Code of Alabama - Title 34: Professions and Businesses - Section 34-26-40 - Required; exceptions; psychological interns or trainees

Section 34-26-40 - Required; exceptions; psychological interns or trainees.

(a) It is specifically prohibited that any individual or organization shall present himself, herself, or it, or be presented to the public by any title incorporating the name "psychological," "psychologist," or "psychology" other than so licensed by this chapter. Any psychological scientist, including a school psychologist who holds a certificate issued by the State Superintendent of Education, employed by a recognized research laboratory, school, college, university, or governmental agency or department may represent himself or herself by the academic or research title conferred upon him or her by the administration of the laboratory, school, college or university, or any governmental agency or department. Nothing in this section shall be construed as permitting such persons to offer their services to any other persons or organizations as consultants or to accept remuneration for any psychological services other than that of their institutional salaries, unless they have been licensed under this chapter. Visiting lecturers from recognized laboratories, schools, colleges, universities, or any governmental agencies or departments are exempt from the provisions of this section and may utilize their academic or research titles when presenting lectures or performing any consultation as might be required in their academic or research functions. Students of psychology, psychological interns, and other persons preparing for the profession of psychology under qualified supervision in recognized training institutions or facilities may be designated by such titles as "psychological intern," "psychological trainee," or others clearly indicating such training status. No individual may employ or use the title "licensed psychologist" or imply in any way that he or she is licensed by the board unless he or she is actually so licensed and registered under this chapter.

(b) No person working for any recognized state department or agency, research laboratory, school, college, or university shall be required to have any license issued pursuant to this chapter to perform their job duties and responsibilities related to their position or employment status with these entities.

(Acts 1963, No. 535, p. 1147, §3; Acts 1996, No. 96-394, p. 482, §1; Acts 1997, No. 97-387, p. 619, §3.)

Last modified: May 3, 2021