1Form One Application for Certification (required for all applicants)
2Form Two Explanation of Education Qualifications (required for all applicants)
3Form Three Professional Reference (two required for all applicants)
4Form Four Current Employment Status (required for all applicants)
5Form Five RCMP Criminal Background Check (required for all applicants)
6Form Six Statement of Supervised School Psychology Experience (required for some applicants)
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)
Current certification by the National School Psychology Certification Board (National Association of School Psychologists
(Experience may be obtained either during or following the graduate degree program.)
At least 1200 hours of supervised school psychology internship
At least 1 year (10 months) of successful supervised experience as a school psychologist in accordance with the BCASP Supervision Guidelines
Current certification by the National School Psychology Certification Board (National Association of School Psychologists).
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.
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.
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.
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