HOW DO I BECOME A PSYCHOLOGIST IN SINGAPORE?
- How do I apply for a license to practise as a psychologist in Singapore?
At present, there is no official statutory regulation of the practice of psychology in Singapore. Therefore, it is not COMPULSORY for you to be licensed or registered with a government agency or professional board to practise as a psychologist.
In the absence of governmental regulation of the practice of psychology, the Singapore Psychological Society has implemented a register of psychologists who are professional qualified and providing psychological services. The Singapore Register of Psychologists is to ensure that consumer interest is better served. Although psychologists providing psychological services are encouraged to apply to be listed on the Singapore Register of Psychologists , it is not a legal requirement to be listed on the Singapore Register of Psychologists in order to practise as a psychologist in Singapore.
- How do I apply for a job as a psychologist?
The Singapore Psychological Society regrets that it is not able to help individuals to secure employment as psychologists in Singapore or elsewhere. The SPS apologizes to the individuals who have written to the Society to ask for help in looking for jobs as psychologists. You may wish to check the Employment Bulletin on the SPS website, the Straits Times, or individual government ministry websites for job advertisements.
- Must I join the SPS to practise as a psychologist in Singapore?
You are encouraged to join the SPS if you are working as a psychologist in Singapore. The SPS is the only professional society for psychologists in Singapore.
- Would employers in Singapore recognize my psychology qualifications?
Individual private sector employers in Singapore decide if they would recognize the psychology qualifications. You must check with the individual employers
- Would government ministries or agencies in Singapore recognize my psychology qualifications?
You must check with the particular government ministry or agency. Government ministries and agencies have their own criteria for evaluating psychology qualifications.
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