July 21, 2021
The College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario and Compass Centre for Examination Development are pleased to announce the dates for the Fall 2021 administration of the CRPO Registration Examination. Registrants who are eligible to write the exam will receive direct communication in the next few days.
Due to ongoing pandemic-related restrictions and closures, arrangements have been made to offer this administration of the examination using an online platform with remote proctoring in partnership with Yardstick Assessment Strategies and MonitorEDU. The remotely proctored examination will be available to eligible candidates on October 21 and 22. Candidates are responsible for indicating their intention to write the examination with CRPO and registering for the examination with Yardstick Assessment Strategies. Registrants who are eligible to write the exam will receive direct communication in the next few days with further instructions and timeline associated with indicating their intention to write the examination.
Remote proctoring has unique safety and security requirements that include locking down the candidate’s computer browser to prevent access to any programs or sites other than the examination platform. The remote proctor is a live individual who monitors the candidate through livestreaming using the candidate’s computer webcam and a smartphone camera.
Limited in-person seating is restricted to only candidates with accessibility issues or accommodation needs (whether temporary, transient, or permanent) that prevent remote proctoring.
Additional information related to frequently asked questions, in-person accommodations, specific minimum requirements for technology and environmental conditions will be posted in the coming days. Candidates will also be required to sign a Candidate Agreement.
Who is eligible for the October 2021 exam sitting?
To be eligible for the October 2021 exam, registrants must meet the following criteria:
- Your “Eligible to write exam” status is indicated as “Yes” in your user account.
- Your CRPO registration date is July 15, 2021 or earlier
My “Eligible to write exam” status is indicated as “No.” What am I missing?
A final transcript/ credential assessment that confirms your degree/ diploma has been awarded/ conferred is missing. If you have not yet contacted your institution to send us your official final transcript/credential assessment verifying that you have successfully completed your psychotherapy program, please have the institution email one directly to CRPO at email@example.com. The final transcript/ credential assessment must be received by August 4, 2021.
My first/final exam attempt deadline was in 2021 and I was/ still unable to write the exam due to the pandemic. When is my deadline to write?
Registrants, whose first or final exam attempt deadline was in 2021, that are still unable to write the exam due to the pandemic, have been granted an extension by the Examination Committee. They will have until the spring 2022 administration to complete the exam. See the 2021 Pandemic-Related Exam Extensions post.
What is the exam fee?
The exam fee is $545 + HST. The fee to write the Registration Examination is set by and paid directly to COMPASS, the third-party organization that developed and administers the exam. The full amount is required for each subsequent attempt. More detailed information regarding exam booking/purchase will be conveyed to eligible registrants in the coming weeks.
Is the completion of the 450 direct client contact and 100 clinical supervision hours required to write the exam?
Registrants who are eligible to write the exam will receive direct communication in the next few days.
Please check the CRPO website for upcoming examination information for October 2021.