Apply for NCSP Certification
To qualify for national certification, a school psychologist must meet NASP's established credentialing standards. Graduates of NASP-approved graduate programs benefit from a streamlined application process. Applicants will complete the appropriate application (NASP-Approved or Non-NASP-Approved) based on the NASP-approved status of their programs at the time of graduation. Individuals who successfully meet NASP's Standards for the Credentialing of School Psychologists may identify themselves as a Nationally Certified School Psychologist or NCSP.
For graduates of NASP-Approved programs, you must ensure you meet all of the NCSP eligibility requirements and all required documentation is submitted via online application. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis and typically take about 4 weeks to process.
For graduates of Non-NASP-Approved programs, NCSP applications are accepted twice a year: May 1 and November 1. This rigorous application involves preparing a case study and demonstrating your competency in 10 domains of practice. The review process takes approximately 3 to 4 months.