The following notice is provided as a public service by the APA Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation consistent with a Web listing protocol recommended by the Association of Specialized and Professional Accreditors (ASPA).
This database contains the only official listing of programs accredited by the APA Commission on Accreditation (CoA). The APA-CoA is not responsible for the accuracy of any accredited status representations on any other website or database, including the APPIC directory.
The information included in this searchable database is provided for informational purposes and does not contain a full historical record of accredited programs; it should not be used for historical credential review. You may email the Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation for verification of prior accreditation. When making a request, please provide the name, location (city/state) and year(s) in question for the program you are inquiring about.
For a copy of the most recent official program listing as published in the December American Psychology, please contact the Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation at (202) 336-5979 or by emailing the Office.
About the Programs
The CoA accredits programs in the following areas:
Doctoral training programs in professional psychology in the areas of (a) clinical, (b) counseling, (c) school, (d) other developed practice areas, and (e) combinations of two or three of the areas above.
Doctoral internship training programs in professional psychology.
Postdoctoral residency training programs which prepare individuals for practice at an advanced level in the traditional practice areas of clinical, counseling, or school psychology or in specialty practice areas per Implementing Regulation C-11(b). The specialty practice areas that have met the guidelines to be included in the scope of accreditation areas are as follows:
Behavioral and Cognitive Psychology
Clinical Child Psychology
Clinical Health Psychology
Initial Date of Accreditation
The original date of accreditation, listed for each program, is the day on which the program’s accreditation status became effective.
Next Site Visit Date
The database includes the date of the next regularly scheduled site visit. Those programs visited prior to 2014 for which a final decision has not yet been reached at the time of the last update are listed as “next site visit not yet scheduled.”
Additional Program Information
To obtain more information on training offered, requirements for admission, and outcomes of specific programs, the reader is encouraged to contact the program directly.
Starting in 2014, final APA-CoA decisions include a general decision guideline serving as the basis for the granting of accreditation. In accordance with its policies regarding confidentiality of program decisions, the Office of Program Consultation and Accreditation cannot provide detailed information regarding these statuses to the public. Interested parties are encouraged to contact the program directly for that information.
Canadian Programs and the First Street Accord
A list of programs accredited by the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) is available on the CPA website. The APA and CPA are in the process of phasing out concurrent accreditation and signed the First Street Accord, an agreement of mutual accreditation recognition in 2012. Beginning on Sept. 1, 2015, the APA-CoA will no longer accredited programs in Canada.
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