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Rule 4732-5-02 | Exemptions from licensure requirements.


Exemptions from licensure requirements are generally set forth in division (A) of section 4732.22 of the Revised Code. In addition, exemptions from licensure requirements shall include:

(A) A person who holds a license issued by the state board of education authorizing the practice of school psychology, while practicing school psychology within the scope of employment by a board of education 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, or while acting as a school psychologist within the scope of employment in a program for children with disabilities established under Chapter 3323. or 5126. of the Revised Code. A person exempted under this division shall not offer psychological services to any other individual, organization, or group unless the person is licensed by the state board of psychology;

(B) A nonresident temporarily employed in this state to render psychological services for not more than thirty days a year who successfully submits a board-prescribed application prior to practicing in Ohio and who, in the opinion of the board, meets the standards for admission to the psychology examination as described in rule 4732-9-01 of the Administrative Code and who holds whatever license or certificate, if any, is required for such practice in his/her home state or home country; however, a nonresident providing the board with evidence from the "Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards" that he/she holds an active inter-jurisdictional practice certificate (IPC) shall be deemed to qualify for permission to practice under this paragraph; nonresidents shall have authorization to practice for not more than thirty days yearly upon written authorization granting the nonresident permission to practice;

(C) Any student or other person working under the supervision of a psychologist or school psychologist licensed under this chapter, while engaging in training experiences or carrying out specific tasks, under the license holder's supervision, as an extension of the license holder's legal and ethical authority as specified under this chapter. The person working under the license holder's supervision shall not represent oneself to the public as a psychologist or school psychologist, and supervised persons shall be ascribed an appropriate title by the supervisor from those listed in paragraphs (E), (F), (G), (H), (I) and (J) of rule 4732-13-03 of the Administrative Code;

(D) A student in an accredited educational institution, while carrying out activities that are part of the prescribed course of study, provided such activities are supervised by a professional person who is qualified to perform such activities and is licensed under this chapter or is a qualified supervisor pursuant to rules of the board;

(E) Recognized religious officials, including ministers, priests, rabbis, imams, Christian science practitioners, and other persons recognized by the board, conducting counseling when the counseling activities are within the scope of the performance of their regular duties and are performed under the auspices or sponsorship of an established and legally cognizable religious denomination or sect, as defined in current federal tax regulations, and when the religious official does not refer to the official's self as a psychologist and remains accountable to the established authority of the religious denomination or sect;

(F) A person in the employ of the federal government, including use of an official title, insofar as such activities are a part of the duties in his/her position;

(G) A person licensed, certified, or registered under a provision of the Revised Code other than in Chapter 4732. of the Revised Code, providing he/she is practicing those arts and utilizing psychological procedures that are allowed and within the standards and ethics of the other profession or within new areas of practice that represent appropriate extensions of that profession and providing he/she does not hold himself/herself out to the public by the title "psychologist";

(H) Persons using the term "social psychologist," "experimental psychologist," "developmental psychologist," "research psychologist," "cognitive psychologist," and other terms used by those in academic and research settings who possess a doctoral degree in psychology from an educational institution accredited or recognized by national or regional accrediting agencies as maintaining satisfactory standards and who do not use such a term in the solicitation or rendering of professional psychological services;

(I) A person who is teaching, even when dealing with psychological subject matter, provided it does not otherwise involve the professional practice of psychology in which student or client welfare is directly affected;

(J) A person who is conducting research in the field of psychology, provided it does not otherwise involve the professional practice of psychology in which student or client welfare is directly affected.

Last updated May 3, 2023 at 11:13 AM

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 4732.06
Amplifies: 4732.01, 4732.06, 4732.10, 4732.15, 4732.22
Five Year Review Date: 9/1/2024
Prior Effective Dates: 12/30/1977, 10/1/1990, 7/15/2000, 11/29/2004, 1/8/2010