View Amendment Current Amendment: 1 to Bill 3308

The Committee on Education and Public Works proposes the following amendment (LC-3308.WAB0002H):

Amend the bill, as and if amended, SECTION 1, by striking Section 59-21-720(B) and inserting:

(B) In determining the eligibility of an applicant for certification as a school psychologist, the department may accept credentials as a school psychologist issued by another state if the credentials meet the corresponding minimum requirements for certification as a school psychologist in this State. If the credentialing requirements of the other states are less than those of this State, then the board may allow an applicant to meet the unmet requirements and, if so allowed, the board shall issue a temporary professional credential to the applicant that is valid for a maximum of one hundred eighty days and may be extended by the board, in its discretion, to reasonably accommodate the specific circumstances of each applicant to meet the unmet requirements.