Program Accreditation

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 outlines 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

The NASP Program Accreditation Board implementats the NASP Graduate Preparation Standards through the accreditation process. 

Submission Tools

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.

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Policies and Procedures for the Review and Accreditation of Graduate Programs in School Psychology
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CHEA Accreditation Toolkit
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