School Psychology Credentialing

State Credentialing

At the completion of the second year of study, immediately prior to internship, students receive a temporary pupil personnel certificate that is an initial professional credential and is necessary for employment as an intern school psychologist.

At the successful completion of the intern year, a five-year pupil services (school psychology) license is issued which is necessary for initial employment as a school psychologist in Ohio. In addition to successful completion of the internship, the candidate must receive a passing score of 155 on the Praxis School Psychology exam (#5403).

All graduates of the Miami University School Psychology program have exceeded the requirements for OH licensure eligibility.


National Credentialing

The National Association of School Psychologists has created a national credential in school psychology to verify to the public and to state credentialing authorities that those holding this credential have graduated from an approved program, successfully completed the internship year, and have received a qualifying score (155 or above) on the Praxis School Psychology Exam (#5403). Students may consider applying for the Nationally Certified School Psychologist (NCSP) credential upon graduation from Miami’s program. NASP currently maintains a list of NCSP holders, by state and program. There are more than 16,000+ active NCSP holders.


Eligibility for Ohio Licensure for Independent Practice

State and national credentialing provides the opportunity to work as a school psychologist in a variety of educational settings. To pursue independent or private practice in Ohio it is necessary to meet the requirements of the Ohio Board of Psychology. You can locate details here:

*For the most current policies and procedures of the School Psychology program, Miami University Graduate School, and School Psychology credentialing, visit each of the websites.