Title 5
Businesses and Professions

Chapter 44

R.I. Gen. Laws § 5-44-15

§ 5-44-15. Expiration and renewal of licenses — Continuing education — Lapsed license.

(a) The license of every person licensed under the provisions of this chapter shall expire on the first day of July of the next even-numbered year following the issuance of his or her license.

(b) On or before the first day of May of each even-numbered year, the department shall mail an application for renewal of license to every person to whom a license has been issued or renewed during the cycle.

(c) Every licensed person who desires to renew his or her license shall file with the department a renewal application, executed, together with a renewal fee as set forth in § 23-1-54, on or before the first day of June in each even-numbered year. Upon receipt of a renewal application and payment of the renewal fee, the accuracy of the application shall be verified and the department may grant a renewal license effective July 1st and expiring the June 30th in each even-numbered year.

(d) Every licensed psychologist who desires to continue licensure as a licensed psychologist shall present satisfactory evidence to the board and approved by rule or regulation of the board that the licensed psychologist has completed a prescribed course of continuing licensed psychological education.

(e) Any person who allows his or her license to lapse, by failing to renew it on or before June 1st in each even-numbered year, as provided in this section, may be reinstated by the department on payment of the current renewal fee, plus an additional fee as set forth in § 23-1-54. Any person using the title “psychologist” or offering services defined as the practice of psychology under this chapter during the time his or her license has lapsed is subject to the penalties provided for violation of this chapter.

History of Section.
P.L. 1969, ch. 233, § 2; P.L. 1976, ch. 166, § 1; P.L. 1992, ch. 469, § 1; P.L. 1993, ch. 138, art. 71, § 4; P.L. 1999, ch. 354, § 13; P.L. 2001, ch. 77, art. 14, § 17; P.L. 2007, ch. 73, art. 39, § 15; P.L. 2008, ch. 303, § 1; P.L. 2008, ch. 416, § 1; P.L. 2012, ch. 241, art. 9, § 17.