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Register August 2013 No. 692
Chapter Psy 2
REQUIREMENTS FOR EXAMINATION AND LICENSURE OF PSYCHOLOGISTS
Psy 2.01 Application procedure.
Psy 2.015 Application abandonment.
Psy 2.02 Scheduling of examinations.
Psy 2.03 Unauthorized assistance.
Psy 2.04 Controls.
Psy 2.05 Passing scores.
Psy 2.06 Failure and review.
Psy 2.07 Claim of examination error.
Psy 2.08 Reexamination.
Psy 2.09 Requirements for licensure for those holding a doctoral degree in psychology.
Psy 2.12 Requirements for persons holding a license to practice psychology in another state.
Psy 2.13 Doctoral degrees in psychology outside the U.S. and Canada.
Psy 2.14 Temporary practice.
Psy 2.01 Psy 2.01 Application procedure. The board shall act on an application for licensure as a psychologist only after all of the following materials, which shall be documented in English, have been received:
Psy 2.01(1) (1) The properly completed and signed application form.
Psy 2.01 Note Note: Applications are available upon request to the board office at 1400 East Washington Avenue, P.O. Box 8935, Madison, Wisconsin 53708.
Psy 2.01(2) (2) The application fee authorized by s. 440.05 (1), Stats.
Psy 2.01(3) (3) Official transcripts of graduate training, properly attested to by the degree granting institution and submitted by the institution directly to the board.
Psy 2.01(4) (4) Documentation of any additional relevant education and appropriate experience.
Psy 2.01(5) (5) The "Supervised Psychological Experience" form which has been filled out by a psychologist who has firsthand knowledge of the applicant's experience relating to psychology.
Psy 2.01(6) (6) The "Nature of Intended Practice of Psychology" form.
Psy 2.01(7) (7) Evidence of successful completion of an examination on the practice of psychology approved by the board.
Psy 2.01(8) (8) Proof of successful completion of the written examination on the elements of practice essential to the public health, safety or welfare.
Psy 2.01(9) (9) For applicants under s. Psy 2.13, as required by the board, documentation of additional supervised experience in the United States and documentation of English proficiency.
Psy 2.01(10) (10) Verification of the applicant's licensure in all states or countries in which the applicant has ever held a license.
Psy 2.01(11) (11) For applicants who have a pending criminal charge or have been convicted of a crime, all related information necessary for the board to determine whether the circumstances of the pending criminal charge or conviction are substantially related to the duties of the licensed activity.
Psy 2.01(12) (12) For applicants licensed in another state, proof of completion of continuing education requirements as specified in s. Psy 4.02.
Psy 2.01 History History: Cr. Register, September, 1991, No. 429, eff. 10-1-91; am. (intro.), Register, August, 1993, No. 452, eff. 9-1-93; correction in (intro.) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register, May, 1995, No. 473; am. (3), Register, January, 1997, No. 493, eff. 2-1-97; am. (1), (2) and (7), Register, June, 1999, No. 522, eff. 7-1-99; CR 02-124: am. (12) Register July 2003 No. 571, eff. 8-1-03; correction in (intro.) made under s. 13.93 (2m) (b) 7., Stats., Register July 2004 No. 583.
Psy 2.015 Psy 2.015 Application abandonment. An applicant who files an application but who does not comply with a request for information related to the application within one year of the date of the board's last request shall file a new application. An applicant who files an application but who does not fully complete the application within 3 years of the date of the application shall file a new application.
Psy 2.015 History History: Cr., Register, January, 1997, No. 493, eff. 2-1-97.
Psy 2.02 Psy 2.02 Scheduling of examinations.
Psy 2.02(1) (1) Examinations shall be held at least twice a year at a time and place designated by the board. Notice of the next scheduled examinations may be obtained by contacting the department.
Psy 2.02(2) (2) No applicant may be admitted to the examination on the professional practice of psychology unless the requirements stated in s. Psy 2.01 (1) to (3) have been met.
