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I always come away from the NASP conventions with energy and renewed excitement about being a school psychologist.
Alice Wellborn, MA, NCSP
Transylvania County Schools

I am always impressed with the level of expertise and depth of offerings at the NASP convention.
Nadine Woodle, NCSP
Naperville School District 203

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

When and where is the NASP 2013 Annual Convention being held?

The NASP 2013 Annual Convention will be held February 12—15, at the Washington State Convention Center and Sheraton Seattle Hotel. Registration and housing opened on October 1, 2012. The convention dates and locations for future meetings also are available.

What is included in my convention registration fee?

Your convention registration fee includes admission to the keynote address, all special and featured sessions, more than 1,000 reviewed presentations (mini-skills, papers, PIE sessions, posters, and symposia), the Exhibit Hall, and the Seattle welcome party. Listings of the educational sessions will be available by mid-January, 2013. Additional fees are required for optional NASP Convention Workshops, Documented Sessions, certain special events, and session recording packages.

Payment may be made by Visa/MasterCard, check, or money order only. Checks and money orders must be made payable to NASP, in U.S. dollars. Please note that NASP is unable to accept purchase orders. Please submit a separate registration form and payment for each individual attending the convention; checks covering more than one person's registration will not be accepted.

How can I be a presenter at the 2013 convention?

The deadline to submit a proposal has passed. NASP's next annual convention will be held 18—21, 2014, in Washington, DC. The Call for Presentations information for the 2014 convention will be available on site in Seattle and on the NASP website, thereafter.

Do I earn professional development credits for attending the convention?

Convention participants can earn continuing professional development (CPD) credit for attending the keynote address, featured sessions, special sessions, and more than 1,000 reviewed sessions (mini-skills, papers, participant information exchange sessions, posters, and symposia) that occur during the convention, all of which are included as part of the registration fee. CPD credit claimed for these activities do not qualify for NASP-, APA, or NBCC-approved CPD; however, NCSP's may claim these activities toward the part of 75 hours of CPD required for renewal.

Documented NASP-, APA-, NBCC-, and Washington State Approved Clock Hours are only offered to those who attend the following types of educational sessions. They are identified throughout the Preliminary Program and Final Program (provided on site) and on the NASP website by this symbol Sessions and Workshops Qualifying for NASP and APA-Approved Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Documentation.

  • All NASP Convention Workshops (categorized with a WS session code). These workshops offer between 3 and 12 approved hours, depending on the workshop, and require registration (with a fee) in addition to the general convention registration.
  • Documented Sessions (categorized with a DS session code). These Documented Sessions are 80 minutes each and require a $5 registration processing fee (each) to receive a reserved spot and entry ticket.

NCSP Renewal

Both the NASP convention workshops (WS) and Documented Sessions (DS) qualify for the requirement of 10 hours from NASP- or APA-approved providers of CPD as part of the NCSP renewal. For more information on this requirement or NASP-approved professional development, visit our Certification and Professional Development sections.

Can I assist with the annual convention?

NASP is looking for individuals to serve as Convention Assistants and NASP Convention Workshop Monitors to assist with various convention activities. All assistants and monitors must be current NASP members and must register for the convention before signing up as Convention Assistants or Workshop Monitors.

The time you provide as a Convention Assistant may count toward continuing professional development (CPD) hours, depending on your personal evaluation of the educational value of the experience. In appreciation of a minimum of 4–6 hours of service as Convention Assistants, a refund of $75 will be given to student Convention Assistants only. Convention Assistant spots fill quickly on a first-come, first-served, space-available basis.

Workshop Monitors may participate in the workshop (and receive CPD credit) without paying the workshop fee. Individuals serving as Workshop Monitors do not need to register for the workshop they monitor, once they have signed up for that monitor assignment. Please note that, unlike Convention Assistants, Workshop Monitors do not receive a $75 partial registration fee refund.

Convention registration will open on October 1, 2012. Additional information will be available at that time. The electronic sign-up system for convention assistant and NASP Convention Workshop monitor slots will open on November 1, 2012

Where can I find exhibitor and sponsorship information?

Reach nearly 6,000 school psychologists and related professionals by exhibiting at the NASP 2013 Annual Convention. The exhibit dates are Wednesday, February 13 — Friday, February 15, 2013. Additional Exhibit and Sponsorship Information is available in the Convention section of the NASP website.

How can I convince my supervisor and organization that I should attend the Annual Convention?

Review the list of ten tips on convincing your supervisor that you should attend the convention.

When and where will the summer conferences be held this year?

The NASP 2013 Summer Conferences will be held on July 8–10, 2013 in Cincinnati, OH at the Hyatt Regency Cincinnati and July 22–24, 2013 in Albany, NY at the Hotel Albany.