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Association of State & Provincial Psychology Boards/National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology
The purpose of the ASPPB/National Register Designation project is to provide a mechanism for programs to demonstrate to credentialing bodies, students and the public that they meet widely accepted national standards. This public service protects the public, assists licensing and credentialing bodies in identifying programs that meet national criteria and helps prospective students in choosing doctoral programs. Click here for more information about the ASPPB/National Register Designation Project.
The ASPPB/National Register Designation Project began in 1981. Programs meet the criteria for designation either through APA accreditation or through submission and review of documentation demonstrating that the program meets the criteria listed here.
Click here for a current listing of designated programs.
What The Designation Means For Our Students:
This program meets the Association of State & Provincial Psychology Boards/National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology "Guidelines for Defining 'Doctoral Degree in Psychology.'" Therefore, graduates of this designated program who decide to apply for licensing as a psychologist typically will meet the educational requirements for licensing in the United States and Canada. However, in each jurisdiction there are additional requirements that must be satisfied. For exact information, please contact the state or provincial licensing board in the jurisdiction in which you plan to apply.
Once licensed, graduates are eligible to apply for credentialing as a Health Service Provider in Psychology. Graduation from a designated program means that the program you completed typically meets the educational requirements for credentialing by the National Register. However, there are additional requirements that must be satisfied prior to being credentialed by the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology. For further information, consult the National Register's web site: www.nationalregister.org.
An individual is considered a graduate of a designated program if the program was designated at the time the degree was completed. In addition to an approved educational program, many other things are also involved in obtaining licensure for independent psychologist practice in different states (for example, a national exam, an oral examination in many states, and a year of post-doc experience in most states). If you would like more information about the implications of this designation for our graduates who plan to seek state licensure for independent practice as a psychologist and internship options, contact the program coordinator, Dr. Paul Jones.