To practise in New Zealand, psychotherapists must be registered with the Board and hold a current practising certificate.
It is a requirement under the Health Practitioners Competence Assurance Act 2003 (HPCAA) that practitioners advise the Board of their practising intentions each year and the Board will contact all registrants shortly before the end of the practising year; the practising year runs 1 October - 30 September.
It is an individual practitioner's responsibility to renew their practising status each year. They cannot pass this responsibility, or their application, onto their employer.
Employeers can check a practitioner's practising status using the Board's Public Register at any time.