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148.907 LICENSED PSYCHOLOGIST.
    Subdivision 1. Effective date. After August 1, 1991, no person shall engage in the
independent practice of psychology unless that person is licensed as a licensed psychologist.
    Subd. 2. Requirements for licensure as a licensed psychologist. To become licensed by the
board as a licensed psychologist, an applicant shall comply with the following requirements:
(1) pass an examination in psychology;
(2) pass a professional responsibility examination on the practice of psychology;
(3) pass any other examinations as required by board rules;
(4) pay nonrefundable fees to the board for applications, processing, testing, renewals,
and materials;
(5) have attained the age of majority, be of good moral character, and have no unresolved
disciplinary action or complaints pending in the state of Minnesota or any other jurisdiction;
(6) have earned a doctoral degree with a major in psychology from a regionally accredited
educational institution meeting the standards the board has established by rule; and
(7) have completed at least one full year or the equivalent in part time of postdoctoral
supervised psychological employment.
    Subd. 3. Master's level licensure as a licensed psychologist after August 1, 1991. (a) A
person licensed in this state as a licensed consulting psychologist or a licensed psychologist before
August 1, 1991, qualifies for licensure as a licensed psychologist, as described in subdivision 2, at
the time of license renewal.
(b) Providing all other licensure requirements have been satisfactorily met, the board shall
grant licensure as a licensed psychologist to a person who:
(1) before November 1, 1991, entered a graduate program at a regionally accredited
educational institution granting a master's or doctoral degree with a major in psychology which
meets the standards the board has established by rule;
(2) before December 31, 1997, earned a master's degree or a master's equivalent in a doctoral
program at a regionally accredited educational institution and complied with requirements of
subdivision 2, clauses (1) to (5), except that the nonrefundable fees for licensure are payable at
the time an application for licensure is submitted; and
(3) before December 31, 1998, completed at least one full year or the equivalent in part time
of post-master's supervised psychological employment.
(c) Notwithstanding paragraph (b), the board shall not grant licensure as a licensed
psychologist under this subdivision unless the applicant demonstrates that the applicant was a
resident of Minnesota on October 31, 1992, and meets all the requirements for licensure under
this subdivision.
    Subd. 4. Converting from master's to doctoral level licensure. To convert from licensure
as a licensed psychologist at the master's or master's equivalent level to licensure at the doctoral
level, a licensed psychologist shall have:
(1) completed an application provided by the board;
(2) had an official transcript documenting the conferral of the doctoral degree sent directly
from the educational institution to the board;
(3) paid a nonrefundable fee;
(4) successfully completed one full year or the equivalent in part time of supervised
psychological employment, which shall not include a predoctoral internship, after earning a
master's degree or a master's equivalent in a doctoral program;
(5) successfully completed a predoctoral internship meeting the standards the board has
established by rule; and
(6) earned a doctoral degree with a major in psychology from a regionally accredited
educational institution meeting the standards the board has established by rule.
    Subd. 5. Converting from licensed psychological practitioner to licensed psychologist.
Notwithstanding subdivision 3, to convert from licensure as a licensed psychological practitioner
to licensure as a licensed psychologist, a licensed psychological practitioner shall have:
(1) completed an application provided by the board for conversion from licensure as a
licensed psychological practitioner to licensure as a licensed psychologist;
(2) paid a nonrefundable fee of $500;
(3) documented successful completion of two full years, or the equivalent, of supervised
postlicensure employment meeting the requirements of section 148.925, subdivision 5, as it
relates to preparation for licensure as a licensed psychologist as follows:
(i) for individuals licensed as licensed psychological practitioners on or before December 31,
2006, the supervised practice must be completed by December 31, 2010; and
(ii) for individuals licensed as licensed psychological practitioners after December 31, 2006,
the supervised practice must be completed within four years from the date of licensure; and
(4) no unresolved disciplinary action or complaints pending, or incomplete disciplinary
orders or corrective action agreements in Minnesota or any other jurisdiction.
History: 1996 c 424 s 10; 1997 c 102 s 1-3; 1997 c 134 s 1,2; 2005 c 147 art 3 s 3

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