ABCCAP – Get Certified!

Now is the time to get certified!

Let us help you start the process of specialty board certification in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology.  Oral examinations are regularly scheduled at APA, the National Conference in Clinical Child Psychology, at ABCT, and at other child and pediatric psychology oriented conferences and conventions.

The basic requirements for obtaining certification are:

A doctoral degree from a program in professional psychology which at the time the degree was granted was accredited by the APA, CPA, or was listed in the publication Doctoral Psychology Programs Meeting Designation Criteria. Applicants credentialed in the most recent directory of the National Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology, the Canadian Register of Health Service Providers in Psychology, or who hold the Certificate of Professional Qualification in Psychology (CPQ) from the ASPPB qualify as meeting the doctoral degree requirements.

Licensure or Certification: All ABPP candidates in the U.S., its territories, or in Canada must be licensed as a psychologist for independent practice at the doctoral level in a jurisdiction in the U.S., its territories, or in Canada.

Specialty Requirements

The Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology specialty requires completion of an organized doctoral education and training program in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, which includes an internship. The specialty also requires postdoctoral supervised practice and experience in the specialty. The specialty’s specific program requirements are met if:

  • The doctoral degree program was accredited in clinical, counseling or school psychology by the APA or CPA, and provides substantial training in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology.
  • The doctoral degree program qualifies as equivalent to an APA or CPA accredited program in clinical, counseling or school psychology as determined by the ABCCAP, and provides substantial training in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. This option is particularly applicable to degrees awarded throughout the U.S. or Canada.
  • The doctoral degree is from a nonprofessional program in psychology, with an additional certification that the applicant has completed at least a two year doctoral level re-education program (including an internship) designed to meet APA or CPA accreditation requirements, with substantial training in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology.

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