NR Recognized Credentials

Criteria for Recognition
  1. Organizations seeking recognition must have standing in the field of psychology, have a mission that generally aligns with that of the National Register, and conforms with the following general criteria: The specialty or proficiency credentialed by the organization is officially recognized by the Commission for Recognition of Specialties and Proficiencies in Professional Psychology of the American Psychological Association, the American Board of Professional Psychology, the National Association of School Psychologists, CRHSPP, or another recognized entity representing a specialty area of practice in health care. Click here for more information on APA Recognized Specialties and Proficiencies.
  2. The credentialing organization agrees to cooperate fully with the National Register in providing information on its functions, standards, and procedures, as well as any substantive changes in these or in the status of individual certificate holders.
  3. The credentialing organization has published bylaws, standards and procedures.
  4. The credential awarded is based on a review and verification of the individual’s education, training, licensure and ethical conduct status and an assessment of competence.
  5. The credentialing organization maintains a database from which the current status of a certificate holder can be easily verified by the public.
  6. The organization agrees to provide evidence of the application of process improvement procedures to credential review and competency assessment.

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.


If your organization would like to apply for recognition by the National Register of Health Service Psychologists, download the application here (PDF).

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