Distinction and Benefits

What is an HSP?

A Health Service Psychologist is a licensed/certified psychologist at the independent practice level in his/her state, province, territory, or country, who is trained and experienced in the delivery of preventive and consultative services, assessment, and treatment.

Our Core Mission

The National Register of Health Service Psychologists identifies psychologists who have met the highest education and training requirements. The HSP credential positions them for success in healthcare delivery systems and independent practice.

We Do So Much More

The HSP credential opens doors through a wide variety of benefits. Licensing boards, healthcare organizations, hospitals, consumers, employers, and other professionals respect the value of the National Register’s credential, which helps our psychologists:

  • Find a new job.
  • Attract more patients.
  • Accelerate professional development.
  • Get licensed in other jurisdictions.
  • Earn CE credits for licensure renewal.
  • Connect with peers in the field.
  • Get involved in networking and advocacy.


About the National Register

The National Register of Health Service Psychologists was established in 1974 and is the largest credentialing organization for psychologists and psychology doctoral students. We are an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to improving healthcare by identifying psychologists who meet specific education and training standards, and by verifying these professionals to consumers, healthcare organizations, and regulatory bodies. The National Register currently credentials 10,000 Health Service Psychologists and has banked credentials on behalf of more than 3,500 psychology doctoral students and postdoctoral trainees.

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