About CRPO

The College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) regulates its Members in the public interest. CRPO is established under the Psychotherapy Act, 2007 and the Regulated Health Professions Act, 1991 (RHPA). Only Members of CRPO can use the protected titles “psychotherapist” and “Registered Psychotherapist”, along with the professional designation, RP.

CRPO fulfills its mandate to protect the public interest by:

More details about the specific objects of the College are set out in section 3 of the Health Professions Procedural Code.

Mission, Vision and Values


To develop standards and procedures to regulate psychotherapists in the public interest, striving to ensure competent and ethical practice within a professional accountability framework.


Leadership in professional self-regulation, dedicated to the principles of excellence, fairness, openness, responsiveness and respect for diversity.


Leadership, Excellence, Accountability, Equity, Integrity, Teamwork, Respect, Openness


CRPO is governed by a Council of nine elected Members and as many public members as are appointed by the Lieutenant Governor-in-Council in accordance with section six of the Psychotherapy Act, 2007. The Council and its committees make decisions related to registration requirements, standards of practice, continuing professional development and the professional conduct of Members, along with developing and monitoring regulations, policies and business systems for CRPO. Council’s duties are supported by a number of statutory and non-statutory committees, as well as by CRPO staff.

Read more about CRPO’s Council and Committees