Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1180-02-.06 - PROVISIONAL LICENSE

(1) The Board may issue a provisional license to an applicant for licensure as a Psychologist with HSP designation who has completed the academic coursework and a qualifying internship, but not the postdoctoral supervised experience. 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 for consideration.
(2) An applicant for provisional 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 check.
(3) The provisional license will allow the applicant to perform the functions specified in T.C.A. § 63-11-203 only under qualified supervision. A provisional license will be valid for one (1) year, but may be extended for additional years for the purposes of allowing the applicant to complete the required nineteen hundred (1900) hours of postdoctoral supervised experience required for HSP designation. The Board may approve an extension beyond the second year for those applicants who are tenure-track faculty in a department of psychology that has a graduate psychology-training program. The faculty appointment must be confirmed in a letter from the chair of that psychology department. The Board may approve an extension beyond the second year for those applicants who can document a disability that prohibits less than half time practice. A written request must be sent to the Board for any extension of the provisional license.
(a) Each time a provisional licensee requests an extension of the provisional license expiration date, the provisional licensee shall submit a new application for provisional licensure.
(b) The new application for provisional licensure shall be accompanied by a provisional license fee, as provided in Rule 1180-1-.03.
(4) For applicants where a medical illness, pregnancy and childbirth, or illness of a dependent interrupts the postdoctoral supervised experience, the applicant should submit to the board a written request for a suspension of the provisional license.
(5) The provisional license shall become invalid for the following reasons:
(a) Failure to take the EPPP within one (1) year of the issuance of the provisional license or the second failure of the EPPP after the issuance of the provisional license.
(b) The second (2nd) failure of the ethics and jurisprudence exam after the issuance of the provisional license.
(c) Expiration of the provisional license.
(6) When the provisional license becomes invalid for any reason it must be returned to the Board office within ten (10) days. The supervisor shall be responsible for the monitoring this requirement and the Board will notify the supervisor when the provisional license becomes invalid.


Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1180-02-.06
Original rule filed June 6, 1978; effective July 6, 1978. Amendment filed May 27, 1980; effective August 27, 1980. 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 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, 2006.

Authority: T.C.A. §§ 4-5-202, 4-5-204, 63-11-104, 63-11-203, 63-11-204, 63-11-206, 63-11-208, 63-11-209, 63-11-210, 63-11-211, and 63-11-215.

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