Nationally Certified School Psychologist Application for Graduates of Non-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).

Application Deadlines

To be considered, applications must be completed and received by NASP by:

  • Summer Review: May 1
  • Winter Review: November 1

Once a decision has been made regarding your application, you will receive a written letter from the NASP office that includes the feedback from reviewers. The review process takes approximately 3 to 4 months.


Member TypeFee
Student Members$175
Early Career Members$225
Other NASP Members$275
* All fees are non-refundable.


Applicants are allowed two submissions per each fee payment. If deficiencies still exist after the second review, the candidate will have to reapply by resubmitting the nonrefundable fee along with submission of those portions of the portfolio deemed deficient.

Please Login or create an account to access the Application.

Related Resources (Videos)

Important Documents

NASP Case Study Rubric (PDF)
The National School Psychology Certification Board (NSPCB) of the National Association of School Psychologists(NASP) developed this rubric to help guide applicants in structuring an effective case study.

Common Errors and Tips on the NCSP Portfolio (PDF)

Common Errors and Tips on the NCSP Case Study (PDF)