Welcome to ABGERO

American Board of Geropsychology

Applicants

Thank you for your interest in becoming credentialed as a specialist in geropsychology. The guiding principle for ABGERO certification is one’s ability to show competence in the foundational and functional competences in geropsychology.

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Get Started

Here’s how to begin the process of board certification in ABGERO:

  • Go on the ABPP website, pay the application fee and complete the information regarding the generic credentials. The ABPP Central Office determines if one meets the generic criteria. A description of the generic credentials can be found on p. 8 of the ABGERO Procedures Manual. Click for the online application here: http://www.abpp.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3286

  • For the geropsychology-specific part of the application process, please see ABGERO Procedures Manual, p.9. The ABGERO Credentials committee determines whether one meets the geropsychology-specific criteria.

  • If one meets the generic criteria and the geropsychology-specific criteria, the applicant becomes a candidate.  The candidate must pay the Practice Sample fee on the ABPP website, and then submit a Professional Self-Study statement and two Work Examples. Please refer to the  ABGERO Procedures Manual, p.16 for a description of the Professional Self-Study statement, and pp.16-19 for a description of the Work Examples. Here are PSS examples to review. Please also review ABGERO case examples.

  • Once the Practice Sample (Professional Self-Study statement & two Work Examples) is passed by the ABGERO Practice Sample sub-committee, the applicant is poised to sit for the ABGERO oral examination which typically takes place in conjunction with the ABPP annual conference & workshop, the annual meeting of APA, and/or the annual meeting of GSA. Please refer to the ABGERO Procedures Manual starting on p.18 for an in-depth discussion of the ABGERO oral examination.

Next Oral Examination Dates:
(Exact dates TBA)

American Psychological Association meeting (Washington, DC 2020)

Gerontological Society of America meeting (Philadelphia, PA 2020)

Regional Exams may occur as needed (TBA)

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