Business Psychology Certification
From 2018, the ABP is offering a new Business Psychology Certification, which will provide a route for ABP members to achieve ‘Business Psychologist’ status by evidencing their experience, expertise, competencies and skill across core psychology and business areas.
Listen to ABP Chair Steve Apps talk through the certification background and process below
There are three levels of certification:
Associate 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.
Senior 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 of 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)
Once an initial short application has been approved, applicants will be assigned an experienced mentor who will help them through the process. An evidence form will need to be completed followed by a panel interview.
The fee to submit and progress your application is £1995 + VAT.
Launching Q2 2018
We are currently in pilot phase and will launch Q2 2018. To register your interest, please contact email@example.com.