Nationally Certified School Psychologist Application for Graduates of NASP-Approved Programs

The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) created the National School Psychology Certification System (NSPCS) for the purpose of credentialing school psychologists who meet a nationally recognized standard. The NSPCS is open to members of NASP as well as to nonmembers. The administration of the NSPCS is vested under the authority of the National School Psychology Certification Board (NSPCB).

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent university closures, some applicants may experience delays in getting official transcripts sent directly to NASP, as required. As a result, processing time of some applications may take longer than usual. Thank you for your patience.

In order to apply for the NCSP, graduates of NASP-Approved programs must ensure that they meet all of the NCSP eligiblity requirements and that all of the following information is submitted directly to the NASP office:

  • Completed Application (online)
  • Payment of certification application fee (online)
  • School Psychologist Praxis Examination score report
    Must be sent to NASP directly from ETS
  • Official transcript of all graduate study
    If issued to student must remain in sealed envelope. Transcripts may be sent either through U.S. mail or electronically directly from the institution to cert@naspweb.org.

NOTE: All documents above must be provided in addition to entering the information in the online application.

Join or Renew your NASP Membership to save on your NCSP application fee and gain access to many other NASP benefits.

The nonrefundable application fee is payable to NASP. If a nonmember of NASP becomes a NASP member when submitting the application, then the NASP member fee will apply.

  • Student/Early Career 1st Year/Leave of Absence Member: $60
  • Early Career 2nd Year Member: $85
  • NASP Member: $110
  • Nonmember: $210

* All fees are non-refundable.

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* Applications from graduates of NASP-approved programs are accepted on a rolling basis and typically take about 4 weeks to process. Processing of applications may take up to 8 weeks during the summer due to the volume of applications. You may check the status of your application at any time in My Account.

* In light of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent university closures, some applicants may experience additional delays in getting official transcripts sent directly to NASP, as required. As a result, processing time of some applications may take even longer than usual. Thank you for your patience.

Note. As of January 1, 2016, individuals applying for the NCSP credential as a graduate of a NASP-approved program must submit their applications within 10 years of completing the program. After 10 years, those individuals must apply as a graduate of a non-NASP-approved program.