OEAC Educational Psychologists are Chartered
In order to protect the public, the crown has authorised the British Psychological Society to maintain the Register of Chartered Psychologists.
The reason for this was due to the increasing numbers of individuals calling themselves psychologists, and cases where some of those people possessed no qualifications and were accountable to no professional body.
The title Chartered Psychologist is legally recognised and before admission to the Register individuals must:
- have a recognised first degree in psychology
- have recognised postgraduate qualifications, or have undergone approved postgraduate training and supervision
- have been judged 'fit to practise' independently; and
- have agreed to follow a strict code of conduct and be answerable to a disciplinary system, in which non-psychologists form the majority.