Chapter 510-2 LICENSURE BY EXAMINATION
The following requirements must be met in order to be licensed as a psychologist in this jurisdiction.
|1.|| An applicant who was enrolled in a APA or
CPA approved program prior to May of 2003, and who was a student in good
standing, will be deemed to have met the above noted internship requirement,
provided the applicant completed/graduated from the program within a seven (7)
year period from the date of enrollment.
|1.|| The first examination is a national
licensing exam developed and owned by the Association of State and Provincial
Psychology Boards (ASPPB) designed to measure knowledge of psychology relevant
to practice. The Board will accept the standard passing score set by ASPPB for
each administration of the Examination for the Professional Practice of
Psychology (EPPP). This examination is administered online and procedural
information is available from the office of the State Board of Examiners of
A person must apply for licensure and be approved by the Board as a licensure candidate in order to take the national licensing exam. This exam maybe taken after all requirements for the doctoral degree including the internship have been completed.
|2.||The second examination, prepared by the Georgia Board of Examiners of Psychologists, consists of a timed, multiple choice, closed book Jurisprudence Examination covering current law, rules and regulations, and general provisions. A licensure candidate can be scheduled to take this exam after the national licensing exam has been passed and while the SWE is being completed. This information is available at the web site at www.sos.state.ga.us. The Board shall set a passing score for this examination. Exam candidates who fail the Jurisprudence Examination must wait 30 days before they can register to retake the exam again.|
third examination is the oral exam given by the Georgia Board of Examiners or
their representatives. The licensure candidate may be scheduled to take the
oral exam after the licensure candidate has passed both written examinations,
and is within 2 months of satisfactorily completing the SWE. The licensure
candidate maybe granted a license to practice psychology only after having
successfully completed and obtained Board approval of the SWE and after having
passed the oral examination. The Board reserves the right to re-administer the
oral exam to individuals who do not satisfactorily complete the SWE.
|(1)||Training Program Requirements. All applicants, with the exception of international and I/O applicants, must present official documentation that they have completed earned doctoral degree requirements from a regionally accredited professional training program in applied psychology that is also accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) or Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) at the time the doctoral requirements were completed and that meets the basic psychology course requirements of the APA or CPA Commission on Accreditation and the Georgia Board residency rule.|
Licensure requirements are consistent with APA or CPA Accreditation
requirements in that APA or CPA Accredited programs include and implement a
congruent and coherent curriculum design that provides for and enables all
students to acquire and demonstrate competences in the required areas 1.
Transcripts or curriculum plans of applicants for licensure must reflect
competence in the following areas:
Requirements for Predoctoral Practicum.
|(4)||Time Requirements for
Training. The Licensure requirements are consistent with the APA or CPA
Accreditation requirements in that applicants for licensure should be able to
demonstrate three full-time academic years of graduate study and additionally
the completion of an internship prior to the attainment of the doctoral degree.
Two of the three academic training years must be fulfilled at the doctoral
degree granting institution and one year must be matriculated in continuous
full-time residence or "equivalent thereof" at that same institution.
|(5)||Matriculation Outside the United States. If a university outside the United States awarded the doctoral degree, the university must have been accredited professionally at the time of the award. The Board in its sole discretion will determine whether the university outside of the United States has met standards that are substantially the same as those established by the APA or CPA.|
|(6)||I/O Training Requirements. I/O applicants who have either graduated from an I/O Psychology program which is listed in the Designated Doctoral Programs in Psychology published by ASPPB and the National Register, or who submit documentation showing they meet 15 of the 25 competencies set forth in Guidelines For Education and Training At the Doctoral Level In Industrial/Organizational Psychology (available at www.apa.org Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology (Division 14), 1999) will be deemed to have met the educational requirements. Documentation of the 15 competencies shall consist of a transcript showing graduate courses covering the competency as indicated by course title and/or outline, a thesis, a dissertation, refereed presentation(s) or publication(s), or a letter from a professor indicting the competency(s) in a given area.|
Retardation/Development Disability Training Programs. A substantial program of
study in Mental Retardation/Developmental Disability (MR/DD) psychology must
include at least 18 semester hours (in addition to the 50 core hours) at the
graduate level in course work in the specialized area of mental retardation or
developmental disabilities psychology. Neither internship, practicum, nor
thesis courses will be considered as qualifying course work hours. Students
must successfully complete courses in each of the following areas:
|(8)|| Retraining is a process of additional
education in which a person with an earned doctorate in scientific psychology
undertakes additional training and fulfills requirements for licensure in an
applied psychology field.
|(9)||Hour Conversion. For purposes of this Rule, 3 semester hours = 5 quarter hours in accordance with a conversion of 1 semester course of 3 hours accrues 6 hours of credit (2 courses) in an academic year (September thru June) and is equivalent to 1 quarter course of 5 which accrues 15 hours of credit (3 courses) in an academic year for a ratio of 3 semester hours equaling 5 quarter hours.|
|(1)||Requirements. In order to satisfy the experience requirement for licensure the applicant must have completed an internship and a postdoctoral supervised work experience (SWE).|
|(3)|| Supervisor-Intern/Fellow Relationship.
|(4)|| Internship Requirements.
Supervised Work Experience (SWE).
An applicant must satisfactorily complete all requirements for licensure within one year from the date the Board approved the applicant's most recent application and/or completion of their postdoctoral SWE; otherwise, the applicant must submit a new application with the required fee.