Overview of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) Requirements

To qualify for NASP Certification

To qualify for the NASP, a school psychologist must:

  • Meet established standards of the NASP, including:
    • Standards for Training and Field Placement Programs in School Psychology
    • Standards for the Credentialing of School Psychologists
    • Standards for the Provision of School Psychological Services
    • Principles for Professional Ethics

For more information, see the NASP Credentialing Standards (PDF) and the Principles for Professional Ethics (PDF).

  • Complete an organized graduate program in school psychology (minimum 60 graduate semester/90 quarter hours)
  • Complete a 1,200-hour internship
  • Achieve a passing score on the Praxis School Psychologist examination

For further information on becoming NASP-certified, access the NASP Certification website.

Frequently asked questions

Get answers to frequently asked questions about the National Association of School Psychologists certification process.