Psy 2.02(3) (3) No applicant may be admitted to the examination on the elements of practice essential to the public health, safety or welfare unless the requirements stated in s. Psy 2.01 (1) to (7) and (9) to (12) have been met at least 30 days prior to the board meeting preceding the date of the examination.
Psy 2.02 History History: Cr. Register, September, 1991, No. 429, eff. 10-1-91; am. (2), Register, June, 1999, No. 522, eff. 7-1-99; CR 02-021: am. (2) and (3) Register August 2002 No. 560, eff. 9-1-02.
Psy 2.03 Psy 2.03 Unauthorized assistance. The board may withhold the score of an applicant who gives or receives unauthorized assistance during examinations. The board may consider this applicant for retesting at a future time.
Psy 2.03 History History: Cr. Register, September, 1991, No. 429, eff. 10-1-91.
Psy 2.04 Psy 2.04 Controls. The board chairperson or proctor may announce time limits and other necessary controls prior to the examinations.
Psy 2.04 History History: Cr. Register, September, 1991, No. 429, eff. 10-1-91.
Psy 2.05 Psy 2.05 Passing scores.
Psy 2.05(1)(1) The passing scores set by the board represent the minimum competency required to protect public health and safety.
Psy 2.05(2) (2) The examination for professional practice of psychology and the examination on the elements of practice essential to the public health, safety or welfare are scored separately. An applicant shall achieve a passing score on each of the required examinations to qualify for licensure.
Psy 2.05(3) (3) The board accepts the recommendations of the association of state and provincial psychology boards for the passing score on the examination for professional practice of psychology.
Psy 2.05(4) (4) To pass the examination on the elements of practice essential to the public health, safety or welfare, the applicant shall receive a score determined by the board to represent minimum competence to practice. The board shall make the determination of the passing score after consultation with subject matter experts who have reviewed a representative sample of the examination questions and available candidate performance statistics.
Psy 2.05 History History: Cr. Register, September, 1991, No. 429, eff. 10-1-91; r. and recr., Register, January, 1997, No. 493, eff. 2-1-97.
Psy 2.06 Psy 2.06 Failure and review.
Psy 2.06(1)(1) An applicant who fails the examination on elements essential to health, safety and welfare may request a review of that examination. The applicant must file a written request to the board within 30 days of the date on which examination results were mailed or reported.
Psy 2.06(2) (2) The time for review shall be limited to time allowed for examination administration.
Psy 2.06(3) (3) The examination shall be reviewed only by the applicant and in the presence of the proctor.
Psy 2.06(4) (4) The proctor may not respond to inquiries by the applicant regarding allegations of examination error.
Psy 2.06(5) (5) Any comments or claims of error regarding specific questions or procedures in the examination may be placed in writing on the provided form. These comments shall be retained and made available to the applicant for use at a subsequent hearing.
Psy 2.06(6) (6) An applicant may review the examination only once.
Psy 2.06 History History: Cr. Register, September, 1991, No. 429, eff. 10-1-91.
Psy 2.07 Psy 2.07 Claim of examination error.
Psy 2.07(1) (1) An applicant wishing to claim examination error in the examination on elements essential to health, safety and welfare shall file a written request for board review in the board office within 30 days of the date the examination was reviewed. The request shall include all of the following:
Psy 2.07(1)(a) (a) The applicant's name and address.
Psy 2.07(1)(b) (b) The type of license applied for.
Psy 2.07(1)(c) (c) A description of the perceived error, including specific questions or procedures claimed to be in error.
Psy 2.07(1)(d) (d) The facts that the applicant intends to prove, including reference text citations or other supporting evidence for the applicant's claim.
Psy 2.07(2) (2) The board shall review the claim and notify the applicant in writing of the board's decision and any resulting grade changes.
Psy 2.07(3) (3) If the decision does not result in the applicant passing the examination, the applicant may request a hearing under s. SPS 1.05.
Psy 2.07 History History: Cr. Register, September, 1991, No. 429, eff. 10-1-91; CR 02-124: am. (1) (intro.) Register July 2003 No. 571, eff. 8-1-03; correction in (3) made under s. 13.92 (4) (b) 7., Stats., Register November 2011 No. 671.
