201 KAR 26:155. Licensed psychologist:
application procedures and temporary license.
RELATES TO: KRS 319.050
STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 319.032(1)(a), (c)
NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS
319.032(1)(a) and (c) require the board to promulgate administrative
regulations establishing the requirements for an applicant for licensure as a
psychologist. This administrative regulation establishes the requirements for
applicants for licensure, and the conditions for a temporary license.
Section 1. Application. (1) An
application for a credential as a licensed psychologist and for temporary
licensure may be submitted after the requirements established in KRS 319.050(2)
(2) The application required by
subsection (1) or (2) of this section shall be made by submitting a completed
Form Psy-1 to the board. The application shall:
(a) Include a certification by the
applicant that the:
1. Information in the application is
true, correct, and complete to the best of his or her knowledge and belief; and
2. Applicant is aware that the board may
take disciplinary action if the application contains a misrepresentation or
(b) Be accompanied by:
1. A check or money order payable to the
Kentucky State Treasurer for the application fee as required by 201 KAR 26:160;
2. Three (3) letters of reference from
persons qualified to evaluate the applicant's professional ability, including
two (2) persons who have received a doctorate in psychology (Ph.D. PsyD.,
3. An official transcript for all levels
of education required for licensure.
Section 2. Temporary Licensure. (1)
Pending successful completion of required examinations, an applicant may
request permission to practice psychology at the doctoral level on a temporary
basis pursuant to KRS 319.050(3). The request for a temporary credential shall
be cosigned by the candidate and the proposed supervisor, who shall be a
licensed psychologist approved by the board.
(2) Supervision during the period of
temporary licensure shall be a minimum of one (1) hour of individual,
face-to-face supervision on a weekly basis.
(3) A report of supervision shall be
submitted on a regular basis as required by 201 KAR 26:171, Section 6.
(4) The candidate shall take the national
EPPP within one (1) year of the board's written approval of temporary licensure
(5) The period
of temporary licensure shall be terminated upon successful completion of all
credentials and examination procedures or upon the earliest of the following:
(a) The candidate’s failure
to pass the EPPP within one (1) year of the date of the board's approval for
(b) The candidate’s failure
to pass the examinations on psychological practice, ethical principles, and the
law within one (1) year of completion of the required supervised
(c) The passage of two (2) years from
(6) Under exceptional circumstances and
upon written request cosigned by the board approved supervisor, the board shall
approve an extension of the period of temporary licensure.
Section 3. Grace Period for Submission of
Credentials. In order to allow for processing of the candidate’s materials by
the board, there shall be a grace period not to exceed sixty (60) days within
which candidates who have completed their degree requirements may begin to
practice psychology under supervision of a board-approved supervisor, as
established in 201 KAR 26:190.
(1) Upon acceptance of employment or the
beginning of the required period of supervision, the candidate and the licensed
psychologist who shall serve as his or her supervisor shall immediately submit
a letter of notice to the board indicating that he or she has begun to practice
in Kentucky and that application materials are forthcoming. Failure to submit
this notice shall be deemed as grounds for disciplinary action against the
candidate and the supervisor.
(2) It is the responsibility of the
candidate to ensure that all materials are forwarded to the board within thirty
(30) days from the date of employment or supervision. Once the application is
complete, the board shall review the material at its next scheduled meeting
and, if appropriate, issue either a temporary or permanent credential. If the
candidate does not meet the requirements for the credential, or if their application
material is insufficient to take any action, he or she shall be notified by the
board and directed to cease practice until the requirements are met or the
necessary documentation has been submitted.
(3) Under no circumstances shall the
grace period be extended beyond sixty (60) days. Candidates who fail to achieve
approval within this timeframe shall not practice psychology until credentialed
by the board.
(4) Upon filing the notice set forth in
Section 3(1) of this administrative regulation, the candidate is deemed to be
practicing psychology under the jurisdiction of the board, and shall comply
with KRS Chapter 319 and 201 KAR Chapter 26.
Section 4. Incorporation by Reference.
(1) "Form Psy 1", (January 2002 edition), is incorporated by
(2) This material may be inspected,
copied, or obtained, subject to applicable copyright law, at the Board of
Examiners of Psychology, 911 Leawood Drive, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601, Monday
through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (20 Ky.R. 674; Am. 936; eff. 10-21-93; 24 Ky.R.
1121; 1658; eff. 2-17-98; 28 Ky.R. 1466; 1807; eff. 2-7-2002; 31 Ky.R. 1001;
eff. 3-8-05; 37 Ky.R. 1518; 1978; eff. 3-4-2011.)