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MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS

MEMBERSHIP CRITERIA

Download Membership Application here.

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS

A master’s or a doctoral degree in School Psychology, or similar program of study, from a university approved by the Membership Committee, and with specific coursework in all of the following areas:

  • cognitive assessment (Level C tests*); and
  • psychometric principles; and
  • academic assessment and intervention; and
  • social, emotional, behavioural assessment and intervention; and
  • professional ethics (for psychology or school psychology); and
  • consultation; and
  • typical and atypical child development; and
  • psychopathology and diagnosis.

*Level C tests are those which require advanced training and experience in administration, scoring and interpretation.

(Examples: clinical tests of mental ability, personality tests, neuropsychology test

OR

b. Current certification by the National School Psychology Certification Board (National Association of School Psychologists

EXPERIENCE

(Experience may be obtained either during or following the graduate degree program.)

  • At least 1200 hours of supervised school psychology internship from a university approved by the Membership Committee
  • OR

  • At least 1 year (10 months) of successful supervised experience as a school psychologist in accordance with the BCASP Supervision Guidelines
  • OR

  • Current certification by the National School Psychology Certification Board (National Association of School Psychologists).

CITIZENSHIP

Canadian citizenship, Canadian landed immigrant status or work-eligibility Visa.

CRIMINAL RECORD CHECK

No record of any criminal offence which may jeopardize a professional relationship with students.

PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES

Two references which would attest to the suitability of the applicant to work as a school psychologist. Possible references may include employers, professional colleagues, or academics who have known the applicant for a period of at least 2 years.

CURRENT EMPLOYMENT

A Certified School Psychologist is employed by a board of school trustees constituted under the School Act, or by a Provincial, federal or municipal government or government agency, or by a university as defined by the University Act.

EXAMINATION

Attainment of a passing score adopted by the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) on the National School Psychology Examination (ETS Praxis in School Psychology) which is a score of 147 based on the September, 2014 revision of the ETS Praxis-II: School Psychology Examination.

HOW TO REGISTER FOR THE PRAXIS-II: SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGY EXAMINATION IN BRITISH COLUMBIA

1. Download the Praxis-II Registration Form. The Form provides the upcoming test dates and fee information.

2. ETS must receive all registrations by the deadline stated for requesting centers outside the United States. See details and contact information in the Bulletin. Consider downloading the Bulletin for additional helpful information.

3. As a ***special note*** for the ETS Test administrations: no cell phones or other forms of communications devices will be allowed in the testing room. If a test candidate is caught with such a device, the Proctor cannot take it from you; however, your test will be immediately discontinued and your examination will be cancelled without refund.

5. Here is some information on preparing for the PRAXIS Exam

About Us

The purposes of BCASP (the British Columbia Association of School Psychologists) are to represent the interests of school psychologists and to further the standards of school psychology practice in order to promote effective service to all students and their families. Read More

Contacts

Past President

pastpresident@bcasp.ca

Vice President

vicepresident@bcasp.ca

Secretary/Treasurer

secretary@bcasp.ca

 

Director of Communications

newsletter@bcasp.ca