Competency Profile

The Competency Profile for Registered Psychotherapists (RPs) was approved at the March 30, 2012 meeting of the transitional Council.  The Profile can be accessed by clicking the link below.


Early in the work of the transitional Council, the need to develop an entry-to-practice competency profile was recognized. The need became more pressing when the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care urged us to develop a competency-based registration model, rather than one based on specific credentials.
In spring 2011, Council appointed the Competency Profiles Task Group, chaired by Linda Ann Daly, with representation from both the Registration and Professional Practice Committees.  Working with an outside consulting firm, the group used the Ontario Coalition of Mental Health Professionals’ Entry-to-Practice Competency Profile as its starting point.

What are Competency Profiles?

The Entry-to-Practice Competency Profile for Registered Psychotherapists lists the competencies required of individuals entering practice for the first time, so that they may practise safely, effectively and ethically across a variety of practice settings.
The Profile will underpin development of other tools and resources required by the College, including a framework for reviewing education/ training programs, prior learning assessment (PLA) tools and the quality assurance program, among others.
Updated March 2013