The CoA has a vacancy for one of its open seats.

CoA open seat

Submit nominations to fill a three-year, non-renewable term by Aug. 28, 2015.

Search for Accredited Programs

Search our database of up-to-date listings of programs' accredited status, including: doctoral programs (clinical, counseling, school and combined); internship programs; and postdoctoral residency programs (traditional clinical and specialty).

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Other Program Statuses

Programs will remain on these lists for (1) calendar year after the effective date of the final decision.


News and Announcements

CoA Update, a quarterly newsletter, provides the latest news from the commission.

Accreditation Process and Self-study

CoA Policies and Procedures

Guidelines and Principles for Accreditation of Programs in Professional Psychology
Standards of Accreditation
Accreditation Operating Procedures of the Commission on Accreditation: Updated January 2013
Implementing Regulations & Policy Statements
For Students
Frequently asked questions:
  • About accreditation
    The purpose of accreditation, kinds of accredited programs, understanding statuses of accreditation, etc.
  • Choosing a program
    The importance of accreditation, how to find and verify accredited programs, how to select a program, etc.

APA Accreditation: Protecting the Public
A brief history of CoA, describing its fundamental values and usual practices.

CoA Response to Student Petition Regarding the Internship Imbalance
Reviewing revisions to IR D.4-7(b) implemented in 2013, outlining additional developments to address concerns related to the internship imbalance.

For Programs
Annual Requirements
Special Interest
For Site Visitors

Information for site visitors about:

  • Training and workshops.
  • Policies regarding conflict of interest and confidentiality.
  • FAQs for potential and current site visitors.
  • Contact CoA to update your contact information and/or experience.
Become a Site Visitor

CoA is actively recruiting accreditation site visitors. Learn more about:

  • Criteria for site visitors.
  • Opportunities for training.
  • How to nominate individuals to serve as accreditation site visitors.

For the Public
Accredited Programs

A complete listing of programs accredited by the APA Commission on Accreditation. Includes:

  • Doctoral graduate programs in clinical, counseling and school psychology, and programs offering combinations of two or more of these areas.
  • Internship programs, which are a required component of doctoral training.
  • Postdoctoral residency programs for an advanced level of competency in traditional and specialty practice areas of psychology.
Understanding Accreditation