Once registered with CRPO, registrants must use the title indicated on their Certificate of Registration.
In addition to the Registered Psychotherapist (RP) category of registration, the College will issue certificates for the following categories of registration: RP (Qualifying), RP (Inactive) and RP (Temporary).
- Registered Psychotherapist or the abbreviation RP.
- Psychothérapeute autorisé, Psychothérapeute autorisée or the abbreviation PA.
Those in the Registered Psychotherapist category have successfully met all of the requirements for registration through either the grandparenting (closed March 31, 2017), regular or labour mobility route.
Those in the Registered Psychotherapist category must receive ongoing clinical supervision until they have met the independent practice requirements.
Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying)
- Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) or the abbreviation RP (Qualifying).
- Psychothérapeute autorisé (stagiaire), Psychothérapeute autorisée (stagiaire) or the abbreviation PA (stagiaire).
Note: No other abbreviations or variations are acceptable. For example, shortening “(Qualifying)” to “(Q)” would not be correct.
Qualifying registrants must practise with clinical supervision and actively pursue meeting the Registered Psychotherapist requirements within specified timelines. More information can be found on the Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying) page of our website.
Registered Psychotherapist (Inactive)
- Registered Psychotherapist (Inactive) or the abbreviation RP (Inactive).
- Psychothérapeute autorisé (inactif), Psychothérapeute autorisée (inactif) or the abbreviation PA (inactif).
Inactive registrants are individuals who, for one reason or another, are not currently engaged in the practice of the profession or are taking an extended leave from active practice. Inactive registrants are prohibited from providing or supervising direct client care, providing supervision and making any claim or representation to having any competence in psychotherapy. Registrants wishing to change to this category are advised to read the information available here.
Note: Qualifying and Temporary registrants are not eligible for the Inactive category.
Registrants wishing to return to active practice may find more information about the process here. Registrants who wish to return to active practice should apply at least eight weeks prior to their anticipated return to practice date. Inactive registrants also need to be mindful of their currency hours. If an Inactive registrant is short of 750 currency hours in the three years prior to requesting to return to active practice, their request may be referred to the Registration Committee.
Information about eligibility, fees, insurance, the review process and how to submit a completed request is available here.
Registered Psychotherapist (Temporary)
- Registered Psychotherapist (Temporary) or the abbreviation RP (Temporary).
- Psychothérapeute autorisé (temporaire), Psychothérapeute autorisée (temporaire) or the abbreviation PA (temporaire).
Temporary registrants are practitioners from other jurisdictions who wish to be registered for a temporary period, generally due to an offer of temporary employment as a psychotherapist in Ontario, often in an academic or consulting role. For more information about the Temporary category, please see here.
Suspended individuals have forfeited their good standing with the College, are no longer a registrant of CRPO, and are not permitted to use any restricted title, practise or supervise the provision of psychotherapy for the purposes of registration with the College, nor hold themselves out as qualified to practise as a psychotherapist in Ontario. The suspension is reflected on the Public Register.
The Registrar has authority to revoke a suspended certificate two years after the day it was suspended.
Lifting a suspension involves paying all outstanding fees (including the suspension lifting fee), submitting any outstanding forms, holding insurance, and complying with any outstanding orders or requirements issued by CRPO’s statutory committees (i.e. Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee, Discipline, Fitness to Practise or Quality Assurance Committees). For information about suspensions and suspension lifting process, please see the Suspension, Revocation and Reinstatement portion of the renewal page, here.
The individual’s registration was terminated by the College for failure to meet an obligation. The individual may not use a restricted title. For information about revocation and the reinstatement process, please see the Suspension, Revocation and Reinstatement portion of the renewal page, here.
The registrant has chosen to resign from the College and may not use a restricted title.
A former Qualifying registrant who has not completed the requirements to become a full Registered Psychotherapist within the specified timeframes. The former registrant may not use a restricted title.