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For Overseas Qualified Psychotherapists

In addition to completing the psychotherapist registration process overseas practitioners will need to provide the following.

Policy statement on Criteria Expected for Comparable Qualifications
Click here to download the document.

This policy applies to all applicants who have an overseas qualification.
This policy will help you assess if you have the appropriate psychotherapy qualifications for registration on the Tertiary pathway

Please systematically go through this document and provide the Board with evidence that you meet the various aspects of this policy. NOTE: You need to clearly demonstrate that you meet each of the points in the policy.

Comparable Qualifications Assessment Form: Click here to download the document.

In addition to the Comparable Qualification Assessment form you also need to complete the registration process

Applicants may be asked to have their qualification verified by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA) as being equivalent to a New Zealand Masters level qualification. If you have already had your qualification assessed by NZQA please include this with your application.

The NZQA website has helpful information on recognition of qualifications gained overseas. www.nzqa.govt.nz/qualifications-standards/international-qualifications/ Overseas applicants may want to consider this option before applying for registration with the Board.