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School Psychologist Certification

Individuals who wish to become School Psychologists should apply for Michigan certification as soon as they have met the requirements. Requirements change over time, and a Michigan certificate serves a permanent record that all certification requirements were met at the end of a student’s program. Michigan certification is also important for individuals who seek certification in other states. Reciprocity exists among many states, and having a Michigan certificate will make it easier to become certified elsewhere. In addition, certification in other states often requires an institutional recommendation from MSU, and without Michigan certification it can be difficult to document that an individual met certification requirements before leaving MSU.

Application for the Michigan Preliminary School Psychologist Certificate

Individuals who have earned an Educational Specialist degree (Ed.S.) or Ph.D. degree in School Psychology at MSU are eligible to apply for the Michigan Preliminary School Psychologist Certificate.  The completed application should be returned to the MSU Certification Office in 134 Erickson Hall. If all requirements have been met, the MSU Certification Office will process the application and make a recommendation to the Michigan Department of Education. 

pdf View the Application for the Michigan Preliminary School Psychologist Certificate.

Application for Renewal of the Michigan Preliminary School Psychologist Certificate

An application for renewal of the Preliminary School Psychologist Certificate must include a clear copy of the applicant’s Preliminary School Psychologist Certificate and a clear copy of the School Psychologist Certificate held by the applicant's supervisor. The completed application should be returned to the MSU Certification Office in 134 Erickson Hall.

pdf View the Application for Renewing the Michigan Preliminary School Psychologist Certificate.

Application for the Michigan School Psychologist Certificate

An application for the Michigan School Psychologist Certificate must include a clear copy of the applicant’s Preliminary School Psychologist Certificate (as well as a copy of a renewal, if applicable) and a clear copy of the School Psychologist Certificate held by the applicant's supervisor. The completed application should be returned to the MSU Certification Office in 134 Erickson Hall. 

pdf View the Application for the Michigan School Psychologist Certificate.

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Contact

Certification Office
134 Erickson Hall
620 Farm Lane College of Education
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824-1034
Phone: (517) 353-9680
Fax: (517) 432-2718