(A) Upon application by a psychologist or school psychologist licensed or certified by the licensing department of another state, a territory, or the District of Columbia, or a psychologist or school psychologist holding a diploma issued by the American board of psychology, who wishes to remove to this state to practice, the state board of psychology may issue a license to practice psychology or school psychology without requiring the applicant to submit to examination, provided he meets the requirements for entrance to the appropriate examination under section 4732.10 of the Revised Code. Application shall be made on a form prescribed by the board.
(B) The board shall issue a license without examination:
(1) To any person who makes application for a license as a psychologist within two years and two months after the effective date of this section and who meets the requirements of division (B) of section 4732.10 of the Revised Code;
(2) To any person who:
(a) Is a resident on the effective date of this act and makes application for a license as a psychologist within four years and two months after such date;
(b) Meets the requirements of division (B)(1), (2), and (3) of section 4732.10 of the Revised Code;
(c) Possesses a master's degree in psychology or school psychology from an educational institution accredited or recognized by national or regional accrediting agencies as maintaining satisfactory standards, or a master's degree which in the opinion of the board is the equivalent thereof and has subsequently engaged in psychological work of a type satisfactory to the board for at least four years prior to the date application is filed. The equivalent of four school years of full-time employment by a board of education in the practice of school psychology or by a private school meeting the standards prescribed by the state board of education under division (D) of section 3301.07 of the Revised Code, after certification as a school psychologist shall satisfy the experience requirements of this section. The equivalent of one year of internship or clerkship training in a program acceptable to the state board of psychology and subsequent to the master's degree shall be applied toward the four-year experience requirement.
(3) To any person who:
(a) Is a resident on the effective date of this section and makes application for a license as a psychologist within six months after such date;
(b) Does not meet the requirements of divisions (B)(1) and (B)(2) of this section;
(c) Has, in the opinion of the state board of psychology, had appropriate experience in the practice of psychology and demonstrates to the board's satisfaction professional competence in the practice of psychology. The board may use records, interviews, letters of reference, or formal evaluation, including examination, to assess such applicant's level of competence.
Effective Date: 09-22-1972