Yes: Please follow the link on the website for overseas qualifications. Read the directions carefully and then submit all the necessary information and documents to https://www.psychologicalsociety.ie/membership/Applications-from-outside-Ireland-1
Postal applications not accepted
Applicants with non-Irish qualifications who wish to work in Ireland must first have their qualifications verified by the Department of Health in Ireland. Please apply directly to them at email@example.com
Please check our list of accredited courses on our website. If the course is an undergraduate course from the UK and accredited by the BPS then the PSI recognises this through its reciprocal arrangement with the BPS. Again please check their list before applying to the PSI.
Please see the Membership section of the website where all the categories are clearly explained.
Follow the route to the category best suited for your qualifications, fill in the required forms and documentation, and submit online with the relevant fee.
Please check out our Find a Psychologist page on our website where all the PSI Chartered psychologists who agree to have their names publicly listed can be found.
Psychology is not currently regulated in Ireland and the title Psychologist is not a protected title.
Those with overseas qualifications in Clinical, Counselling and Educational psychology who wish to work in the public health service should have their qualifications validated by the Department of Health Validation Unit. For more information, please email Validation_unit@health.gov.ie.
The PSI encourages all practising psychologists to join the PSI and become chartered members. Members of the PSI must follow the code of ethics in their practice. Chartered members of the PSI can use the title ‘Chartered Psychologist’. To join as a chartered member of the PSI, you must first join as a graduate member.
Graduate Membership is available to those who have completed a PSI or BPS accredited undergraduate or conversion course and achieved a 2:2 honours or above. Applicants who have completed a PSI or BPS accredited undergraduate or conversion course should attach a copy of their full academic transcript to the online application. https://www.psychologicalsociety.ie/membership
If you completed your qualification abroad, your graduate application will be reviewed by our Membership Qualifications and Chartership Committee (MQCC). The committee will review whether the course is equivalent to an Irish accredited honours degree. To apply for Graduate Membership with an overseas qualification, please ensure you submit a Graduate Membership Clarification Application (GMA) form along with your application. We also require a scanned copy of your original transcripts, along with a certified translation of the transcripts, if the original is not in English. For more information and to download the GMA form, please follow the link below.
Graduate members of the PSI can apply to become chartered.
There are three routes towards gaining Chartered Membership:
Please see the chartered guidelines for your reference here.
We do not take complaints at the PSI. However, you can visit Health Complaints for further information.
Learning logs for the 2020/2021 cycle do not need to be submitted to the PSI. You will need to keep a copy for your own records in case they are needed for auditing purposes.
To download a receipt, please login as a member and go to the dashboard where you will see the option ‘Payment Details’.
Here you can generate a receipt for any payment made through the website.
Click on member login located on the top right-hand corner of the website.
Members should login using their email address as their username, and their password.
To reset your password:
Please click ‘I forgot my password’ and you will be sent a link to create a new password.v
On our website we have a tool called ‘Find a Psychologist’
You can search for a Psychologist in your local area.
You can also ‘Filter by Discipline’.
You can further filter by 'Areas of Practice' i.e. Autism, ADHD
Only Chartered Members of the PSI appear on Find a Psychologist.
Full members of the Divisions are listed under the disciplines.
We have a list of PSI accredited Undergraduate & Postgraduate Accredited courses on our website.
We do not recommend any Professional Indemnity Insurance Companies. Our advice is to contact an Insurance broker who can negotiate on your behalf.
Membership is renewed between January 5th and March 31st of each year.
Members should renew their membership online by adding their card details.
If they you do not renew by March 31st, you will be lapsed and will need to re-apply in the future.
Members should update card details when logged in as a member on the PSI website.
To pay your fee please update your card details in the ‘Payment Details’ section of the website located under the dashboard.
Payment will be processed immediately once the card is added.
Please complete the ‘Website Advertising Form’ to advertise on the website
Please complete the ‘IP Advertising Form’ to advertise in the IP.
Both forms can be found here: https://www.psychologicalsociety.ie/services/Advertising-with-The-Psychological-Society-of-Ireland
We have a PSI Chartered logo that can be used by PSI Chartered Members only.
As a graduate member you are free to specify in text on your website that you are a member of the PSI and, as per the PSI Constitution, the following might assist:
'3.6 The terms Graduate Member and Graduate Membership may be used as approved designations while the Graduate Member is a member of the Society and shall entitle the member to use the prescribed abbreviation of M.Ps.S.I.'
The society does not directly help members to find employment. However, we do advertise employment opportunities for Psychologists in Ireland on our website: https://www.psychologicalsociety.ie/footer/Jobs
Membership of the PSI Divisions and Special Interest Groups, as well as attendance at PSI Events is a great way to network with other Psychologists in your field and beyond and also to speak with other psychologists who can offer you advice. For more information, please follow the link below.
Below are companies that we are aware that provide Psychometric tests, however we do not have any formal agreements with any of these companies and as such this is for information only and not any particular endorsement by PSI.
Please use the username you provided to PSI as your username.
If you have forgotten your password, please click 'I forgot my Password' and an email will be sent to you to create a new one.