American Board of Police
Public Safety Psychology
On December 4, 2010, the ABPP Board of Trustees voted unanimously to advance the affiliation application of Police & Public Safety Psychology to the next step in the process - that of monitoring initial examinations. As a result, the American Board of Police & Public Safety Psychology (ABPPSP) has been constituted and will conduct initial board certification examinations within the next several months. As per ABPP policy, after the ABPPSP Board of Directors and another 30 candidates have been examined under ABPP oversight, and upon approval of the ABPP Board of Trustees, ABPPSP will become the 14th ABPP affiliated Specialty Board.
This website has been established to assist you in completing the examination process and becoming an ABPP Board Certified Specialist in Police & Public Safety Psychology. As your application progresses, we recommend you visit this website from time to time. We will be adding additional functionality, as well as posting announcements, news and other important information in the future.
ABPPSP APPLICANT SHORTCUTS
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To be eligible for board certification, applicants must satisfy the generic requirements stipulated by the ABPP, as well as the specific requirements of the American Board of Police & Public Safety Psychology (ABPPSP) specialty board. Applicants who submitted an initial application to ABPP for specialty certification in Police & Public Safety Psychology prior to 11/15/2010 must also submit additional information for specialty board review. If you have not as yet submitted your ABPPSP Education & Experience Reporting Form for Specialty Board review, you should do so as soon as possible (you may download this form, which is now integrated into the application, from the link on this page). Those of you who have passed Specialty Board review will be notified by the ABPP Central Office that you have been advanced to candidacy. If you have submitted your ABPPSP Education and Experience Form, but have not heard from ABPP Central Office and wish to check the status of your application, you may inquire at email@example.com
After you successfully pass initial eligibility review by the Specialty Board and have been notified of your advancement to candidacy, the next step is to prepare and submit your Practice Sample (C.V., Professional Self-Study Statement, and Work Sample) to ABPPSP. Upon successful review of this material, you will advance to the oral examination phase. If you have not already done so, we recommend that you download a copy of theABPPSP Examination Manual and review it carefully. This manual contains a thorough overview of the examination process and important details regarding the preparation of your Practice Sample, as well as information that will help you prepare for the oral examination.
Oral examination of initial applicants will commence June 2011. Several dates and locations are planned between June 2011 and October 2012. A detailed listing of the schedule of examination dates and locations will be posted on this website as they are finalized. If you were one of our initial applicants (those who applied prior to November 15, 2010) we will make every effort to schedule your oral examination prior to applicants who apply later on. However, inasmuch as we cannot schedule your oral examination until we receive and favorably review your Practice Sample, it is to your advantage to complete and submit your Practice Sample (CV, Professional Self-Study Statement, and Work Sample) as soon as possible.
As noted above, this website is currently a “work in progress.” In the near future, we plan to add new functionality as well as to post important news and announcements, so check back regularly. We anticipate that this site will soon include a help line and discussion forum so that you may post your questions, issues, tips, etc. Until that time, please feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Once again, good luck and thanks for your support!