It is the position of the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards that:
- graduation from an APA/CPA accredited program should be a minimum requirement for doctoral level licensure for health service providers.
- in the event that a regulatory body holds the accreditation status of an applicant’s training as a requirement for licensure or, in the event that the body permits a faster track credential review for applicants with accredited training, the definition of accredited training will include training accredited by the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA). In the event that legislation in a particular jurisdiction does not permit the equivalent treatment of CPA and U.S.-based accreditation, then it is the position of the ASPPB that no jurisdiction should preclude an applicant from applying for licensure solely because the program from which he or she graduated was accredited by the CPA and not a U.S.-based accreditor.
For information regarding CPA accredited programs, click here.