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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; Certified Business Psychologist, Certified Principal Business Psychologist and Fellow of the Association for Business Psychology.

Entry Requirements

You will need to demonstrate that you work in a role where you apply psychological practice in business. We also take into account your academic qualifications.

Fees (Excluding VAT)

£2,450  including initial application fee of £50

Overview

There are three levels of certification:

Demonstrates a broad understanding of some aspects of the approach, philosophy and practice of business psychology.  Individuals may work in a supportive role with more experienced colleagues or mentors, or they may function as part of a team.

Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of the key psychological principles of understanding, designing and managing people, processes and organisations. Candidates will be experienced individuals who are likely to have leadership and or management expertise in key areas and demonstrate impact and influence.

Candidates for this level will have a sustained record of leadership and influence in Business Psychology, and will actively champion Business Psychology.

Certified Business Psychologist

Demonstrates a broad understanding of some aspects of the approach, philosophy and practice of business psychology.  Individuals may work in a supportive role with more experienced colleagues or mentors, or they may function as part of a team.

Certified Principal Business Psychologist

Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of the key psychological principles of understanding, designing and managing people, processes and organisations. Candidates will be experienced individuals who are likely to have leadership and or management expertise in key areas and demonstrate impact and influence.

Fellow of the Association for Business Psychology

Candidates for this level will have a sustained record of leadership and influence in Business Psychology, and will actively champion Business Psychology.

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)
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