2019 – 2020 Membership Renewal Is Now Open

The CRPO membership cycle runs from April 1 to March 31 of any given year. The renewal period for the 2019 – 2020 membership year opened on February 1, 2019. The renewal form is now available under the “Renewal” tab found in members’ user accounts. The form should take 10 to 30 minutes to complete.

A complete renewal means you have filled out the form, your payment has been received and you have clicked the “Submit” button. If you are unable to click “Submit,” it means either your form has not been filled out in full or your payment has not yet been received. The 2019 – 2020 annual renewal fee for each membership category is:

  • Registered Psychotherapist: $589.00 +HST
  • Registered Psychotherapist (Qualifying): $321.00 +HST
  • Registered Psychotherapist (Inactive): $295.00 +HST

Any invoices not paid in full will be charged a $50 administrative fee.

To be invoiced the Inactive registration fee for 2019 – 2020, you must already be in the Inactive category or submit a request to transfer to the Inactive category by January 15, 2019. Members who request to transfer after this date will be invoiced the full RP amount. Qualifying members are not eligible for the Inactive category. Members in the Inactive category or RPs requesting to transfer to the Inactive category are still required to submit a complete renewal.

Members who do not renew their membership by 11:59 p.m. on April 1, 2019 will have a late fee of $150 +HST applied to their accounts. Since payments can take at least three business days to clear, members are strongly advised to pay the renewal fee early, or no later than March 27 to avoid the risk of incurring the late fee. Any invoices not paid in full will be charged a $50 administrative fee.

Members who are late and do not renew (including paying the late fee) on or before 11:59 p.m. EST on May 2, 2019, may be suspended. Suspended members are no longer able to practise the profession and the suspension will be reflected on the Public Register. The fee for lifting a suspension is $350 +HST.

Renewal Form Overview

The renewal form is pre-populated with your information. You will be able to review the content in each section and accept, modify and/or add new entries where necessary. You will be asked to review information in the following areas:

  1. Currency Hours
  2. Professional and Other Conduct
  3. Health Professions Database Questions

The currency window for the 2019 – 2020 renewal is January 1, 2016 to December 31, 2018. CRPO may request proof of currency hours for members in the RP category.

Click each section to access it. If you do not need to make any changes, click the “No Changes Required” button. This will confirm that you have reviewed the content and will return you to the Renewal form landing page. If changes are required, select the “Unlock Page for Editing” button, make the necessary changes and click the “save” button after each change.

Note: Do not make your selection until you have reviewed the entire page. If you unlock the page for editing, but don’t in fact have any change to make, this slows down the review and processing of your renewal. Please be sure of your selection before you click on one of the buttons.

You will also be asked to respond to questions about your awareness of CRPO’s Quality Assurance Program and confirm a declaration statement. The declaration includes confirming that you have professional liability insurance in accordance with the College’s By-laws.

Renewal Confirmation Process

Once you’ve submitted your renewal form, you can view and print a copy for your records but cannot make any changes.

Your renewal form will be reviewed by CRPO staff to see whether you satisfy conditions for renewal. To monitor your renewal status, see the “Renewal status” indicator found on the renewal landing page (the page with links to sections of the renewal form). Statuses include:

  • Open – Renewal form NOT submitted.
  • Received – Complete renewal form and fee have been received by CRPO.
  • Under Review 1 – 5 – Initial review by designated staff member is underway.
  • Manager Review – Secondary review by senior staff member is underway.
  • Recommend to Panel – Referred to a panel of the Registration Committee for consideration.
  • Completed – Membership renewed.
  • Fast Tracked – Membership renewed.

It normally takes a regulatory body several months to review all membership renewals. Members can continue to practise as usual while their renewal is being processed.

CRPO staff will send a message through your user account if there are questions. Members will not receive a new Certificate of Registration for every membership year.

Suspension of Membership for Incomplete Renewal

Any member who does not meet all of the renewal requirements within the stipulated deadlines risks suspension of their membership with CRPO.

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.

Lifting a suspension for an incomplete renewal involves paying outstanding fees (registration fee, late fee and suspension lifting fee), submitting the renewal form, 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).

When the outstanding items are completed and conditions satisfied, the member is reinstated to good standing, details of the suspension are removed from the Public Register and the member is permitted to resume practice of the profession and use of the title.

Revocation and Reinstatement

If the Registrar suspends a Certificate of Registration and the member does not take the steps outlined above to lift the suspension, the Registrar has authority to revoke the member’s certificate two years after the day it was suspended. Again, this status will be reflected on the Public Register.

If a former member, whose Certificate of Registration was revoked because they failed to pay a fee that is required to be paid in accordance with the By-laws, wishes to return to practice, the Registrar has the authority to reinstate the Certificate if certain conditions are met. The former member will have to satisfy a panel of the Registration Committee that they are competent to safely practise psychotherapy, will pay the outstanding fees, have professional liability insurance coverage in the amount and form required under the By-laws, and will be in compliance on the anticipated date on which membership is to be reinstated with any outstanding requirements or orders issued by CRPO’s statutory committees (e.g. Inquiries, Complaints and Reports Committee, Discipline, Fitness to Practise or Quality Assurance Committees)

For more information about the conditions associated with suspensions, revocations and reinstatement, see sections 23 to 27 of the Registration Regulation. If you have any questions, please contact us at info@crpo.ca.

Need More Info?

More information about your professional obligations, transferring to or returning from Inactive, lifting a suspension, revocation and reinstatement, resignation of membership, or updating hours for independent practice can be found at the following pages:

Professional Obligations

Registration Categories

Independent Practice