Handbook of Certification and Licensure Requirements for School Psychologists. Fourth Edition
National Association of School Psychologists, Jan 1, 1987 - School psychologists - 220 pages
This handbook provides certification and licensure requirements for school psychologists. It is intended for use by school psychology students, trainers, practitioners, administrators, state department personnel, and legislators. The introduction explains the data collection and validation procedures used in developing this handbook. A section on the certification and licensure process clarifies common terms and provides basic information about certification and licensure in school psychology. Methods of certification and licensure review, reciprocity among states, teaching and field experience, and levels and types of certification are discussed. The major section on certification requirements presents guidelines for reading and understanding certification requirements. A standard format is used for outlining the certification requirements of individual states. States are listed alphabetically and, for each state, information is provided under the headings of: levels of certification, fees, duration/types of certification, competency examinations, process of certification review for graduates of in-state training programs, process of certification review for persons entering from out-of-state, teaching experience, undergraduate course credit applicable to certification, renewal requirements, source of certification requirements, joint licensure/certification, possible revision of certification requirements, requirements for each level of certification, minimum degree and minimum credit hours, course work/area requirement/relevant credit hours, internship/externship requirements, and applying for certification contacts. The section on licensure requirements presents, in tabular form, state information on titles, minimum degree requirements, specialties, experience requirements, mandatory examinations, renewal periods, and continuing education requirements. Survey forms are appended. (NB)
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The Certification and Licensure Process
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APPLICABLE TO CERTIFICATION applicant's transcript APPLY FOR CERTIFICATION approved program approved training program AREA REQUIREMENTS Based on graduation behavior Board Exam Board of Psychological CERTIFICATION CONTACT CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS CERTIFICATION REVIEW clock hours colleges or universities completed counseling COURSE CREDIT APPLICABLE course-by-course review coursework Department of Education Developmental Psychology Doctorate DURATION/TYPES OF CERTIFICATION Educational Psychology ENTERING FROM OUT-OF-STATE EPPP evaluation externship FORMAL JOINT LICENSING/CERTIFICATION graduate semester hours GRADUATES OF IN-STATE IN-STATE TRAINING PROGRAMS indicated individual Initial certification internship INTERNSHIP/EXTERNSHIP REQUIREMENTS JOINT LICENSING/CERTIFICATION AGREEMENT LEVELS OF CERTIFICATION license licensure Master's degree North Carolina PERSONS ENTERING POSSIBLE REVISION practicum PROCESS OF CERTIFICATION Professional Certificate Psychoeducational Psychological Examiner Psychologist MINIMUM DEGREE Psychometrist quarter hours RELEVANT CREDIT HOURS RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS REQUIREMENTS FOR CERTIFICATION REVIEW FOR GRADUATES REVIEW FOR PERSONS review of applicant's REVISION OF CERTIFICATION School Psychologist MINIMUM SOURCE OF CERTIFICATION South Dakota specified supervised TEACHING EXPERIENCE techniques UNDERGRADUATE COURSE CREDIT