Step 1

  • CRPO confirms that you are eligible to write the Registration Examination (approximately three months prior to the proposed administration date).
  • You confirm your intention to write the Registration Examination with CRPO and provide requested information to CRPO staff by the requested deadlines.
  • Formal application, with appropriate documentation for any accommodation, must be made at the same time that you indicate your intention to write the Registration Examination with CRPO. Use the accommodations request form (available through CRPO) to apply.
  • COMPASS Centre for Examination Development contacts you to confirm the status of your request for accommodation.

Step 2

  • You receive an email transmission from Yardstick Testing and Training Experts, from testingsupport@getyardstick.com. In it, you will see the “book and purchase window” directions for purchasing and booking your spot at the Registration Examination. The directions include the time period during which you must purchase the Registration Examination and how to access the exam site by resetting your password. If this email transmission is not received within one month of the Registration Examination, please contact Yardstick at testingsupport@getyardstick.comPlease note: The CRPO Registration Examination website has RED prompts. The self-assessment site has BLUE prompts.
  • You register and book the examination by purchasing the CRPO Registration Examination. Please ensure to book your exam for the same location you provided to CRPO. After purchasing the exam, you will receive a confirmation email with the location of your test centre and the time at which you should arrive to write the Registration Examination.

Step 3

  • You receive an email transmission from COMPASS Centre for Examination Development once you have purchased the CRPO Registration Examination and the purchase window has closed. It reminds you of the testing environment and conditions, the Resource Manual for the examination, the Registered Psychotherapist competency profile, and other related matters.

Step 4

  • Arrive at the test centre with two pieces of government-issued identification (one must contain a photo), your CRPO eligibility letter, and your CRPO-issued identification number.
  • Write the Registration Examination.
  • COMPASS Centre for Examination Development transmits examination results by your preferred medium between six and eight weeks after your date of writing.