Psychologists who cease practising in New Zealand for an extended period can pay a Register Maintenance fee to remain on the Register (and continue to receive Board publications and communications), or they can ask (in writing or online) to have their entry (temporarily) cancelled. Register Maintenance application form. If remaining on the Register, they should provide the Board with a current contact address (see notification section below). Psychologists who are overseas will not receive an Annual Practising Certificate Renewal Notice. Psychologists who return to practise in New Zealand will need to request that their entry in the Register be restored (if applicable), and will need to apply for a Practising Certificate.
You can login here to update your details and/or to make a non-practising declaration.
Psychologists seeking employment overseas, or who are seeking to register with an overseas authority, are often asked to obtain a Certificate of Good Standing from the New Zealand Psychologists Board. This Certificate records registration details, whether a Practicing Certificate is held, and notes that the practitioner has no outstanding complaints or competence matters. It will be signed and dated by the Registrar or Deputy Registrar. This document helps authorities and prospective employers to determine whether or not you are a fit and proper person to be registered.
The cost of this document, and any other document required for the purpose of seeking registration overseas from the Board, can be viewed here. Payment and a letter (including registration number) requesting a Certificate of Good Standing should be sent to the Deputy Registrar. The Certificate and a receipt will be mailed to you within 5 business days.