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Credentialing Requirements

To be eligible for the National Register Health Service Psychologist (HSP) Credential, applicants must have (at a minimum):
  1. A doctoral degree in psychology from an APA/CPA accredited program, or from a program that otherwise meets the National Register Doctoral Degree Guidelines.
  2. Doctoral-level internship that meets Guidelines for Defining an Internship or Organized Health Service Training Program in Psychology
  3. Postdoctoral supervised experience in direct health services that meets Guidelines for Supervised Postdoctoral Experience
  4. An active, unrestricted license/certification/registration by a state, provincial, or territorial Board of Examiners of Psychology to practice psychology at the independent practice level.
    • If there is a record of disciplinary action against any psychology license, the application will be subject to further review by the Committee on Professional Practice and Ethics (COPPE).
It may seem impossible, but we are partners in this.

Our credentialing managers will guide you through this process step by step. It’s worth the time now to save you time and effort later in your career. We’ll determine if you meet our credentialing requirements, walk you through the online application, and help you locate your supervisors.

Questions?

The National Register HSP credential indicates that the psychologist has met special educational and experiential requirements related to health service provision. Although state requirements can appear to be the same, some may have alternate eligibility criteria for licensure that do not meet the National Register’s requirements. This commitment helps us to achieve the “gold standard” expected of us.

Psychology doctoral students and trainees may bank credentials as each stage of education and training is completed.

No, the National Register does not require this waiting period.

If you are a licensed psychologist, you can email Kim directly!

If you are a doctoral student or trainee, you can email Laura directly!

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