NASP conducts accreditation reviews of school psychology programs that are not in CAEP units and that submit materials for review by NASP on a voluntary basis. While these programs follow the same NASP graduate education standards, the policies, as well as the submission and review process, vary from programs in CAEP/NCATE units. These are outlined in the NASP Policies and Procedures for the Review and Accreditation of Graduate Programs in School Psychology.
Program Accreditation and Review Process
Programs not holding NASP accreditation must apply to the NASP Program Accreditation Board (PAB) for "Candidacy Status" prior to submitting a for a full program review. All programs must meet criteria during the full review to receive approval for a site visit. Programs outcomes include either Full Accreditation (up to 7 years), Conditional Accreditation (up to 2 years), or Not Accredited. For more details, programs should review the NASP Policies and Procedures for the Review and Accreditation of Graduate Programs in School Psychology.
Program Accreditation Board and Templates
The NASP Program Accreditation Board implementats the NASP Graduate Preparation Standards through the accreditation process. Programs submitting for review by the March, 2022 deadline should follow the 2010 standards, whereas those submitting for the September, 2022 deadline and after should follow the 2020 standards.
Utilize these tools and tips when preparing submissions for program accreditation
NASP Accredited Programs
Review a list of all graduate programs in school psychology either seeking NASP-accreditation or holding current NASP-Accredition.
Policies and Procedures for the Review and Accreditation of Graduate Programs in School Psychology (PDF)
Review comprehensive policies and procedures for NASP program accreditation
Fees and Deadlines
Review accreditation fees and submission deadlines.
Abbreviated Review for APA-Accredited Programs
Review process for doctoral programs holding current APA accreditation
Guidance for Respecialization and Professional Retraining
Review new guidance for respecialization and professional retraining, aligning with the NASP 2020 Professional Standards (PDF).
CHEA Accreditation Toolkit
The Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) Accreditation Toolkit is designed to provide important information on U.S. higher education accreditation and recognition