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Alabama

Alabama Department of Education

https://www.nasponline.org/standards-and-certification/state-school-psychology-credentialing-requirements/states/alabama

Accepts NCSP as a route to school based credential

SEA Credential:

Professional Educator Certificate: Requires completion of a state-approved program with a minimum GPA of 3.25; a 300 hour supervised internship in a P-12 setting by an individual holding valid Alabama certification in school psychology; and a passing score on the Praxis II. Applicants must verify two full years of full-time, educational experience in a P-12 school system or hold the NCSP.

No emergency credentials are offered for school psychologists.

Continuing Education Requirements:

Professional educator certificates may be continued with verification of one of the following every 5 years:

3 full years of full-time satisfactory educational experience and 50 clock hours of professional development3 full years of full-time satisfactory educational experience and 3 graduate semester hours50 clock hours of professional development and 3 graduate semester hours6 graduate semester hours
These pre-qualifications must be completed by September 1 of the expiration year.

Additionally, the following activities are are accepted if verified by the employer as allowable professional development. For certificate continuation, no more than 10 clock hours of each of the following activities may be counted as allowable professional development: a. Travel b. Journals/publications c. Auditing of courses d. Presentations e. Supervising of student interns.

Scope of Practice:

School psychologists holding the SEA credential can provide services in public schools. The SEA credential does not allow for practice in any other arena other than the schools. To practice outside of schools, one must apply through the Alabama Board of Examiners in Psychology.




Alaska

Alaska Department of Education

https://www.nasponline.org/standards-and-certification/state-school-psychology-credentialing-requirements/states/alaska

Accepts NCSP as a route to school based credential (in addition to state exams) and satisfies renewal requirements for those at the Master Teacher Certificate level.

Requires graduation from a program approved by NASP or APA.

SEA Credential
Initial Certificate: granted for the first 3 years of employment. The initial certificate requires an approved three-credit AK studies class and an approved three-credit multicultural class.
Type C Special Services Certificate: received after 3 years of employment.
School Psychology Master Teacher Certificate: can be obtained after receiving the initial certificate if applicant obtains the NCSP.
Provisional Certificate: can be issued until Alaska studies and multicultural courses are taken (see below)
For an endorsement in school psychology, you must also hold a master's or higher degree in school psychology; be recommended by an institution whose school psychology program has been approved by NASP or APA; and have completed a 1200-hour internship (with 600 of the hours in a school setting); or maintain the NCSP.School psychologists may be eligible for a Type B Special Education Administrative Certificate.

Continuing Education Requirements:
School psychologists holding a Type C Special Services certificate must have completed a minimum of 6 graduate semester hours, a minimum of 3 which must be at the upper division or graduate level), within the life of the credential being renewed. Content must be related to certificate area/endorsement. For those holding the NCSP and the Master Teacher Certificate, submitting one's NCSP is sufficient for renewal and does not require a fee, although requires submission every 3 years.

Scope of Practice:
The SEA credential does not allow for practice in any other arena other than the schools. To practice outside of schools, one must apply through the Board of Professional Counselors or the Board of Psychologists and Psychological Associate Examiners. Psychologists must have doctorate as minimum education to obtain a license for private practice.No Applied Behavior Analysis credential exists within the state.




Arizona

Arizona Department of Education

https://www.nasponline.org/standards-and-certification/state-school-psychology-credentialing-requirements/states/arizona

Accepts NCSP as a route to school based credential.

SEA Credential:

School psychologist: Requires a master's or a more advanced degree from an accredited institution and one of the following:

Completion of a graduate program in school psychology, consisting of at least 60 graduate semester hoursCompletion of a doctoral program in psychology and completion of a retraining program in school psychology from an accredited institution or board-approved program with a letter of institutional endorsement from the head of the school psychology programFive years of experience within the last 10 years working full time in the capacity of a school psychologist in a school setting serving any portion of grades kindergarten through 12, verified by the school district superintendent or human resources department. Please submit a letter from the district superintendent, personnel director, or designee to verify experienceNCSP credentialA diploma in school psychology from the American Board of School Psychology
Additionally, to be eligible, one must provide a letter from a university department head or designee verifying completion of a supervised internship of at least 1,200 clock hours with a minimum of 600 of those hours in a school setting, or, a letter from a District Superintendent, Personnel Director, or designee verifying 3 years of experience as a certified school psychologist within the last ten years.

Renewal Continuing Education Requirements:
The Standard certificate is valid for 12 years and may be renewed with proof of 15 clock hours of professional development activities for each year of the certificate term. *One semester hour of college coursework is equivalent to 15 clock hours of professional development activities. The clock hours or semester hours may be completed in various increments per year.

Scope of Practice:
The SEA credential allows for practice in school settings. To practice outside of schools, one must apply through the Arizona Board of Psychologist Examiners.




Arkansas

Arkansas Department of Education

https://www.nasponline.org/standards-and-certification/state-school-psychology-credentialing-requirements/states/arkansas

SEA Credential:
School Psychology Specialist requires a Standard Non-Instructional Student Services License. To obtain this credential, one must meet the following requirements:

Completion of an advanced degree in school psychology or completion of an advanced degree in counseling with a graduate level program of study in school psychology from a college/university and program holding accreditation recognized by the U.S. Department of Education or the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
Score of 147 or higher on the Praxis School Psychologist exam
School Psychology Specialists are not eligible for a provisional teaching license.

Continuing Education Requirements:
Required 60 contact hours every 5 years. NASP approved CPD hours are accepted towards renewal.

Scope of Practice:
School Psychology Specialists are not permitted to practice in any other arena other than the schools, and may not refer to themselves as "school psychologists". Individuals at the doctoral level may become licensed through the Arkansas Board of Psychology, at which point they may refer to themselves "school psychologists".




California

California Department of Education

https://www.nasponline.org/standards-and-certification/state-school-psychology-credentialing-requirements/states/california

Recognizes NASP-approved programs as meeting training requirements for out-of-state applicants.

SEA Credential (Commission on Teacher Credentialing):

Pupil Personnel Services Credential, Specialization in School Psychology (Trained In California): Individuals must satisfy all the following requirements:

A baccalaureate degree or higher, except in professional education, from a regionally-accredited college or university
Complete post baccalaureate degree study consisting of a minimum of 60 semester units in a California Commission-approved professional preparation program specializing in school psychology, including a practicum with school-aged children
Obtain the recommendation of a California college or university with a Commission-approved Pupil Personnel Services program specializing in school psychology. This process will result in the college or university submitting the recommendation online.
Complete the Basic Skills Requirement. See Commission leaflet CL-667, entitled Basic Skills Requirement for additional information.
Complete the Live Scan fingerprint process (form 41-LS)
Pay the application processing fee (see Fee Information leaflet CL-659) once the recommendation has been submitted online by the college or university. Individuals will be notified via email that the application has been submitted and is awaiting payment in a secured database.
Pupil Personnel Services Credential, Specialization in School Psychology (Trained Out-of-State): Individuals must satisfy all the following requirements:

A baccalaureate degree or higher, except in professional education, from a regionally accredited college or university.
Complete a professional program of postbaccalaureate degree study consisting of a minimum of 60 semester units specializing in school psychology, including a practicum requirement and supervised field experience with school-age children. Programs accredited by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) meet this requirement.
A letter verifying practicum and field experience must be on official letterhead from the college or university's education department and must accompany the application packet
The applicant must verify eligibility for the equivalent credential authorization. A photocopy of the out-of-state credential is acceptable verification of this requirement, as is as is an eligibility CL-606 8/2016 Page 4 of 5 letter from the institution where the program was completed or the state agency responsible for issuing the certificate.
If the out-of-state preparation does not fit this pattern, the applicant must contact a California college or university with a Commission-approved school psychology program for an evaluation and formal recommendation
Satisfy the Basic Skills Requirement. See CL-667 for additional information. Out-of-state prepared applicants who have not satisfied the basic skills requirement may contact their California employer about the possibility of obtaining a One-Year Nonrenewable (OYNR) Credential pending the completion of the basic skills requirement.
Completed application (form 41-4), and, if not previously submitted to the Commission, a completed Live Scan receipt (form 41-LS). Out-of-state residents must submit two fingerprint cards (FD-258) in lieu of a Live Scan receipt. If submitting fingerprint cards, current fingerprint processing fees must accompany the application packet.
Application processing fee (see Fee Information leaflet CL-659)
Continuing Education Requirements:
Must renew every 5 years through the website; however, there are no continuing education requirements for renewal.

Scope of Practice:
School psychologists with the SEA credential can provide services in public schools (K-12), early childhood and pre-K settings, and private and charter schools. The SEA credential also allows one to provide contract services in schools. To practice outside of schools, one must apply through the CA Board of Behavioral Sciences or the California Board of Psychology.

The specialization in School Psychology authorizes the holder to perform the following duties:

Provide services that enhance academic performance
Design strategies and programs to address problems of adjustment
Consult with other educators and parents on issues of social development and behavioral and academic difficulties
Conduct psycho-educational assessment for purposes of identifying special needs
Provide psychological counseling for individuals, groups, and families
Coordinate intervention strategies for management of individuals and schoolwide crises




Colorado

Colorado Department of Education

https://www.nasponline.org/standards-and-certification/state-school-psychology-credentialing-requirements/states/colorado

Accepts NCSP as a route to school based credential.

SEA Credential:
School psychologist: Completion of the following:

State approved specialist program (60 graduate semester hours) or doctoral program for school psychologist, serving children birth - 21

Passing the Praxis School Psychologist exam

Practica consisting of a sequence of closely supervised on-campus or field-based activities
An internship consisting of a full-time experience of over 1 year, or half-time, over 2 consecutive years, with a minimum of 1200 clock hours, of which at least 600 hours must be in a school setting
Other routes include:

NCSP
If an applicant holds a valid license issued by the Colorado State Board of Psychologist Examiners, or is eligible to sit for licensure examinations, that applicant shall provide an institutional recommendation from the professional education unit of an accepted Colorado institution of higher education with an approved school psychology program, verifying that the applicant has acquired the specified competencies listed in these rules, including completion of an appropriate internship, and has achieved a passing score on the national school psychology examination. This may include a 2-year respecialization program.
Provisional License: Colorado has a 'Temporary Educator Eligibility Authorization' or TEE (formerly SETA) for any school professional who is in an approved training program in an education-related field, including school psychology. It allows one to practice in the schools for up to 3 years while completing a degree program.

Continuing Education Requirements:
Individuals must acquire 90 clock hours of professional development every 5 years for those with the Professional credential. Renewal is required after 3 years for those with the Provisional credential. The SEA accepts NASP-approved continuing professional development credits toward renewal.

Scope of Practice:
School psychologists holding the SEA credential can provide services in K-12 public schools, pre-K and early childhood settings, and private and charter schools. School psychologists with the SEA credential may also provide contracted services in schools. The SEA credential does not allow for practice in any other arena other than the schools. To practice outside of schools, one must apply through the Department of Regulatory Agencies Psychologist Examiners Board or the State Board of Registered Psychotherapists.

An "Effective School Psychologist" is defined in Colorado under the State Model Evaluation System that resulted from Senate Bill 191 (Educator Effectiveness): "Effective school psychologists are vital members of the education team. They are properly credentialed and demonstrate professional expertise in psychoeducational assessment practices, interventions and crisis preparedness and response. Effective school psychologists provide services to help all children and youth succeed academically, socially, behaviorally and emotionally. Effective school psychologists strive to support growth and development in the least restrictive environment, close achievement gaps and prepare diverse student populations for postsecondary and workforce success. They have a foundation in both psychology and education, are experts in addressing barriers to educational success. They engage in data-based decision making to plan and deliver effective and culturally responsive services. They have a deep understanding of the interconnectedness of the home, school and community and collaborate with all members of the education team to strengthen those connections. Through reflection, advocacy and leadership, they enhance the academic achievement and personal/social development of their students." More can also be found through CCR 301-101

 

Connecticut

Connecticut Department of Education

https://www.nasponline.org/standards-and-certification/state-school-psychology-credentialing-requirements/states/connecticut

SEA Credential:
Initial Educator Certificate: Requires a master's degree and completion of at least 45 semester hours in a planned school psychology program as part of or in addition to the master's degree, plus recommendation of school psychology program. Graduating students are eligible for this credential, which may be issued (and reissued once) to applicants if all other requirements except the internship are completed, as long as they are engaged in a supervised school based internship and that the intern is registered in a graduate program at the time.

Provisional Certificate: Same graduate credits as the Initial Certificate and requires either 10 school months of work under the initial educator certificate, or the completion of 30 months of successful work as a school psychologist in another state within the last 10 years.

Professional Certificate: To receive a professional educator certificate for school psychologist, an applicant shall present evidence of having met the general conditions, in addition to completing 30 school months of successful service under the provisional educator certificate, interim educator certificate or provisional teaching certificate; and having completed 60 semester hours of graduate credit in psychology and related areas at an approved institution or institutions, including those required for the initial educator certificate.

This credential also requires practicum or fieldwork of unspecified duration and an internship lasting 10 school months in a period not to exceed 20 months.

Effective July 1, 2016 the Praxis Core Academic Skills Tests is no longer required as a state certification requirement according to Public Act 16-41: An Act Concerning the Recommendations of the Minority Teacher Recruitment Task Force. Candidates in a CT educator preparation program must take the assessment but cannot be used as a barrier to certification and results are used for diagnostic purposes only. Additionally, effective July 1, 2009, amended as of July 1, 2013 educators with out-of-state certificates do not have to take the assessments if they have three years of successful and appropriate experience in the state they are certified within the past 10 years; OR a master's degree in the academic subject area for which Connecticut certification is being requested. As of 2/3/2016, school psychology has been identified as a shortage area in CT thus out-of-state applicants would be eligible for the waiver for assessments. 

Continuing Education Requirements:
Professional Certificate: completion of 90 contact hours of continuing education activities, during each successive 5-year period. Such hours may include a combination of continuing education activities or any successfully completed graduate course related to the individual's endorsement area. One graduate credit used for the purpose of continuing the professional educator certificate shall represent 15 contact hours.
Provisional Certificate: valid for 8 years, but individuals working in the school move on to a professional educator Certificate.
The Initial Certificate in nonrenewable; however, if all other requirements except the internship are met in an approved program for school psychology, the initial certificate may be issued and reissued once with some conditions. The SEA does not accept NASP-approved continuing professional development credits toward renewal.

