Attention ALL Applicants

As of January 4, 2021, CRPO’s application system will be offline for system improvements and will remain offline until late January, 2021. This means applicants have a choice to make about when to submit their applications. Get all the information you need here.

1

Complete online self-assessment tool.

2

Create user account on member management system.

3

Complete Professional Practice & Jurisprudence e-Learning Module.

4

Submit application for registration once you have substantially completed your education and training in psychotherapy,
meaning you are either in your final semester, you have completed 90% of your program (including coursework and practica),
or you’ve completed your program but not your thesis.

5

Application reviewed by staff (including possible follow-up).
The review stage can take 4 – 5 months, particularly if the applicant is not coming from an education program recognized by CRPO.

6

Application approved by staff OR referred to Registration Committee for review.

7

Approved applicants have Certificate of Registration issued: Qualifying category

OR application is refused by Registration Committee (applicant can appeal decision to the Health Professions Appeal and Review Board).

8

Qualifying registrant submits request to transfer to Registered Psychotherapist category.

9

Certificate of Registration issued: Registered Psychotherapist category.