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 2018/2019 practising certificate, please login via the "Update Your Details on the Register" page.


**Important news: Annual Practising Certificate (APC) applications for 2018/2019

APC applications for the 2018/2019 year (1 April 2018 - 31 March 2019) can be completed via the Board’s website. Practitioners who wish to apply for “Register Maintenance” status can also apply online. Please note that a short workforce survey is now part of the application process.

Intern Psychologists’ status was automatically renewed on April 1st, 2018.

Related Resources


The HPCA Act

Returning to Practice Information (under review)

Fee Schedule (current)

NZPB Decision Guidelines for Part 2 of the HPCA Act

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