 0PF; and

(B) In addition, the academic transcript underlying the relevant degree shall be translated into English (as applicable) and shall be evaluated by a member organization of the national association of credential evaluation service (NACES). The degree shall be judged by a NACES member organization to be equivalent to a doctoral degree in psychology or school psychology from a regionally accredited academic institution in the U.S. Candidates can find information about seeking professional credential reviews at www.naces.org and at the board's website www.psychology.ohio.gov. The applicant shall be responsible for all fees associated with said credential review and any required translation deemed necessary by the board to conduct a review of the degree. The board may waive this requirement for a credential evaluation for applicants with doctoral degrees from academic programs accredited by the accreditation panel of the Canadian psychological association.

(C) Prior to admission to examination, applicants judged to have a qualifying degree pursuant to this rule shall evidence compliance with the same training and experience requirements prescribed in paragraph (H) of rule 4732-9-01 of the Administrative Code, including at least two years of supervised experience of a type satisfactory to the board.

Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 03/16/2015 and 09/18/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4732.06
Rule Amplifies: 4732.06, 4732.10
Prior Effective Dates: 5/1/2007

4732-9-02 Requirements for admission to the examination for a school psychologist license.

The requirements for admission to the examination for a school psychologist license, which are generally set forth under division (C) of section 4732.10 of the Revised Code, include that the applicant be at least twenty-one years of age and of good moral character. In addition, he/she shall have received from an accredited (see paragraphs (E) and (F) of rule 4732-3-01 of the Administrative Code) educational institution at least a master's degree in school psychology or an earned graduate degree considered equivalent by the board, including at least ninety graduate quarter hours or sixty graduate semester hours in course work which may include practica relevant to the study of school psychology; and he/she shall have had at least four years of school psychology experience, with a school psychology internship or other training experience acceptable to the board being considered for credit toward one year of said experience. With regard to such requirements, the board hereby further prescribes:

(A) A degree deemed equivalent to a master's degree in school psychology shall:

(1) Be received from:

(a) An educational institution holding full accreditation status at the time the degree was awarded; or

(b) An educational institution holding "candidate for accreditation" status at the time the degree was awarded but for no more than six years immediately preceding the degree award date; and

(2) Consist of at least ninety quarter hours or sixty semester hours of graduate course work which may include practica. Said quarter or semester hours shall consist of course work relevant to the study of school psychology.

(B) Course work which may include practica, totaling at least ninety quarter hours or sixty semester hours, shall be deemed relevant to the study of school psychology where the course work is distributed as indicated in this paragraph:

(1) Course work in each of the following areas:

(a) Science of human development

(b) Science of psychology and education

(c) Social-emotional development

(d) Standardized group measurement

(e) Program design

(f) Statistics and research design

(g) The psychoeducational assessment of children using individual testing techniques including practicum experiences

(h) The assessment of functional and curricular aspects of behavior and learning

(i) Consultation

(j) Intervention and remedial techniques based on assessment data; and

(2) Course work in at least three of the following areas:

(a) The role and function of the school psychologist

(b) Curriculum and instruction in general and special education

(c) The organization and operation of schools

(d) Educational and special educational administration

(e) Emerging technologies

(C) The four years of school psychology experience shall include one year of school psychology internship of no less than twelve hundred hours or other training experience acceptable to the board and, in addition, shall comply with all of the following requirements:

(1) Said experience shall call upon the applicant to engage in the following activities:

(a) Evaluation, diagnosis, or test interpretation limited to assessment of intellectual ability, learning patterns, achievement, motivation, or social-emotional factors directly related to learning problems ; and/or

(b) Intervention services, including counseling, for children or adults for amelioration or prevention of educationally related learning problems, which may include emotional and behavioral aspects of such problems; and/or

(c) Educational or vocational consultation or direct educational services, which do not include industrial consultation or counseling services to clients undergoing vocational rehabilitation.

(2) At least one-half (two years) of said experience shall occur while practicing school psychology within the scope of employment by a board of education or by a private school meeting standards prescribed by the relevant state or provincial department or board of education.

(3) Any training and/or experience other than as described in paragraph (C)(2) of this rule shall:

(a) Come under the supervision of a supervisor who is either:

(i) A psychologist or a school psychologist licensed by this board; or

(ii) A psychologist or a school psychologist licensed by the psychology licensing authority of another state, territory, the District of Columbia, or Canadian province; or

(iii) A person eligible for licensure as a psychologist or a school psychologist only when the supervisee is an employee of the federal government and, therefore, exempt from licensing requirements.

