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.