201 KAR 26:185. Requirements for granting licensure as a psychologist to an applicant licensed in another state.


      RELATES TO: KRS 319.032(1)(i)

      STATUTORY AUTHORITY: KRS 319.032(1)(i)

      NECESSITY, FUNCTION, AND CONFORMITY: KRS 319.032(1)(i) requires the board to promulgate an administrative regulation governing the granting of a license as a psychologist to an applicant from another jurisdiction. This administrative regulation establishes the requirements for granting a license to an applicant who is licensed in another state that does not have an agreement of reciprocity with this board.


      Section 1. (1) The board shall consider an applicant for licensure in psychology in Kentucky who:

      (a) Is licensed in another state that does not have an agreement of reciprocity with the Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology;

      (b) Holds a current valid license or certificate, in good standing, to practice psychology that has been granted by:

      1. At least one (1) state;

      2. The District of Columbia; or

      3. A Canadian province that maintains a psychology registration board that is a constituent member of the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB);

      (c) Has a minimum of five (5) years of full-time practice or its equivalent as determined by the board in the other jurisdiction; and

      (d) Has not been disciplined by any psychology licensure board.

      (2) The board shall consider if the applicant meets the requirements established in KRS 319.050(2). If an applicant for licensure does not have the supervised experience as required by KRS 319.050(2)(d), the board may determine that the applicant's practice experience is equivalent to the required supervised experience.

      (3) An applicant for licensure as a psychologist shall:

      (a) Submit to the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP):

      1. Developed by the ASPPB examination contractor; and

      2. Owned by the ASPPB; and

      (b) Obtain a computerized EPPP scaled score of 500 or greater. The board shall accept the applicant’s previous examination results for the national EPPP examination if the original test scores satisfied the doctoral licensure requirement as to criterion level at the time of that examination.

      (4) The board shall review the applicant's:

      (a) Record as to complaints or hearings held in previous jurisdictions; and

      (b) Professional references.


      Section 2. An applicant for licensure as a psychologist shall submit to a structured examination on Kentucky mental health law.


      Section 3. In addition to demonstrating an acceptable level of knowledge of Kentucky mental health law, an applicant for licensure as a psychologist shall submit to a structured oral examination on ethical principles and professional practice administered by two (2) licensed psychologists.

      (1) Each examiner shall independently rate the applicant's performance.

      (2) The applicant shall demonstrate an acceptable level of knowledge in each of the areas in order to pass the examination.

      (3) An applicant who receives a pass rating from the two (2) examiners shall have successfully passed the oral examination and shall be eligible to be granted a license as a licensed psychologist. (20 Ky.R. 677; Am. 941; eff. 10-21-93; 24 Ky.R. 1130; 1666; eff. 2-17-98; 28 Ky.R. 1475; 1813; eff. 2-7-2002; 37 Ky.R. 1527; 1982; eff. 3-4-2011.)