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Wider Psychological Workforce

The Wider Psychological Workforce Register is a voluntary register for a number of psychological practitioner roles that are not regulated by law.

Individual registration provides a recognised framework that demonstrates registered practitioners have the necessary knowledge, skills and competence to practise.

It provides employers and the public assurance that competency, safe practise and high standards are maintained through a code of practise, continuing professional development and supervision requirements to maintain registration.

As part of the registration process applicants are required to read and agree to abide by the Fitness to Practise Framework.

They will also be expected to meet the necessary training and employment requirements for the role they are registering with and provide evidence that they are operating within the scope of practise for the role.

There are a number of roles on the register, these include:

Wellbeing Practitioner roles:

  • Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP)
  • Children’s Wellbeing Practitioner (CWP) - registration available from autumn 2021
  • Education Mental Health Practitioner (EMHP) - registration available from autumn 2021

Associate Psychology roles:

  • Clinical Associate in Applied Psychology (CAAP)
  • Clinical Associate in Psychology (CAP) - registration available from autumn 2021

Find out more about registration of these psychological practitioner roles across the four nations and our work with NHS England and the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) on the registration scheme for Wellbeing Practitioner roles.

Am I eligible?

To be eligible to join the register you need to be a BPS Member or Affiliate Subscriber (find out more about membership).

You will then need to meet the requirements listed for the specific role you would like to register for.

If you have any questions about the Wider Psychological Workforce Register please contact the Membership & Customer service Team on 0116 254 9568 or via email at [email protected]

How do I apply?

To apply complete the online application form along with the payment of a non-refundable application assessment fee of £27.

If you meet all the requirements for registration and your application is successful you will need to pay a registration fee to appear on the register.

The cost of registration is £50 for Wellbeing Practitioner roles (PWP, CWP and EMHP) and £62 for Associate Psychology roles (CAAP and CAP).

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