Competent authorities outside Europe
United States of America
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.
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.
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.
Psychologists are regulated through Health Professions Council of South Africa.