Scope of Practice:
The school based credential itself allows only for employment by a board of education. An exemption in the psychologist licensing law allows school psychologists with a professional educator certificate (which requires successful experience as a school psychologist) to use their title as a 'school psychologist' or school psychological examiner' to describe their work in the private sector although this does not mean a school psychologist can open or work in a private or independent practice. Visit the website for the Connecticut Department of Public Health for more information (http://www.ct.gov/dph/lib/dph/practitioner_licensing_and_investigations/plis/psychology/psych_statute.pdf).

A school psychologist who is certified by the State Department of Education may provide school psychological services to a school district on a contractual basis for the purpose of procuring specialized services not available within the school district (e.g., bilingual evaluation, neuropsychological evaluation, program planning for a child with autism, clinical supervision) or to provide coverage for a leave of absence.




Delaware

Delaware Department of Education

https://www.nasponline.org/standards-and-certification/state-school-psychology-credentialing-requirements/states/delaware

Accepts NCSP as a route to school based credential

Graduation from a NASP or APA approved program helps meet credentialing requirements

SEA Credential:
In Delaware one must hold a "license" and a "certificate".  The "license" allows practice in Delaware, and the "certificate" determines the area (i.e., school psychology).

Initial License (4 years non-renewable) requires evidence of practicum, a bachelors degree, and successful completion of the Praxis I Math, Reading, and Writing.

Continuing License (5 years) is offered to those who have met the requirements of the Initial License and have successfully completed an approved mentoring program. This credential can be awarded to applicants from out of state that demonstrate four years of successful work experience as a school psychologist (with positive summative evaluations). Experienced educators who have switched to school psychology from another education profession (e.g., an experienced teacher who completes a school psychology program), or experienced school psychologists from out of state, must participate in an approved mentoring program within the first year of employment.

Certificate as a School Psychologist requires one of the following:

Graduation from a NASP or APA approved program in school psychology
Hold the NCSP
Hold a valid and current school psychology credential from another state
No emergency credentials are available in Delaware for school psychologists.

Continuing Education Requirements:
An Initial License is valid for 4 years, unless revoked, and may not be renewed. During the term of the Initial License, individuals are required to participate in mentoring (within the school) and other prescribed professional development activities offered by the Department and by the school district or charter school or other employing authority in which they are employed. In addition, individuals must receive at least 2 successful evaluations.
A Continuing License is valid for 5 years and requires 90 hours of professional development for renewal. Each educator is responsible for obtaining any necessary approvals from his or her employer before participating in a professional development activity, although NASP approved CPD hours are generally accepted towards renewal. 1 semester hour is equal to 15 CPD hours.

Scope of Practice:
School psychologists with the SEA credential can provide services in public schools (K-12) as well as early childhood and pre-K settings. The SEA credential also allows one to provide contract services in schools.  The SEA credential does not allow for practice in any other arena other than the schools. To practice outside of schools, one must apply through the Delaware Board of Examiners of Psychologists.




Florida

Florida Department Of Education

http://www.fldoe.org/teaching/certification/administrative-rules/6a-4-0311.stml

(1) Plan One. A specialist's or higher degree with a major in school psychology at the specialist's or higher degree level which includes six (6) semester hours of graduate credit in a year-long supervised school psychology internship in an elementary or secondary school, or

(2) Plan Two. A master's or higher degree and completion of a graduate program in school psychology which includes sixty (60) semester hours of graduate credit in school psychology to include the areas specified below:

(a) Credit in each of the following six core competency areas:

1. Psychological foundations;

2. Educational foundations;

3. Psychoeducational assessment;

4. Interventions and specialized techniques;

5. Statistics, measurement, and research design; and

6. Professional school psychology;

(b) Three (3) semester hours in a supervised practicum in school psychology in addition to the internship in paragraph (2)(c) of this rule; and

(c) Six (6) semester hours in a year-long supervised school psychology internship in an elementary or secondary school. No more than twelve (12) semester hours of credit in the internship shall be accepted; or

(3) Plan Three. A master's or higher degree with completion of a graduate program in school psychology and three (3) years of full-time experience as a school psychologist in an elementary or secondary school. The experience shall be acceptable provided the applicant held a valid full-time school psychologist certificate issued by the state where the experience was gained, or

(4) Plan Four. A master's or higher degree with sixty (60) semester hours of graduate credit in school psychology to include the areas specified below:

(a) Twelve (12) semester hours in psychological foundations. Courses in this area include: abnormal psychology, biological bases of behavior, cultural diversity, child psychology, adolescent psychology, psychology of exceptional students, human learning, personality, and social bases of behavior;

(b) Six (6) semester hours in educational foundations. Courses in this area include: education of exceptional learners, instructional and remedial techniques, and organization and operation of schools;

(c) Nine (9) semester hours in psychoeducational assessment to include three (3) semester hours in individual intellectual assessment. Courses in this area include individual intellectual assessment, psychoeducational assessment, and personality or behavior assessment;

(d) Nine (9) semester hours in interventions and specialized techniques. Courses in this area include consultation, counseling, applied behavioral analysis, behavior management, and prescriptive intervention;

(e) Six (6) semester hours in statistics, measurement, and research design. Courses in this area include: statistics, testing and measurement, research design, and program evaluation;

(f) Three (3) semester hours in professional school psychology. Courses in this area include: history and foundations of school psychology, legal and ethical issues, professional issues affecting school psychologists, and rules and functions of the school psychologist;

(g) Three (3) semester hours in a supervised practicum in school psychology in addition to the internship in paragraph (4)(h) of this rule. Three (3) years of full-time experience as a school psychologist in an elementary or secondary school will satisfy the supervised practicum requirement. The experience shall be acceptable provided the applicant held a valid full-time school psychologist certificate issued by the state where the experience was gained; and

(h) Six (6) semester hours in a year-long supervised school psychology internship in an elementary or secondary school. The internship shall total at least twelve hundred (1200) clock hours with at least six hundred (600) clock hours in an elementary or secondary school. The internship shall be completed at an institution which offers a master's or higher degree major in school psychology. No more than twelve (12) semester hours of credit in the internship shall be accepted. Three (3) years of full-time experience as a school psychologist as described in paragraph (4)(g) of this rule will satisfy the internship requirement, or

(5) Plan Five. A valid certificate as a Nationally Certified School Psychologist issued by the National School Psychology Certification System.

(6) This rule shall take effect July 1, 1992.

 

Georgia

Georgia Professional Standards Commission (GaPSC)
Georgia Department of Education

https://www.gapsc.com/Rules/Current/Certification/505-2-.146.pdf

(1) Summary: This rule outlines the requirements and procedures for issuance of a service
certificate in School Psychology, which allows individuals certified in this field to support students and
teachers by applying expertise in mental health, learning, and behavior, to promote student success
academically, socially, behaviorally, and emotionally.
(2) Professional Certificate Requirements (See GaPSC Rule 505-2-.05 PROFESSIONAL
CERTIFICATE).
(a) Issuance.
1. An individual is eligible for a Professional certificate in the field of School Psychology
based on meeting one of the following requirements:
(i) Completion of a state-approved certification preparation program in School
Psychology at the specialist degree level – level six (6) – or higher.
(ii) Completion of a National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)-approved
School Psychology program.
(iii) Submission of a valid National Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) credential
issued by the National School Psychology Certification Board.
2. Meet Special Georgia Requirements (See GaPSC Rule 505-2-.24 SPECIAL GEORGIA
REQUIREMENTS) applicable to the field of School Psychology:
(i) Pass the GACE content knowledge assessment.
(ii) Meet Standards of Conduct.
3. Apply for certification following procedures outlined in Rule 505-2-.27 CERTIFICATION
AND APPLICATION PROCEDURES.
(3) Non-Renewable Professional Requirements (See GaPSC Rule 505-2-.09 NONRENEWABLE PROFESSIONAL CERTIFICATE).
(a) A Non-Renewable Professional certificate in the field of School Psychology may be issued at
the request of an employing Georgia local unit of administration (LUA) in the following
scenarios:
1. A Three (3)-year Non-Renewable Professional certificate in the field of School
Psychology may be issued to an individual who has satisfied all applicable Special
Georgia Requirements and has completed all coursework for a state-approved or NASPapproved program at the specialist or doctoral level, with the exception of any internship,
thesis, or dissertation requirements.
2. A Three (3)-year Non-Renewable Professional certificate in the field of School
Psychology may be issued to an individual who has satisfied all applicable Special
Georgia Requirements and has completed a state-approved School Psychologist
program at the master’s degree level [level five (5)].
3. A One (1)-year Non-Renewable Professional certificate in the field of School Psychology
may be issued to an individual who holds an expired Georgia Clear Renewable orProfessional School Psychology Certificate but has not met renewal requirements
outlined in section (7) below.
(4) Additional Certificate Title Issued in the Field.
(a) Retired Educator (See GaPSC Rule 505-2-.44 RETIRED EDUCATOR CERTIFICATE).
(5) To Add the Field (See GaPSC Rule 505-2-.34 ADD A FIELD).
(a) To add School Psychology to an existing Professional certificate in any field, an individual must
complete the requirements outlined in (2)(a) for an initial School Psychology Certificate to
include all applicable Special Georgia Requirements.
(6) To Upgrade the Level (See GaPSC Rule 505-2-.33 CERTIFICATE UPGRADE).
(7) Renewal Requirements (See GaPSC Rule 505-2-.36 RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS).
(a) To renew a Professional School Psychology certificate, an individual must meet one of the
following options:
1. Complete renewal requirements outlined in GaPSC Rule 505-2-.36 RENEWAL
REQUIREMENTS.
2. Submission of a valid National Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) credential issued
by the National School Psychology Certification Board.
3. Submission of a valid State of Georgia Psychologist license issued by the Professional
Licensing Boards Division of the Office of the Secretary of State, O.C.G.A. Title 43.
(b) If an individual is not employed by a Georgia LUA at the time of renewal, completion of ten (10)
Professional Learning Units awarded by the Georgia Association of School Psychologists
(GASP) will satisfy renewal requirements. The PLUs must have been earned during the validity
period of the certificate or, if the certificate is expired, within five (5) years of application for
renewal.
(8) In-Field Statement (See GaPSC Rule 505-2-.40 IN-FIELD ASSIGNMENT).
(a) Individuals certified in School Psychology are in-field to serve as a School Psychologist in
grades P-12.




Hawaii

Hawaii State  Department of Education (HIDOE)
Hawaii Teacher Standards Board

https://www.nasponline.org/standards-and-certification/state-school-psychology-credentialing-requirements/states/hawaii

School Psychologist (Master's): must meet only 1 of the following:

A master's degree from a regionally accredited college or university in school psychology and a 1,200 hour internship of which 600 hours must have been in a school setting. If the internship is less than 1,200 hours and/or 600 hours in a school setting, 1 additional year of supervised professional work as a School Psychologist in a school setting shall meet the required internship experience.A master's degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a major in educational psychology, counseling psychology, or closely related field in a psychology profession, provided that certain courses were offered, and a 1,200 hour internship of which 600 hours must have been in a school setting, 1 additional year of supervised professional work as a School Psychologist in a school setting shall meet the required internship experience. (HASP is advocating to have this option removed)A current school psychologist credential issued by another stateNCSP

School Psychologist (Doctoral): requires meeting one of the following requirements:

A doctorate degree from a regionally accredited college or university in school psychology, educational psychology, counseling psychology, or a closely related field provided that certain courses were included. Also requires an internship in a school setting. Applicants must also demonstrate 4 years of responsible professional experience as a school psychologist which involved working with children.Possession of a doctorate degree from a NASP or APA approved program in school psychology (or closely related field in a psychology profession as long as certain courses are offered) and a 1,200 hour internship of which 600 hours must have been in a school setting. The internship may be substituted for 2 years of the four 4 years of the specialized experience requirement. Additionally, completion of a post-doctorate internship in a school setting may be substituted for 1 year of the 4 years of the specialized experience Requirement.
 

Scope of Practice: The SEA does not engage in formal credentialing and therefore does not maintain a formal scope of practice. One must apply through the Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Professional and Vocational Licensing office to engage in independent practice. Some school psychologists may be eligible for the licensed mental health counselor credential through the same Professional and Vocational Licensing office.




Idaho

Idaho State Department of Education
Idaho State Department of Education Certification

https://www.nasponline.org/standards-and-certification/state-school-psychology-credentialing-requirements/states/idaho

Holding the NCSP credential satisfies state requirements for initial certification as well as renewal

SEA Credential:
Pupil Personnel Services Certificate, School Psychologist Endorsement: Requires institutional endorsement and completion of a minimum of 60 graduate semester credit hours, which must be accomplished through one of the following:

Completion of an approved master's degree in education or psychology and completion of a school psychology specialist degree program.Completion of an approved 60 semester credit hour (or 90 quarter credit hour) master's degree program in school psychology.Completion of an approved 60 credit hour school psychology specialist degree program which did not require a master's degree as a prerequisite, with experience in a classroom (may include teaching, student teaching, or special education practicum), and completion of a 1200 hour internship under the direct supervision of a credentialed school psychologist.Earn a current and valid National Certification for School Psychologists (NCSP) issued by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
If the applicant holds a current, valid credential in another state and submits a complete application, the applicant may receive a 3-year Idaho interim certificate. The interim certificate will allow the applicant to work in an Idaho school in the endorsed area indicated on the interim certificate while completing any Idaho coursework and/or testing requirements. Once all deficiencies noted on the interim credential are completed, the applicant may apply for a renewable, 5-year initial Idaho credential. If the initial evaluation demonstrates that the applicant meets all requirements, then a renewable, 5-year credential will be issued instead of the interim credential.

Continuing Education Requirements: Requires 6 semester credit hours every 5 years. May satisfy 3 of the 6 semester hours through inservice professional development (15 inservice hours = 1 semester credit hour). The renewal credit requirement may be waived if the applicant holds a current valid NCSP credential.

Scope of Practice: School psychologists holding the SEA credential can provide services in K-12 public schools, pre-K and early childhood settings, private and charter schools, and college and university settings.  School psychologists with the SEA credential may also provide contracted services in schools.. One must apply through the Idaho Board of Psychologist Examiners to provide services in independent practice settings.




Illinois

Illinois State Board of Education

https://www.nasponline.org/standards-and-certification/state-school-psychology-credentialing-requirements/states/illinois

The Illinois State Board of Education now recognizes the NCSP for initial credential/licensure for both in-state and out-of-state applicants. NCSP certification also satisfies requirements for PEL renewal after initial licensure has been held for five years.


