(a) The Board of Examiners in Psychology shall charge each candidate for licensure as a psychologist or psychological technician a fee sufficient to cover the entire actual costs of the examination of the applicant as well as the cost of criminal history and civil background checks of the applicant.
(b) Applicants for licensure as a psychologist or psychological technician shall submit to a criminal history background check.
(c) The applicant shall provide fingerprints and shall execute a criminal history information release using forms provided to the applicant by the board.
(d) The applicant is responsible for having his or her fingerprints made.
(e) The applicant shall provide to the board office his or her completed fingerprint cards, along with a cashier's check or money order made payable to the Alabama State Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA) in the amount sufficient to cover the actual cost of the background check. The board shall submit the fingerprint cards to ALEA.
(f) ALEA shall be responsible for forwarding applicants' fingerprints to the Federal Bureau of Investigation for a national criminal history record check.
(g) Information received by the board pursuant to a criminal history background check shall be confidential and shall not be a public record, except that such information received by and relied upon by the board in denying the issuance of a certificate of qualification may be disclosed as may be necessary to support the denial.
Last modified: May 3, 2021