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The transitional Council, College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO), is the governing body of a new health regulatory college, currently under development in Ontario. The College will be established under the Psychotherapy Act, 2007 and the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA).

Regular Route Application for Registration

The Regular Route Application has been available online since mid-December, and applications from recent graduates and non-grandparenting applicants are starting to trickle in.  For more information about Regular Route Registration Requirements, see Info for Applicants at the left.

January 22, 2015 Council Meeting Highlights

At its January meeting, Council received an update regarding proclamation of the Psychotherapy Act, 2007.  The President announced that, following a January meeting with the Ministry of Health and Long Term Care (MOHLTC), CRPO has requested an April 1st, 2015 proclamation date. Significantly, ministry staff was supportive of this request and is working to try to make it happen. That said, the date is not definite and will not be official until it is formally announced by the ministry.

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November 27, 2014 Council Meeting Highlights

At its November meeting, Council received updates regarding proclamation of the Psychotherapy Act, 2007, and registration of Regular Route applicants, i.e. non-grandparenting applicants. In addition, it reviewed a draft letter prepared for Minister of Health and Long-term Care, Hon. Dr. Eric Hoskins, regarding CRPO transparency measures; and directed staff to conduct stakeholder consultation on transparency principles developed for health regulators in Ontario.

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September 25, 2014 Council Meeting Highlights

At its September meeting, Council received updates regarding proclamation of the Psychotherapy Act, 2007 and registration of non-grandparenting applicants, approved changes to the College By-laws, and appointed non-Council Committee members to Registration Committee.

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The transitional Council is hoping proclamation of the Psychotherapy Act, 2007 will take place before the end of the year.

Once a proclamation date has been set, the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and the TC will require some lead time before the College becomes operational, in order to inform prospective members & employers of the date, and communicate details regarding the controlled act.  To receive regular updates, please join our mailing list.

Pre-registration for ‘Grandparenting’ Now Open
The online ‘Grandparenting’ Application for Registration is now available for those who have created a user account on our Member Management System and completed the Professional Practice & Jurisprudence e-Learning Module (“JRP Module”).

Pre-registration provides an opportunity for prospective Members of the College to apply for consideration of their application for registration in advance of the date the Psychotherapy Act, 2007 is proclaimed. Applicants who have been accepted provisionally for registration will be advised of such once the proclamation date has been set. Immediately following proclamation, their Certificate of Registration will be issued. Note: The transitional Council has been advised by legal counsel that we cannot notify applicants of their provisional acceptance (or not) via pre-registration until such time as the date of proclamation has been announced.

To access the Grandparenting Application, please follow the steps below and read important information beneath:

  1. Create a user account (see link at bottom of email) or login at top right corner if you have already created an account;
  1. Enroll and pay the required fee ($60 + HST = $67.80) to access the Jurisprudence (JRP) e-Learning Module;
  1. Complete the JRP Module online through your user account. Note: You must complete the JRP Module before you will be able to access the online Grandparenting Application;
  1. Access the Grandparenting Application through your user account; complete the form and pay the application fee ($125 + HST = $141.25) before submitting it (the system will not accept your application until the fee has been paid).

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Please see “Info for Applicants” on the left for detailed information about registration requirements for Registered Psychotherapists.  

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Updated March 26, 2015