(105 ILCS 5/14-1.09) (from Ch. 122, par. 14-1.09)
Sec. 14-1.09. School psychologist. "School psychologist" means a psychologist who meets the following qualifications:
(1) The psychologist:
(A) has graduated with a master's or higher
degree in psychology or educational psychology from an institution of higher learning that maintains equipment, courses of study, and standards of scholarship approved by the State Board of Education, has had at least one school year of full-time supervised experience in the delivery of school psychological services of a character approved by the State Superintendent of Education, and has such additional qualifications as may be required by the State Board of Education; or
(B) holds a valid Nationally Certified School
Psychologist (NCSP) certificate and has such additional qualifications as may be required by the State Board of Education.
(2) The psychologist holds a Professional Educator
License with a school psychologist endorsement issued pursuant to Section 21B-25 of this Code. Persons so licensed may use the title "school psychologist" and may offer school psychological services which are limited to those services set forth in 23 Ill. Adm. Code 226, Special Education, pertaining to children between the ages of 3 to 21, promulgated by the State Board of Education.
School psychologists may make evaluations, recommendations or interventions regarding the placement of children in educational programs or special education classes. However, a school psychologist shall not provide such services outside his or her employment to any student in the district or districts which employ such school psychologist.
(Source: P.A. 98-947, eff. 8-15-14.)
Last modified: February 18, 2015