Chapter 510-2 LICENSURE BY EXAMINATION
The following requirements must be met in order to be licensed as a psychologist in this jurisdiction.
|(2)|| Time and Place of Examinations.
Americans with Disabilities Act.
|(4)|| Application for Non-Renewable Provisional
|(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.
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
|(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.