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Postdoctoral Supervised Professional Experience (CAPIC)

ORDER OF ADOPTION

The Board would like to announce that the Office of Administrative Law approved proposed changes to the Board's regulation, section 1387(a)(2)(A) of Division 13.1 of Title 16 of the California Code of Regulations, to allow for the acceptance of postdoctoral supervised professional experience for applicants in a formal postdoctoral training program which is a member of the California Psychology Internship Council (CAPIC) consistent with Business and Professions Code section 2911. These changes are effective on December 30, 2008. The language is amended as follows:

§ 1387. Supervised Professional Experience

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(a) Pursuant to section 2914(c) of the code, two years of qualifying SPE shall be completed and documented prior to licensure. One year of SPE shall be defined as 1500 hours. At least one year of SPE shall be completed postdoctorally. Each year of SPE shall be completed within a thirty (30) consecutive month period. If both years of SPE (3000 hours) are completed postdoctorally, they shall be completed within a sixty (60) month period. Upon showing of good cause as determined by the board, these specified time limitations may be reasonably modified.

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(2) Postdoctoral SPE: At least 1500 hours of SPE shall be accrued postdoctorally. "Postdoctorally" means after the date certified as "meeting all the requirements for the doctoral degree" by the Registrar or Dean of the educational institution, or by the Director of Training of the doctoral program. Postdoctoral SPE may be accrued only as follows:

(A) For postdoctoral SPE accrued on or after January 1, 2006, in a formal postdoctoral training program pursuant to section 2911 of the code, which is accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA), or which is a member of the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) or the California Psychology Internship Council (CAPIC) and registration with the board is not required; or

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Note: Authority cited: Sections 2914 and 2930, Business and Professions Code. Reference: Sections 2911 and 2914, Business and Professions Code.