TITLE 68: PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
CHAPTER VII: DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION
SUBCHAPTER b: PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
PART 1400 CLINICAL PSYCHOLOGIST LICENSING ACT
SECTION 1400.200 LICENSURE QUALIFICATIONS
Section 1400.200 Licensure Qualifications
a) An individual applying for licensure as a prescribing psychologist pursuant to the Act shall meet the following educational/experience requirements pursuant to Section 4.2 of the Act:
1) Hold a current license to practice clinical psychology in Illinois.
2) Successfully complete the following minimum educational and training requirements either during the doctoral program required for licensure as a clinical psychologist, or at any other time in an undergraduate or master's level program accredited by a regional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation:
A) Specific minimum undergraduate biomedical prerequisite coursework, consisting of at least 3 semester credit hours per semester or quarter hours-equivalent, including but not limited to the following subject areas:
i) Medical Terminology (class or proficiency);
ii) Chemistry or Biochemistry with lab (2 semesters);
iii) Human Physiology (one semester);
iv) Human Anatomy (one semester);
v) Anatomy and Physiology (one semester);
vi) Microbiology with lab (one semester);
vii) General Biology for science majors or Cell and Molecular Biology (one semester).
B) A minimum of 60 semester credit hours or quarter hours-equivalent of didactic coursework that includes, but is not limited to, the following 10 subject areas. A minimum of 3 credit hours must be completed in each of the following 10 subject areas.
ii) Clinical Psychopharmacology;
iii) Clinical Anatomy and Integrated Science;
iv) Patient Evaluation;
v) Advanced Physical Assessment;
vi) Research Methods;
vii) Advanced Pathophysiology;
viii) Diagnostic Methods;
ix) Problem Based Learning; and
x) Clinical and Procedural Skills.
C) A full-time practicum of at least 14 months supervised clinical training of at least 36 credit hours, including a research project, as set forth in Section 1400.220; and
3) Achieve a passing score on the Psychopharmacology Examination for Psychologists (PEP). A passing score is that required by the PEP, administered by the American Psychological Association's College of Professional Psychology, or its successor organizations.
b) For the purposes of this Section, the Board has determined that graduate level coursework satisfies the requirements of subsection (a)(2).