February 4, 2021
La version francaise est ici.
LOGIN QUESTIONS – TECH TROUBLES
I successfully logged in with the temporary password and I am at the step to set a new password. The system indicates my password meets the requirements but I am receiving an error message and cannot proceed. What do I do?
The issue could be caused by security features on your computer. If you are at work, try resetting at home. You could also try using a different device (e.g. phone). Another option is to try a different internet browser (e.g. Firefox, Chrome). If you continue to receive an error message, send a screenshot to firstname.lastname@example.org.
I entered the incorrect password or security question too many times and now I am locked out. What do I do?
Please try clicking “Forgot password” to reset your password and security questions.
LOGIN QUESTIONS – APPLICANT AND REGISTRANTS WITH ACCOUNT IN PREVIOUS SYSTEM
If you had an account in our previous system, the first time you login to the new system you must follow the steps here.
If you are an applicant with an open application or an application that is submitted and under review by CRPO, you must login to the Applicant portal.
If you are a RP, RP (Qualifying), RP (Inactive), suspended or revoked, you must login to the Registrant portal.
If you are trying to login to the incorrect portal, you will receive an error message.
This could be one of two issues:
- You are using an email address that does not match the one CRPO. Contact CRPO at email@example.com if you aren’t sure you are using the right email.
- Your email has security features in place that is preventing the temporary password from reaching your inbox. Confirm you have indicated all emails from “@crpo.ca” are “safe senders” or “trusted senders.” Contact CRPO at firstname.lastname@example.org if you continue to have issues.
LOGIN QUESTION – NEW APPLICANT
I am a new applicant, and I did not have an account in the previous system. How do I create my account?
Click on the Applicant portal. Then click “New User? Apply Now” to create your CRPO account.
WHERE DO I FIND X IN THE NEW SYSTEM?
Applicants and registrants no longer have access to submitted documents. CRPO staff have access to documents that were submitted in the Documents tab in the previous system.
SELF-ASSESSMENT & HPDB
You are not required to complete it until your next reporting cycle for QA if you registered more than 60 days ago. The wording has been updated. “All new registrants must complete a self-assessment within 60 days of initial registration. All registrants must complete a self-assessment during their reporting cycle, every two years.”
Please complete the HPDB questions in both the “HPDB” page in your account and in the “Practice information” page. In the “Practice information” page, please click “Edit” on each current practice site to add your responses to the HPDB questions specific to practice sites.
Completing HPDB questions should only take a few minutes. Select the most applicable response to each question.
UPDATING PUBLIC REGISTER OR CONTACT INFORMATION
QUESTIONS ABOUT HOURS OR STATUS
Reporting direct client contact and clinical supervision is no longer part of the application process. Hours that you submitted in previous system will be accessible in the “Practice information” page in the Registrant portal if your application is approved. Please note you will have to request review of the hours after your application is approved.
I am a registrant. Where do I find information about my direct client contact and clinical supervision hours?
Go the “Practice information” page in your account.
Note: At least one practice site must be added for you to see your hours.
Hours that were accepted in the previous system will have a status of “Accepted”. All other hours transferred from the previous system will have a status of “Not Accepted”. There are several reasons why hours may not be accepted. For example:
- The hours do not meet CRPO’s definitions for direct client contact, clinical supervision, clinical supervisor, and/or scope of practice.
- Staff contacted the employer or supervisor, and they did not support the hours.
- Staff contacted the applicant/registrant for more information, and it was either not received or did not support the hours meet the requirements.
- The hours were not supported by documentation that meets CRPO’s requirements.
- The hours were double counted in the education and practice information section so staff would have accepted in only one section.
- The hours were not needed for independent practice because the maximum countable hours were already reached.
- The maximum countable group supervision has already been accepted.
- For more recent applications, the hours may not have been reviewed by staff yet. Please request review in your account.
In the previous system, there was only one category for group supervision. CRPO staff manually accepted up to 30 group hours with 9-12 supervisees. When the entries were transferred over to the new system, they were all transferred over to the category for 3-8 supervisees. Again, this is because there was no way to differentiate large versus small group supervision with the data transfer. The next time you update your hours and request review, staff will ensure your group hours are in the correct category.
If you do not have independent practice in the new system, it means you did not have independent practice in the old system. Your public register profile in the old system would have noted this at the bottom of your profile if you did not meet independent practice. In the new system, there is a status for every registration category, and it is noted at the top of your public register profile.
If you do not meet independent practice, it means either:
- You did not report enough hours on your initial application and have not updated your hours since approval; or
- You did report enough hours on your initial application but not all of the hours met the requirements.
NOTE: Reporting currency at renewal or professional development for QA is not counted towards independent practice. Registration staff do not have access to information or documentation submitted to QA.
Grandparenting applicants could report supervision hours in the category for “Other (team meetings, case conferences, etc.)” towards meeting minimum registration requirements to register. These hours did not count towards clinical supervision hours for independent practice. For this reason, these hours were not transferred over to the new system.
Information about the independent practice requirement has been available in the following places:
- Grandparenting Registration Guide (available while grandparenting was open)
- Online application form
- Every renewal form
- Professional Practice Standards for Registered Psychotherapists (see page 45)
- Independent Practice page of CRPO’s website
- Registration Regulation (see section 8(1)(1))
For grandparented registrants, any hours reported after application approval are required to be supported by documentation. See the Supporting Documents Checklist.
For grandparenting and regular route, there are maximum countable hours for group supervision. See the Supervision page for more information.