The American Board of Clinical Psychology (ABCP) is a member Specialty Board of the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP). The examination in Clinical Psychology, for Board Certification by ABCP, is intended to certify that the successful candidate has completed the educational, training, and experience requirements of the specialty, including a performance examination designed to assess the competencies required to provide quality services in the specialty of Clinical Psychology.
The primary objective of the ABCP is to establish a Board Certification process that recognizes, certifies, and promotes specialty level standing in the field of Clinical Psychology. Specialty level standing is conceptualized as higher than the basic level of competence certified by jurisdictional licensure, but within the reach of most practitioners of professional psychology.
The ABCP expects that most clinical psychologists should qualify for board certification.