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 renew your 2016/2017 APC for the 2017/2018 year or, if you do not hold a current practising certificate, to apply for a new 2017/2018 practising certificate, please login via the "Update Your Details on the Register" page.

Alternatively, you can contact us to have the appropriate form sent to you.

Please note that online renewal applications can only be completed starting February 14th 2017. Please do not attempt to renew your APC before then, as the system is not yet configured properly and your application will be unsuccessful and will need to be resubmitted after the 14th.

Related Resources


The HPCA Act

Returning to Practice Information (under review)

Fee Schedule (2016/2017)

NZPB Decision Guidelines for Part 2 of the HPCA Act

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