What is an Early Career Psychologist

Dr. Brenda Spiegler welcomes Early Career Psychologists to ABPP

The American Board of Professional Psychology values the inclusion and professional development of early career psychologists. In recognition of the importance of board certification as an early career psychologist, ABPP provides a discounted application fee of $65 for ECP applicants (savings of $60). Additionally, there are mentoring and scholarship opportunities for ECPs.

Early Career Psychologist (ECP) Application:
  • Licensure as a psychologist at the independent doctoral level.
  • Doctoral degree from an APA/CPA accredited or ASPPB/NR designated program.
  • APA/CPA accredited internship or equivalent year of supervised experience.
  • Earned your doctoral degree no more than 10 years ago. 
  • Application fee $65. (NOTE:  You will start off using the Regular application).