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