A bill filed earlier this month would remove a barrier to entry for school psychologists to practice their profession in North Carolina.
House Bill 933, entitled Reciprocity/School Psychologist Licensure, would allow school psychologists who hold the Nationally Certified School Psychologist credential to practice in NC, without having to go through the typical certification process with the state Board of Education.
This would especially make it easier for psychologists from other states to begin work in NC schools, which suffer from a shortage of school psychologists. This is a wise move that should be replicated for many other occupations.
The bill unanimously passed the House last week, and currently awaits discussion in the Senate Rules committee.