Welcome to Te Poari Kaimātai Hinengaro o Aotearoa | New Zealand Psychologists Board

We are the regulatory authority appointed under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 in respect of the profession of psychology.


  • Work to protect the public in relation to psychologists.
  • Ensure that only those who are registered with the board use the title “psychologist”.
  • Maintain a publicly accessible register of psychologists in Aotearoa New Zealand.
  • Set standards for registration and practice for psychologists.
  • Hear concerns or complaints about psychologists’ services.


We welcome your feedback on these consultations and public feedback documents so we can maintain the high standards for which New Zealand’s psychology profession is respected. Your responses are valuable in helping to shape our future, our processes and the way we practice.

Click here to view the consultations page.


NZPB Scopes of Practice, accredited courses, and registration guidelines both for practitioners trained in New Zealand and overseas.


A regularly updated resource of certification guidelines, reviews, competence matters and more for certified practitioners of psychology.


Members of the public must be able to trust that a practitioner using a protected title has been determined to be competent and fit to practise.


Members of the public must be able to trust that a practitioner using a protected title has been determined to be competent and fit to practise.

Psychology Scope Advisory Group (PSAG)

Collaborative Reference Group (CRG)

News & Updates

CCP Update

The CCP process is now embedded in the profession’s annual cycle of continuing competency and re-certification.  The Board is committed to regular reviews of the process to ensure it is fit for purpose, helpful for the profession and does not place too onorous a...

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Raka Maui – Expressions of Interest

Raka Maui - Expressions of Interest   We are seeking volunteers to participate in a trial for a cultural competency programme for all newly registered overseas trained psychologists - Raka Maui.  If you are an overseas trained psychologist who is registered and...

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Ministry of Justice – Expression of Interest

Ministry of Justice - Expressions of Interest   The Ministry of Justice | Tāhū o te Ture are seeking expressions of interests from psychologist report writers to provide court ordered forensic reports. Please click HERE for their expression of interest letter.

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Artificial Intelligence Guidelines Consultation

Artificial Intelligence Guidelines Consultation   This consultation is regarding the newly developed draft Guidelines for the profession on the use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Psychology. AI is a rapidly developing function for society, including for...

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Updated Informed Consent Guidelines

Updated Informed Consent Guidelines   The process of informed consent is a critical step in the first contact with the people with whom we work.  It is also frequently an area where psychologists encounter situations that can be legally and ethically difficult to...

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