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Wider Psychological Workforce

The Wider Psychological Workforce Register is an individual registration scheme for psychological practitioner roles that are currently 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.

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

Wellbeing Practitioner roles:

  • Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP) - registration now open
  • Children’s Wellbeing Practitioner (CWP) - registration to open in 2022
  • Education Mental Health Practitioner (EMHP) - registration to open in 2022

Associate Psychology roles:

  • Clinical Associate in Applied Psychology (CAAP) - registration now open
  • Clinical Associate in Psychology (CAP) - registration to open in 2022

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.

Am I eligible to join the register?

If you’re not already a member of the BPS then you will need to join as a graduate member or an affiliate subscriber before requesting to join the register.

As well as being a member of the society, to join the Wider Psychological Workforce Register you will need to meet the requirements listed for the specific role you would like to register for.

Fees and how to apply

Make sure you meet the eligibility criteria above before applying to the register.

To apply to the register, you must complete one of the application forms below and return it via the link specified.

This will incur a one off application fee of £27.

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

Registration fees

If you meet all the requirements for registration and your application is successful you will then be asked to pay the required registration fee:

  • Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP, CWP and EMHP): £50

  • Associate Psychologist (CAAP and CAP): £62

To remain on the register you will need to pay the appropriate registration fee annually. You will be invoiced at the same time each year, or you can choose to set up a Direct Debit with us.

If, for any reason, you choose not to renew your registration, your member benefits will remain unchanged and you will continue to be charged the relevant annual amount based on your member grade.

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