LICENSURE FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH MILITARY TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE AND FOR MILITARY SPOUSES
Since the military requires licensure as a psychologist in any jurisdiction, the following requirements are based upon the military requirements. A member of the military who is seeking to become licensed as a psychologist in North Carolina shall meet the following criteria:
(A1) Has been awarded a military occupational specialty in psychology and has done all of the following at a level that is substantially equivalent to or exceeds the requirements for licensure in North Carolina: completed a military program of training, completed testing or equivalent training and experience, and performed in the practice of psychology.
(A2) Has engaged in the active practice of psychology for at least two of the five years preceding the date of the application.
(A3) Has not committed any act in any jurisdiction that would have constituted grounds for refusal, suspension, or revocation of a license to practice psychology in North Carolina at the time the act was committed and has no pending complaints;
(B1) Presents official, notarized documentation, such as a U.S. Department of Defense Form 214 (DD‑214), or similar substantiation, attesting to the applicant's military occupational specialty certification and experience in psychology; and
(B2) Passes a proficiency examination in lieu of satisfying the conditions set forth in subsection A1 – A3 of this section; however, if an applicant fails the proficiency examination, then the applicant may be required by the board to satisfy those conditions.
A military spouse who is seeking to become licensed as a psychologist in North Carolina shall meet the following criteria:
(1) Holds a current license from another jurisdiction and that jurisdiction's requirements for licensure are substantially equivalent to or exceed the requirements for licensure in North Carolina.
(2) Can demonstrate competency in psychology through methods as determined by the Board, such as having completed continuing education units or having had recent experience for at least two of the five years preceding the date of the application under this section.
(3) Has not committed any act in any jurisdiction that would have constituted grounds for refusal, suspension, or revocation of a license to practice psychology in North Carolina at the time the act was committed.
(4) Is in good standing; has not been disciplined by the agency that had jurisdiction to issue the license; and has no pending complaints.
An occupational licensing board shall not charge a military‑trained applicant or a military spouse an initial application fee for a license issued pursuant to G.S. 93B-15.1. Nothing in G.S. 93B-15.1(k) shall be construed to prohibit an occupational licensing board from charging its ordinary fee for a renewal application or prohibit a third party from charging actual costs for a service such as a background check.