(a) The board may, at its discretion, grant a certificate without an assembled examination to any person residing or employed in the state who has not previously failed the appropriate examination given by the board and who, at the time of application, is licensed or certified by a similar board of another state whose standards, in the opinion of the board, are not lower than those required by this chapter, or who has been practicing psychology in another state and has qualifications not lower than those required by this chapter, and is able to satisfy the board that to grant that person a license would be in the public interest, or who has been certified by the American Board of Examiners in Professional Psychology.
(b) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsection (a), the board shall grant a license without an assembled written or oral examination to any person who at the time of application:
(1) Is licensed or certified in good standing with a similar board of another state;
(2) Has passed the National Examination for the Practice of Professional Psychology at a level greater than or equal to the level required in this state;
(3) Can show reasonable proof that the applicant has available employment in this state by means of letters or other reasonable proof;
(4) Received a psychologist license after January 1, 1995, but before June 1, 1995; and
(5) The board may permit a psychologist licensed in good standing in another state, who meets standards acceptable to the board, to perform the functions of §§ 63-11-203 and 63-11-208(d)(2)(B) and practice as a psychologist in Tennessee without possessing a current license for a period of time, not to exceed twelve (12) days per year, for such purposes as special training or consultation, special evaluation and/or intervention or serving as an expert witness. Nothing in this section shall be construed to permit the regular, repetitive or ongoing provision of psychological services, the supervision of psychological services or the solicitation or advertisement of services to the general public, all of which are governed by the usual and customary processes of licensure for psychologists.
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