201 KAR 26:155. Licensed psychologist: application procedures and temporary license

Link to law: http://www.lrc.ky.gov/kar/201/026/155.htm
Published: 2015

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      201 KAR 26:155. Licensed psychologist:

application procedures and temporary license.


      RELATES TO: KRS 319.050

      STATUTORY AUTHORITY: 319.032(1)(a), (c)


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)

are met.

      (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

falsification; and

      (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.,

Ed.D.); and

      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

temporary license.

      (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.)