(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
(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.
The provisional license will allow the
applicant to perform the functions specified in T.C.A. §
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.
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
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 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
(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.
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
Authority: T.C.A. §§
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