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The transitional Council of the 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).

Proclamation Update 
On May 8th, our President, Carol Cowan-Levine, and Registrar, Joyce Rowlands, signed off on a “sealed” version of our Registration Regulation. This means the regulation is now final, though it must still go through a series of approvals within government, lastly by a cabinet committee. 

The next step in the process is to set a proclamation date for the Psychotherapy Act, 2007. Originally, the transitional Council was hoping proclamation would take place this summer. However, now that Ontario is in an election period, the date cannot be set until government resumes. This being the case, it is unlikely proclamation will occur before the fall (we’re now hoping for October 1st).

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

Note: We have 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.

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 Membership 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, and immediately following proclamation they will be informed that their Certificate of Registration has been issued. Note: the proclamation date has not yet been set.

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).

Information about ‘Grandparenting’ & ‘Need to Knows’Click here

Proclamation of the Psychotherapy Act, 2007, bringing the College into full operation, is expected to take place in the fall of 2014.  Please see “Info for Applicants” on the left for detailed information about registration requirements for Registered Psychotherapists.  Also see more information about proclamation in the January 15, 2014 Council Highlights below.

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June 11th Council Meeting Highlights

At its June 11th meeting, Council received news regarding proclamation of the Psychotherapy Act, updates on registration matters, and approved changes to the College By-laws.

Click here for full Council Highlights.

March 19th Council Meeting Highlights

At its March meeting, Council received updates on the start of pre-registration for grandparenting, development of the Registration Regulation and further development of College programs and policies.

Click here for full Council Highlights.

Updated June 16, 2014