A. General rules.
1. Under A.R.S. § 32-2072(C), an applicant who fails the national examination three times in any regulatory jurisdiction shall, before taking the national examination again, review the applicant’s areas of deficiency and implement a program of study or practical experience designed to remedy the deficiencies. This remedial program may consist of any combination of course work, self-study, internship experience, and supervision.
2, An applicant required under subsection (A)(1) to implement a program of study or practical experience may apply anew for licensure. The applicant shall submit a new application packet, as described in R4-26-203, and include information about any actions proposed under subsection (A)(1).
3. Examination deadline. Unless the Board grants an extension, the Board shall administratively close the file of an applicant authorized by the Board to take an examination specified in subsection (B) or (C) who fails to take the examination within one year from the date of the Board’s authorization. Upon written request to the Board’s Executive Director received by the Board on or before the applicant’s examination deadline, the Board shall grant the applicant one extension of up to six months to take the examination. The applicant may request additional extensions for good cause, which includes but is not limited to illness or injury of the licensee or a close family member, death of a close family member, birth or adoption of a child, military service, relocation, natural disaster, financial hardship, or residence in a foreign country for at least 12 months of the license period. The Board shall ensure that an extension is for no more than six months. This Section does not apply to an applicant approved to take the national examination under R4-26-203.02.
4. The Board shall deny a license if an applicant commits any of the following acts with respect to the examination:
a. Violates the confidentiality of examination materials;
b. Removes any examination materials from the examination room;
c. Reproduces any portion of a licensing examination;
d. Aids in the reproduction or reconstruction of any portion of a licensing examination;
e. Pays or uses another person to take a licensing examination for the applicant or to reconstruct any portion of the licensing examination;
f. Obtains examination material, either before, during, or after an examination, for the purpose of instructing or preparing applicants for examinations;
g. Sells, distributes, buys, receives, or has possession of any portion of a future, current, or previously administered licensing examination that is not authorized by the Board or its authorized agent for release to the public;
h. Communicates with any other examinee during the administration of a licensing examination;
i. Copies answers from another examinee or permits the copying of answers by another examinee;
j. Possesses during the administration of a licensing examination any books, equipment, notes, written or printed materials, or data of any kind, other than material distributed during the examination; or
k. Impersonates another examinee.
B. National examination. Under A.R.S. § 32-2072, the Board shall require that an applicant take and pass the national examination. An applicant authorized by the Board to take the national examination passes the examination if the applicant’s score equals or exceeds the passing score specified in A.R.S. § 32-2072(A). After the Board receives the examination results, the Board shall notify the applicant in writing of the results.
C. Additional examination.
1. The Board shall require an applicant to pass the national examination before allowing the applicant to take an additional examination.
2. Under A.R.S. § 32-2072(B), the Board may administer an additional examination to an applicant to determine the adequacy of the applicant’s knowledge and application of Arizona law. The additional examination may also cover the practice of psychology, ethical conduct, and psychological assessment and treatment practices.
a. The Board shall review and approve the additional examination before administration.
b. The additional examination may be developed and administered by the Board, a committee of the Board, consultants to the Board, or independent contractors.
c. Applicants, examiners, and consultants to the Board shall execute a security acknowledgment form and agree to maintain examination security.