National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
The 2020 Professional Standards of the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) may be adopted by programs preparing school psychologists.
On May 2, 2022, the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) officially recognized NASP as an accrediting organization for specialist level and doctoral level degree programs in school psychology. Over the coming years, NASP will transition away from serving as a Specialty Professional Association (SPA) under CAEP. NASP’s own accreditation reviews will be conducted independent of CAEP and will result in programmatic accreditation, which is different from NASP SPA National Recognition of programs pursing CAEP.
The transition plan will be as follows:
- NASP will follow through the complete SPA review cycle for National Recognition already initiated by programs pursuing CAEP accreditation.
- Spring 2024: Last cycle when NASP will conduct SPA review for National Recognition.
- Fall 2024: NASP will discontinue receiving shell requests for SPA Initial Review Program Reports for National Recognition. Shell requests from programs that are scheduled to submit Revised and Response to Conditions Reports to address any pending conditions for National Recognition will be processed individually.
Programs in CAEP partner states should inquire with their institutional CAEP liaison and/or state contact to assure that they are following correct review processes.
For questions on NASP's SPA program review process and decisions, please contact Dr. Natalie Politikos at email@example.com.
EPPs are advised to reach out directly to CAEP (CAEPPrograms@caepnet.org) regarding its policies for the review of programs that are accredited by CHEA-recognized entities, like NASP.