4732.11 Administering examinations.

(A)

(1) Each applicant for a license to practice as a psychologist shall be required to earn a score acceptable to the state board of psychology on an examination selected by the board. The applicant shall follow all necessary procedures and pay all necessary fees for the examination. An applicant who fails to earn a score acceptable to the board may be admitted to a subsequent examination no less than thirty days after the initial examination. After failing to earn a passing score three consecutive times, an applicant may not be admitted to the examination for a period of six months following the third examination attempt. An applicant who fails to achieve an acceptable score in nine attempts is not eligible for additional admissions to the examination, and the application shall be permanently closed.

An applicant who achieves an acceptable score on the examination selected by the board as a candidate in another state or Canadian province before or after submitting an application to the board must cause the score to be submitted directly to the board's executive director.

(2) The board may also require that an applicant for a license to practice as a psychologist earn a passing score on an examination that covers one or more of the following:

(a) Chapter 4732. of the Revised Code;

(b) Rules promulgated under Chapter 4732. of the Revised Code;

(c) Related provisions of the Revised Code;

(d) Professional ethical principles;

(e) Professional standards of care.

The examination may be administered orally or in writing in accordance with rules adopted by the board.

(B)

(1) Each applicant for a license to practice as a school psychologist licensed by the state board of psychology shall be required to earn a score acceptable to the board on an examination selected by the board. The applicant shall follow all necessary procedures and pay all necessary fees for the examination.

(2) The board may also require that an applicant for a license to practice as a school psychologist licensed by the state board of psychology earn a passing score on an examination that covers one or more of the following:

(a) Chapter 4732. of the Revised Code;

(b) Rules promulgated under Chapter 4732. of the Revised Code;

(c) Related provisions of the Revised Code;

(d) Professional ethical principles;

(e) Professional standards of care.

The examination may be administered orally or in writing in accordance with rules adopted by the board.

(C) The board may establish procedures designed to expose applicants to the subject matter of the examinations described in divisions (A)(2) and (B)(2) of this section.

(D) The board shall appoint a school psychology examination committee responsible to the board . The committee shall consist of five school psychologists each of whom holds either of the following:

(1) A school psychologist license issued under this chapter;

(2) A psychologist license issued under this chapter and a certificate or license issued by the state board of education.

Committee members shall be appointed by the state board of psychology for staggered five-year terms, according to rules adopted by that board. The board may delegate to the committee authority to develop the examination described in division (B)(2) of this section and any procedures to be established under division (C) of this section.

Amended by 130th General Assembly File No. 51, HB 83, §1, eff. 3/20/2014.

Effective Date: 07-01-1993