Are You Ready to Take the Next Steps?
If you are in an organized postdoctoral fellowship or training program, you may be permitted to apply for licensure and become eligible to take the licensure exam after your first year, and thus, become immediately eligible for the National Register credential (credentialing requirements must be met).
- If you are not yet licensed, request an application as a student/trainee
- If you are licensed as a psychologist, request a psychologist application
- Login to your online application using your User ID and Pin Number
- Complete your online application and submit the credential review fee online
If you have questions about completing your online application, email firstname.lastname@example.org (for licensed psychologists) or email@example.com (for students/trainees).
- Request an official transcript be sent to the NR office (1200 New York Ave. NW, Ste 800, Washington, DC 20005)
- Send the internship and postdoctoral confirmation forms to your supervisors to complete
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Read this special publication!
Marketing Strategy and Financial Planning to Build Your Professional Practice is a special publication for National Register credentialed Early Career Psychologists and focuses on developing a professional practice. The 32 page guide was developed by National Register staff and members of the Board of Directors who have expertise and experience in marketing and financial planning.
Please check the topics below for answers to some frequently asked questions.
Click on the section that applies to your question:
Pitfalls in Internship Selection
by Judy E. Hall, PhD
"I have seen many times what can happen when a doctoral student feels, understandably, enormous pressure to locate an internship site. Shortcuts are taken. Often the doctoral student is least qualified to anticipate some of the pitfalls, and that is why this article is oriented towards those who provide internship training, those who select training sites for internship, and those who evaluate internship training."
The Psychology Internship Development Toolkit
by the Council of Chairs of Training Councils (CCTC)
"The Psychology Internship Development Toolkit is intended to provide resources with which to gain institutional and financial support for creating and expanding internship programs… Our hope is that the Psychology Internship Development Toolkit will help ameliorate the imbalance between the numbers of students seeking internships and the number of available positions and thereby serve the public and profession effectively."
by Tori DeAngelis, gradPSYCH
"Grad school and its aftermath are like a marathon: No sooner have you turned one corner than another long stretch awaits you.
Some parts of the course are more formidable than others, and hence may create more anxiety. These include finishing your dissertation, paying off debt, landing a job, making enough money, getting licensed and finding work-life balance.
The start of the school year is a perfect time to face these common fears, come up with a plan to quell them and in the process, stay firmly on track. Here, experts provide some encouraging statistics, as well as some shortcuts to addressing each concern."