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 2017/2018 practising certificate, please login via the "Update Your Details on the Register" page.

If you need only a one-month or a three-month APC, you can contact us to have the appropriate form sent to you.

Related Resources


The HPCA Act

Returning to Practice Information (under review)

Fee Schedule (2016/2017)

NZPB Decision Guidelines for Part 2 of the HPCA Act

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