Certification: Police and Public Safety Psychology

300 Drayton Street, Savannah, GA 31401

Police and Public Safety Psychology requires, at a minimum, distinctive knowledge of the following: the essential functions of police and public safety personnel and organizations, working conditions unique to their respective positions, common and novel stressors inherent in public safety work, normal and abnormal adaptation to occupational stress and trauma, research pertinent to resilience and recovery in public safety personnel, and the unique aspects of confidentiality and testimonial privilege when providing services to public safety personnel and/or agencies.

More than two years of education or training after high school required?
More than two years of work experience required?
Oral or Written Exam Required?


The certification corresponds to a specialty within a recognized occupation. For example, Oncology Nurse and Pediatric Nurse are specialties within the nursing field, so Certified Oncology Nurse and Certified Pediatric Nurse would be classified as specialty certifications.