The ABP Business Psychology Certification provides a route for ABP members to achieve ‘Business Psychologist’ status by evidencing their experience, expertise, competencies and skill across core psychology and business areas.
Levels of Certification
There are three levels of certification; Associate Business Psychologist, Senior Business Psychologist and Fellow of the Association for Business Psychology.
There are currently no academic entry requirements, however you will need to demonstrate that you work in a role where you apply psychological practice in business.
There are three levels of certification:
For each of the three levels, evidence is required which shows understanding and experience across some or all of the following core areas:
- Business Psychology Areas of Practice (selection and assessment; strategy and organisational effectiveness; learning and development; behavioural science; human motivation and wellbeing)
- The Consulting Cycle (advise, diagnose, design, implement, evaluate)
- Professional Business Practice (e.g. commercial acumen, law, ethics, diversity)
- ABP Values (being inclusive, being accessible, promoting business psychology, demonstrating best practice, building capability)
To apply for Certification you must be an ABP member and complete a short initial application form. Once you have submitted your form, a member of the team will get in touch to discuss your application.
Initial Application Form
Evidence Submission Form
Reference Template Associate Business Psychologist
Reference Template Senior Business Psychologist
Reference Template Fellow of the ABP
Listen to ABP Board Member Steve Apps talk through the certification background and process below: