(1) The Board may
issue a temporary license to an applicant for licensure as a Psychologist who
has completed the academic course work and training required for the license
sought. If the applicant is seeking HSP Designation, the qualifying internship
and year of post-internship, postdoctoral supervised experience must be
completed. The Board shall designate a current Board member or qualified person
to review applications and approve, deny or defer them to a quorum of the Board
license for unlicensed applicants.
temporary license will allow the applicant to perform the functions specified
in T.C.A. §
63-11-203 for which the applicant
is seeking licensure only under qualified supervision.
The temporary license shall become
invalid for the following reasons:
of the written examination.
Failure to take the written examination within one hundred and twenty (120)
days of the issuance of the temporary license:
3. Failure of the second
(2nd) ethics and jurisprudence
4. Expiration of the
twelve (12) month period established by law.
(c) When the temporary license becomes
invalid for any reason or expires, it must be returned to the Board office
within ten (10) days. The supervisor shall be responsible for monitoring this
requirement and the Board will notify the supervisor when the temporary license
(d) An application
for a temporary license will be considered only when the application is
completed and the applicant is approved by the Board to be scheduled for an
initial written examination.
When an applicant is applying for a temporary license, successful completion of
an academic course of study must be verified in one (1) of two (2) ways:
1. By an official transcript verifying the
date upon which the degree was conferred.
2. By a formal written statement bearing the
official seal of the educational institution from the registrar attesting to
the completion of all educational requirements.
(f) A licensed Senior Psychological Examiner
or a licensed Psychological Examiner applying at the Psychologist level may be
granted a temporary license without regard to the results of earlier written
examinations taken at the Psychological Examiner level.
Temporary license for applicants licensed
in other jurisdictions.
(a) A temporary
license may be issued to a Psychologist licensed in another jurisdiction who
has been in the continuous practice of psychology in good standing and who is
not the subject of a current investigation (if such information is
discloseable) or litigation for criminal, professional practice or ethical
(b) Such Psychologist
licensed in another jurisdiction must meet the educational requirements for
licensure as a Psychologist in Tennessee and have passed the EPPP with a score
as required by Rule 1180-2-.04. If the Psychologist is seeking HSP designation
he/she must have completed a qualifying internship and a year of
post-internship, postdoctoral supervised experience or be listed in the
National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology.
(c) The temporary license will allow the
applicant to perform the functions specified in T.C.A. §
63-11-203 under the qualified
supervision of a Psychologist licensed in Tennessee. If seeking HSP
designation, supervision must be provided by a Tennessee licensed Psychologist
with HSP designation.
temporary license becomes invalid upon failure of the second
(2nd) ethics and jurisprudence
(e) The temporary
license becomes invalid upon the expiration of the twelve (12) month
(f) A psychologist licensed
in another jurisdiction can apply to the Board for authorization to perform
functions listed in T.C.A. §
63-11-203 for a period not to
exceed twelve (12) days within a one (1) year period. A written request for
authorization must include the reason for the authorization, the dates of these
activities, and the name of the supervising Tennessee psychologist. A letter
from the supervising psychologist and a verification of a valid license in good
standing must also be submitted. The Board shall designate a current Board
member or qualified person to review the authorization request and approve,
deny or defer such request to a quorum of the Board for
applicants for temporary licensure shall cause to be submitted to the Board's
administrative office directly from the vendor identified in the Board's
licensure application materials, the result of a criminal background
Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs.
Original rule filed June
6, 1978; effective July 6, 1978. Repeal and new rule filed January 20, 1994;
effective April 5, 1994. Repeal and new rule filed August 29, 2000; effective
November 12, 2000. Amendment filed August 29, 2000; effective November 12,
2000. Amendment filed December 11, 2000; effective February 24, 2001. Amendment
filed June 18, 2002; effective September 1, 2002. Amendment filed November 9,
2005; effective January 23, 2006. However, Stay of Effective Date filed by the
Board of Examiners in Psychology on January 20, 2006; new effective date March
23, 2006. Amendment filed March 17, 2006; effective May 31,
Authority: T.C.A. §§
4-5-204, 63-11-104, 63-11-201,
63-11-206, 63-11-208, 63-11-209, 63-11-210, 63-11-211, and 63-11-215.