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Psychology Doctoral Students & Postdoctoral Trainees

Join the National Register Associate Program

Psychology doctoral students can create an account and join the Associate Program at any stage of their doctoral education. As a member of the National Register Associate Program, you’ll receive immediate access to benefits including a subscription to our monthly newsletter, access to professional training resources like the 42-video Integrated Healthcare Training Series and monthly clinical and risk management webinars, and a chance to engage your community through our listserv. The National Register also offers a certificate program to enrich Associates’ clinical skills and make members more competitive in the internship application process.

Credentials banking is part of the Associate Program once you complete the primary phases of your education and training. You can also submit practicum hours (not required) at no charge as early as your first year of graduate school.

How Does Credentials Banking Work?

As you complete the primary phases of your education and training, you’ll submit documentation of your internship, doctoral degree, and postdoctoral supervised experience as it happens. Once you are licensed and have met the credentialing requirements for the National Register Health Service Psychologist credential, you’ll receive access to the full range of benefits afforded to our 10,000 credentialed health service psychologists.

What Are My Next Steps?

Online application

Is the application fee a barrier for you? Apply for a credentialing scholarship.

Credential review (submit application and documentation when doctoral degree has been awarded)

Upon approval of your credentialing application

  • Submit your license for verification.
  • You’ll receive an email notification, Registrant packet, and immediate access to full member benefits.

That’s it!

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Start an application and you automatically get access to:


There is an application fee and annual credential renewal fee. Review all National Register fees. If you have questions about these fees, please contact us.

The National Register offers credentialing scholarships that cover the cost of the application fee. Scholarships are awarded every February and September.

Our credentialing managers know exactly how to handle this.

Credentialing Scholarships

Cover the cost of the credential application fee. Determine your eligibility and apply.

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