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The New Zealand Psychologists Board is the regulatory authority appointed under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 in respect of the profession of psychology. The principal purpose of the Act is to protect the health and safety of members of the public by providing for mechanisms to ensure that health practitioners are competent and fit to practise their profession. 

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Read more about the HPCA Act, the Board, and the Board’s functions. Find out what psychologists do and how you can have your concerns about a psychologist’s competence, fitness, or conduct addressed...

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Read more about a psychologist's responsibilities under the HPCA Act, renewing a practising certificate, making a non-practising declaration, and the CCP. Login to update your details on the Register...

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Read more about training to be a psychologist. Find out which training programmes have been accredited by the Board, and access information about the psychology workforce...


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What's New

18/10/19 - Current & Upcoming Board vacancies

The Ministry is advertising for a current psychologist Board member role and two psychologist Board member roles to be appointed in mid-2020.

If you are interested in applying please refer to the following link for further information and application details.

12/09/19 - Best Practice Guideline - Working with sex, sexuality and gender diverse clients

As announced at the NZ Psychological Society conference in Rotorua, 30th  August, the “Guideline document for working with sex, sexuality and gender diverse clients” is now finalised and published. The Board thanks the volunteer reference group for their help in developing the guidelines.

04/09/19 - Intern Applications

Its that time of the year again! If you have been accepted into an Internship programme for 2020, please forward your Registration Application to the Board as soon as possible. 

You will not be able to begin your placement until you are registered.

As Police Vetting can take 4 to 6 weeks please submit your complete Application and correct ID in relation to the Police Vetting check promptly.

You can find a link to the Registration Application form (including the consent to Police Vetting) here

12/07/19 - Overseas trained registrants

As of 15 July 2019, the Board has updated the requirements for overseas trained registrants. There are changes to which applicants are required to submit IELTS (Academic) test results. For further information please refer to the updated overseas trained registration application form and/or contact the Board on

18/03/19 - Aroha to Christchurch

The Psychologists Board members and staff wish to pass on its condolences and support to the Muslim community and the people of Christchurch after the attacks on two of the city’s mosques on Friday 15th March.  We would also like to express our appreciation, support and aroha to all psychologists and other health professionals working to support individuals, whānau and communities in the wake of the attacks.
Kia kaha.

21/12/18 - Grandparenting applications for the Neuropsychologist scope of practice- date extended to 31 March 2021

The Board has extended the final date for applications for the Neuropsychologist scope of practice to 31 March 2021. Application forms can be downloaded here. More information about the application process can be viewed here.

12/07/18 - Summary of most recent PPAF and PWF Meetings

A summary of the most recent (quarterly) meetings of PPAF and PWF can be downloaded... more

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Board meeting schedule for 2019

The Psychologists Board meets six times a year in Wellington, and also conducts some business by email and teleconference to keep costs down and to progress more urgent matters. For a schedule of the Board's meetings in 2019, click here.

Psychology Profession Advisory Forum (PPAF) schedule for 2019

The Board uses various means to consult with its stakeholders, with one of the most important being its meetings with representatives from the NZ College of Clinical Psychologists, the NZ Psychological Society, and University training programme Heads of Department. For the 2019 PPAF meeting schedule, click here.

Current Consultations

Consultation on the guideline document for working with sex, sexuality and gender diverse clients

The Board invites feedback on the guideline document for working with sex, sexuality and gender diverse clients. The guideline will remain open for feedback until Monday 5th August 2019. Please email any comments, suggestions for additions or amendments and any other feedback to Anne Goodhead.

Posted 14/05/19

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