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Chapter 510-3 LICENSURE BY ENDORSEMENT

Rule 510-3-.01 Application Process: Forms, Fees and Deadlines

(1) Licensure by endorsement refers to licensure for applicants who hold current licenses in psychology in other states and are applying for licensure in Georgia. To apply requires:
(a) Completed Application Initiation Form including all supporting documents and the fee made payable to the Georgia Board.
(b) Once registered with the Georgia Board, the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB) will notify applicants to register for participation in their Psychology Licensure Universal System (PLUS) program application process. Instructions on the PLUS program titled "General Instructions for Application by Examination or Endorsement" may be found on the Board website on the Application/Forms Downloads webpage.
(2) The Board may in its discretion deny licensure to an applicant who has had disciplinary action taken against him or her by any licensing authority or professional organization, or whose record reflects any other matter that puts in question his or her competency to practice.

Rule 510-3-.02 Qualification of Applicants

Endorsement may be granted to a psychologist who satisfies one of the alternatives delineated below. In the event the applicant cannot satisfy one of these alternatives, he/she may apply for licensure by examination.

(a) Alternative for a psychologist who has been licensed for less than 10 years:
1. The current overall licensure standards in the jurisdiction where the applicant is currently licensed must not be lower than those of Georgia including the requirements set forth in Board rules 510-2-.01, 510-2-.04, 510-2-.05 and 510-3-.02.
2. An information/verification form from the jurisdiction of licensure must be submitted to the Georgia Board. It must show that the applicant's license is current and that it is in good standing.
3. The applicant's original licensure must have been based on an earned doctoral degree in applied psychology which met the residency requirement as defined in 510-2-.04(4)(a).
4. The applicant must have attained a score on the national licensing examination equal to or greater than the standard passing score set by ASPPB.
5. The applicant must have obtained a passing score on the Georgia jurisprudence examination.
6. The applicant must have passed an oral examination based on a work sample, which was generated in the six months prior to the examination or within six months of the most recent professional practice.
7. The applicant must have completed a postdoctoral supervised work experience (SWE), as previously defined, or its equivalent. For the purposes of this rule, equivalent work experience is deemed to be:
(i) Three years of full time practice (at least 30 hours per week for 50 weeks per year), in an organized setting where supervision and collaboration were provided; or
(ii) Licensure as a psychologist in another jurisdiction for at least five years.
(b) Alternative for a Senior Psychologist (a person who has been licensed for 10 or more years):
1. The applicant must have been licensed for 10 years in a jurisdiction of the United States or Canada.
2. The applicant's original licensure must have been based on an earned doctoral degree in applied psychology which met the residency requirement as defined in 510-2-.04(4)(a).
3. An information/verification form from the jurisdiction of licensure must be submitted to the Georgia Board. It must show that the applicant's license is current and that it is in good standing.
4. The applicant must have obtained a passing score on the Georgia jurisprudence examination and, if it was required, a passing score on the EPPP in the jurisdiction the current license is held.
5. The applicant must have passed an oral examination based on a work sample which was generated in the six months prior to the examination or within six months of the most recent professional practice.
6. The applicant must have tendered the appropriate application and fees, as required by the rules and regulations of the Board.
(c) Alternative for a person who has an earned doctoral degree in Industrial/Organizational (I/O) Psychology or an I/O related doctoral degree in psychology:
1. The applicant must have five years of practiced Industrial/Organizational psychology.
2. The applicant must submit three references from psychologists, attesting to the nature of the applicant's expertise, work experience, and quality of their work. At least one reference must be from a licensed psychologist.
3. The applicant must have tendered the appropriate application fees, as required by the rules and regulations of the Board.
4. The applicant must have attained a score on the national licensing examination equal to or greater than the standard passing score set by ASPPB.
5. The applicant must have obtained a passing score on the Georgia jurisprudence examination.
6. The applicant must have passed an oral examination based on a work sample, which was generated in the six months prior to the examination or within six months of the most recent professional practice.
(d) Alternative for a person who holds the Certificate of Professional Qualification (CPQ) issued by ASPPB:
1. Any person holding a CPQ will be deemed as having met all requirements for licensure in Georgia provided the following conditions are met:
(i) An information/verification form from the jurisdiction of licensure must be submitted to the Georgia Board. It must show that the applicant's license is current and that it is in good standing.
(ii) The applicant must have obtained a passing score on the Georgia jurisprudence examination.
(iii) The applicant must have passed an oral examination based on a work sample, which was generated in the six months prior to the examination or within six months of the most recent professional practice.
2. The applicant must provide the Board with the entire CPQ file for consideration.
(e) Alternative for Military Spouses and Transitioning Service Members:
1. As used in this rule, the following terms shall mean:
(i) "Military" means the United States armed forces, including the National Guard.
(ii) "Military spouse" means a spouse of a service member or transitioning service member.
(iii) "Service member" means an active or reserve member of the armed forces, including the National Guard.
(iv) "Transitioning service member" means a member of the military on active duty status or on separation leave who is within 24 months of retirement or 12 months of separation.
2. A service member, transitioning service member, or military spouse may qualify for a license by endorsement where the applicant:
(i) Holds a license in good standing from another state for which the training, experience, and testing substantially meet or exceeds the requirements to obtain a license as a Psychologist in Georgia;
(ii) Has submitted to the Board a verification of licensure from the appropriate licensing agency of another state showing that the applicant's active license is in good standing in that state;
(iii) Has submitted documentation satisfactory to the Board which verifies the applicant's status as a service member, transition service member, or military spouse as defined in O.C.G.A. § 43-1-34;
(iv) Has submitted a completed application for licensure by endorsement on a form approved by the Board, has paid the required fee.
(v) The applicant must have obtained a passing score on the Georgia jurisprudence examination.
(vi) The applicant must have passed an oral examination based on a work sample, which was generated in the six months prior to the examination or within six months of the most recent professional practice.
3. Effective July 1, 2017, military spouses and transitioning service members may qualify for expedited processing of the license application for any license or permit issued by the Board by showing that the applicant is a military spouse or transitioning service member and that the applicant has paid the fee and meets the requirements for a license or permit under the laws and rules for the type of license for which the applicant has applied.
(f) The Board may in its discretion deny licensure to an applicant who has had disciplinary action taken against him or her by any licensing authority or professional organization, or whose record reflects any other matter that puts in question his or her competency to practice.
(g) The application process for endorsement applicants is the same as is outlined in 510-2-.01. The ASPPB PLUS application process described in 510-2-.01 will allow for the requirements listed above to be demonstrated for endorsement applicants.

Rule 510-3-.03 Temporary License

An endorsement applicant may submit a written request for a temporary license. See Chapter 510- 9, entitled,"Licenses of Limited Duration."