Hawaii

Accepts NCSP as a route to school based credential

Graduation from a NASP or APA approved program meets one component of graduate preparation requirements for the doctoral level credential

SEA Credential:

Hawaii does not have any formal credentialing process at the state level. Individual job postings identify expected requirements, though they tend to abide by the following requirements:

School Psychologist (Master's): must meet only 1 of the following:

  1. A master's degree from a regionally accredited college or university in school psychology and a 1,200 hour internship of which 600 hours must have been in a school setting. If the internship is less than 1,200 hours and/or 600 hours in a school setting, 1 additional year of supervised professional work as a School Psychologist in a school setting shall meet the required internship experience.
  2. A master's degree from a regionally accredited college or university with a major in educational psychology, counseling psychology, or closely related field in a psychology profession, provided that certain courses were offered, and a 1,200 hour internship of which 600 hours must have been in a school setting, 1 additional year of supervised professional work as a School Psychologist in a school setting shall meet the required internship experience. (HASP is advocating to have this option removed)
  3. A current school psychologist credential issued by another state
  4. NCSP

School Psychologist (Doctoral): requires meeting one of the following requirements:

  1. A doctorate degree from a regionally accredited college or university in school psychology, educational psychology, counseling psychology, or a closely related field provided that certain courses were included. Also requires an internship in a school setting. Applicants must also demonstrate 4 years of responsible professional experience as a school psychologist which involved working with children.
  2. Possession of a doctorate degree from a NASP or APA approved program in school psychology (or closely related field in a psychology profession as long as certain courses are offered) and a 1,200 hour internship of which 600 hours must have been in a school setting. The internship may be substituted for 2 years of the four 4 years of the specialized experience requirement. Additionally, completion of a post-doctorate internship in a school setting may be substituted for 1 year of the 4 years of the specialized experience Requirement.

 

Scope of Practice: The SEA does not engage in formal credentialing and therefore does not maintain a formal scope of practice. One must apply through the Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs, Professional and Vocational Licensing office to engage in independent practice. Some school psychologists may be eligible for the licensed mental health counselor credential through the same Professional and Vocational Licensing office.

SEA website: http://doe.k12.hi.us
Psychology board website: http://hawaii.gov/dcca/pvl/boards/psychology/