(b) Be such that the supervision of said school psychology training and/or experience shall meet all the supervision requirements described in rules 4732-13-01, 4732-13-02, and 4732-13-03, and 4732-13-04 of the Administrative Code or the requirements for supervision established by the psychology licensing authority of another state, territory, the District of Columbia, Canadian province, or foreign country.

(D) Any school psychological work engaged in by an applicant within this state on and after December 1, 1972, during which time he/she either offered or rendered services as a school psychologist or otherwise engaged in the practice of school psychology as described in division (E) of section 4732.01 of the Revised Code shall not, unless it comes under one of the exemptions from licensure described in paragraph (B) of rule 4732-5-02 of the Administrative Code, be counted toward fulfillment of the training and/or experience requirement described in paragraph (C) of this rule.

Effective: 6/8/2015
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 03/16/2015 and 09/18/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4732.06
Rule Amplifies: 4732.06, 4732.10
Prior Effective Dates: 4/7/75, 5/17/76, 9/1/81, 10/1/90, 9/30/96

4732-9-03 Computation and attainment of experience.

(A) When the application pertains to licensure as a psychologist under division (B) (3)(d) of section 4732.10 of the Revised Code, each year of supervised professional experience in psychological work of a type satisfactory to the board, as described in paragraph (H) of rule 4732-9-01 of the Administrative Code, shall include at least eighteen hundred hours of work within one calendar year or at least eighteen hundred hours of part-time work within a period not to exceed three calendar years. In no event shall any applicant under division (B) of section 4732.10 of the Revised Code receive credit for more than one year of such supervised professional training experience for activities performed over any twelve-month period, with forty hours per week being the maximum credited.

(B) When the application pertains to licensure as a school psychologist, each of the four years of required experience, as described in paragraph (C) of rule 4732-9-02 of the Administrative Code, shall include at least nine months' full-time work at thirty-five hours per week or the equivalence of same in part-time work which shall be completed within a period not to exceed three calendar years. The twenty-seven months of full-time experience provided for in division (C) (6) of section 4732.10 of the Revised Code shall be distributed over a period of at least three school years of nine months each. In no event shall the applicant receive credit for more than one year of training or experience for activities performed over any twelve-month period.

(C) Psychology licensure candidates may be admitted by the board to the examination for professional practice in psychology (EPPP) upon the board's determination that the candidate has completed a qualifying doctoral degree and the required internship.

(D) The passing score on the EPPP is set by the board, in consultation with the association of state and provincial psychology boards, and is available on the board's license application, the board website, or by calling the board office.

(E) The thirty six hundred hour professional training sequence required of the applicant shall be deemed sufficient by the board before a candidate, will be admitted to the oral examination required pursuant to the requirement in paragraph (E) of rule 4732-11-01 of the Administrative Code.

Effective: 10/13/2014
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 07/23/2014 and 09/18/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4732.06
Rule Amplifies: 4732.06, 4732.10. 4732.15
Prior Effective Dates: 4/15/75, 12/30/77, 9/1/81, 10/1/90, 1/8/10, 12/6/10

4732-9-04 Criminal records check.

(A) In addition to the requirements established in rules 4732-9-01, 4732-9-02 and 4732-9-03 of the Administrative Code, all applicants for initial licensure as a psychologist or school psychologist shall submit to a criminal records check completed by the bureau of criminal identification and investigation in accordance with section 4732.091 of the Revised Code.

(B) The board shall not grant a license to an applicant for an initial license to practice psychology or school psychology unless the applicant completes a criminal background check and the board, in its discretion, decides that the results do not make the applicant ineligible for a license.

(C) The applicant requesting a criminal records check shall submit with a request to the bureau of criminal identification and investigation: a completed copy of a form prescribed under division (C)(1) of section 109.572 of the Revised Code; a set of fingerprint impressions obtained as described in division (C)(2) of section 109.572 of the Revised Code; the applicant's name and address; the board's name and address; and, a request that the superintendent of the bureau of criminal identification and investigation obtain from the federal bureau of investigation any information it has pertaining to the applicant.

(D) The board shall only accept results of a criminal records check submitted to the board directly from the bureau of criminal identification and investigation.

(E) The applicant shall bear all costs associated with the criminal records check as determined by the bureau of criminal identification and investigation, the federal bureau of investigation, and by any agency with authority to charge a fee for fingerprint impressions.

Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 03/16/2015 and 09/18/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4732.06
Rule Amplifies: 4732.091
Prior Effective Dates: 1/1/2009

4732-9-05 Consideration of military experience, education, training and term of service.

(A) Eligibility for licensure.

In accordance with Chapter 5903. of the Revised Code, the board has determined that there are no military programs of training, military specialties, and lengths of service that are substantially equivalent to or which exceed the educational and supervised training requirements for licensure as a psychologist or school psychologist.

