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Overseas Qualification Enquiries

Please note that due to an influx of overseas applications the acceptance or assessment of overseas applications may be delayed.

Overseas applications may also be prioritised with the Board assessing applications submitted by applicants already living in Aotearoa New Zealand.

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

Information for overseas practitioners Click here to download the document.

Policy statement on Criteria Expected for Comparable Qualification 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 via the Tertiary Pathway.

Comparable Qualification Assessment Form Click here to download the document. Please systematically go through this document and provide the Board with evidence that you meet the various aspects of the policy. You need to clearly demonstrate that you meet each of the points outlined on the assessment form.

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.