50 N.J.R. 933(a)
VOLUME 50, ISSUE 5, MARCH 5, 2018
50 N.J.R. 933(a)
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LAW AND PUBLIC SAFETY > DIVISION OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS > STATE BOARD OF PSYCHOLOGICAL EXAMINERS
Administrative Code Citation
Proposed Amendment: N.J.A.C. 13:42-2.4
Degrees Earned Outside the United States
Authorized By: State Board of Psychological Examiners, J. Michael Walker, Executive Director.
Authority: N.J.S.A. 45:14B-13.
Calendar Reference: See Summary below for explanation of exception to calendar requirement.
Submit comments by
May 4, 2018, to:
J. Michael Walker, Executive Director
State Board of Psychological Examiners
124 Halsey Street
PO Box 45017
Newark, New Jersey 07101
or electronically at:
The agency proposal follows:
N.J.A.C. 13:42-2.4 requires applicants for licensure who have completed an education outside of the United States to submit to the State Board of Psychological Examiners (Board), an evaluation of their degree performed by World Education Services, Inc. (WES) or a foreign credential evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). WES recently informed the Board that it will no longer perform evaluations of psychology degrees completed outside of the United States. The Board proposes to amend N.J.A.C. 13:42-2.4 to remove reference to WES.
The Board has determined that the comment period for this notice of proposal shall be 60 days; therefore, pursuant to N.J.A.C. 1:30-3.3(a)5, this notice is excepted from the rulemaking calendar requirement.
As the proposed amendment recognizes that WES no longer evaluates psychology degrees completed outside of the United States, the notice of proposal will have no social impact.
The Board believes that the notice of proposal will not have any economic impact.
Federal Standards Statement
A Federal standards analysis is not required because there are no Federal laws or standards applicable to the proposed amendment.
The Board does not believe that this notice of proposal will increase or decrease the number of jobs in New Jersey.
Agriculture Industry Impact
The Board does not believe that the proposed amendment will have any impact on the agriculture industry of this State.
Regulatory Flexibility Statement
The Regulatory Flexibility Act, N.J.S.A. 52:14B-16 et seq., requires the Board to give a description of the types and an estimate of the number of small businesses to which the notice of proposal will apply. A regulatory flexibility analysis is not required because the notice of proposal only applies to applicants for licensure who cannot be considered "small businesses" under the act because they do not yet have a license to practice psychology.
Housing Affordability Impact Analysis
The proposed amendment will have an insignificant impact on the affordability of housing in New Jersey and there is an extreme unlikelihood that the proposed amendment would evoke a change in the average costs associated with housing because the proposed amendment concerns licensure application requirements for individuals who complete a psychology degree outside of the United States.
Smart Growth Development Impact Analysis
The proposed amendment will have an insignificant impact on smart growth and there is an extreme unlikelihood that the proposed amendment would evoke a change in housing production in Planning Areas 1 or 2, or within designated centers, under the State Development and Redevelopment Plan in New Jersey because the proposed amendment concerns licensure application requirements for individuals who complete a psychology degree outside of the United States.
Full text of the proposal follows (deletions indicated in brackets [thus]):
SUBCHAPTER 2. INITIAL QUALIFICATIONS
13:42-2.4 Degrees earned outside the United States
- (No change.)
- Individuals who apply pursuant to (a) above shall provide the Board with a comprehensive evaluation of their degree performed by [World Education Services, Inc. (WES) or] a foreign credential evaluation service that is member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) and acceptable to the Board, and any other documentation the Board deems necessary.
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