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Registration exam dates now posted

By June 20, 2023News

June 20, 2023

The College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario and Compass Centre for Examination Development are pleased to announce the dates for the October 2023 administration of the CRPO Registration Examination. Registrants who are eligible to write the exam will receive direct communication in mid-July.

The exam will be delivered exclusively using an online platform with remote proctoring, in partnership with MonitorEDU. The remotely proctored examination will be available to eligible candidates on October 11, 12 and 13. Candidates are responsible for indicating their intention to write the examination with CRPO and registering for the examination using the MonitorEDU registration system. It is also the responsibility of candidates to meet the minimum standards for remotely proctored examinations as identified on the CRPO website. Registrants who are eligible to write the exam will receive direct communication in mid-July with further instructions and timelines associated with indicating their intention to write the examination.

Candidates are responsible for providing a safe, secure, and private area for testing. Candidates must meet the established minimum requirements for internet connectivity, technical hardware, and testing environment. Candidates’ hardware requirements and internet bandwidth must be pre-checked through MonitorEDU.

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.

Additional information related to frequently asked questions, Candidate Agreement, specific minimum requirements for technology and environmental conditions and exam prep resources is posted on the Registration Exam page.

Exam Accommodations

Registrants with accommodation needs will alert CRPO and submit complete accommodation documentation at the time they register for the exam in mid-July in their CRPO user account. This will give the examination hosting authority sufficient time to evaluate the request for accommodations, seek resources and confirm arrangements.

If you intend to write in the upcoming fall exam and require exam accommodations, you are strongly recommended to visit the Exam Accommodations page ( and to start gathering the necessary documentation for your request in time for mid-July. Registrants requesting accommodations will need to submit a completed accommodation form (found on the Exam Accommodations page) with appropriate documentation from a currently registered medical doctor, psychologist, psychological associate or other regulated health professional who has specific training, expertise and experience in the diagnosis of the condition(s) for which the accommodation is being requested. If you received accessibility consideration / accommodation(s) for test writing from the Student Support Services while enrolled in a post-secondary education program, you may use the documentation from that institution. If you require further assistance with accessing the Exam Accommodations page, please contact

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible for the October 2023 exam sitting?

To be eligible for the October 2023 exam, registrants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Your “Eligible to write exam” status is indicated as “Yes” in the Transfer to RP page of your CRPO user account.
  2. Your CRPO registration date is July 6, 2023, 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 completed your psychotherapy program outside of Canada, a final credential assessment is required. 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 The final transcript/ credential assessment must be received no later than August 1, 2023 (deadline).

Can I write the Exam at an address different from my residence?

Yes, the exam may be written at an alternate address provided it meets the minimum standards for a secure testing environment. It is important that the address connectivity and technical hardware are pre-checked through MonitorEDU at least 5 days before the exam to ensure all minimum standards are met. For more information, see Technical Requirements and Testing for Online Exams.

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 communicated to eligible registrants in the coming weeks.

Is 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 mid-July.

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