SEA Credential:
Professional Educator License (School Support Personnel Endorsement, School Psychologist):

I. Basic Requirements

Applicant holds a valid, comparable out-of-state license
A copy of your valid, comparable out-of-state license
A master's degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution of higher education
The Illinois State Board of Education recently approved NCSP status for obtaining licensure in Illinois for out-of-state applicants. Complete ISBE Form 80-06 if interested in applying to work in IL if you have your NCSP.
Applicant does not hold a valid, comparable out-of-state license
A master's degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution of higher education
Proof of completion of a State Approved Program (Use ISBE form 80-02S: State Approved Program and Completion of Standards Verification - School Support Personnel Only)                                       
Completion of coursework in addressing methods of teaching exceptional children, reading methods, content area reading, and methods of teaching English language learners (See ISBE form 80-02S: State Approved Program and Completion of Standards Verification)
Licensure Tests: School Psychologist (Test #237), effective January 22, 2018. All test scores are valid indefinitely.
A test of basic skills is no longer required.
    
II.    Specific Requirements for using the title "School Psychologist". Per Illinois School Code, Section 14-1.09. School Psychologist. "School Psychologist" means a psychologist who meets the following requirements:

A master's degree or higher in psychology or educational psychology with a specialization in school psychology from a regionally accredited institution, 250 hours of practicum in a school setting or child study center, and a 1200 contact hour internship lasting a full school year under the direction of a credentialed school psychologist. The internship requirement may be waived with verification of a full year of professional school psychologist experience on a valid state-issued school psychologist credential, or an Illinois provisional school psychologist certificate, and has such additional qualifications as may be required by the State Board of Education; OR
Holds a valid Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) credential (Public Act 100-0750, effective August 10, 2018).
Provisional School Service Personnel Certificate: Applicants from other states who hold out-of-state credentials with comparable endorsements may obtain a Provisional School Service Personnel Certificate which is valid for two full fiscal years, with the first year ending on June 30 following the issue date. The holder of a provisional certificate should use this time period to complete testing requirements and remove other deficiencies found during the evaluation. Individuals who hold valid, comparable credentials from other states may still need to take the content test.

Continuing Education Requirements:
Renewals of PELs and new registrations are valid for five years after professional development requirements are met. PELs endorsed as a professional educator are valid for only two years and cannot be renewed. Holding the NCSP satisfies requirements for PEL renewal after initial licensure has been held for five years.  Those without the NCSP must obtain 120 continuing professional development hours (PD hours) every five years.

Each individual must have their IEIN (Illinois Educator Information Number) on the attendance list of each workshop they attend which is sponsored by an Illinois approved provider of professional development. The IEIN can be found on the ELIS website. Professional development accepted by the Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) MUST be provided by an Illinois approved provider.

Scope of Practice:
School psychologists with the SEA credential can provide services in public schools (K-12), early childhood and pre-K settings, private and charter schools, college or university settings, clinical settings, and other agencies. The SEA credential also allows one to provide contract services in schools. The range of services are available through the Illinois Administrative Code (p. 45-64).

Additionally, an individual with credentials to work as a school psychologist by the State Board of Education, who is at least 21 years of age and has had at least 3 years of full-time experience as a credentialed school psychologist, can provide clinical psychological services outside the school setting under the supervision of a licensed clinical psychologist. Insurance companies cannot reimburse school psychologists directly for their services. School psychologists cannot provide services outside of their employment to any child who is a student in the district or districts which employ the school psychologist. Independent private practice requires licensure from the Illinois Division of Professional Regulation. School psychologists, in any capacity, are under the regulatory authority of the State Board of Education and the State Teacher Certification Board.

School psychologists may obtain a supervisory endorsement with the following credentials:

Hold a master's or higher degreeHave completed eight semester hours of graduate professional education which shall include at least one course related primarily and explicitly to the supervision of personnel and one course primarily and explicitly related to the administration and organization of schoolsHave at least 2 years of appropriate school service personnel experience




Indiana

Indiana Department of Education

https://www.nasponline.org/standards-and-certification/state-school-psychology-credentialing-requirements/states/indiana

Accepts NCSP as a route to school based credential for Accomplished Practitioner License.
SEA Credential:
Proficient Practitioner License: Applicant must have successfully completed a master's degree from an approved school psychologist program, or, if already degreed, have completed additional coursework from an approved school psychologist program.

An applicant may obtain the Accomplished Practitioner License when the applicant has:

Completed 5 years of experience as a school psychologist subsequent to the issuance of the proficient practitioner licenseCompleted an educational specialist or higher degree in a psychology-related field at an approved program to offer the appropriate course workBeen recommended for the accomplished practitioner license by the licensing advisor at the approved program or completed all requirements for the NCSP and holds a currently valid NCSP
Field experience and graduate semester hour requirements are not specified.

Continuing Education Requirements:
Proficient License must be renewed after 2 years.
The Accomplished License must be renewed every 5 years by acquiring 90 clock hours (1 semester hour = 15 clock hours). Current license holders have several options for license renewal.

Scope of Practice:
The SEA credential allows school psychologists to practice in prekindergarten through grade 12 as well as contract services in schools. A description of services and effectiveness rubric are available. However, Indiana offers those holding an SEA credential an Independent Practice Endorsement. An individual who applies for an endorsement as an independent practice school psychologist must meet the following requirements:

Be licensed as a school psychologist by the professional standards board.Be employed by a developmental center, state hospital, public or private hospital, mental health center, rehabilitation center, private school, or public school at least 30 hours per week during the contract period unless the individual is retired from full-time or part-time employment as a school psychologist or the individual has a medical condition or physical disability that restricts the mobility required for employment in a school setting.Have at least a 60 semester hour master's or specialist degree in school psychology.Demonstrate graduate level competency through the successful completion of course work and a practicum in the areas of assessment and counseling.Have completed at least 1200 hours of school psychology experience beyond the master's degree level. At least 600 hours must be in a school setting under the supervision of a licensed psychologist or school psychologist.Have completed, in addition to the requirements in subdivision (5), at least 400 hours of supervised experience in identification and referral of mental and behavioral disorders, including at least 1 hour each week of direct personal supervision with at least 10 hours of direct personal supervision.Have completed, in addition to the requirements of subdivisions (5) and (6), 52 hours of supervision that meets the following requirements:
The 52 hours must be completed within at least 24 consecutive months, but not less than 12 months.Not more than 1 hour of supervision may be included in the total for each week.At least 900 hours of direct client contact must take place during the total period under clause (a).Furnish satisfactory evidence to the board that the applicant does not have a conviction for a crime that has a direct bearing on the applicant's ability to practice competently.Furnish satisfactory evidence to the board that the applicant has not been the subject of a disciplinary action by a licensing or certification agency of any jurisdiction on the grounds that the applicant was not able to practice as a school psychologist without endangering the public.Pass the examination provided by the board.
A school psychologist who is not employed or excused from employment shall not provide services on a private basis to a person unless the school psychologist receives a referral from one of the following: (a) a developmental center, (b) a public school or private school, (c) A physician licensed under IC 25-22.5, (d) a health service professional in psychology licensed under IC 25-33-1. 22.

A school psychologist who is endorsed under this article shall not provide services on a private basis to a student: (a) who attends a school (including a nonpublic school) to which the school psychologist is assigned, or (b) whom the school psychologist would normally be expected to serve.

Licensing for private practice is also available from the Indiana State Psychology Board Professional Licensing Agency for doctoral level onl

 

Iowa

Iowa Department of Education

https://www.nasponline.org/standards-and-certification/state-school-psychology-credentialing-requirements/states/iowa

Accepts NCSP as a route to school based credential.

Requires graduation from a NASP- or APA-approved program.

SEA Credential:
An applicant shall have completed a program of graduate study that is currently approved (or that was approved at the time of graduation) by NASP or APA, or hold the NCSP, in preparation for service as a school psychologist through one of the following options:

Completion of a master's degree with sufficient graduate semester hours beyond a baccalaureate degree to total 60Completion of a specialist's degree of at least 60 graduate semester hours with or without completion of a terminal master's degree programCompletion of a doctoral degree program of at least 60 graduate semester hours with or without completion of a terminal master's degree program or specialist's degree program
The Initial professional service license is valid for 2 years, at which point one would qualify for the Standard professional service license which is valid for 5 years.

A 1-year Class A license (nonrenewable) may be issued to an individual who must complete an internship or thesis as an aspect of an approved program leading to the school psychologist endorsement.

Continuing Education Requirements:
Initial: No renewal credits required
Standard: 4 renewal credits (or 2 renewal credits if the applicant holds a doctor's or specialist's degree) and the mandatory reporter training for child and dependent adult abuse.
Acceptable credits include: Semester hours of college credit from a regionally accredited college or university staff development license renewal credit from an Iowa area education agency.

Scope of Practice:

The SEA credential does not allow for practice in any other arena other than the schools. To practice outside of schools, one must apply through the Iowa Board of Psychology (Iowa Department of Public Health).

School psychologists may also be eligible for a supervisory credential as a Professional service administrator. The holder of this endorsement is authorized to serve as a supervisor of special education support programs. An applicant must hold a master's degree in school psychology and have a minimum of 16 graduate semester hours to specifically include the following:

Consultation process in special or regular education.Current issues in special education administration.Program evaluation.Educational leadership.Administration and supervision of special education.Practicum: Special education administration. Note: This requirement may be waived based on 2 years of experience as a special education administrator.School personnel administration.Evaluator approval component.Have 4 years of support service in a school setting as a school psychologist.Meet the practitioner licensure requirements for school psychologists.




Kansas

Kansas State Department of Education

https://www.nasponline.org/standards-and-certification/state-school-psychology-credentialing-requirements/states/kansas

SEA Credential:
Conditional School Specialist License: Requires the following:

Graduate degree from a regionally accredited collegeCompletion of a graduate level state-approved program3.25 cumulative grade point average in graduate courseworkRecency - meaning the applicant must have at least 8 credit hours or 1 year of accredited experience completed within the last 6 yearsPassing score (157) on the Praxis II

Professional School Specialist License: The applicant must hold a currently valid conditional school specialist license. While holding the conditional license the specialist must complete a supervised internship through a Kansas college while employed as a school specialist.


Work Authorization: Professionals who hold Master's degree in a related area (i.e., encompassing at least 15 hours of school psychology coursework) and who hold a license from a regulatory entity such as KSDE or BSRB may be eligible for a work authorization. A work authorization allows the candidate to be employed as a school psychologist and be reimburseable, without their license, if in good standing in a Kansas school psychology program that will lead to the Ed.S. and an initial license.

Continuing Education Requirements:
University Credit: 6 semester hours of additional recent college credit from a regionally accredited college or university within the 6-year period prior to application for renewal or

Inservice or Professional Development Credit: Completion of 120 additional Kansas inservice or professional development hours or

Verification of three years of accredited experience during the most recent 5-year Kansas credential and within the 6-year period prior to the application for renewal. This type of experience renewal may be used only twice in the applicant's career and is only available for advanced degrees earned prior to July 1, 2003.

Must renew every 5 years. NASP-approved continuing professional development hours are accepted towards renewal.

Scope of Practice:

School psychologists with the SEA credential can work in public schools (K-12), early childhood and pre-K settings, private and charter schools, and college and university settings. The SEA credential does not allow for private practice outside the schools. To practice outside of schools, one must apply through the Kansas Behavioral Sciences Regulatory Board.

S.B.R. 91-31-42 allows a school accredited through the Quality Performance Accreditation System to request a licensure waiver to assign an individual to teach in a subject or at a grade level not authorized by the teacher's Kansas teaching credential. That law states that waivers shall not be available for school psychologists.
The school psychology scope of practice, which continues to be aligned to NASP 2000 Standards, is defined on pages 425-423 of the Regulations and Standards for Kansas Educators.

In Kansas, it is important to distinguish between receipt of a conditional school specialist endorsement license and a waiver of licensure requirements, which is not available to school psychologists. Individuals who do not meet Kansas requirements for a regular school psychologist license are eligible for a provisional license if they meet the many requirements for that license, including that they hold a currently valid professional license and have finished more than 50% of an approved school psychology program, among other requirements described in current regulations. But those same individuals who instead attempt to work in a district via a license waiver will find the request rejected by KSDE, as license waivers are not available to school psychologists.




Kentucky

Kentucky Department of Education

https://www.nasponline.org/standards-and-certification/state-school-psychology-credentialing-requirements/states/kentucky

Accepts NCSP as a route to school based credential.

SEA Credential:
School Psychologist: Requires a masters or specialist degree and a minimum of 60 graduate semester hours. The NCSP also is accepted as a route to obtaining a school psychologist credential.

A Provisional Credential does not require a graduate degree but requires coursework to be completed and a university recommendation. It is 1 year for full-time internship, 2 years for a half-time internship, and it is nonrenewable for completion of internship year. If the internship is not completed in 1 year, the student must petition the Education Professional Standards Board for an extension.

Field experience requirements are aligned with NASP standards (minimum of 1200 hour internship, with at least 600 hours in a school setting). Applicants must also pass the Praxis II.

Continuing Education Requirements:
72 hours of continuing professional development, or 6 graduate hours and 3 years of practice, every 5 years. NASP-approved continuing professional development hours are accepted towards renewal.

Scope of Practice:
The SEA credential does not allow for private practice outside the schools. To practice outside of schools, one must apply through the Kentucky Board of Examiners of Psychologists or the Kentucky Board of Licensed Professional Counselors.




Louisiana

Louisiana Department of Administration

https://www.nasponline.org/standards-and-certification/state-school-psychology-credentialing-requirements/states/louisiana

Accepts NCSP as a route to school based credential and satisfies renewal requirements.

SEA Credential:
Provisional Certificate: The Provisional Certificate is issued for 1 year and is renewable once, unless due to lapse, under the following conditions:

Completed academic preparation in a school psychology training program that meets the requirements of the Standards for Training Programs in School Psychology, except for the internship. The internship shall be completed during the time of employment under the Provisional Certificate in accordance with the internship requirements. The Provisional Certificate may be renewed for one additional year when necessary to complete the internship. A written request from the applicant and the Director of the Training Program or Intern Supervisor must be received by the LDE.Issued to persons whose credential has lapsed and who have not met the requirements for renewal. This type of provisional credential is not renewable.
Standard Certificate: The Standard Certificate is issued for 5 years (renewable) upon the applicant's meeting the following requirements:

Completion of a school psychology training program in Louisiana, which meets the requirements of the Standards for Training Programs in School Psychology.Completion of academic preparation in school psychology in another state and submission of academic preparation, as evaluated by the Bureau of Higher Education and Teacher Certification, judged to meet the requirements of the Standards for Training Programs in School Psychology.Current NCSP.
There are two levels of Standard Certificates:
Level A: Issued to applicants who meet the requirements for the Standard Certificate and who possess a doctoral degree (such as PhD, EdD, or PsyD) in psychology from a regionally accredited institution.

