STATE OF WISCONSIN
Psychology Examining Board
IN THE MATTER OF RULE-MAKING PROCEEDINGS BEFORE THE PSYCHOLOGY EXAMINING BOARD
PROPOSED ORDER OF THE PSYCHOLOGY EXAMINING BOARD
(CLEARINGHOUSE RULE )
An order of the Psychology Examining Board to repeal Psy 2.02, 2.03, 2.04, 2.05 (2) and (3), 2.08, 2.12 and 2.13; to amend Psy 2.05 (1) and 2.05 (3); to repeal and recreate Psy 2.01, 2.09 and 2.14; and to create Psy 2.013, 2.018, 2.05 (2m) and 2.10 relating to licensure as a psychologist.
Analysis prepared by the Department of Safety and Professional Services.
Statutes interpreted: ss 455.03, 455.04, and 455.045, Stats.
Explanation of agency authority:
The examining board shall promulgate rules for its own guidance and for the guidance of the profession to which it pertains and define and enforce professional conduct and unethical practices not inconsistent with the law relating to the particular profession. [s. 15.08 (5) (b)] The examining board shall adopt such rules as are necessary under this chapter. [s. 455.08]
Related statute or rule:
Plain language analysis:
Section 1 repeals and recreates the application process. An applicant is required to file an application, pay a fee, provide evidence of education or equivalent academic training or experience, documentation of a one year experience in psychological work, pass the Examination for the Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP), pass the jurisprudence exam, verification of credentials in another state and provide information relating to any pending criminal charge or conviction.
Section 2 creates a section on application by reciprocity. An applicant who holds an active license in another jurisdiction may apply for license by submitting an application, pay a fee, pass the jurisprudence exam and evidence of successful completion of an examination on the practice of psychology approved by the board or evidence of completion of at least 40 board approved continuing education hours within 2 years prior to application.
Section 3 creates a section on application by obtaining a diploma from the American Board of Professional Psychology. The applicant is required to pass an examination on the practice of psychology approved by the Board and the jurisprudence exam.
Section 4 repeals obsolete examination provisions relating to scheduling an examination, unauthorized assistance and time limits and other necessary controls.
Sections 5, 6, 7, and 8 updates the passing scores section to the passing grade on each exam is determined by the Board to represent minimum competence and the Board may adopt the provider’s recommended passing grade.
Section 9 repeals the requirement limiting how many times the examination can be taken.
Section 10 is repealed and recreated the section relating to education and experience equivalent to a doctoral degree in psychology. The curriculum must include scientific psychology, scientific, methodical and theoretical foundations of practice, diagnosing or defining problems through psychological assessment and measurement and formulating and implementing intervention strategies, and a practicum, internship, field or laboratory training supervised by a person with a doctorate degree in psychology.
Summary of, and comparison with, existing or proposed federal regulation: None
Comparison with rules in adjacent states:
Illinois: Illinois applicants are required to have graduated from a doctoral program or a program equivalent to a clinical, school or counseling psychology program and two y ears of supervised clinical, school or counseling psychology experience. An equivalent program shall consist of the following curriculum: scientific and professional ethics, biological basis of behavior, cognitive-affective basis of behavior, social basis of behavior, individual differences, assessment and treatment modalities. In addition, the applicant shall take the EPPP and the minimum passing score is set by the testing entity. An applicant holding a license in another state may apply by reciprocity by submitting proof that the licensing standards in the state of original jurisdiction are substantially equivalent to those of Illinois. An applicant who is licensed for at least 20 years may apply under provisions for senior psychologists requiring proof of active licensure for 20 consecutive years and verification of a doctoral degree.
Iowa: Iowa applicants are required to have a doctoral degree, pass the EPPP and one year of supervised professional experience for no less than 1500 hours. An applicant may apply through endorsement by providing verification of a current Certificate of Professional Qualification issued by the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards or by providing verification of licensure in another jurisdiction with licensure requirements that are substantially equivalent to those required in Iowa. The board may enter into a reciprocal agreement with other jurisdictions.