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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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Holiday Operating Hours

The Board’s office will be closed from 5pm on Friday 21st December 2018 and reopens at 8.30am on Monday 7th January 2019.

We wish you all a safe & happy holiday season.


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


Please note that due to unexpected circumstances the Board will be operating on a skeleton staff throughout October. This will mean that processing times for complaints, applications for registration and other enquiries over the next 8 weeks will be significantly increased. We apologise for any unavoidable delays and inconvenience.  Thank you for your patience and understanding.  

09/07/18 - Family Court Practice Note updated

The Family Court have issued a slightly revised version of their "Family Court Practice Note - Specialist Report Writers". It can be downloaded here. The changes intend to address concerns raised about the lack of communication between Lawyers for Children and Specialist Report Writers.

01/02/18 - **UPDATED** Establishing a scope of practice for Health Psychology

As previously reported, the Board have determined to establish a scope of practice for Health Psychology. Two rounds of consultation were completed to determine details of the scope (title, qualifcations, core competences, grand-parenting pathway), and the Board will be considering the feedback received in the second round at its meeting in May. An update will be provided here soon thereafter.

14/02/18 - Applications for the Neuropsychologist scope of practice

The Board is now accepting applications for the Neuropsychologist scope of practice. 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 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.

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, 1st April 2019. Please email any comments, suggestions for additions or amendments and any other feedback to Anne Goodhead.

Posted 13/12/18

    Appeals Information

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    Suspended Practitioners

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


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