(B) Definitions related to military service and veteran status.

(1) "Armed forces" means the armed forces of the United States or a reserve component of the armed forces of the United States, including the army, navy, air force, marine corps, cost guard, or any reserve components of those forces; the national guard of any state; the commissioned corps of the United States public health service; the merchant marine service during wartime; such other service as may be designated by congress; or the Ohio organized militia when engaged in full-time national guard duty for a period of more than thirty days.

(2) "Member" means any person who is serving in the armed forces,

(3) "Veteran" means any person who has completed service in the armed forces and who has been discharged honorably or under honorable conditions or who has been transferred to the reserve with evidence of satisfactory service.

(C) Initial application for licensure as a psychologist or school psychologist.

(1) Each applicant for initial licensure shall report on the board's application form in a manner prescribed by the board, one's status as a member or a veteran, or the spouse or surviving spouse of a member or veteran.

(2) The board shall in its electronic licensing database record, track, and monitor applications received from a member, veteran, or the spouse or surviving spouse of a member or veteran for the purpose of prioritizing and expediting licensure for each applicant who is a member, veteran, or the spouse or surviving spouse of a member or veteran.

(3) The board licensing staff shall conspicuously mark the electronic and paper application file of each member, veteran, or the spouse or surviving spouse of a member or veteran for the purpose of prioritizing the review and approval of those files for admission to examination processes prior to other files.

(4) An applicant who is a member, veteran, or the spouse or surviving spouse of a member or veteran, who verifies in a manner prescribed by the board that active duty deployment is scheduled within sixty days, shall be granted priority of service by the board relative to the application review process and being admitted to the relevant examinations in an expedited manner so long as the applicant has evidenced compliance with the other requirements for the licensure application to be deemed complete.

(D) License renewal and continuing education.

(1) In accordance with paragraph (B) of rule 4732-1-06 of the Administrative Code the board waives the biennial license registration fee and continuing education requirements of a licensed psychologist or licensed school psychologist during such time as said license holder has been on active duty in the military during the biennium.

(2) In accordance with section 5903.10 of the Revised Code, and absent grounds for denial as set forth in section 4732.17 of the Revised Code, a license holder whose license expired due to an inability to register the license while on active duty in the military shall be eligible to reinstate the license without fee or penalty fee established in section 4732.14 of the Revised Code.

(E) An active military service member or veteran who does not directly meet the requirements of section 4732.10 of the Revised Code may submit any documentation, evidence, statement or endorsement that may be available or produced for the board's consideration.

(F) In the course of processing and considering a license application pursuant to section 4732.10 of the Revised Code, the board shall consider military education, training, and experience elements that may assist an applicant in qualifying for a license to the extent that the board is authorized to do so by statute, rule or executive directive.

Effective: 09/19/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 09/18/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5903.03, 4732.06
Rule Amplifies: 5903.03, 5903.10, 5903.12, 5903.121, 4743.04

4732-9-06 Temporary license for military spouse.

(A) In accordance with division (C) of section 4743.04 of the Revised Code, an individual whose spouse is ordered to active military duty in this state is eligible for a temporary military spousal license to practice as a psychologist or school psychologist in Ohio.

(B) An application for a temporary military spousal license shall include, but is not necessarily limited to, the following:

(1) Proof that the applicant is married to an active duty service member of the armed forces of the United States;

(2) Proof that the applicant holds a valid, unrestricted license to practice psychology or to practice school psychology outside of school settings in another jurisdiction of the United States;

(3) Proof that the applicant's spouse is assigned to a duty station in Ohio and the applicant is also assigned to a duty station in Ohio pursuant to the spouse's active duty military orders;

(4) Submission of the application fee of three hundred dollars.

(5) Board approval of a written statement from the candidate that he/she has read and will comply with the requirements set forth in Chapter 4732. of the Revised Code and Agency 4732 of the Administrative Code; and

(6) Applicant compliance with sections 4776.01 to 4776.04 of the Revised Code. The state board of psychology shall not grant a license to an applicant for an initial license unless the applicant complies with sections 4776.01 to 4776.04 of the Revised Code and the board, in its discretion, decides that the results of the criminal records check do not make the applicant ineligible for a license issued pursuant to section 4732.14 of the Revised Code.

(C) A temporary military spouse license shall expire six months after the date of issuance and is not renewable.

(D) The fee to submit an application in accordance with rule 4732-9-01 of the Administrative Code shall be waived if a psychologist license or school psychologist license is issued prior to the expiration date of the temporary military spousal license.

Effective: 09/19/2014
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 09/18/2019
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5903.03
Rule Amplifies: 5903.03, 5910.10, 5903.12, 5903.121, 4743.04