(a)  Applicants applying for licensure on the basis of a foreign degree shall provide documentation, in addition to the information required in 21 NCAC 54 .1701, which establishes the following:

(1)           the existence of the degree granting institution;

(2)           the authenticity of the degree, transcripts, and any supporting documents;

(3)           the equivalence of the degree in terms of level of training, content of curriculum, and course credits; and

(4)           the equivalence of any supervised experience obtained in the foreign country.

Documentation shall be in the form of a course-by-course evaluation of credentials submitted directly to the Board from an evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credentials Evaluation Services, Inc.

(b)  Except as described in Paragraph (c) of this Rule, only official documents shall be submitted in support of the application and shall be received directly from the institution(s) or individual(s) involved.

(c)  When an official document cannot be provided directly by the institution or individual involved, an original document possessed by the applicant may be reviewed and copied by a Board member or designee.

(d)  Any document which is in a language other than English shall be accompanied by a translation with notarized verification of the translation's accuracy and completeness.  This translation shall be completed by an individual, other than the applicant, who is approved by the Board and demonstrates no conflict of interest.  Such individuals include college or university language faculty, a translation service, or an American consul.

(e)  An applicant's references shall include individuals from member jurisdictions of the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards, including a doctoral level psychologist familiar with the applicant's professional practice of psychology.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 90‑270.9; 90-270.11(c);

Legislative Objection Lodged Eff. August 26, 1982;

Eff. September 1, 1982;

Curative Amended Eff. September 28, 1982;

Amended Eff. July 1, 2008; October 1, 1995; March 1, 1989; June 1, 1988.