American Board of Professional Psychology [ABPP] Law and Legal Definition

The American Board of Professional Psychology (ABPP) is the principal organization for specialty board certification in psychology. The ABPP serves the public need by providing oversight certifying psychologists competent to deliver high quality services in various specialty areas of psychology. The mission of the ABPP is to increase consumer protection through the examination and certification of psychologists who demonstrate competence in approved specialty areas in professional psychology.

The board certification assures the public that specialists designated by the ABPP have successfully completed the educational, training, and experience requirements of the specialty, including an examination designed to assess the competencies required to provide quality services in that specialty.