The National Register recognizes the following four credentials to help the public identify psychologists who have met additional criteria in a specialty/proficiency.
Organizations seeking recognition must have standing in their field, have a mission that generally aligns with that of the National Register, and must conform to the following six criteria (please refer to the detailed eligibility parameters on the application form below):
The National Register only recognizes specialty/proficiency credentials and licenses which are active and in good standing with the awarding organization/board. The NR does not recognize retired/inactive credentials or licenses.
In addition, the NR is required by NCQA accreditation standards to verify the status of each specialty/proficiency credential yearly through primary source documentation provided by the awarding organization.
If your organization would like to apply for recognition by the National Register of Health Service Psychologists, download the application here (PDF).
The fee for an organization to apply for recognition by the National Register is $2,000. The fee in non-refundable. Once the application is submitted for review, it may not be modified. If an organization’s application is not approved by the National Register Committee on Recognition of Specialty Board Certification/Proficiency Certificates, the organization must re-apply for recognition. There is no appeal process.