Level B: Issued to applicants who meet the requirements for the Standard Certificate and who possess a master's or specialist degree from a school psychology training program in a regionally accredited institution.

Field experience requirements (practicum and internship) are consistent with NASP standards.

Continuing Education Requirements:

At least 1 year of full-time experience or the equivalent as a psychologist; and either (a) 6 semester hours of additional graduate credit in any of the areas specified in the Standards for Training Programs in School Psychology; (b) 90 professional development contact hours (or 9.0 CEUs) currently awarded by the State Department of Education, NASP, or APA; or (c) a combination of graduate credit hours and continuing professional development/education Units equivalent to 6 semester hours or 90 CPD contact hours; orHolding the NCSP
Renewal occurs every 5 years. NASP-approved continuing professional development hours are accepted towards renewal.

Scope of Practice:
School psychologists holding the SEA credential can provide services in K-12 public schools, pre-K and early childhood settings, and college and university settings.  The SEA credential does not allow for private practice outside the schools. To practice outside of schools, one must apply through the Louisiana Board of Examiners of Psychologists.

A person may provide professional supervision to an entry level school psychologist if he/she is credentialed as a school psychologist under current credentialing requirements (Level A or B), and has had at least 3 years of supervised experience as a school psychologist, at least two of which have been in Louisiana. School psychologists also qualify for the Qualified Mental Health Professional Counselor credential, approved by the Louisiana DOE. Louisiana has also adopted a Certified Behavior Analyst credential, for which some school psychologists may be eligible. The requirements for both certifications as well as certification as a school psychologist can be found in Bulletin 746-LA Standards for State Certification of School Personnel




Maine

Maine Department of Education

https://www.nasponline.org/standards-and-certification/state-school-psychology-credentialing-requirements/states/maine

NCSP satisfies requirements for initial certification as well as renewal requirements

Graduation from a program approved by NASP or APA meets one of three requirements for the credential

SEA Credential:
School Psychologist - Specialist: Graduate preparation at the specialist level under one of the four following pathways.

School Psychologist - Doctoral: Graduate preparation at the doctoral level under one of the four following pathways.

Hold a current Nationally Certified School Psychologist certificate issued by the National School Psychology Certification Board; and possess two recommendations from licensed or certified providers of school psychological services who have reviewed the professional work provided by the applicant.Earned a graduate degree from an accredited program approved by the National Association of School Psychologists/National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education, the National Association of School Psychologists, or the American Psychological Association in school psychology at the time the degree was awarded; and possess two recommendations from licensed or certified providers of school psychological services who have reviewed the professional work provided by the applicant.Hold a valid license from the Maine Board of Examiners of Psychologists, and possess two recommendations from licensed or certified providers of school psychological services who have reviewed the professional work provided by the applicant; OREarned a graduate degree in school psychology or an equivalent program from an accredited institution, which included a minimum of 60 graduate semester hours, with at least 3 graduate semester hours in each of the following areas:
Scientific and professional ethics and standards;Research design and methodology;Psychometric theory;Biological bases of behavior;Cognitive-affective bases of behavior;Social bases of behavior;Individual differences;Applied school psychology;Educational foundations
The fourth pathway also requires:

successful completion of a 1500-hour acceptable documented supervised internship experience, which occurred on a full-time basis over a minimum period of one school year, or on a half-time basis over a minimum period of twenty-four months.  At least 50% of the supervised internship must be acquired with children in a school setting, OR Successful completion of a 1500-hour acceptable documented supervised internship experience, which occurred on a full-time basis over a minimum period of one school year, or on a half-time basis over a minimum period of twenty-four months; and a minimum of 750 clock hours of acceptable documented experience in providing psychological services to children in school system(s) and demonstrated competency in a school setting.
Receipt of a positive recommendation from the Advisory Committee on School Psychologists.
Two recommendations from licensed or certified providers of school psychological services who have reviewed the professional work provided by the applicant.
An applicant who has met all requirements for the initial one-year certificate through one of the four pathways described above AND is able to document successful completion of supervision with a positive recommendation of the Advisory Committee during at least one year of independent practice in accordance with the standards established by the National Association of School Psychologists or a successor organization and provided by a person certified as a school psychologist shall initially be eligible for Maine's three-year School Psychologist Certificate.


Continuing Education Requirements:
Renewal of an initial one-year school psychologist certificate to the first three-year school psychologist certificate shall require evidence of supervision during the first year of independent practice with a positive recommendation from the Advisory Committee.  Supervision of the first year school psychologist must be in accordance with the standards established by the National Association of School Psychologists or a successor organization and provided by a person who is certified as a school psychologist and employed by or under contract with a Maine school administrative unit.

 Renewal of a three-year school psychologist certificate will require the applicant to hold a valid Nationally Certified School Psychologist certificate issued by the National School Psychology Certification Board or a valid license issued by the Board of Examiners of Psychologists of Maine.

Scope of Practice:
This certificate allows the holder to serve as a school psychologist and deliver services on a contractual or employment basis to children from birth to grade 12 who are eligible to be enrolled in educational and intermediate educational units, special education programs and approved private schools. Certificate holders are identified in written title according to their level of graduate training (specialist or doctoral). The services delivered are the psychological services articulated in current Federal and Maine State Education regulations and under the domains of practice in the current Model for Comprehensive and Integrated School Psychological Services developed and published by the National Association of School Psychologists. Each certificate holder shall deliver services consistent within the competency of their training and adhere to the ethical guidelines of the National Association of School Psychologists.




Maryland

Maryland Department of Education

https://www.nasponline.org/standards-and-certification/state-school-psychology-credentialing-requirements/states/maryland

Accepts NCSP as a route to school based credential

Requires graduation from a program approved by NASP, NCATE, APA, or a program approved by the MD Department of Education.

SEA Credential:
School Psychologist: Must meet one of the following:

Have a master's or higher degree in school psychology from a State-approved program; and a qualifying score on the State-approved school psychologist exam (i.e., Praxis)Have a master's or higher degree and complete a State-approved program in school psychology, culminating a minimum of a 1,200-hour internship in school psychology; and a qualifying score on the State-approved school psychologist exam (i.e., Praxis)Hold the NCSPHave a master's or higher degree from an IHE (institute of higher education) and a valid professional certificate in school psychology from another state and verification of at least 27 months of satisfactory performance as a school psychologist during the past 7 years on the basis of which application is being made for a comparable Maryland certificate.
Continuing Education Requirements:
Requires completion of 90 CPD hours (or 6 graduate semester hours) every 5 years. Renewals (and accumulation of CPD hours) are processed by the local school system if you are employed in a Maryland local school system.

Scope of Practice:
School psychologists provide psychological services to children in public or State-approved nonpublic school settings, including private and charter schools. A more detailed description of services can be found in COMAR 13A.05.05.04. The SEA credential does not allow for private practice outside the schools. To practice outside of schools, one must apply through the Maryland Board of Examiners of Psychologists. Specialist-level school psychologists would likely qualify for Psychology Associate credential through the Maryland Board of Examiners of Psychologists.

 

Massachusetts

Massachusetts Department of Education

https://www.nasponline.org/standards-and-certification/state-school-psychology-credentialing-requirements/states/massachusetts

Accepts NCSP as a route to school-based credential (after passing state exams).

Requires graduation from a NASP-approved program or programs receiving approval from the state commissioner.

SEA Credential:
Initial License: Requires completion of a master's degree or higher in school psychology approved by NASP, including an advanced practicum of 1,200 hours, 600 of which must be in a school setting. (The Commissioner may grant temporary approval, in accordance with NASP standards, to institutions without NASP approval for up to 5 years while they achieve such approval.) Also requires a passing score on the Communication and Literacy Skills test.
Professional License: Requires possession of an Initial license, 3 years of employment as a school psychologist, and completion of one of the following:

Passing score on the Praxis IIAchievement and maintenance of a credential from one of the following:
The Massachusetts Board of Allied Mental Health Professionals, as an educational psychologistNCSP
*Provisional: A superintendent of a school can write a letter to the state department asking for a "waiver". The state department has an Alternative Licensure Panel that reviews individual cases and determines if the candidate meets the areas of competency. This waiver can only be used for 5 years while the candidate completes an approved training program.

Continuing Education Requirements:
For holders of the Professional License (issues after December 1, 1999):
Individual professional development plans must include at least 150 professional development points (PDP). At least 120 of the PDPs must be in the content area of the credential or the educator's primary credential, with at least 90 of these PDPs in the content area of the educator's primary credential. Educators working in Massachusetts public schools must get initial approval of their professional development plans from a supervisor that is consistent with school and district educational improvement goals. A minimum of 10 PDPs must be earned in a topic to count the PDPs toward renewal. NASP-approved CPD hours are accepted towards renewal. Find out more on acceptable forms of PDP.

Scope of Practice:
School psychologists with the SEA credential can provide services in public schools. The SEA credential also allows one to provide contract services in schools. Additionally, the Board of Registration of Allied Mental Health and Human Service Professionals grants licensure as an "Educational Psychologist" with 2 years of supervised experience as a school psychologist (employment in private practice during supervision is not acceptable). This licensure allows for private practice and does not require a doctoral degree.




Michigan

Michigan Department of Education
Michigan Department of Education/out-of-state applicants

https://www.nasponline.org/standards-and-certification/state-school-psychology-credentialing-requirements/states/michigan

Accepts NCSP as a route to school based credential and renewal.

SEA Credential:
Preliminary School Psychologist Certificate: (Michigan Administrative Rule 380.204 & 380.205) Valid for 3 years and available to individuals who meet the following requirements:

Complete a graduate degree in an approved school psychology certification program (no less than 45 semester credit hours); and
Complete a supervised internship of a minimum of 600 clockhours in school psychology; and
Possess a valid out-of-state school psychologist certificate or license if the school psychologist program was completed in another state.
School Psychologist Certificate: (Michigan Administrative Rule 380.206) Valid for 5 years and available to individuals who meet the following requirements:

Possess a current or expired Preliminary School Psychologist Certificate; and
Complete a state-approved specialist-level degree or the equivalent (no less than 60 semester credit hours) in school psychology with a 1200 clock-hour internship from an Educator Preparation Institution (EPI).
An out-of-state applicant may qualify for a School Psychologist Certificate, valid for 5 years, as an initial certificate if the individual meets the following requirements (Administrative Rule 380.206):

Complete specialist-level degree or the equivalent (no less than 60 semester credit hours) in school psychology with a 1200 clock-hour internship from an out-of-state EPI; and
Possess a valid Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) credential issued by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), or a valid, standard school psychologist certificate from the state where the program was completed.
Continuing Education Requirements:
A Preliminary School Psychologist Certificate: A one-time, 3-year renewal requires the completion of at least 6 semester credit hours in an approved school psychologist program from an EPI. The credit must be completed since the issue date of the preliminary psychology certificate. The preliminary school psychologist certificate may also be renewed with a valid, out-of-state school psychologist certificate.

A School Psychologist Certificate: Valid for 5 years and renewable using one of the following options:

Option A: One of the following Education-related professional learning options completed since the issue date of the most recent school psychology certificate or renewal and logged into MOECS:

6 semester credit hours appropriate for performing the roles of a school psychologist from a regionally accredited college or university; or
150 Michigan State Continuing Education Clock Hours (SCECHs) appropriate for performing the roles of a school psychologist; or
150 hours of Michigan District Provided Professional Development (DPPD) appropriate for performing the roles of a school psychologist.
Any combination of the above equaling 150 hours.
Option B: A valid Michigan Professional Teaching Certificate.

Option C: A valid Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) credential.

Option D: A valid out-of-state school psychologist certificate. Option D is for a onetime renewal only.

Professional Learning Conversion:

College credit: 1 semester credit = 25 professional learning hours
SCECH Hours: 1 SCECH hour = 1 professional learning hour
DPPD Hours: 1 DPPD hour = 1 professional learning hour
Scope of Practice:
The Michigan Department of Education provides standards for the preparation and practice of school psychologists. The SEA credential does not allow for private practice outside the schools. To practice outside of schools, one must apply through the Michigan Board of Psychologists.




Minnesota

Minnesota Department of Education

https://www.nasponline.org/standards-and-certification/state-school-psychology-credentialing-requirements/states/minnesota

Requires graduation from a NASP-approved program or the NCSP credential.

SEA Credential:
Full (Tier 3 and 4): Graduated from a NASP-approved program or hold the NCSP credential.

Temporary Limited Full-Time (Tier 2): Requires a Master's degree in school psychology or two years of graduate school training and is granted on a temporary basis for up to two years. The Tier 2 license may be renewed up to three times. Graduates from non-NASP approved programs and interns may be eligible for this license.

Continuing Education Requirements:

Renewal occurs every 3 years for Tier III and 5 years for Tier IV and requires 25 hours of continuing professional development per year. School Psychologists who hold NCSP certification are granted a clock-hour exemption, as approved by a Board of Teaching Resolution. More information can be found in the "License Renewal Instructions and Registration Guide."

Scope of Practice:
Scope of practice is defined in the Minnesota Administrative Rules. School psychologists with the SEA credential can provide services in public schools (K-12), early childhood and pre-K settings, and private and charter schools. The SEA credential also allows one to provide contract services in schools. The SEA credential does not allow for private practice outside the schools. To practice outside of schools, one must apply through the Minnesota Board of Psychology.

 

Mississippi

Mississippi Department of Education

https://www.nasponline.org/standards-and-certification/state-school-psychology-credentialing-requirements/states/mississippi

Requires graduation from a NASP-approved program for Class AAA and AAAA licenses.

SEA Credential:
Mississippi Department of provides a 5-year educator license for the following:

Psychometrist (Class AA): Must complete a master's degree program in psychometry or hold a master's degree in another area and complete an approved program for psychometry. May not diagnose emotional disabilities.

School Psychologist (Class AAA): Complete a NASP-approved specialist (or equivalent) degree program in school psychology.

School Psychologist (Class AAAA): Meet requirements for Class AAA and obtain a doctoral degree in psychology.

No requisite graduate semester hours, internship, or practicum experiences are specifically outlined in the requirements. The Praxis I test is required for the Psychometry credential and a passing score on the Praxis I and Praxis II  are required for Class AAA and Class AAAA.

As an alternative to the Praxis exam, one must achieve a twenty-one (21) ACT equivalent or achieve the nationally recommended passing score on the Praxis Core Academic Skills for Educators examination; AND No less than 2.75 GPA on content coursework in the requested area of certification or passing Praxis II scores at or above the nationally recommended score provided that the accepted cohort of candidates of the institution's teacher education program meets or exceeds a 3.0 GPA on pre-major coursework.

