In order to lawfully practise psychology as a psychologist in New Zealand, a practitioner must 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 Update Your Details on the Register
To renew or apply for a practising certificate online, use the login on the "Update Your Details on the Register" page.
If you would prefer to use a hard copy application form, use the following links;
If you hold a current APC and wish to renew it for the following year download a renewal form here.
If you do not hold a current APC and wish to apply for a new one download an application form here.
Alternatively, you can contact us to have the appropriate form mailed or emailed to you.