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Rule 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 and at the board's website 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 waives 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 (B) of rule 4732-9-01 of the Administrative Code, including at least two years of supervised experience of a type satisfactory to the board.

Last updated January 4, 2024 at 10:58 AM

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 4732.06
Amplifies: 4732.06, 4732.10
Five Year Review Date: 9/1/2024
Prior Effective Dates: 5/1/2007, 1/16/2017