Continuing Education Requirements:

Renewal occurs every 5 years and must include (a) 3 semester hours in a content or job/skill related area or (b) 5 continuing education units (CEUs) in content or job/skill area (10 contact hours = 1 CEU). This is the same for all levels of credentials (AA, AAA, AAAA). School districts, organizations, or individuals wishing to prepare and offer a program for CEU credit must submit an application to an accredited CEU granting agency. Any Continuing Education Office at a college, university, or community/junior college is an accredited CEU granting agency. NASP-approved continuing professional development is accepted towards renewal.

Scope of Practice:
School psychologists with the SEA credential can provide services in public schools, private and charter schools, and college and university settings. The SEA credential also allows one to provide contract services in schools.  To practice outside of schools, one must apply through the Mississippi Board of Psychologists.




Missouri

Missouri Department of Education

https://www.nasponline.org/standards-and-certification/state-school-psychology-credentialing-requirements/states/missouri

NCSP satisfies one condition of renewal requirements for the career continuous student services certificate.

SEA Credential:
The school psychologist, initial student services certificate is valid for 4 years and requires:

Completion of a specialist or equivalent degree (minimum of 60 graduate semester hours) with a major emphasis in school psychology from a university meeting approval of the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary EducationRecommendation for certification from the designated official of the university approved to train school psychologists by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary EducationCompletion of a planned program of practicum experiences and a supervised internship equivalent to one academic year, or a minimum of 1,200 hours, with at least half of the internship completed in an educational setting.Passing score on the School Psychologist (5402) Exam administered by Educational Testing Service. The Passing score for Missouri is set at 147.
The school psychologist, career continuous student services certificate is offered following:

4 years of state-approved school psychologist experience participation in 2 years of district-provided mentoring (during the first 2 years of experience, the first of which may be an internship development, implementation and completion of a professional development plan of at least 40 contact hours of professional development, or 3 semester hours of graduate credit toward an advanced degree successful participation in an annual performance-based evaluation
Missouri also offers a school psychological examiner, initial student services certificate, which is valid for 4 years and requires:

A master's degree in counseling psychology, educational psychology, school counseling, or education with specific coursework in psychology, development, measurement, and individual assessment completion of a course in Psychology and/or Education of the Exceptional Child for a minimum of 2 semester hoursRecommendation for certification from the designated official of a college or university approved to train elementary and secondary counselors by the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary EducationA minimum of 24 graduate semester hours. A supervised internship or field experience in school psychological assessment of at least 150 hours in an appropriate school setting
An individual can earn the school psychological examiner continuous student services certificate by meeting the same requirements listed above for the school psychologist career continuous certificate.

Missouri also offers a provisional credential. One can apply for a 2-year (maximum), non-renewable provisional certificate prior to degree completion; however, the degree must be completed within 2 years in order to apply for initial certification. This is the credential interns typically obtain to complete internships in Missouri.

Continuing Education Requirements:
The initial student services certificate is valid for 4 years and is changed to a career continuous student services certificate upon completing 40 hours of professional development, an annual performance evaluation, and 2 years of mentoring. NASP approved CPD hours are accepted.

The school psychologist career continuous student services certificate remains valid under two options:

Participation in a performance-based evaluation system and 20 contact hours of professional development each year.Having a professional development plan in place with the school and meeting at least 2 of the following:
10 years of state-approved school psychologist experienceA doctorate degree in school psychology or a closely related fieldNCSP
View more information on timelines and requirements.

Scope of Practice:
School psychologists with the SEA credential can provide services in public schools (K-12) as well as early childhood and pre-K settings. The SEA credential does not allow for private practice outside the schools. To practice outside of schools, one must apply through the Committee of Psychologists of the Missouri Division of Professional Registration.

School psychological examiners tend to focus on assessments, whereas school psychologists offer a full range of services




Montana

Montana Educator Licensing

https://www.nasponline.org/standards-and-certification/state-school-psychology-credentialing-requirements/states/montana

Accepts NCSP as a route to school based credential.

SEA Credential:

Class 5 Educator License - Alternative License - School Psychologist: The Class 5 is a three-year, non-renewable license and requires:

Master's Degree in School Psychology or a related field;
Required graduate course work/content with a minimum official transcript grade of B or better in the following areas;
Graduate course work / content with a minimum official transcript grade of B or better in at least 6 of the following areas; and
a Professional Supervised Experience Plan
All Class 5 school psychologists must be under the supervision of a qualified Class 6 School Psychologist.

Class 6 Educator License - School Psychologist: Requires one of the following:

NCSP;
A minimum of a specialist level of training and graduate degree in School Psychology from a NASP approved School Psychology program; or,
A Master's degree or higher in school psychology or a related field from an accredited institution which includes graduate coursework or course content with a minimum official transcript grade of B or better across areas.
Additionally, applicants for the Class 6 must have one of the following:

Documentation, including reviews, of a professionally Supervised Experience Plan applied in a school setting and supervised by a Class 6 School Psychologist during the period in which the applicant held a Class 5 Alternative License
Applicants who have NOT previously held a Montana Class 5 Alternative License should provide documentation of a completed one year supervised internship as a School Psychologist
Continuing Education Requirements:

Renewal occurs every 5 years and requires 60 hours of Montana Office of Public Instruction (OPI) renewal credit units (60 contact hours) or any combination of OPI renewal units and graduate level credits. 1 semester credit = 15 contact hours. 1 quarter credit = 10 contact hours.

Scope of Practice:
The SEA credential allows for practice in public schools as well as pre-K and early childhood settings.. To practice outside of schools, one must apply through the Montana Board of Psychologists.

Montana also offers a Supervision Institute, which is a 2-day course leading to a Certificate in Supervision for School Psychologists issued by the Montana Association of School Psychologists. With an additional written component, this may be taken as one credit from the University of Montana.




Nebraska

Nebraska Department of Education

https://www.nasponline.org/standards-and-certification/state-school-psychology-credentialing-requirements/states/nebraska

SEA Credential:
Teaching Endorsement -006.50 School Psychologist: This endorsement requires at least 60 graduate semester hours beyond the baccalaureate degree, in which at least 54 are exclusive of credit for the supervised internship. Requires a minimum of 1,200 clock hours of internship experience, supervised by a Standard Institution of Higher Education, 600 of which must be in a school setting. Applicants who have completed 600 hours of supervised experience in school settings prior to the internship as part of their doctoral training program in school psychology may complete all 1,200 hours of their supervised internship in a setting that provides psychological services to children, birth to age 21. Nebraska teacher education institutions offering this endorsement must have on file, within the institution, a plan which identifies the courses and the course completion requirements which the institution utilizes to grant credit toward completion of this endorsement. Effective September 1, 2015, an applicant will be required to submit a passing score as set forth in Appendix C for the applicable content test for the first-time placement of this endorsement on a Nebraska certificate or permit.

Alternative Program Teaching Permit (provisional endorsement): The alternative program teaching permit allows school psychologists to work temporarily while completing a graduate preparation program in school psychology.

Continuing Education Requirements:

Within the 5-year renewal period, school psychologists must successfully document work experience at half time or more for 1 year, or 6 additional college credit hours.

Scope of Practice:

According to Nebraska Rule 24, individuals with the SEA endorsement may provide school psychological services to students (birth to age 21), school personnel, parents and other specialists related to individual student needs or school program considerations. Additional competencies expected of school psychologists are provided on page 239 of Rule 24 guidelines. The credential allows one to provide services in private or charter schools as well as contract services in schools. The SEA credential does not allow for private practice outside the schools. To practice outside of schools, one must apply through the Nebraska Dept. of Health and Human Services.




Nevada

Nevada Department of Education

https://www.nasponline.org/standards-and-certification/state-school-psychology-credentialing-requirements/states/nevada

Accepts NCSP as a route to school based credential and satisfies renewal requirements.

SEA Credential:
Endorsement as a School Psychologist: To qualify, an individual must:

a) Complete 3 semester credits in a course of study regarding parental involvement and family engagement; AND

b) Have accomplished each of the following:

Hold a graduate degree from an accredited institution;Have preparation in school psychology;Have successfully completed the areas of study listed in NAC 391.316;Have earned 60 semester hours of graduate credits in the areas of study listed in NAC 391.316 and 391.317; andHave completed practicum and a minimum 1000-hour internship in school psychology as provided in NAC 391.319; AND

(c)Hold a certificate as a nationally certified school psychologist issued by the National School Psychology Certification System of the National Association of School Psychologists; OR have completed a program approved by the Board which prepares a person to be a school psychologist.

Additionally, requirements for areas of study, practicum, and internship are described in NAC Chapter 391, Section 315 to 319.

Reciprocity (moving to Nevada): The Nevada Department of Education, Office of Educator Licensure may issue an equivalent professional non-teaching license to an applicant who holds a valid, comparable license in another state and is in good standing in that other state. Applicants may also qualify to add additional approved areas or endorsements to existing teaching licenses if they hold a valid, comparably approved area or endorsement in another state. Licenses issued reciprocally are exempt from Nevada educator exam requirements.

Provisional Endorsement as a School Psychologist: The Department will issue a non-renewable/provisional license that is valid for three years and issued to a school psychologist who has certain deficiencies in coursework, testing, or student teaching but is otherwise qualified for licensure in Nevada. The deficiencies will appear as provisions on the license, which must be satisfied prior to the expiration date in order to upgrade the license to a standard or professional license.

Continuing Education Requirements:
Renewal occurs every 6 years for a masters degree (+3 years experience), 8 years for a specialist (+3 years experience), and 10 years for a doctoral degree (+3 years experience). The initial license is non-renewable pending removal of provisions for "parental involvement and family engagement" coursework.

Renewal requires:

Earning fifteen hours of professional development per year for a total of 90 hours of professional development over the course of the license period (391.065 and 391.075)May submit the evidence of the NCSP instead of the 6 credits generally required.Professional renewal hours may be earned through a teaching/receiving a regionally accredited college class, online, or through in-service training
Scope of Practice:

School psychologists with the SEA credential can provide services in public schools (K-12), early childhood and pre-K settings, and private and charter schools.  The SEA credential does not allow for private practice outside the schools. The range of services are described in Nevada SB319, Section 4 The Board of Psychological Examiners licenses psychologists, behavior analysis, and certified autism behavior interventionists.




New Hampshire

New Hampshire Department of Education

https://www.nasponline.org/standards-and-certification/state-school-psychology-credentialing-requirements/states/new-hampshire

SEA Credential:
School psychologist credential requires:

1. Completion of any state board of education approved doctoral, certificate of advanced graduate study/specialist, or master's level program in school psychology

OR

2. Meeting both of the following requirements:

Completion of at least 60 semester hours or the equivalent of graduate study culminating in at least a master's degree, of which at least 54 hours are exclusive of credit for the supervised internship experience as described in b.; and;
Experience in a supervised internship in a general school setting for 1,200 clock hours, full-time over one year or half time over 2 consecutive years in a general school setting, provided that if additional experiences are provided in mental health clinics, psychiatric hospitals, and other institutions for children, such experiences shall not replace the supervised internship in a general school setting for more than 600 of the 1,200 hours.

Associate school psychologist: This certificate is no longer being issued. Individuals currently certified as Associate School Psychologist may continue to renew their certificate. Individuals holding the Associate School Psychologist certificate are able to upgrade their certificate to School Psychologist for a nominal fee. The NH DOE Bureau of Credentialing is encouraging Associate School Psychologists to do so.

*New Hampshire also offers other alternatives routes to certification, which are detailed in Part ED 505

Continuing Education Requirements:
Requires 75 hours of professional development every 3 years. All employed certified educators must renew their credentials through their district or school administrative unit staff development committee and submit renewal forms to the Bureau of Credentialing. Certified educators not employed by a school District or School Administrative Unit may renew their certificate by submitting their renewal credentials directly to the NH DOE Bureau of Credentialing.

Scope of Practice:
The range of services provided by school psychologists can be found in Ed 306.25. School psychologists with the SEA credential can provide services in public schools (K-12), early childhood and pre-K settings, and private and charter schools. The SEA credential also allows one to provide contract services in schools. The SEA credential does not allow for private practice outside the schools. To provide psychological services outside of schools, one must apply through the New Hampshire Board of Psychology (Psychologist) or the NH Board of Mental Health Practice (Pastoral Psychotherapist, Independent Clinical Social Worker, Clinical Mental Health Counselor, Marriage and Family Therapist).




New Jersey

New Jersey Department of Education

https://www.nasponline.org/standards-and-certification/state-school-psychology-credentialing-requirements/states/new-jersey

Accepts NCSP as a route to school based credential

SEA Credential:
School Psychologist: Requires candidates to hold a master's or higher degree from a regionally accredited college or university including: a NJ Department of Education-approved school psychology graduate curriculum or a minimum of 60 semester-hour graduate credits, a 300-hour practicum in school psychology, and 1200-hour externship (internship) in school psychology. (NJAC 6A)

Holders of a currently valid Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) license will automatically be issued a standard New Jersey School Psychologist certificate. After applying, please sumbit official transcripts and a copy of the NCSP license.

Emergency Credential may be granted at the request of a school district to a NJ county superintendent. School districts desiring authorization to employ an intern under an emergency credential must submit the name of the credentialed school psychologist under whose supervision the internship will be completed, the dates of the internship and the total number of clock hours of the internship, and the transcript of the intern showing successful completion of a minimum of 40 semester-hours applicable towards a standard school psychologist credential.  (NJAC 6A)

Continuing education requirements to maintain credentials:

School Psychologist is a standard and permanent credential defined that is issued to a person who has met all credentialing requirements. The New Jersey Department of Education requires 100 hours of continuing professional development to be completed within a 5 year cycle. This requirement is monitored through the local education agency for which the school psychologist is employed.

Scope of practice:

School psychologists holding the SEA credential can provide services in K-12 public schools, pre-K and early childhood settings, private and charter schools, and college and university settings. They may also provide services in hospital or clinic settings if these settings are approved by the department of education. See http://www.nj.gov/education/specialed/clinics/.  School psychologists with the SEA credential may also provide contracted services in schools. To practice independently (outside the schools), persons must seek licensure from the New Jersey Department of Law and Safety, Division of Consumer Affairs. Doctoral level-trained persons may be eligible to apply to the New Jersey State Board of Psychological Examiners (NJSBPE). Master's level-trained persons may be eligible to apply for private practice licensure through the division of Marriage and Family Counselors (MFC).




New Mexico

New Mexico Public Education Department

https://www.nasponline.org/standards-and-certification/state-school-psychology-credentialing-requirements/states/new-mexico

Accepts NCSP as a route to school based credential.

