Once registered with CRPO, members must use the title indicated on their Certificate of Registration.
In addition to the Registered Psychotherapist (RP) category of membership, the College will issue certificates for the following categories of membership: 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.
Members 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).
Qualifying members 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 (inactive) or the abbreviations PA (inactive) or PA (inactive).
Inactive members are individuals who, for one reason or another, are not currently engaged in the practice of the profession. Inactive members are prohibited from providing or supervising direct client care, providing supervision and making any claim or representation to having any competence in psychotherapy. Members wishing to change to this category may find more information here or use the Transfer to Inactive Form.
Note: Going inactive is not intended for leaves less than 12 months. Qualifying members are not eligible for the Inactive category.
Members wishing to return to active practice may find more information here or use the Return to Active Practice Form. The form must be submitted at least eight weeks before an Inactive member plans to return to practice. Inactive members need to be mindful of their currency hours. If an Inactive member 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 are described in the forms.
Registered Psychotherapist (Temporary)
- Registered Psychotherapist (Temporary) or the abbreviation RP (Temporary).
- Psychothérapeute autorisé (temporaire), Psychothérapeute autorisée (temporaire) or the abbreviation PA (temporaire).
Temporary members 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. To inquire about temporary membership with CRPO, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Suspended members have forfeited their good standing with the College, are no longer a member 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 the member’s certificate two years after the day it was suspended.
To inquire about lifting a suspension, please send a message in your CRPO user account or contact us at email@example.com. Lifting a suspension involves paying 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).
The member’s registration was terminated by the College for failure to meet an obligation and they may not use a restricted title. To inquire about reinstating your membership, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A former Qualifying member who has not completed the requirements to become a full Registered Psychotherapist. The former member may not use a restricted title.