Online applications for provisional registration as a psychologist are available to individuals that have completed an Australian accredited fourth year program of study within the last 10 years.
For all other circumstances, please use the relevant downloadable form below.
Not sure which form to use? You can:
Online application for renewal of registration opens six to eight weeks before your registration expires. AHPRA will send you a reminder when your renewal of registration is due. Look for this as confirmation that online renewal is open.
If you do not renew your general or non-practising registration by 30 November each year, or within the following one month late period, your registration will lapse in accordance with the National Law and your name will be removed from the national register of practitioners.
Provisional registration is required to be renewed annually by the anniversary of the date you were first granted provisional registration. AHPRA will send you a reminder when your renewal of provisional registration is due.
If your general registration lapsed on 1 January 2019 and you wish to keep practising you must make a new application for registration. In some cases you can use the fast track application for this process. The fast track process is only available for one month after your registration has lapsed.
A fast track application fee is payable in addition to a registration fee. If submitting a fast track application, you cannot practise until your application is approved and your registration details are updated on the national register of practitioners.
Application to be a Board-approved supervisor
4+2 internship program
Successful completion of a 4+2 internship program enables a provisional psychologist to apply general registration. Visit the 4+2 internship section of the website for more information.
5+1 internship program
Successful completion of a 5+1 internship program enables a provisional psychologist to apply general registration. Visit the 5+1 internship section of the website for more information.
Work in addition to placements for higher degree candidates
These forms are for provisional psychologists undertaking an approved higher degree program who wish to work as a provisional psychologist in roles that are additional to their higher degree placements. For more information refer to the Policy on working in addition to placements.
Transitional program for overseas qualified psychologists
The transitional program enables overseas-qualified psychologists to demonstrate competencies specific to the Australian context, in order to be eligible for general registration. Visit the Overseas applicants section of the website for more information.
Successful completion of a registrar program enables a psychologist to apply for endorsement of general registration in an approved area of practice. Visit the Endorsement section of the website for more information.
Return-to-practice programs enable psychologists to meet the requirements of the registration standard for recency of practice and be eligible for general registration after taking a break from practice. Visit the recency of practice section of the website for more information.
Application for area of practice endorsement forms
National Psychology Exam forms
Information about supporting documents required for registration is provided below.
See Common application forms for a complete list of forms that are not specific to the actual registration process.
To notify AHPRA of concerns or make a complaint about a health practitioner, go to Make a notification.