is the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards?
Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB) is the alliance
of state, provincial, and territorial agencies responsible for the licensure
and certification of psychologists throughout the United States and
Canada. ASPPB was formed in 1961 to
serve psychology boards in the two countries.
Currently, the psychology boards of all fifty states of the United
States, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico,
Guam and all ten provinces of Canada are members of ASPPB. Much of the impetus for its founding was
related to mobility for practitioners. By consensus, the first step was to
create and maintain a standardized written Examination for Professional
Practice in Psychology (EPPP). ASPPB has done so since 1965.
in addition to creating and maintaining the EPPP, ASPPB works to coordinate cooperative
efforts of member boards and to facilitate communication between boards. It maintains a Disciplinary Data Bank and hosts a variety of committees. ASPPB also holds Annual and Midyear meetings that
feature speakers, offer educational and interactive sessions and provides opportunities
for Continuing Education. ASPPB Honors
and Awards are presented at the Annual Meeting.
ASPPB advocates for the advancement of mobility by encouraging board acceptance
of the Certificate of Professional Qualification in Psychology (CPQ) and the
ASPPB Agreement of Reciprocity (AOR). It maintains a Credentials Bank (CB) and provides a Score Transfer Service of
committed to serving as a voice for those responsible for the regulation of the
practice of psychology. In doing so, ASPPB
has drafted a Model Act, Model Regulations, a Code of Conduct and guidelines
for the use and/or adoption by state and provincial psychology boards.
To enhance services and support its
member jurisdictions in fulfilling their goal of advancing public protection
- Offering exemplary examination
and credentialing programs
- Providing state of the art
programs and services to all our stakeholders
- Serving as the source for the
most current and accurate information about the regulation of
- Contributing to the critical
consumer protection perspective in the on-going development of the
ASPPB is committed to quality, respect,
responsiveness, accountability and transparency.
is the foremost authority in regulation and credentialing of psychologists.