Application for a Practising Certificate

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To lawfully practise as a psychologist in New Zealand, a practitioner must first be registered with the New Zealand Psychologists Board and must hold a current practising certificate.

Further, all psychologists on the Register must hold a current practising certificate at any and all times they are practising within the scope of psychology, even if they are practising under some other title. [Refer sections 7 & 8 of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003].

Note: If you have not practised psychology in the past three years (or more), please also read the information regarding Returning to Practice.

 

Application for a Practising Certificate (Online)

To apply for a practising certificate, please login via the "Practitioner Login" page.

Practitioners who wish to apply for “Register Maintenance” status can also apply online.

Intern Psychologists’ also need to renew their intern practising certificate online.

Please note that a short workforce survey is now part of the application process.

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