Psy 2.08 Psy 2.08 Reexamination. An applicant who fails to achieve a passing grade in the examinations required under this chapter may apply for reexamination on forms provided by the board and pay the appropriate fee for each reexamination as required in s. 440.05, Stats. An applicant who fails to achieve a passing grade may be reexamined 3 times at not less than 3-month intervals. If the applicant fails to achieve a passing grade on the third reexamination, the applicant may not be admitted to any further examination until the applicant reapplies to the board for permission to be reexamined and presents evidence satisfactory to the board of further professional training or education as the board may prescribe or approve following its evaluation of the applicant's specific case.
Psy 2.08 History History: Cr. Register, September, 1991, No. 429, eff. 10-1-91; r. and recr., Register, May, 2000, No. 533, eff. 6-1-00.
Psy 2.09 Psy 2.09 Requirements for licensure for those holding a doctoral degree in psychology.
Psy 2.09(1) (1)Educational requirements. An applicant for a license under this section shall possess a doctoral degree in psychology. A doctoral degree in psychology is either a degree granted by an accredited college or university as defined in s. 455.04 (1) (c), Stats., that is represented by an official transcript of credits as being a "doctoral degree in psychology," a doctoral degree with a major in psychology from a department of psychology, or a program which is designated by the board to be equivalent to a doctorate in psychology by meeting the following requirements:
Psy 2.09(1)(a) (a) Training in professional psychology consisting of doctoral training offered in a regionally accredited institution of higher education.
Psy 2.09(1)(b) (b) The program, wherever it may be administratively housed, must be clearly identified and labeled as a psychology program. Such a program must specify in pertinent institutional catalogs and brochures its intent to educate and train professional psychologists.
Psy 2.09(1)(c) (c) The psychology program must stand as a recognizable, coherent organizational entity within the institution.
Psy 2.09(1)(d) (d) There must be a clear authority and primary responsibility for the core and specialty areas whether or not the program cuts across administrative lines.
Psy 2.09(1)(e) (e) The program must be an integrated, organized sequence of study.
Psy 2.09(1)(f) (f) There must be an identifiable psychology faculty on site and a psychologist responsible for the program.
Psy 2.09(1)(g) (g) The program must have an identifiable body of students who are matriculated in that program for a degree.
Psy 2.09(1)(h) (h) The program must include supervised practicum, internship, field or laboratory training appropriate to the practice of psychology.
Psy 2.09(1)(i) (i) The curriculum shall encompass a minimum of 3 academic years of full-time graduate study, at least one of which shall be in full-time residence at the site of the institution granting the degree. In addition to the instruction in scientific and professional ethics and standards, research design and methodology, statistics and psychometrics, the core program shall require each student to demonstrate competence in each of the following substantive content areas. This typically will be met by including a minimum of 3 or more graduate semester hours (5 or more graduate quarter hours) in each of these 4 substantive content areas: a) Biological bases of behavior: physiological psychology, comparative psychology, neuropsychology, sensation and perception, psychopharmacology; b) Cognitive-affective bases of behavior: learning, thinking, motivation, emotion; c) Social bases of behavior: social psychology, group processes, organizational and systems theory; and d) Individual differences: personality theory, human development, abnormal psychology, multicultural differences. In addition, all professional education programs in psychology will include course requirements in specialty areas.
Psy 2.09(3) (3)Supervised experience requirements.
Psy 2.09(3)(a)(a) Conditions of supervised experience.
Psy 2.09(3)(a)1.1. A psychological trainee shall complete 3,000 hours of supervised experience as a prerequisite to licensure as a psychologist. All 3,000 hours shall follow graduate work in psychology, either a master's in psychology or a minimum of 30 hours of doctoral level course work in psychology. These hours shall be accumulated at not less than 16 hours nor more than 40 hours per week. The 3,000 hours of experience shall be in a training setting and shall include the activities appropriate to the intended area of practice. It shall be the responsibility of the applicant to demonstrate the appropriateness of the setting and the activities to the intended area of practice.
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