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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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For The Public

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...

For Practitioners

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...

Psychology Training

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...


Looking To RegiSter?

Read more about how to register. Access application forms and checklists and find out how you can save time and money by completing an online self-assessment. Find employment agencies...

What's New

30/11/17 - **UPDATED** Consultation re the scope of practice for Health Psychology (Round 2)

The Board recently sought comment from stakeholders on a proposal to establish a scope of practice for Health Psychology. The proposal received strong support and the Board have determined to establish the scope. A second round of consultation to determine details of the scope (title, qualifcations, core competences, grand-parenting pathway) is now underway. Please refer to the "Consultation" tab above for more information.

08/01/18 - **Important news: Annual Practising Certificate (APC) applications for 2018/2019

APC applications for the 2018/2019 year (1 April 2018 - 31 March 2019) will open via the Board’s website on or about February 15th, 2018... more

18/01/18 - Update re the Health Practitioners (Replacement of Statutory References to Medical Practitioners) Bill

The Ministry of Health have recently updated important information on their website related to changes in health practitioner status. ...more

25/08/17 - New Best Practice Guideline/Resource document published: "Coping with a Client Suicide"

The Board have just published the latest addition to our suite of Best Practice Guidelines: "Coping with a Client Suicide ...more

04/04/16 - "Consulting a Psychologist" posters (and brochures) now available in five languages

The Board have developed a poster to inform potential clients about their basic rights, the services psychologists offer, what can be expected of a psychologist... more

08/01/18 - Summary of most recent PPAF and PWG Meetings

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

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Board meeting schedule for 2018

The Psychologists Board normally meets four 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 2018, click here.

Psychology Profession Advisory Forum (PPAF) schedule for 2018

The Board uses various means to consult with its stakeholders, with one of the most important being its quarterly meetings with representatives from the NZ College of Clinical Psychologists, the NZ Psychological Society, and University training programme Heads of Department. For the 2018 PPAF meeting schedule, click here.

Board forums in 2018

One of the Board's key responsibilities is linking with stakeholders. Board representatives routinely present at the NZCCP and NZPsS conferences each year, and also meet with Interns and psychologists in the regions (on invitation). For a schedule of upcoming forums, click here.

Current Consultations

Proposed new scope of practice for Health Psychology

The Board recently sought comment from stakeholders on a proposal to establish a scope of practice for Health Psychology. The proposal received very strong support, and the Board have decided to establish the scope. A second round of consultation to confirm details of the scope (title, core competencies, qualifications, grand-parenting pathway) is now underway. The consultation paper can be downloaded here, and the consultation survey is available online here. Please note that the deadline for submissions is January 31st, 2018.


Upcoming Consultations

A series of consultations regarding proposed changes to the Board's registration standards and procedures will be conducted over the coming year. Please check here often for updates and news of other consultations. The Board greatly appreciates your time and effort, and carefully considers all feedback received.


Appeals Information

Read more about your rights if you have been adversely affected by a decision made by the Board.

Suspended Practitioners

View a list of practitioners whose practising certificate or registration is currently suspended or cancelled.


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