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Psychology Doctoral Students & Postdoctoral Trainees

Join the National Register Associate Program

Psychology students enrolled in an APA- or CPA-accredited program can join the National Register Associate Program for free at any stage of their graduate education. By joining the National Register Associate Program, you are entering a community of 15,000 psychology doctoral students, trainees, and licensed psychologists across the United States and Canada. The Associate Program provides benefits that support clinical skills and professional development, including eligibility to apply for the Internship Travel Scholarship and the Morgan T. Sammons Doctoral Student Award, access to the Associate Certificate Program to enrich clinical skills, and the ability to connect with peers in the HSP listserv, which features discussion of clinical, ethical, and research topics relating to health service psychology. Explore more benefits of the Associate Program below.

The Associate Program is the first step in your journey to earning the HSP Credential, the National Register’s flagship product.

Who Can Join?

Psychology students who are enrolled in an APA-accredited doctoral program may join the Associate Program at any stage of their doctoral education and training. It’s free to join the National Register Associate Program. Simply create an account and once logged in, proceed to “join now” from your National Register account.

What About the HSP Credential?

After your doctoral degree has been awarded, you can start your application for the National Register Health Service Psychologist credential. The National Register has 10,000 credentialed licensed psychologists and provides credentialed members with additional benefits such as licensure mobility, continuing education, and much more. There is an annual membership fee post licensure if you earn the HSP Credential, but there is no fee to join the Associate Program. You’ll learn more about the application process and credentialing requirements once you’re a member of the Associate Program.

More Information on Credentials Banking and Associate Membership

Associate Membership Benefits


It’s free to join the National Register Associate Program. If you become credentialed as a National Register Health Service Psychologist, there is an annual credential renewal fee. Review all National Register fees. If you have questions about these fees, please contact us.

Why Join the National Register?

It’s the professional home for health service psychologists.

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