5th October 2021
Hong Kong Institute of Clinical Psychologists Welcome Judgement on Judicial Review

HKICP welcome the judgement made by the Court of First Instance, which dismissed the judicial review of the registration requirements promulgated by HKICP.

It was confirmed in the court judgement that all the grounds put up by the applicants, namely apparent bias, unreasonableness, and factual errors in setting HKICP’s education and registration standards were rejected by the court.

As the only accredited professional body responsible for administering the register of clinical psychologists in Hong Kong under the Pilot Accredited Registers Scheme for Healthcare Professions, HKICP will continue to upkeep the principles of upholding standard, protecting the public and being inclusive for the maintenance of public confidence in the profession.

The full judgement is accessible here:
https://legalref.judiciary.hk/doc/judg/word/vetted/other/en/2020/HCAL000279A_2020.doc


1st May 2021
Announcement: Transitional Arrangement for Registration with HKICP will be extended for 6 months until 31st October 2021

The Department of Health announced on 31st October 2019 that HKICP was granted full accreditation status under the Pilot Accredited Registers Scheme (AR Scheme) for Healthcare Professions. To further enhance inclusiveness of the AR Scheme, HKICP announced an extension of the transitional arrangement for registration with HKICP for an additional 6 months.

The transitional arrangement for registration with HKICP was originally effective for 18 months, from the date of announcement of AR scheme until 30th April 2021. With this extension in place, the transitional arrangement will remain effective until 31st October 2021.

During the new effective period of transitional arrangement (31st October 2019 to 31st October 2021), applicants who have a post-graduate clinical psychology qualification that does not meet the educational standard for direct registration, but fulfil the minimum education level generally accepted for pursuing registration for the practice of clinical psychology in the country where the degree is conferred (e.g. doctoral degree from USA, UK, Canada; master degree from Australia) may apply for registration with HKICP via the transitional arrangement of Alternative Qualifying Requirements (refer to Section 6 of the Membership Registration and Handling Policy of HKICP). If remedial training is required, the completion period of remedial training prescribed will be extended from three years to four years from the date of announcement of AR scheme (i.e., the date of completion will be extended from 31st October 2022 to 31st October 2023).

Furthermore, with effect from 1st November 2021, applicants with overseas qualifications or trained in overseas countries (under Section 5.2.1.2 of the Membership Registration and Handling Policy of the HKICP) in clinical psychology must hold a license/ registration of the country of training in order to be eligible for HKICP registration.

For application details, please refer to the latest Membership Registration and Handling Policy of the HKICP on HKICP website. For enquiries, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


11th November 2020
Announcement: Transitional Arrangements for Registration with HKICP will be closed on 30th April 2021

The Department of Health announced on 31st October 2019 that HKICP was granted full accreditation status under the Pilot Accredited Registers Scheme for Healthcare Professions. Transitional arrangement for registration with HKICP which have taken effect from the date of announcement for 18 months will be closed on 30th April 2021.

During the effective period of transitional arrangement (31st October 2019 to 30th April 2021), applicants who have a post-graduate clinical psychology qualification that do not meet the educational standard for direct registration, but fulfill the minimum education level generally accepted for pursuing registration for the practice of clinical psychology in the country where the degree is conferred (e.g. doctoral degree from USA, UK, Canada; master degree from Australia) may apply for registration with HKICP via the transitional arrangement of Alternative Qualifying Requirements (refer to Section 6 of Membership Registration and Handling Policy of HKICP).

Furthermore, with effect from 1st May 2021, applicants with overseas qualifications or trained in overseas countries (under Section 5.2.1.2 of the Membership Registration and Handling Policy of the HKICP) in clinical psychology must hold a license/ registration of the country of training in order to be eligible for HKICP registration.



The Department of Health announced on 31st October 2019 that HKICP was granted full accreditation status under the Pilot Accredited Registers Scheme for Healthcare Professions.

HKICP Directors Dr. Kitty Wu, J.P. and Dr. Rachel Poon represented HKICP at a reception hosted by the Director of Health, the HKSAR Government on 20th January 2020 and were presented with an official certificate.


【Press release】
Hong Kong Institute of Clinical Psychologists was granted accreditation under “Accredited Registers Scheme for Healthcare Professions” (31st October 2019)

【新聞稿】
香港臨床心理學家公會獲「認可醫療專業註冊計劃」正式認證(2019年10月31日)


【Press release】
Three professions accredited under Pilot Accredited Registers Scheme for Healthcare Professions
(Issued by Hong Kong Government Press Release. Thursday, October 31, 2019)

【新聞稿】
三個醫療專業在認可醫療專業註冊先導計劃下獲認證(由香港政府新聞公報發出. 2019年10月31日(星期四))


30th August 2019

Hong Kong Institute of Clinical Psychologists (HKICP) is pleased to announce that application for membership is open from today (30th August 2019). Please refer to information under the REGISTRATION section for details.

HKICP is committed to providing quality services to protect public interest and promote public confidence in clinical psychology profession in Hong Kong.