SEA Credential:
Level 1, School Psychologist: A level 1 school psychologist shall have documentation in their personnel file with the school district, local education agency, or school-related setting from a level 3 clinical supervising school psychologist who holds pre k-12 licensure pursuant to the provisions of this rule, and shall meet the following requirements:

A master's degree or educational specialist degree, or doctorate degree in school psychology from a regionally accredited college or university;
and one of the following:

60 graduate hours incorporating the department-approved competencies in school psychology, which may be completed as part of a master's or educational specialist degree program or in addition to the master's degree, meeting the applicable program requirements as follows:
the 60 graduate hours awarded by a New Mexico college or university must include a 1,200-hour internship supervised by an appropriately licensed psychologist, 600 hours of which must be in a school-related setting; psychological assessment, counseling, and other psychological interventions with students with emotional disturbances shall comprise a minimum of 300 hours of the internship; or
the 60 graduate hours awarded by a college or university outside New Mexico must be for a school psychology or equivalent program accepted by the department and include an internship in a school setting as described in Paragraph (1) of Subsection B of 6.63.5.8 NMAC; or
the 60 graduate hours as described in Paragraph (1) of Subsection B of 6.63.5.8 NMAC, with documentation of 1,200 hours within a two-year period of successful supervised experience in either school psychology, psychological assessment and counseling, or other psychological interventions with at least 600 hours in a school-related setting.
a doctorate degree in psychology, that includes 12 semester hours of child-focused course work in development, assessment, intervention, and 600 hours of supervised experience in a school-related setting; or
a valid psychologist or psychologist associate license issued by the New Mexico board of psychologist examiners and that includes 12 semester hours of child-focused course work in development, assessment, and intervention and 600 hours of supervised experience in a school-related setting
Level 2, School Psychologist: Requires

A valid level 1 license with at least three full school years of school-related experience;
successful completion or demonstration of competencies for a level 1 school psychologist, and
satisfactory completion of supervised experience as a level 1 school psychologist, consisting of a minimum of 600 internship hours and 1,200 post-internship supervised hours in a school-related setting.
Level 3, Clinical Supervising School Psychologist:

a valid level 2 license with at least three full school years of school-related experience, including 750 hours of satisfactory post-graduate experience as reported by a level 3 supervising school psychologist;
60 graduate hours in a master's or master's plus certificate of advance graduate studies (CAGS) program, educational specialist degree, master's or doctorate degree in school psychology from a regionally accredited college or university.  The master's CAGS and educational specialist programs shall include at least one academic year of pre-degree supervised internship experience, consisting of a minimum of 1,200 hours of which at least 600 hours must be in a school-related setting;
successful completion or demonstration of competencies for the school psychologist level 1 and 2 licenses;
hold one of the following valid and current certifications or licenses:
a license as a psychologist issued by the New Mexico board of psychology examiners;
a license as a psychologist associate issued by the New Mexico board of psychology examiners; or
an active nationally certified school psychologist credential issued by the national association of school psychologists.
All levels must also pass the Praxis (passing score 147) OR hold the NCSP credential

Continuing Education Requirements:

For a level 1 license, a school psychologist is supervised by a level 3 school psychologist. When he or she meets the competencies and criteria outlined in the rule then he or she can apply for a level 2 license. Once an employing district has evaluated a school psychologist at level 2 and feels he or she is ready to move on to the next level, then he or she can apply for a level 3 license. The district has to complete the Superintendent's recommendation form.

Scope of Practice:
The full range of expected competences for school psychologists are described in New Mexico's Administrative Code, Title 6, Chapter 63.  "School psychologist" is defined as "a person who is trained to address psychological and behavioral problems manifested in and associated with educational systems by utilizing psychological concepts and methods in programs or actions that attempt to improve the learning, adjustment, and behavior of students, including assessment and psychological pre-referral/intervention procedures in a school-related setting." "School-related setting" means "limited to a public school, state institution, or department-accredited nonpublic school." Finally, "Psychological interventions and practices" means "the inclusion, but not limitation of, consultation, behavioral assessment/intervention, psychological evaluation, psycho-educational evaluation, counseling, family therapy, individual or group therapy, workshops in self-understanding, human relations, communication, and tutorial programs, and organizational development, parent counseling, vocational development, parent education programs, program planning and evaluation, crisis intervention, specific behavior management, skill training, and transition planning and evaluation.  All psychological interventions and practices are to be provided within the scope of the psychologist's training and practice." 
Level 3 school psychologists may provide clinical supervision to others.




New York

New York State Education Department

https://www.nasponline.org/standards-and-certification/state-school-psychology-credentialing-requirements/states/new-york

SEA Credential:
Provisional Certificate: Requires a BA, 60 graduate credits in psychology, and a 1-year school psychology internship (at least 600 hours in school setting).

Permanent Certificate: Requires a provisional credential plus an MA degree and 2 years of work experience in the schools.

School psychologists can attain the school psychology bilingual extension by enrolling in a course of study leading to the bilingual extension, which typically involves engaging in a supervised experience within a bilingual context.

Continuing Education Requirements:
Once the permanent credential is achieved, renewal is not required.

Scope of Practice:
School psychologists with the SEA credential in New York are permitted to work in "exempt" settings, which include public and private schools, NYSED approved preschool programs, NYS DOH Early Intervention programs, college and university settings, and/or some state and federal agencies (e.g., OCFS). Practice in any other setting is considered illegal, unless licensed in New York as a psychologist. Additionally, because school psychologists are identified as "exempt professionals" in the licensure law for psychologists in NY (Article 153), the scope of practice for school psychologists is the same as that defined for licensed psychologists, as long as the practice is within an "exempt setting."




North Carolina

North Carolina Department of Education

https://www.nasponline.org/standards-and-certification/state-school-psychology-credentialing-requirements/states/north-carolina

The Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) credential is accepted for a continuing professional license issued through the SEA to practice school psychology in NC
SEA Credential:

School Psychologist (Professional Educator's License - School Psychology)

Minimum Requirements:

Advanced degree in school psychology
Completion of NASP or APA approved program in school psychology (minimum 60 graduate semester hours, including internship [specialist minimum 1200 hours; doctoral minimum 1500 hours]). At least 600 hours of the internship experience must be in a school setting
Qualifying score of 147 or higher on the Praxis School Psychologist exam
Eligibility for Provisional Licensing:
Provisional licenses are issued only at the request of the employing LEA. To be eligible for a provisional license, the individual must be assigned in the license area. Specific eligibility requirements for provisional licensing include:

completion of all program requirements at the advanced level except for the thesis or internship
written confirmation from the college/university at which the individual has matriculated concurring with the individual's employment
Follow the step-by-step instructions to submit an application through the NCDPI Online Licensure System

Continuing Education Requirements:

Renewal occurs every 5 years and requires the accrual of 8 Continuing Education Units (80 hours of continuing professional development); 3 (30 hours) of which need to be content specific to the professional discipline area. *NOTE: beginning July 1, 2019, license renewals will require 3 (30 hours) in professional discipline area, 2 (20 hours) in digital learning competencies; and 3 (30 hours) of general continuing education. Find out more about renewal requirements.

Scope of Practice:

The NC State Board of Education approved NC Professional School Psychology Standards and School Psychologist Evaluation Process are based on a comprehensive program of school psychological services derived from the NASP Practice Model.  School psychologists may also qualify for the Licensed Psychological Associate credential. In NC, practice outside of the public school setting requires a license issued through the NC Psychology Board




North Dakota

North Dakota Department of Education

https://www.nasponline.org/standards-and-certification/state-school-psychology-credentialing-requirements/states/north-dakota

Recognizes NCSP credential as a pathway for the SEA credential. Requires graduation from a NASP-approved program.

SEA Credential:

Initial (Restricted) License (Two-Year): Issued to first-time applicants. The prekindergarten through grade twelve school psychology restricted license will be issued to those applicants who have:

Obtained a specialist degree in school psychology from a national association of school psychology-accredited institution; or
Achieved the national certification of school psychologist certification. To qualify for the national certification of school psychologist license, the candidate must have successfully met the standards for training and field placement programs in school psychology, standards for the credentialing of school psychologist, standards for the provision of school psychological services, and principles of professional ethics.
Regular (Five-Year) School Psychologist: Available only to those currently holding the initial (restricted) license. Requires a master's degree (minimum of 60 graduate hours) from a NASP accredited program, which includes a 1200 internship consisting of at least 600 hours in a school setting. Regular credential issued to those who have worked for 18 months (full-time equivalent) in the state of North Dakota. Individuals must be under contract at least 30 days of the 5-year period.

40-Day Provisional: Issued to applicants who have been offered a job and have completed the entire application process with the exception of the background investigation. A letter from the school administrator indicating desire to issue a contract without the background investigation being complete and a letter from the applicant indicating his or her criminal background history are needed by the ESPB prior to issuing this license.

*North Dakota State Law requires that all teachers who graduated after September 1, 1980 take the course in Native American and multicultural studies. North Dakota approved courses are readily available from state institutions and by correspondence. This course is required for in-state and out-of-state applicants. The course must be completed within the time period of the first 2-year license under which the educator becomes contracted in North Dakota. If this requirement is not met, the license cannot be renewed until the course is completed.

Continuing Education Requirements:
4 graduate credits every 5 years (As of July 1, 2011, ND will require 6 graduate credits every 5 years)

Scope of Practice:
School psychologists holding the SEA credential can provide services in K-12 public schools as well as pre-K and early childhood settings.The SEA credential does not allow for private practice outside the schools. To practice outside of schools, one must apply through the North Dakota Board of Psychologist Examiners




Ohio

Ohio Department of Education

https://www.nasponline.org/standards-and-certification/state-school-psychology-credentialing-requirements/states/ohio

SEA Credential:
Temporary Pupil Services License: Master's degree in school psychology (credit hours not specified) and enrollment in an internship.

Professional School Psychologist License: Master's degree in school psychology (credit hours not specified), successful completion of a 9 month, full-time internship in an approved school setting (at least 600 hours in a school setting), and a score of 147 or higher on the Praxis School Psychologist exam or a score of 220 on the Ohio Assessments for Educators (OAE).

In order to obtain a license for practice of school psychology in a school setting, application must be made through the Ohio Department of Education.

Continuing Education Requirements:
Renewal every 5 year requiring continuing professional development of 6 semester hours, or 18 CEUs (180 contact hours) if employed in a school setting.

Scope of Practice:
School psychologists holding the SEA credential can provide services in K-12 public schools, pre-K and early childhood settings, and private and charter schools. Roles and responsibilities are provided on Ohio's SEA website. The SEA credential does not allow practice outside of schools. However, the Ohio State Board of Psychology offers School Psychologist Licensure allowing practice outside of schools, which requires a passing score on the Praxis (147), an oral examination, three reference letters, and a minimum of a master's degree in school psychology. In addition, applicants must verify internship and 3 years of experience, at least 2 years of which must be in the employment of a board of education or a private school meeting standards of State Board of Education. Each of the 4 years must reflect 9 months of full-time work. Experience in a setting outside of employment by a school shall be supervised by a qualified licensee of this Board and verified on a Training Supervision Documentation form.

The Board of Psychology also offers psychology licensure for those holding a doctoral degree.




Oklahoma

Oklahoma Department of Education

https://www.nasponline.org/standards-and-certification/state-school-psychology-credentialing-requirements/states/oklahoma

Graduation from a NASP approved program meets training standards and is required for out of state applicants

SEA Credential:
School Psychologist (Standard Certificate): Requires either completion of a regionally accredited school psychology program in Oklahoma or a graduate program meeting NASP standards. The NCSP credential fulfills the testing and program requirements for school psychologist certification.

Continuing Education: The Standard Certificate is renewed every 5 years, although does not require any professional development or continuing education.

Scope of Practice: The SEA credential does not allow for private practice outside the schools. To practice outside of schools, one must apply through the Oklahoma Board of Examiners of Psychologists.




Oregon

Oregon Department of Education

https://www.nasponline.org/standards-and-certification/state-school-psychology-credentialing-requirements/states/oregon

Accepts NCSP as a route to school based credential.
SEA Credential (Teacher Standards and Practices Commission):

Preliminary School Psychologist (valid 3 years, renewable indefinitely): Have a master's or higher degree in the behavioral sciences or their derivative therapeutic professions from a regionally accredited institution in the United States, or the foreign equivalent of such degree approved by the commission; Have completed an initial graduate program in school psychology as part of the master's degree or separately at an institution approved for psychologist education by the commission; or have obtained certification from the National Association of School Psychologists; Pass the required Protecting Student and Civil Rights in the Educational Environment exam; and, Pass a criminal background clearance, including fingerprints, if necessary.

Professional (valid 5 years, renewable indefinitely): The Professional School Psychologist License is issued to applicants who have completed an advanced program beyond the Preliminary School Psychologist License or have obtained the NCSP or hold a doctoral degree in educational, clinical, or counseling psychology. Additionally, the applicant must have obtained 5 years of half-time or more experience in school psychology.

Reciprocal (valid 18 months, non-renewable): The Reciprocal School Psychologist License is valid for regular or substitute school psychology and for substitute counseling and substitute teaching at any level. Applicants are eligible if they hold a master's degree or higher in educational or therapeutic psychology or have been a licensed school psychologist in another state.

Continuing Education Requirements:

Preliminary: 25 hours per year of continuing professional development and no criminal activity (beyond minor traffic violation) or serious ethics violations. Renew after 3 years.

Professional: 25 hours per year of continuing professional development and no criminal activity (beyond minor traffic violation) or serious ethics violations. Renew after 5 years.

Reciprocal is not renewable and must be upgraded to a full license.

Restricted Reciprocal can be renewed for 1 year 'under extenuating circumstances.'

NASP-approved CPD hours are accepted toward renewal.

Scope of Practice:
School psychologists holding the SEA credential can provide services in K-12 public schools, pre-K and early childhood settings, private and charter schools, and college and university settings. School psychologists with the SEA credential may also provide contracted services in schools. Ore. Admin. Rule 584-070-0205 describes the Scope of School Psychology as follow: The Initial, Continuing or Transitional School Psychologist License authorizes the holder to perform the following duties: (1) Provide services that enhance academic performance; (2) Design strategies and programs to address problems of adjustment; (3) Consult with other educators and parents on issues of social development and behavioral and academic difficulties; (4) Conduct psycho-educational assessment for purposes of identifying special needs; (5) Provide psychological counseling for individuals, groups and families; and (6) Coordinate intervention strategies for management of individuals and school-wide crises.

