2020-2021 Registration Renewal is Now Open

Registration renewal for the 2020-2021 registration year is now OPEN until March 31 at 11:59 p.m.

This year, your renewal involves just two easy steps.

Step 1: Open the renewal tab in your user account, which is pre-populated with your information. You will be asked to review three sections (Currency Hours, Professional and Other Conduct, and Health Professions Database Questions), respond to the Quality Assurance questions on the main page, and check a declaration box. Once you’ve done that, just click the “Submit Renewal” button at the bottom of the page.

Step 2: Click on the invoices tab in your user account, review your amount owing, and pay the invoice in full.

Once you’ve clicked submit on your form and submitted your payment, your renewal is complete.

Since payments can take at least three business days to clear, registrants are strongly advised to pay the renewal fee early on in the process, but if not, no later than March 25 to avoid the risk of incurring the late fee.

The 2020-2021 annual registration fee for each registration category is as follows:

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

NOTE: Any invoices not paid in full are charged a $50 administrative fee.

To be invoiced the Inactive registration fee for 2020 – 2021, you must already be in the Inactive category or have submitted a request to transfer to the Inactive category by January 19, 2020. Get more information about going inactive here, and review our Inactive Category FAQ. Registrants in the Inactive category or RPs requesting to transfer to the Inactive category are still required to submit a complete renewal.

Registrants who are late and do not renew (including paying the late fee) on or before 11:59 p.m. EST on April 30, 2020, may be suspended. Suspended registrants are no longer able to practise the profession and the suspension is reflected on the Public Register. The fee for lifting a suspension is $350 +HST.

Renewal Form Overview
The renewal form is pre-populated with information you entered on your application, on last year’s renewal or content modified by staff (with your agreement). 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 2020-2021 renewal is January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2019. CRPO may request proof of currency hours for registrants in the RP category.

Click each section to access it and be sure to review the information in each section carefully. 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 and make changes where necessary. 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.

Sections of the renewal form may be “Unlocked by System” if this is your first renewal or if you are required to update your renewal form.

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.

Once you have completed the renewal form, you must click the “Submit Renewal” button. Payment of the renewal fee has been separated from completion of the renewal form. This means you will be able to submit the renewal form before you make the payment of the renewal fee.

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 has 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 – Registration renewed.
  • Fast Tracked / Completed – Registration renewed.

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

College staff will send a message through your user account if there are questions. Registrants should use the “Renewal status” indicator to determine whether their renewal form has been received and/or processed. You will receive an automatic message once you have been successfully renewed. Registrants will not receive a new Certificate of Registration for every registration year. Employers, supervisors, clients, etc. can check your registration status on the Public Register.

Suspension of Registration for Incomplete Renewal
Any registrant who does not meet all of the renewal requirements within the stipulated deadlines risks suspension of their registration with CRPO.

Suspended registrants have forfeited their good standing with the College, are no longer a registrant 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, perform the controlled act of psychotherapy, 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).

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

If a former registrant, 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 registrant 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 registration 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 registration, or updating hours for independent practice can be found at the following pages:

Professional Obligations
Registration Categories
Going Inactive, Returning to Practice & Resignation
Independent Practice