10.36.01.02

.02 Application Required for Licensure or Registration.

A. An application packet for licensure is complete when the following conditions are met:

(1) The completed application packet is:

(a) Submitted to the Board and notarized; and

(b) Accompanied by the required nonrefundable application fee in the form of a personal check, cashier’s check or money order;

(2) An application packet includes:

(a) Answers to application questions;

(b) Documentation of supervised professional experience;

(c) Attestations of supervised professional experience submitted to the Board by the persons providing the references;

(d) Official transcripts of all post-baccalaureate studies submitted to the Board by the educational institutions;

(e) An Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP) score, if applicable, submitted to the Board by the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB); and

(f) Criminal history records check reports are received by the Board; and

(3) An applicant who is a nonresident or is not employed within the State submits a statement to show the reasons for seeking licensure in the State.

B. An application packet for registration is complete when the following conditions are met:

(1) The application packet is:

(a) Submitted to the Board and notarized; and

(b) Accompanied by the required nonrefundable application fee in the form of a personal check, cashier’s check, or money order;

(2) Official transcripts of all studies are submitted to the Board by the educational insitutions; and

(3) Criminal history records check reports are received by the Board.

C. The official date of receipt of the application is the date on which the Board receives both the:

(1) Completed application form; and

(2) Required, nonrefundable application fee.

D. The Board shall notify the applicant of missing required documents not more than 15 business days after receipt of the application.

E. An application is terminated when:

(1) The application has not been completed within 1 year of the date the application is submitted; or

(2) The applicant fails either the EPPP, if applicable, or the Maryland examination.

F. Review of Completed Applications by the Board.

(1) The Board shall review an application after the required documents are on file.

(2) If the applicant for licensure is applying for limited practice reciprocity, as described in Regulation .07 of this chapter, the application shall be reviewed within 15 business days after the required documents are on file.

(3) The Board may request additional information or documentation from the applicant for clarification purposes.

(4) An applicant shall be sent notification of the action taken by the Board, to accept or to reject the application.

(5) An applicant who is informed of acceptance shall be notified of the time and place of the examinations required in Regulation .06 of this chapter.

G. An applicant who is informed of acceptance shall submit the required examination fees to the Board.

H. The Board may not approve an applicant for licensure or registration until the Board has:

(1) Received and reviewed the criminal history records information; and

(2) Approved the application.

I. An applicant whose application for licensure or registration is rejected shall be notified of the basis for that rejection.

J. An applicant may appeal a rejection of application for licensure or registration by notifying the Board in writing, by certified mail, within 60 days of receipt of the Board’s decision, and by:

(1) Submitting new or additional evidence to verify or clarify qualifications; or

(2) Requesting an informal hearing before the Board.

K. An applicant who fails an examination may begin the application process again by submitting:

(1) A new application for licensure or registration along with the required application fee; and

(2) At least one current letter of reference.

L. Abbreviated Application.

(1) A psychologist who holds an active license to practice psychology in good standing in another state and is certified by the American Board of Professional Psychology or credentialed as a Health Service Psychologist by the National Register of Health Service Psychologists may apply for licensure with the Board on an abbreviated application.

(2) An abbreviated application for licensure as a psychologist with the Board shall include:

(a) Proof of good standing as a licensed psychologist in another state;

(b) Proof of certification by the American Board of Professional Psychology or credentialing as a Health Service Psychologist by the National Register of Health Service Psychologists;

(c) A passing score on the Maryland Jurisprudence Examination as set forth in Regulation .06A(2) of this chapter;

(d) A criminal history records check; and

(e) The required, nonrefundable application fee.

(3) The Board may not issue a license on an abbreviated application unless the Board has received the results of the applicant’s criminal history records check.