Clarification of Training Criteria

Posted 9/27/16

I would like to share two relatively recent clarifications in training criteria that were made by the ABCN Board.

  1. Regarding Clinical and Research components of training:
  • At least 50% of postdoctoral training must be in the provision of clinical neuropsychological services.
    • At least 50% of the clinical neuropsychological services must involve integrative neuropsychological evaluation under the supervision of a clinical neuropsychologist, with services provided to clinical populations. Integrative neuropsychological services include a component of clinical service delivery (i.e., the integration of results in a written report to patients, research participants or physicians).
    • Fellowship training should involve the provision of clinical neuropsychological services to individuals with a diversity of clinical diagnostic issues.  

This information also is posted on the ABPP website under Specialty Specific Requirements.

  1. Regarding the Didactic component of training:
  • Didactics may be listed from different eras of one’s training, but it would be expected that postdoctoral training would be represented in most topic areas.

Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any additional questions regarding training requirements and thank you for your interest in board certification in clinical neuropsychology.



Nancy L. Nussbaum, PhD, ABPP
Licensed Psychologist
Board Certified in Clinical Neuropsychology
Board Certified Subspecialist in Pediatric Neuropsychology
American Board of Clinical Neuropsychology Credential Committee Chair