Deadline Extension and Other Modifications for NCSP Applicants From Non-NASP-Approved/Accredited Programs

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent school and university closures, NASP and the National School Psychology Certification Board have identified the following modifications to support those who completed nonapproved/accredited programs and wish to apply for the NCSP.

  • The deadline of May 1, 2020, will be extended to July 1, 2020.
  • Given that most Praxis testing sites are closed, individuals may submit an application without having evidence of successfully completing the Praxis. However, any review will be considered provisional until formal evidence of passing the Praxis is provided at a later date.
  • Given the challenges many face in accessing formal documentation (e.g., registrar offices being closed), applicants can submit an application for review with informal documentation of program completion (e.g., unofficial transcripts, email correspondence with field supervisors regarding practicum/internship hours, etc.). Note that it is still the applicant's responsibility to demonstrate having met NASP standards. Similar to the Praxis, any review will be considered provisional until formal documentation of program completion and field experience verification is provided at a later date.
  • The anticipated timeline for completing the review of submitted items will be August, 2020; however, this could change depending on the continued impact of COVID-19. Regardless, receipt of all official documents will be the determination of when any applications are considered completed. This can occur on a rolling basis as materials are submitted.  

We will continue to re-evaluate as the situation continues to evolve. For those still unable to meet the deadline, please note that we plan to maintain the Fall deadline of November 1, 2020. Applicants can start an application at any time and complete the application in stages over a period of time.

If you have any questions, please contact NCSPboard@naspweb.org