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Diplomates in Forensic Psychology

Diplomates in forensic psychology are dually certified by the American Board of Forensic Psychology (ABFP) and its parent organization, the American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP), as experts in applying the science and profession of psychology to U.S. law and the U.S. legal system.

The certification process consists of four distinct phases: initial application, written examination, practice sample review, and oral examination. The applicant must possess a doctoral degree in psychology from a program acceptable to the ABPP. A program is automatically deemed acceptable if accredited by the American Psychological Association (APA) or the Canadian Psychological Association or if listed by the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB). Acceptability is also presumed if the applicant holds the Certificate of Professional Qualification issued by ...

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