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Joint Designation
ASPPB/National Register Joint Designation

The ASPPB/National Register Designation Project will cease operations by 2019, with the final new program review taking place and the Joint Designation Committee meeting in April 2014. Click here for the full announcement.

Programs that are designated have been reviewed by the ASPPB/National Register Designation Committee and have been found to meet the Designation Criteria which were developed at the 1977 National Conference on Education and Credentialing in Psychology. Therefore, graduates of designated programs typically will meet the educational requirements for licensing.

Designation as a Resource to ASPPB Member Boards

It is important that students, faculty, licensing boards and the courts understand that this process does not purport to substitute for the judgment of licensing authorities as to the ability of any program to qualify a candidate for licensure/certification purposes or ensure that the program meets the jurisdiction's mandated curriculum requirements.

Requirements differ in the 64 ASPPB member jurisdictions. Program designation is not intended to substitute for the individual review of applicants for licensure.

Identifying Designated Programs

The online list of designated programs, which is updated regularly, facilitates the review of doctoral programs completed by applicants for licensure.

It should be noted that programs may be deleted from designation when requested documentation is not provided or when the documentation provided does not support that the current program meets the Guidelines. However, because programs may reapply for designation after being deleted, it is sometimes helpful to check several editions of the publication to see if a program not listed in one edition had been designated previously or became designated later.

For more information, please contact ASPPB.

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