Program Approval

NASP is one of the specialized professional associations (SPAs) of the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP), and conducts program reviews as a part of the CAEP educator preparation provider accreditation process. CAEP accredits such "providers" (e.g., Schools of Education), not programs, yet provides "national recognition" status (full or with conditions) to NASP-approved programs in CAEP-accredited institutions. 

The process for program review and approval for programs in CAEP-accredited units follows a different process than those in non-CAEP-accredited units. Programs in non-CAEP units should refer to the program accreditation page.

Program Approval Review Process

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.

Submission Tools

Utilize these tools and tips when preparing submissions for program accreditation

NASP Approved & Accredited Programs

Review a list of all current NASP-Approved and NASP-Accredited graduate preparation programs in school psychology.

Related Resources

NASP Graduate Preparation Standards (PDF)
View NASP's Standards for the Graduate Preparation of School Psychologists

NASP Programs Accreditation Board Members
View members of the NASP Program Accreditation Board

Abbreviated Review for APA-Accredited Programs
Review process for doctoral programs holding current APA accreditation