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Registration exam dates now posted

By January 24, 2023News

January 24, 2023

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

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 April 26, 27, and 28. 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 the next few days 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who is eligible for the April 2023 exam sitting?

To be eligible for the April 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 January 20, 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 February 8, 2023 (deadline).

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 the next few days.

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