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ERIC Number: EJ1021352
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-May
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0164-775X
The Life and Times of the National School Psychology Certification System
Rossen, Eric; Williams, Barbara Bole
Communique, v41 n7 p1, 28-30 May 2013
January 2014 marked the 25th anniversary of the formal adoption of the National School Psychology Certification System (NSPCS) by NASP leadership. This article briefly traces the history of the NSPCS from the efforts that occurred in the late 1980s to develop this national credential, recent changes to renewal requirements, the development of the Approved Provider System, and the offering of the Special Renewal Opportunity to those who had let their NCSP credentials expire after three years. The article notes that the NSPCS has had an enormous impact on the profession--a trend that will likely continue given the relationship among the NCSP credential and NASP's professional standards, state credentialing standards, and district-level hiring practices and incentives.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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