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Introduction

Psychologists Board's Fee Schedule (comes into force on 13/02/17)

Payment Options

 

By law, the Psychologists Board must generate sufficient revenue to cover its operating costs. To accomplish this, it is empowered by the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 to prescribe fees (section 130) and to impose a disciplinary levy (section 131). The Board receives no funding from the government. 

The Disciplinary Levy is set annually to ensure that the Board is able to manage all reasonably anticipated discipline-related costs in the following year. This levy is compulsory for all practitioners who hold a practising certificate, and therefore the levy is included in the APC fees shown below (e.g., APC renewal fee $479 + Levy $176 = overall APC renewal fee of $655).

The Board reviews its fees every year, and makes adjustments where necessary to ensure that they are set to achieve cost recovery only. In late 2015 a major review was conducted which included broad consultation on changes to certain fees, the establishment of several new fees, and the discontinuation of some fees. The 2016/2017 Fee Schedule reflected the changes made following that consultation. A further consultation was conducted at the end of 2016 on proposed APC and Disciplinary Levy increases for the 2017/2018 year. The fee schedule below reflects those changes.

All changes to the Board's fees and levy are reviewed by the Regulations Review Committee (a Parliamentary Select Committee) and are notified in advance in the Gazette.

Psychologists Board Fee Schedule (with effect from13/02/17)

The following are the current fees and levy charged by the Psychologists Board under the HPCA Act, Part 6, sections 130 or 131 and are inclusive of GST. Application fees are not refundable, even when an application is declined. The Psychologists Board may provide for the waiver or transfer of any fee or part thereof. All amounts are in NZ dollars.

Application for registration by a practitioner trained in New Zealand = $185.00

Application for registration under the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Act 1997 = $190.00

Application for registration by a practitioner trained overseas in a prescribed country1 = $595.00

Application for registration by a practitioner trained overseas in a non-prescribed country = $850.00

Application for a vocational scope of practice by a practitioner trained in New Zealand or a prescribed country = $412.00

Application for a vocational scope of practice by a practitioner trained in a non-prescribed country = $553.00

Application to be restored to the Register of Psychologists = $90.00

Application to renew a current practising certificate for the subsequent financial year = $655.00 ($479 plus disciplinary levy of $176)

Application for a new practising certificate for a period of 12 months (or less)2 = $729.00 ($553 plus disciplinary levy of $176)

Application by a new graduate for his or her first (12-month) practising certificate = $575.00 ($399 plus disciplinary levy of $176)

Application for a new practising certificate valid for a period of 3 months (or less) by a practitioner who has not been practising at any other time during that financial year3 = $186.50 ($142.50 plus disciplinary levy of $44)

Application for a new practising certificate valid for a period of 1 month (or less) by a practitioner who has not been practising at any other time during that financial year = $84.50 ($69.50 plus disciplinary levy of $15)

Application to return to practice from a practitioner who has not held a practising certificate within the 3 years immediately preceding the date of the application = $230.00

Disciplinary Levy (12-month) - (Payable in conjunction with the fee for an application for a 12-month practising certificate) = $176.00

Disciplinary Levy (3-month) - (Payable in conjunction with the fee for an application for a 3-month practising certificate) = $44

Disciplinary Levy (1-month) - (Payable in conjunction with the fee for an application for a 1-month practising certificate) = $15

Annual Maintenance of registration and communication for non-practising registrants = $48.00

Certificate of registration = $98.50

Replacement of a printed practising certificate = $47.50

The supply of any documents (other than a certificate of registration) required for the purpose of seeking registration overseas = $143.50

Inspection of the Register or other records (search fee) = $220.00

Copy of the Register of Psychologists = $105.00

Application for the Board to review a delegate’s decision = $300.00

Fee for conducting an accreditation review of a degree, course of study, or programme leading to registration as a psychologist in New Zealand4 = $12,170.00

Notes:

1. A current list of prescribed countries is maintained by the Board and published on its website.

2. Practising certificate is an annual practising certificate or an interim practising certificate.

3. The board’s financial year ends 31 March.

4. Fee will be adjusted (at a rate of $100.00 per assessor per hour) if site visit exceeds three days and/or deficiencies are identified that require additional review.

  

Payment Options

Please be sure that the necessary form/s and/or declarations have been submitted prior to or at the same time as making payment of the relevant fee. Applications will only be processed once payment has cleared.

To make a payment to the Psychologists Board you can use any of the following options:

Direct Deposit - please make the deposit to account number 03 0502 0254983 00 and be sure to note your registration number and name in the reference/comments fields.

Credit Card - we accept Visa and MasterCard only.

Cheque or Bank Draft - Payments by Cheque or Bank Draft must be in New Zealand dollars and made out to the "Psychologists Board".

  

Please send payments to:

New Zealand Psychologists Board
P.O. Box 9644
Marion Square
Wellington 6141
New Zealand

 

 

 

 

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