The National Register of Health Service Psychologists is the largest credentialing organization for psychologists. Founded in 1974, the National Register identifies qualified Health Service Psychologists (HSPs) and provides a variety of benefits. The National Register currently credentials 10,000 Health Service Psychologists and has banked credentials on behalf of more than 2,000 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. Once documentation of education, internship and postdoctoral experience is reviewed and approved, the credentials portfolio is banked with the National Register and available to HSPs throughout their careers.
The National Register verifies these banked credentials to expedite licensure mobility, streamline certification with healthcare organizations and hospitals, and verify qualifications to potential employers. Once credentialed, HSPs are also featured on the consumer website FindaPsychologist.org and have access to the National Register's free continuing education program. Click here for a full overview of benefits.
Apply for a Credentialing Scholarship: Doctoral Students, Postdoctoral Trainees and Early Career Psychologists
The National Register makes available credentialing scholarships for doctoral students, postdoctoral trainees, and early career psychologists. These scholarships, supported by donations to the National Register, help new psychologists bank their credentials by covering the cost of the application fee. Click to apply for the Early Career Psychologist Credentialing Scholarship or the Doctoral Student/Postdoctoral Trainee Credentialing Scholarship.
Want to know more about these benefits?
- Visit NationalRegister.org for benefits, application information, resources, job board, blogs, and publication opportunities.
- Go to FindaPsychologist.org to see how we promote psychologists to consumers.
- Access CE.NationalRegister.org to check out our continuing education program.
How to Get Started
- If you are currently licensed as a psychologist, click here to request an application.
- If you are a doctoral student or postdoctoral trainee, click here to request an application.
Not sure you qualify? Visit our Credentialing Requirements or call our staff at 202-783-7663. We are here to help!