Applicants can follow these steps in order to apply to CRPO:
- Create a CRPO account.
- Pay for and successfully complete the Professional Practice & Jurisprudence eLearning Module. Review the handbook first to familiarize yourself with the contents of the module.
- Pick your application type:
IMPORTANT: Please ensure you select the correct application type prior to submitting your application (i.e., CRPO recognized/accepted program, Non-recognized program, Labour mobility, Temporary). If you submit your application under the wrong application type you will be required to resubmit your application under the correct application type and pay the Application fee again. Fees paid to CRPO are non-refundable. If you are unsure what application type to select, please review the links above, consult your educational institution, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. If you have selected the incorrect application type, you must email email@example.com and staff will change the application type.
4. Complete the application form for the application type you select, including all required documentation.
Important: Please retain copies of all documents submitted to CRPO for your records. You will not be able to view documents after you submit them in the Applicant Portal. You are also advised to save screenshots of your application pages, as you will not be able to view the application once it is submitted.
5. Pay the required fees. All applicants are required to pay the application fee. If you completed a non-recognized program, you will also be required to pay the mapping tool fee. Your application is automatically submitted once payment is made.
Information about fees and payment methods is available on the Fees Overview page. All fees paid to CRPO are non-refundable.
For more information about what happens after your application is received and how to track the status of your application, see the Assessment of Applications page.
Applicants who apply through the application type CRPO recognized/accepted program, non-recognized program, or Indigenous registration pathway are registered in the RP (Qualifying) category. Applicants who apply through the labour mobility application type are registered in either the RP (Qualifying) or RP category depending on their registration category in another Canadian province – to confirm eligibility see here. Applicants who apply through the temporary application type are registered in the RP (Temporary) category – to confirm eligibility see here.
NOTE: An applicant cannot perform the controlled act of psychotherapy or use a protected title or advertise they are a CRPO registrant, including even if they indicate “in progress,” until their application has been approved and their certificate of registration has been issued. CRPO can investigate unregulated individuals and may take legal action against them. For information about practising prior to registration, see here.