Applicants must obtain 75 CPD credits during each 3-year renewal period in order to renew their NCSPs.
Applicants must obtain 10 of the 75 CPD credits required for renewal from NASP- or APA-approved providers during each 3-year renewal period.
The NASP-Approved Provider System was created to assist school psychologists in obtaining quality professional development. NASP-approved providers must demonstrate that their offerings align with NASP practice guidelines; are provided by qualified professionals; and are intended to enhance professional competencies, skills, or knowledge. A list of approved providers, including a number of state associations, is available. NASP also accepts CPD credits from providers approved by the American Psychological Association (APA).
NASP’s annual convention and summer conferences provide valuable opportunities to earn approved provider CPD credits. In addition, you can utilize NASP’s online CPD offerings to earn credits.
Applicants must accrue 3 hours of CPD regarding ethical practice and/or the legal regulation of school psychology.
Legal regulation of school psychology refers to IDEA, NCLB, Section 504, and similar issues. This requirement may be met with any appropriate CPD activity category. The book, Professional Ethics for School Psychologists: A Problem-Solving Model Casebook, and the chapters on ethics in Volume 6 of Best Practices V can be used for self-study to meet this requirement.
To be eligible to renew through the Special Renewal Offer, individuals must mail all proper CPD documentation with their application.
Questions? Contact the NASP Certification department.