INTERPRETIVE OR POLICY STATEMENT
Issuing Entity: Examining board of psychology (board).
Subject Matter: This interpretive statement clarifies the board's interpretation of WAC 246-924-043 that allows an application to apply hours of qualifying supervised doctoral program internship experience above fifteen hundred hours to the total three thousand hours of required supervised experience.
Rule: WAC 246-924-043 is effective September 1, 2009. An applicant must have at least two years of supervised experience for a total of three thousand hours. The three thousand hours of supervised experience includes:
|•||At least fifteen hundred hours of supervised experience that must be completed as internship experience under WAC 246-924-056.|
|•||The remaining fifteen hundred supervised hours (WAC 246-924-043 [(1)](c)(ii) may be obtained through:|
|A.||A preinternship experience as described in WAC 246-924-053;|
|B.||A postdoctoral experience described in WAC 246-924-059; or|
|C.||A combination of preinternship and postdoctoral experience.|
The board interprets the rule to mean that:
|•||An applicant may count qualifying supervised experience hours that exceed the minimum fifteen hundred hours toward the total three thousand required hours.|
|•||The applicant must provide documentation that these hours were obtained under the conditions required for supervised internship experience under WAC 246-924-056.|
|•||Additional internship experience hours may equal the hours an applicant acquires in qualifying preinternship or postdoctoral experience under WAC 246-924-043.|
Contact Person: Betty Moe, Program Manager, Health Professions Quality Assurance, Department of Health, P.O. Box 47852, Olympia, WA 98504-7852, (360) 236-4912.