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49 Pa. Code § 41.52a. Licensure by endorsement.

§ 41.52a. Licensure by endorsement.

 (a)  Requirements for issuance. To be issued a license by endorsement under 63 Pa.C.S. §  3111 (relating to licensure by endorsement), an applicant must satisfy all of the following requirements:

   (1)  Has a current license, certification, registration or permit in good standing to practice psychology in another jurisdiction whose standards are substantially equivalent to or exceed those established by the Board under section 6 of the act (63 P.S. §  1206) and § §  41.31 and 41.32 (relating to educational qualifications; and experience qualifications).

     (i)   An applicant must submit a copy of the current applicable law, regulation or other rule governing licensure, certification, registration or permit requirements and scope of practice in the jurisdiction that issued the license, certification, registration or permit.

     (ii)   If the applicable law, regulation or other rule is in a language other than English, at the applicant’s expense, the applicable law, regulation or other rule shall be translated by a professional translation service and verified to be complete and accurate.

     (iii)   The copy of the applicable law, regulation or other rule must include the enactment date.

   (2)  Demonstrates competency by one of the following:

     (i)   Experience in the practice of psychology by demonstrating, at a minimum, that the applicant has actively engaged in the practice of psychology in the jurisdiction that issued the license, certificate, registration or permit for 2 of the last 5 years immediately preceding the filing of the application with the Board.

     (ii)   Completion of 30 hours of continuing education that meets the requirements of §  41.59 (relating to continuing education) during the 24 months immediately preceding the date of the application.

   (3)  Has not committed any act that constitutes grounds for refusal, suspension or revocation of a license to practice psychology under section 8 of the act (63 P.S. §  1208) regarding refusal, suspension or revocation of license.

   (4)  Has not been disciplined by the jurisdiction that issued the license, certificate, registration or permit.

   (5)  Has paid the initial application fee as set forth in §  41.12 (relating to fees).

   (6)  Satisfies application requirements as required by the act and this chapter, including §  41.30(b)(2) and (3) (relating to qualifications and documentation necessary for licensure).

   (7)  Completes 3 hours of training in child abuse recognition and reporting from a provider approved by the Department of Human Services as required under 23 Pa.C.S. §  6383(b)(3)(i) (relating to education and training).

 (b)  Interview and additional information. An applicant may be required to appear before the Board for a personal interview and may be requested to submit additional information, including supporting documentation relating to competency and experience. The applicant may request the interview to be conducted by video teleconference for good cause shown.

 (c)  Prohibited acts. Notwithstanding subsection (a)(3) and (4), the Board may, in its discretion, determine that an act prohibited under section 8 of the act or disciplinary action by a jurisdiction are not impediments to the granting of a license by endorsement under 63 Pa.C.S. §  3111.

Authority

   The provisions of this §  41.52a added under 63 Pa.C.S. §  3111.

Source

   The provisions of this §  41.52a added January 21, 2022, effective January 22, 2022, 52 Pa.B. 446.

Cross References

   This sewction cited in 49 Pa. Code §  41.52b (relating to provisional endorsement license).



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