Please note that APC renewal forms can be signed and returned to the Board electronically
The form has been redesigned and updated. You can now save it as a Word document, complete it electronically and email it as an attachment.
You can still also download the from and complete it manually as before.
To renew your APC you will need to login to your personal profile using your email address and password https://secure.pbanz.org.nz/index.php?LogIn You MUST be logged in to have access to the APC renewal process. If you completed your registration manually, please contact the Board's Registrar on 04 918 4727.
All practitioners must advise the Board of their practice intentions each year. Once logged on, your options will be:
1. Renew your APC for the 2019/2020 practising year (1 October 2019 - 30 September 2020)
2. Retain your name on the Register of Psychotherapists as a non-practising psychotherapist.
If you hold non-practising status this means that you have no entitlement to work as a psychotherapist or state or do anything that is calculated to suggest that you are willing to practise as a psychotherapist.
Note: If you hold non-practising status for 3 years or longer you will be required to confirm your competence prior to your next APC being issued (should you apply for one).
3. Request to have your name removed from the Register of Psychotherapists.
All practitioners must choose one of the three options above and provide the Board with their completed application. Your application will be dated as received once your application is complete.
An application is considered completed when:
-You have completed the online steps required
-You have printed and completed the correct form (including receiving the appropriate signatures) and it has been received by the Registrar
-You have paid the appropriate fee
NOTE: your supervisor must sign your APC renewal form. Please take this into account and consider holiday schedules.
If your APC has expired, this means that you have no entitlement to work as a psychotherapist or state or do anything that is calculated to suggest that you are willing to practise as a psychotherapist until the date that a new APC is issued to you. APC's are not backdated.
Psychotherapists who continue to work without a current APC will be in breach of section 7 of the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act (HPCAA)and may be referred to a Professional Conduct Committee for consideration of whether a charge may need to be laid against the practitioner before the Health Practitioners Disciplinary Tribunal.
In addition, working illegally may put in jeopardy your indemnity insurance and ACC claims.
Should you have any questions regarding the APC renewal process, please contact the Board's Registrar.
You may find it easier to print this information now, so that it can assist you as you go through the renewal process
You must login to renew your APC