The SEA credential does not allow practice outside of schools. The Board of Psychology Examiners licenses the private practice of psychology in the state. No person working in the schools shall use a title containing words derived from psychology, claim to be a psychologist, or render psychological services without obtaining a school psychologist license from the commission unless licensed as a psychologist or psychologist associate by the Board of Psychologist Examiners.




Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Department of Education

https://www.nasponline.org/standards-and-certification/state-school-psychology-credentialing-requirements/states/pennsylvania

SEA Credential:
Eligible applicants receive an Educational Specialist Level I School Psychologist credential which is valid for 6 years of service.  After three years of satisfactory performance in Pennsylvania and completion of a PDE approved Induction program, practitioners must apply for an Educational Specialist Level II School Psychologist credential within 6 years. The Level II certificate will be valid for 99 years.  Both the Level I and II credentials are recognized for K-12 settings.

An emergency credential can be authorized for up to one year.  The request for an emergency credential is initiated by an LEA superintendent when no credentialed, appropriate applicants are available.
Pennsylvania does not automatically accept any other state's credential.  Each application is reviewed individually for coursework completed and previous state's requirements. A school psychologist training program within Pennsylvania includes a master's degree, an additional thirty credit School Psychology program leading to certification, a Praxis (5402) score of 147, and a one year internship.  Additionally, PDE requires that applicants be United States citizens or sign a Declaration of Intent to Become a Citizen of the United States.


Continuing Education Requirements:
All holders of Department of Education credentials are required to complete 180 hours of continuing education credits within a five year period after receiving the credential and within every five year period following.  This requirement, titled Act 48, has been in place since 1999.  There is no requirement regarding content of the continuing education but it must be offered by a recognized Act 48 provider.

Scope of Practice:
School psychologists with the SEA credential can provide services in public schools (K-12), early childhood and pre-K settings, and private and charter schools. The SEA credential also allows one to provide contract services in schools.  More details on scope of practice can be found in CSPG No. 81. Pennsylvania currently permits school psychologists certified through the Pennsylvania Department of Education to engage in private practice outside of the school environment due to an exception in the Pennsylvania state psychological licensure law.  This only applies to those school psychologists currently in practice in the Commonwealth who are in good standing and those enrolled in school psychology training programs before June 30, 2018.  Additionally, school psychologists must be employed as school psychologists in a public school in order to provide private practice services.  This licensure exemption will be eliminated for those entering the field after June 30, 2018.




Rhode Island

Rhode Island Department of Education

https://www.nasponline.org/standards-and-certification/state-school-psychology-credentialing-requirements/states/rhode-island

SEA Credential:

The School Psychologist Certificate is valid for assignment as a School Psychologist in grades PK - 12 in Rhode Island public schools.

To be issued a certificate in School Psychologist an applicant must satisfy all of the following:

Advanced degree in School Psychology from a regionally accredited institution ;
Completion of an approved program for the preparation of School Psychologist Support Professionals ;
Demonstration of meeting the Content Competencies as prescribed by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) ; and
Meeting all Rhode Island assessment requirements, including a passing score of 147 on the Praxis II School Psychologist test (5402). Applicants prepared in a program where the language of instruction was not English must achieve a passing score of 64 on the Versant Pro Speaking and Writing English assessments.
Applicants seeking certification through reciprocity must demonstrate that they meet all Rhode Island certification assessment requirements, hold the additional required certificate and meet all experience requirements when applicable. Applicants can attain certification by completing a state approved program for Educator Certification in a state other than Rhode Island within the last 5 years OR by demonstrating that they hold a currently valid full certificate in another state.

Continuing Education Requirements:
Presently (as of August 31, 2010), all educators must complete an 'I-Plan' that documents at least 150 hours of professional development over 5 years. The I-Plan is a lengthy document developed by each educator that outlines a plan for professional development with at least three goals. Each professional development activity needs to align to the goals and fulfill different requirements. However, the Board of Regents just voted to remove the I-Plan and develop a different process. As of now, the new process has not been outlined; educators are being told to personally keep track of their professional development activities until the new process is explained. NASP-approved CPD hours are accepted towards renewal.

Scope of Practice:
School psychologists with the SEA credential can provide services in public schools (K-12), early childhood and pre-K settings, and private and charter schools.  The SEA credential does not allow practice outside of schools. The Board of Psychology Examiners licenses the private practice of Psychology in the State.




South Carolina

South Carolina Educators Certification

https://www.nasponline.org/standards-and-certification/state-school-psychology-credentialing-requirements/states/south-carolina

The South Carolina Office of Educator Services recognizes the NCSP for the school psychologist credential

Practice in the private sector as a Licensed Psycho-Educational Specialist requires graduation from a NASP or APA approved program.

SEA Credential:
School Psychologist I: Requires a master's degree, completion of an advanced program approved by the State Board of Education for the preparation of school psychologists, and a passing score on the area examination required by the State Board of Education
School Psychologist II: Same requirements as SPI with a specialist degree
School Psychologist III: Same requirements as SPI and SPII with a doctoral degree
Internship Certificate issued during internship.

South Carolina also maintains a state reciprocity program to improve those transitioning to South Carolina, which includes recognition of the NCSP credential for certification purposes in South Carolina.

Continuing Education Requirements:
Must earn a minimum of 120 renewal credits every 5 years. NASP-approved CPD hours are accepted towards renewal.

Scope of Practice:

School psychologists holding the SEA credential can provide services in K-12 public schools, pre-K and early childhood settings, private and charter schools, and college and university settings. They may also provide services in some clinic settings or state agencies. School psychologists with the SEA credential may also provide contracted services in schools.

An individual holding the SEA credential may also apply as a Licensed Psycho-Educational Specialist through the SC Dept. of Labor, Licensing, and Regulation, Board of Psychologists in order to practice in the private sector. In order to do so, one must meet the following requirements:

Graduate from NASP-approved or APA-approved program, have 2 years of experience as a school psychologist, with at least one of those years under the supervision of a Licensed Psycho-Educational Specialist. Maintain credential as a Level II or III school psychologist. Includes a passing score on the Praxis exam.

 

South Dakota

South Dakota Department of Education

https://www.nasponline.org/standards-and-certification/state-school-psychology-credentialing-requirements/states/south-dakota

Accepts NCSP as a route to school based credential and fulfills renewal requirement.

Requires graduation from a graduate program meeting NASP standards.

SEA Credential:
School psychologist: An educator with a school psychologist education specialist certificate is eligible to be a school psychologist in an educational setting from early childhood through grade twelve.

Requires a graduate degree in school psychology. The required courses and experiences of a birth to age 21 school psychologist education program shall meet the NASP standards. State credential may be issued with documentation of NCSP.

School psychological examiner education endorsement: Requires a master's degree with a concentration of coursework that is essentially psychological in nature and 30 semester hours of undergraduate or graduate coursework to include the following courses:

At least one course in each of the following: individual psychological evaluation, practicum in individual psychological evaluation, group testing, the child with disabilities, and educational statisticsA minimum of 16 semester hours of coursework in five or more of the following areas: general psychology; abnormal psychology; child, adolescent, or developmental psychology; educational psychology; principles and practices of guidance programs; elementary guidance; and counseling methods or techniques
Continuing Education Requirements:
Credentials are renewed every 5 years, and requires a minimum of 6 credits, either college level or professional development, with 15 contact hours equaling 1 credit. This includes a minimum of one clock hour of suicide awareness and prevention training. These can be through professional organizations or other trainings/workshops that are related to school psychology. Maintenance of the NCSP credential will also fulfill renewal requirements. A 10-year, 'one time' credential is awarded for someone just completing a master's program.

Scope of Practice:
The SEA credential does not allow practice outside of schools. One must apply through the Board of Examiners of Psychologists in order to practice privately




Tennessee

Tennessee Department of Education

https://www.nasponline.org/standards-and-certification/state-school-psychology-credentialing-requirements/states/tennessee

Recognizes programs that meet NASP guidelines.

SEA Credential:
School Services Personnel Practitioner: Initial three (3) year license issued to applicants upon completion of a program approved by the State Board of Education, leading to endorsement as a school counselor, school psychologist, school social worker, educational interpreter, school speech-language pathologist, speech-language teacher, or school audiologist. Applicants must have also submitted qualifying scores on the state-required licensure assessment. The practitioner school service personnel license may be renewed once. An educator may only add other school service endorsements to this license. The practitioner school service personnel license may be renewed once.

Professional License: A six (6) year license issued to applicants upon meeting licensure expectations at the practitioner level, as a school counselor, school psychologist, school social worker, educational interpreter, school speech-language pathologist, speech-language teacher, or school audiologist. The professional school service personnel license is renewable.

Until someone who has obtained a school psychologist endorsement has been employed by a school for 3 years, their license is 'provisional.'

Continuing Education Requirements:
Renewal required every 5 years for those who are not employed for at least 5 of the last 10 years. Otherwise, renewal required every 10 years. Renewal requires 60 PDP's. They can be earned through training workshops, college/university credits, and TDOE personnel assessment data.

Scope of Practice:
School psychologists with the SEA credential can provide services in public schools (K-12), early childhood and pre-K settings, private and charter schools, and college or university settings. Specifically, those settings must be approved by the SEA. One must apply through the Board of Examiners in Psychology in order to practice independently. School psychologists may also qualify for the Certified Psychological Assistant credential issued through the board of psychology, though may need additional coursework.




Texas

Texas Education Agency

https://www.nasponline.org/standards-and-certification/state-school-psychology-credentialing-requirements/states/texas

Accepts NCSP as a route to school based credential.

TSBEP Credential:
Licensed Specialist in School Psychology (LSSP): Candidates for licensure as a specialist in school psychology who hold a currently valid NCSP or who have graduated from a training program approved by NASP or accredited in school psychology by the APA will be considered to have met the training and internship qualifications. The Texas State Board of Examiners of Psychologists oversees the credentialing of LSSPs.

All other applicants must have completed a graduate degree in psychology from a regionally accredited academic institution, and have completed at least 60 graduate level semester credit hours, no more than 12 of which may be internship hours. Applicants must have completed internship with a minimum of 1200 hours, of which 600 must be in a public school.

The credential requires receipt of a passing score on a nationally recognized qualifying examination determined to be appropriate by the board and on any other examination required by the board

An applicant for the specialist in school psychology license who meets all requirements, prior to taking and passing the Jurisprudence examination, may, in accordance with Board rule 465.38(4) of this title (relating to Psychological Services in the Schools), practice under supervision as a trainee for not more than one calendar year

Continuing Education Requirements:

Renewal occurs every two years and requires 40 CPD hours. Of these 40 hours, all licensees must complete a minimum of three hours of professional development per year in the areas of ethics, the Board's Rules of Conduct, or professional responsibility, and a minimum of three hours per year in the area of cultural diversity (these include, but are not limited to age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, language, national origin, race, religion, culture, sexual orientation, and social economic status).
Rule 461.11 provides more specifics on activities that can be claimed for CPD.

Scope of Practice:
The LSSP credential permits the licensee to provide school psychological services only in public and private schools - see full definition. A person utilizing this license may not provide psychological services in any context or capacity outside of a public or private school. School psychologists may qualify for the Licensed Psychological Associate, which would likely require additional hours of supervision from a licensed psychologist.




Utah

Utah Department of Education

https://www.nasponline.org/standards-and-certification/state-school-psychology-credentialing-requirements/states/utah

Accepts NCSP as a route to school based credential.

SEA Credential:
Level 1 School Psychologist License: Requires:

A degree from an approved master's degree or equivalent program consisting of a minimum of 60 semester (90 quarter) hours in school psychology at an accredited institution.A one school year internship or its equivalent with a minimum of 1200 clock hours in school psychology. At least 600 of the 1200 clock hours shall be in a school setting or a setting with an educational component.Minimum score of 147 on the Praxis test #5402.A recommendation from a Utah institution whose program of preparation for school psychologists has been approved by the USBE, or an educator's license in school psychology from another state's Board of Education or current certification as a nationally certified school psychologist (NCSP) by the National School Psychology Certification System (NSPCS) established by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP).
Level 2 School Psychologist License: Requires:

Satisfying the requirements for the Level 1 school psychologist License.Completion of at least 3 years of successful experience as a school psychologist under a Utah Level 1 School Psychologist License.A recommendation by the employing school district or charter school with consultation from a teacher education institution.
Level 3 License: A Level 3 license is issued to an educator who holds a current Utah Level 2 license and has also received, in the educator's field of practice, National Board Certification or a doctorate from an accredited institution.

Utah also has a temporary credential for all educators, including School Psychologists, called a "letter of authorization" (LOA). The School Psychologist has to have been employed by the LEA, then the LEA requests the LOA from the State Board of Education licensing coordinator.

Continuing Education Requirements:
Level 1 credential is renewed every 3 years and requires 100 points of professional development. However, if one has had 3 years of experience in a Utah school after receiving a level 1 license, one must upgrade to Level 2.

Level 2 credential is renewed every 5 years and requires at least 3 years of work experience within last renewal cycle and 100 points (hours) of professional development.

Level 3 credential is renewed every 7 years and requires at least 3 years of work experience within last renewal cycle and 100 points (hours) of professional development.

Types of activities allowed are provided in the UT admin code.

Scope of Practice:
School psychologists with the USBE credential can provide services in public schools (K-12), early childhood and pre-K settings, and private and charter schools. The USBE credential also allows one to provide contract services in schools. The USBE credential does not allow practice outside of schools. Doctoral-level school psychologists may apply for licensure through the Utah Department of Professional Licensing. Utah does not offer an Applied Behavior Analysis credential.




Vermont

Vermont Department of Education

https://www.nasponline.org/standards-and-certification/state-school-psychology-credentialing-requirements/states/vermont

Accepts NCSP as a route to school based credential.

Requires graduation from a NASP or APA approved program, or the equivalent.

SEA Credential requires:
A Specialist-level degree with a minimum of 60 graduate semester hours or a doctoral degree from a National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) approved program or its equivalent; OR

A Doctoral degree in School Psychology or Clinical Psychology from an American Psychological Association (APA) accredited program or its equivalent; AND
an internship or equivalent field-based supervised with at least 1,200 clock hours, 600 of which must be in a school setting, or other appropriate educational setting with students, under the supervision of a licensed or certified School Psychologist who has a minimum of three years of post-degree experience;  AND 
A passing Score on the School Psychologist PRAXIS exam.  (PRAXIS tests are revised regularly; please refer to the Vermont Agency of Education website for updated testing information.)  Note: passage of the PRAXIS School Psychologist examination is not required if the applicant has a NASP or APA accredited doctoral degree in school psychology.  A passing score on the PRAXIS Core is still required.

A Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) shall be considered to have fulfilled all of the Knowledge and Performance Standards and all Additional Requirements for licensure as a School Psychologist in Vermont.  NCSP status does not supersede the requirement to have a passing score on the PRAXIS Core exam. 

A Level I License is valid for three (3) years, shall expire on June 30 of the third school year for which it was issued, and may be renewed subject to the provisions of Section 5430

A Level II License is valid for five (5) years, shall expire on June 30 of the fifth school year for which it was issued, and may be renewed subject to the provisions of Section 5430.

A Level II Professional Educator's License shall be issued, upon recommendation of a local or regional standards board, or the Office if the educator is not employed by an entity served by a local or regional standards board, to educators who have:

Practiced in Vermont in an endorsement area for three (3) years under a Level I License, or who have practiced in another state under a valid license of that state in the endorsement area and are currently practicing and licensed in Vermont 

Provided documentation of three (3) credits or 45 hours of professional learning. At least one (1) credit or 15 hours must address the specific knowledge and performance standards of the endorsement being moved to Level II and must occur within the three (3) years preceding application for the Level II Educator License in each endorsement area; and 

If practicing in an endorsement area, documentation of a self-assessment in relation to the Core Teaching Standards and Progressions or the Core Leadership Standards. The Office shall provide a verification form for L/RSBs for this purpose. Provided verification from the current administrator who supervises the educator's work that the educator is performing at a professional level in relation to the Core Teaching Standards or the Core Leadership Standards. The Office shall provide a verification form for administrators to use for this purpose; and 

Provided documentation of any valid licenses or credentials that are required by the endorsement(s) sought.

Continuing Education Requirements:
Level 1: Level I endorsement holders who have practiced in an endorsement area for 3 years must seek a recommendation from their local or regional standards board, or from the Office if the educator is employed by an entity not served by a local or regional board, for a Level II endorsement. An educator who does not receive a recommendation to move his/her Level I endorsement to a Level II license upon initial application, shall renew the Level I endorsement for three 3 and re-apply to move the endorsement to a Level II license prior to the expiration of the renewal. The Level I endorsement of an educator who does not receive a recommendation to move the endorsement to a Level II license after the second application shall become lapsed and may not be reinstated. Renewal of the Level 1 endorsement requires  3 credits (or 45 hours of CPD). At least 1 credit or 15 hours must address the specific knowledge and performance standards of the endorsement(s) being renewed and must occur within the 3 years preceding renewal of the Level I Educator License in each endorsement area.

Level 2: Level II license holders shall seek a recommendation for renewal of their Level II license and endorsement(s) from their local or regional standards board or from the Office if the educator is employed by an entity not served by a local or regional board.  The local or regional standards board or the Office shall recommend renewal of a Level II endorsement if the applicant presents the following:

Professional learning through completion of a minimum of six (6) credits or 90 hours in the endorsement area. Professional Learning may apply to more than one endorsement if applicable, however, at least two (2) credits or 30 hours must address the specific knowledge and performance standards of the endorsement(s) being renewed and must occur within the five (5) years preceding renewal of the Level II Educator License in each endorsement area. Professional learning will be verified in accordance with Standards Board policy by the local or regional standards Board or the Office who will determine the applicability of the professional learning activities.

Evidence of any required additional licenses or credentials specific to a particular endorsement.

If practicing in an endorsement area, documentation of a self-assessment in relation to the Core Teaching Standards and Progressions or the Core Leadership Standards. The Office shall provide a verification form for L/RSBs for this purpose

Scope of Practice:
The SEA credential allows for practice in public schools and pre-K and early childhood settings. The credential also allows for the provision of contracted services in schools, yet does not allow practice outside of schools. Doctoral level school psychologists may apply for licensure through the Vermont Board of Psychological Examiners.




Virginia

Virginia Department of Education

https://www.nasponline.org/standards-and-certification/state-school-psychology-credentialing-requirements/states/virginia

Accepts NCSP as a route to school based credential.

SEA Credential:
Pupil Personnel Services License: Must complete a state-approved program in school psychology at the master's degree level with at least 60 semester hours of graduate credit or hold the NCSP. Also requires an internship that is documented by the degree granting institution. No more than 12 hours of internship can be counted toward the 60 graduate semester hours required for licensure. The internship experience shall occur on a full-time basis over a period of 1 year or on a half-time basis over a period of 2 consecutive years. The internship shall occur under conditions of appropriate supervision, i.e., school based supervisor shall hold a valid credential as a school psychologist and non-school based supervisor shall be an appropriately credentialed psychologist. The internship shall include experiences at multiple age levels, at least one half of which shall be in an accredited school setting.

Continuing Education Requirements:
All license holders in Virginia must renew their license every 10 years and are required to earn 360 professional development points (hours). Must also complete Child Abuse Recognition and Intervention Training; Dyslexia Awareness Training; Emergency First Aid, CPR & AED Training. More information can be found at http://www.doe.virginia.gov/teaching/licensure/

Scope of Practice:
School psychologists with the SEA credential can provide services in public schools. The SEA credential does not allow practice outside of schools. Doctoral-level school psychologists may apply for licensure through the Virginia Board of Psychology.




Accepts NCSP as a route to school based credential.

SEA Credential:
Pupil Personnel Services License: Must complete a state-approved program in school psychology at the master's degree level with at least 60 semester hours of graduate credit or hold the NCSP. Also requires an internship that is documented by the degree granting institution. No more than 12 hours of internship can be counted toward the 60 graduate semester hours required for licensure. The internship experience shall occur on a full-time basis over a period of 1 year or on a half-time basis over a period of 2 consecutive years. The internship shall occur under conditions of appropriate supervision, i.e., school based supervisor shall hold a valid credential as a school psychologist and non-school based supervisor shall be an appropriately credentialed psychologist. The internship shall include experiences at multiple age levels, at least one half of which shall be in an accredited school setting.

Continuing Education Requirements:
All license holders in Virginia must renew their license every 10 years and are required to earn 360 professional development points (hours). Must also complete Child Abuse Recognition and Intervention Training; Dyslexia Awareness Training; Emergency First Aid, CPR & AED Training. More information can be found at http://www.doe.virginia.gov/teaching/licensure/

Scope of Practice:
School psychologists with the SEA credential can provide services in public schools. The SEA credential does not allow practice outside of schools. Doctoral-level school psychologists may apply for licensure through the Virginia Board of Psychology.




 

Washington

Washington Department of Education

https://www.nasponline.org/standards-and-certification/state-school-psychology-credentialing-requirements/states/washington

SEA Credential (Educational Staff Associate):

Educational Staff Associate (School Psychology):  School psychologists enter the profession with an undated residency certificate. These ESAs are eligible for a five-year residency certificate (also called a dated residency or residency reissuance) when they have completed two years of successful service in the role in Washington with a school district, state approved private school, or state agency that provides educational services for students. These two years do not need to be consecutive, they do not need to be completed with the same employer, and the individual does not need to have a contract for a third year with an employer in place prior to the issuance of the five-year residency certificate. School psychologists have two options for obtaining a second tier certificate: continuing or professional. School Psychologists may obtain a continuing certificate with 150 clock hours aligned to the school psychologist domains, or, they may obtain a professional certificate as a Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) through the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP.)

Tier 1 - Residency First Issue Certificate (Valid until 2 years of experience in role): For this first level certificate, a master's degree in school psychology is required. Must submit official transcripts showing degree. Completion of any state's approved program leading to certification for the school psychologist role or three years of out of state experience in the school psychologist role or must hold a valid Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) credential issued after December 31, 1991 by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP). Must have successfully completed a comprehensive exam relevant to the role, such as the Praxis. After two years of experience in the role of a school psychologist, must obtain one of the following Tier 2 certification options:

Five-year Residency ESA Certificate:Residency Renewal requires 100 clock hours or four professional growth plans (PGPs) in five years or a combination of clock hours and PGPs. Each PGP is worth 25 clock hours. Clock hours and PGPs for renewal must be aligned to the school psychologist Domains of PracticeFive-year Professional Certificate:Obtain National Certification from the National Association of School Psychologists.Five-year Continuing Certificate:Complete 150 clock hours based on school psychologist Domains of Practice.



All school psychologists, including those who hold a professional certification through the attainment and maintenance of their NCSP, must complete 3 hours (minimum) of training in suicide prevention from an approved curriculum.

An "emergency credential" is offered to finishing interns who are operating in a school district that has an unfilled position with no applicant pool.

Continuing Education Requirements:
As of Fall 2017, residency, professional, and continuing certificate holders may renew in five year intervals with:

100 clock hours or the equivalent in college credit; Or,
By completing four annual Professional Growth Plans (PGPs) during the five-year validity date of the certificate; Or,
By combining completed PGPs with clock hours for a total of 100 hours. (e.g. 3 PGPs + 25 CH = 100 CH)
All school psychologists, including those who hold a professional certification through the attainment and maintenance of their NCSP, must complete 3 hours (minimum) of training in suicide prevention from an approved curriculum. School psychologists are not required to pursue second tier licensure. School psychologists may choose, if they wish, to pursue a continuing ESA certificate with 150 clock hours aligned to the state school psychologist domains to pursue a professional certificate through the NCSP from NASP.

Scope of Practice:
School psychologists with the SEA credential can provide services in public schools (K-12), early childhood and pre-K settings, private and charter schools, and college or university settings. The SEA credential also allows one to provide contract services in schools.

 

West Virginia

West Virginia Department of Education

https://www.nasponline.org/standards-and-certification/state-school-psychology-credentialing-requirements/states/west-virginia

SEA Credential:
Initial Professional Student Support Certificate: The Initial Professional Student Support Certificate is valid for 3 years and is issued to an applicant who completes an approved master's degree in school psychology from an accredited institution of higher education.
Professional Student Support Certificate: Valid for 5 years and is issued for to an applicant who has completed 6 semester hours of coursework from an accredited institution of higher education; or who has a salary classification of MA+30 or higher and has completed 2 years of experience, one of which must have been completed in West Virginia, and receives the recommendation of the county superintendent. 
Temporary Professional Student Support Certificate: Issued to applicants who have completed a school psychologist program from a regionally accredited college or university outside of West Virginia with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and are eligible to be recommended by the college or university but have not met the testing requirements established by the West Virginia Board of Education. [147 on Praxis exam]
Permanent Professional Student Support Certificate: Issued to an applicant who holds or is eligible to hold the Professional Student Support Certificate valid for 5 years, and has completed 5 years of educational experience, and receives the recommendation of the county superintendent.

All require minimum score of 147 on the Praxis exam

Note:* The WV Board of Examiners has a two-level license. Level I allows for contractual work for school psychologists in a school setting, school system, or other educational state agency. Level II allows private practice of school psychology services as defined in the state statute. Board of Examiners requires a 147 on the Praxis exam.

Continuing Education Requirements:
The Professional Student Support Certificate is valid for 5 years and shall expire on June 30 of the last year of its validity. To renew, one must submit a renewal application on January 1 of the year in which the license expires, and must submit evidence of holding a minimum of an MA plus 30 salary classification based on the awarding of a master's degree.

Permanent Professional Student Support Certificate remains valid permanently unless surrendered, suspended, or revoked.

Scope of Practice:
The WV Department of Education credential allows for work in public schools, pre-K and early childhood settings, and private and charter schools. Work for a school system on a contractual basis requires a Level 1 School Psychologist License from the WV Board of Examiners of Psychologists. Work outside of the school system must be done by Level 2, Licensed School Psychologist, Independent Practitioner, through the WV Board of Examiners of Psychology. The WV Board of Examiners requires a minimum score of 147 on the Praxis exam to qualify for the School Psychologist License.




Wisconsin

Wisconsin Department of Education

https://www.nasponline.org/standards-and-certification/state-school-psychology-credentialing-requirements/states/wisconsin

SEA Credential:
In order to be eligible for a license as a school psychologist, an applicant shall meet all of the following requirements:

Completion of an approved school psychology program that results in a doctor of philosophy, doctor of psychology, doctor of education, education specialist degree, or the equivalent, as determined by the institution and approved by the state superintendent.
Receive an institutional endorsement.
Meet the content knowledge requirement by completing at least one of the following:
1. Having a cumulative grade point average of not less than 3.0 on a 4.0 scale for courses in the subject area or position.
2. Having a passing score on a standardized test approved by the state superintendent.
3. Completing a content-based portfolio designed by the educator preparation program.
The following categories exist for state licensing:

Tier I: Renewable license granted to applicants who have completed their school psychology coursework resulting in at least a Master's Degree, but have yet to complete their internship.
Tier II: Provisional License: A renewable license that remains valid for 3 years. Applicants who already meet the general requirements listed above may apply for a Tier II license.
Tier III: Lifetime License: Once a school psychologist has completed 6 successful semesters in an educational setting under a Tier II license, they may apply for a lifetime license. This license remains valid unless the educator has not been employed by a school district for 5 consecutive years or if the educator submits an unsatisfactory background check. Background checks are conducted once every 5 years.

Continuing Education Requirements:
None

Scope of Practice:
The SEA credential allows for practice in public schools and pre-K and early childhood settings. School psychologists may also provide contracted services in schools. WDPI also defines school psychology and a school psychology evaluation tool based on the NASP Practice Model. School psychologists also are included in the Pupil Service Standards. One must apply through the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services in order to practice outside of schools. Wisconsin offers a designation titled "private practice school psychologist" that requires completion of at least a specialist's degree in school psychology, an internship, an SEA credential, and a written exam.




Wyoming

Wyoming Professional Teaching Standards Board

https://www.nasponline.org/standards-and-certification/state-school-psychology-credentialing-requirements/states/wyoming

Wyoming Board of Psychology accepts NCSP as route for credential to practice outside of schools as a Specialist in School Psychology

SEA Credential:
A Wyoming Educator License with a Professional Services Endorsement for School Psychologist is valid for 5 years, and requires completion of a master's degree in school psychology.
Wyoming generally recognizes all out-of-state teaching licenses if the standards the applicant met in his or her state are equivalent to Wyoming licensing standards.

Continuing Education Requirements:
Requires 70 CPD hours every 5 years (or 5 credits). NASP-approved CPD hours are accepted towards renewal.

Scope of Practice:

School psychologists with the SEA credential are allowed to provide services in public schools (K-12), pre-K and early childhood settings, private and charter schools, and college and university settings. The SEA credential allows for school psychologists to provide contracted work in school settings. The SEA credential does not allow practice outside of schools. One must apply through the Wyoming Board of Psychology in order to practice privately. However, the Wyoming Board of Psychology offers a designation of Specialist in School Psychology that can be met by an individual who has the NCSP and maintains the SEA credential. This designation requires supervision from a psychologist.