Competent authorities outside Europe
United States of America
National Register of Health Service PsychologistsThe National Register of Health Service Psychologists is the largest credentialing organization for psychologists in the US. Founded in 1974, the National Register identifies qualified Health Service Psychologists (HSPs) and provides a variety of benefits including licensure mobility. The National Register currently credentials more than 10,000 Health Service Psychologists and has banked credentials on behalf of more than 2,500 psychology doctoral students and postdoctoral trainees.
Why Bank your Credentials with the National Register?
Psychologists, postdoctoral trainees, and doctoral students bank their credentials with the National Register to avoid difficulties associated with locating supervisors and verifying education and training later in their careers.
The Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB) The Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB) is the alliance of state, provincial, and territorial agencies responsible for the licensure and certification of psychologists throughout the United States and Canada. ASPPB was formed in 1961 to serve psychology boards in the two countries. Currently, the psychology boards of all fifty states of the United States, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Guam and all ten provinces of Canada are members of ASPPB. Much of the impetus for its founding was related to mobility for practitioners. By consensus, the first step was to create and maintain a standardized written Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP). ASPPB has done so since 1965.
Canadian Register of Health Service PsychologistsThe Canadian Register of Health Service Psychologists is committed to improving the lives of Canadians through the delivery of standards-driven services in health service psychology.
CRHSP is the only national credentialing body of clinical health psychologists who have met or exceeded set standards in both education and experience. The Register was founded in 1985 and ratified by provincial and territorial licensing bodies, and today has more than 2,000 Registrants practicing across Canada.
To work as a psychologist in Australia you need to apply for and be registered with the Psychology Board of Australia. The Australian Psychological Society is the authority with responsibility for assessing skills.
New Zealand Psychologists Board
The New Zealand Psychologists Board administers the registration of psychologists under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance (HPCA) Act of 2003. Applicants from other countries are assessed on an individual basis for equivalence of the applicant’s qualifications to New Zealand qualifications, and competence to practise.
Health Professions Council of South Africa
Psychologists are regulated through Health Professions Council of South Africa.