Title 201 | Chapter 026 | Regulation 280


201 KAR 26:280.Licensed psychological associate: application procedures and temporary license.

Section 1.

Application.

(1)

After the requirements established in KRS 319.064(2) are met, an application for a credential to perform certain functions as a licensed psychological associate may be submitted to the board, to an online application management system contracted by the board for the purposes of application screening, or as the board directs.

(2)

The application required by subsection (1) of this section shall be made to the board or to the online application management system and shall:

(a)

Include a certification by the applicant that the:

1.

Information in the application is true, correct, and complete to the best of their knowledge and belief; and

2.

Applicant is aware that the board may take disciplinary action if the application contains a misrepresentation or falsification.

(b)

Be accompanied by payment of the application fee that shall:

1.

Be made payable directly to the Kentucky State Treasurer if the application is processed through the board; or

2.

Be made to the online application management system as directed by the board.

(c)

Include three (3) letters of reference or completed Recommendation Form for Licensure as a Psychological Associate from persons qualified to evaluate the applicant's professional ability, including two (2) persons who have received a doctorate in psychology (Ph.D., Psy.D., or Ed.D.); and

(d)

Include an official transcript for all levels of education required for licensure. Transcripts shall be received in sealed envelopes or electronically directly from the school or a third-party clearinghouse.

(3)

Incomplete Application. An incomplete application shall be determined to be expired one (1) year from the date of filing, and may be destroyed.

Section 2.

Temporary Licensure.

(1)

An applicant may request permission to perform functions as a licensed psychological associate on a temporary basis pursuant to KRS 319.064(3).

(2)

The request for a temporary credential shall be co-signed by the candidate and the pro-posed supervisor, who shall be a licensed psychologist approved by the board and who holds the health services provider designation.

(3)

(a)

A temporary license shall be valid for one (1) year from the date of the notice of approval by the board.

(b)

During the period of temporary licensure, a candidate shall:

1.

Successfully complete all credentials and examination procedures; and

2.

Pass the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP).

(4)

(a)

Under exceptional circumstances and upon written request cosigned by the board approved supervisor, the board may approve an extension of the period of temporary licensure.

(b)

A licensee shall submit a completed Request for Extension of Temporary Licensure as a Psychological Associate to the board to request an extension.

(c)

If a temporary license requires an extension after one (1) year, the licensee may request a six (6) month extension.

(d)

After the six (6) months, a second extension may be requested for an additional six (6) months.

(e)

After a total of two (2) years of extensions, the licensee may request a second temporary license following the steps in this section.

(f)

If after two (2) years on the second temporary license another extension is requested, the licensee may request a third temporary license following the steps in this section.

(g)

Licensees shall not exceed a total of six (6) years of extensions for all temporary licenses nor hold a temporary license longer than six (6) years.

(h)

All extensions are provided by the board at the board's discretion.

Section 3.

Grace Period for Submission of Credentials. To allow for processing of the candidate's materials by the board, there shall be a grace period not to exceed sixty (60) days within which a candidate who has completed his or her degree requirements may begin employment by an agency to practice psychology under supervision with a board-approved supervisor.

(1)

Upon acceptance of employment, the candidate and the licensed psychologist with health service practitioner designation who shall serve as the clinical supervisor shall immediately submit a letter of notice to the board indicating that he or she has begun to practice in Kentucky and that application materials are forthcoming. Failure to submit this notice may be grounds for disciplinary action against the candidate and the clinical supervisor.

(2)

It shall be the responsibility of the candidate to ensure that all materials are forwarded to the board within thirty (30) days from the date of agency employment. Once the application is complete, the board shall review the material at its next scheduled meeting and, if appropriate, issue either a temporary or permanent credential. If the candidate does not meet the requirements for the credential, or if their application material is insufficient to take any action, they shall be directed to cease practice until the requirements are met.

(3)

The grace period shall not be extended beyond sixty (60) days. A candidate who fails to achieve approval within this timeframe shall not practice psychology until credentialed by the board.

(4)

Upon filing the notice set forth in subsection (1) of this section, the candidate shall be practicing psychology under the jurisdiction of the board, and shall be subject to KRS Chapter 319 and 201 KAR Chapter 26.

Section 4.

Incorporation by Reference.

(1)

The following material is incorporated by reference:

(a)

"Application for Licensure as a Psychological Associate", March 2021;

(b)

"Recommendation Form for Licensure as a Psychological Associate", March 2021; and

(c)

"Request for Extension of Temporary Licensure as a Psychological Associate", March 2021.

(2)

This material may be inspected, copied, or obtained, subject to applicable copyright law, at the Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychology, 500 Mero Street, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

HISTORY: (28 Ky.R. 1520; 1820; eff. 2-7-2002; 31 Ky.R. 1014; 1515; eff. 3-8-2005; 43 Ky.R. 1838; 44 Ky.R. 38; eff. 7-17-2017; 45 Ky.R. 1337, 2079; eff. 1-23-2019; Crt eff. 9-5-2019; 47 Ky.R.2065; 48 Ky.R. 327; eff. 8-26-2021.)

7-Year Expiration: 8/26/2028

Last Updated: 3/9/2022


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