16 KAR 2:090. School psychologist

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Published: 2015

      16 KAR 2:090. School psychologist.

 

      RELATES TO: KRS 157.390, 161.020,

161.028, 161.030

      STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 156.070,

161.028, 161.030

      NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS

161.028(1) authorizes the Education Professional Standards board to establish

standards and requirements for obtaining and maintaining a teaching certificate

and for programs of preparation for teachers and other professional school

personnel, and KRS 161.030(1) requires all certificates issued under KRS

161.010 to 161.126 to be issued in accordance with the administrative

regulations of the board. This administrative regulation establishes the

requirements for obtaining and maintaining a school psychologist certificate.

 

      Section 1. (1) The Provisional

Certificate for School Psychologist shall be issued upon application to the

board, using the "Form TC-1, Application for Kentucky Certification or

Change in Salary Rank", and with the recommendation of the preparing

institution and in accordance with KRS 161 and 16 KAR Chapters 1, 2, 5, and 6

to an applicant who has completed the approved program of preparation and

obtained a passing score on the required assessment as set forth in 16 KAR

6:010.

      (2) The Provisional Certificate for

School Psychologist shall be issued for a duration period of one (1) year and

shall qualify the applicant for a Rank classification as provided in KRS

157.390. The certificate may be renewed for an additional year if the

individual is serving in the position of the school psychologist on a half-time

basis.

      (3) The Provisional Certificate for

School Psychologist shall be valid for serving in a public school in the

position of school psychologist under the supervision of the preparing

institution. During this first year of service, the employer of the individual

holding the Provisional Certificate for School Psychologist shall permit the

individual to engage in the internship component of preparation as described by

the preparing institution.

      (4) The internship may be served

full-time during one (1) school year or half-time during two (2) consecutive

school years.

 

      Section 2. (1) The Standard Certificate

for School Psychologist shall be issued to an applicant who meets one (1) of

the following requirement options:

      (a) Option I:

      1. Completion of an approved program of

preparation which corresponds to the certificate at a teacher education

institution that adheres to the National Association of School Psychologist

Standards for Training Programs; and

      2. Completion of the appropriate

assessment and a passing score as established in 16 KAR 6:010; or

      (b) Option II: Possession of a valid

certificate as a nationally- certified school psychologist issued by the

National School Psychology Certification System.

      (2) The Standard Certificate for School

Psychologist shall be issued for a period of five (5) years and may be renewed

for subsequent five (5) year periods upon application to the board, using the

Form TC-2, Application for Certificate Renewal/Duplicate, and the submission of

proof of the following:

      (a) 1. Completion of at least three (3)

years of experience as a school psychologist within each certification period;

and

      2. Completion of seventy-two (72) hours

of continuing professional development activities; or

      (b) Six (6) semester hours of graduate

training related to school psychology.

      (3) The Standard Certificate for School

Psychologist shall be valid for serving in the position of school psychologist

in the common schools and in other elementary, secondary, and vocational

schools but not for any private practice outside these school settings.

 

      Section 3.

Incorporation by Reference. (1) The following material is incorporated by

reference:

      (a) "Form TC-1,

Application for Kentucky Certification or Change in Salary Rank," April

2004 ed.; and

      (b) "Form TC-2,

Application for Certificate Renewal/Duplicate," October 2003 ed.

      (2) This material may be

inspected, copied, or obtained, subject to applicable copyright law, at the

Education Professional Standards Board, 100 Airport Road, 3rd Floor, Frankfort,

Kentucky 40601, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (3 Ky.R. 271; Am. 5

Ky.R. 531; eff. 12-6-78; 17 Ky.R. 459; eff. 10-14-90; Recodified from 704 KAR

15:015, 3-9-92; Recodified from 704 KAR 20:128, 7-2-2002; 31 Ky.R. 1847; 32

Ky.R. 24; eff. 8-5-05.)
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