To be eligible for registration in the RP (Temporary) category, the following registration requirements must be met:

  1. The applicant must be registered or licensed to practise psychotherapy in another jurisdiction in which the requirements for registration or licensure are similar to CRPO.
  2. The applicant must have an offer of employment or appointment that relates to the practice or teaching of psychotherapy and that does not exceed nine months.
  3. A holder of a Registered Psychotherapist certificate of registration must have agreed to be responsible for ensuring that the applicant’s clients receive continuing care in the period following either the expiry of the applicant’s certificate of registration or the applicant’s departure from Ontario, unless the Registrar is of the opinion that, in the circumstances, there is no concern regarding the need for continuing care.
  4. The applicant must not have held a Temporary certificate of registration in the 12-month period immediately before the date on which they made the application unless the Registrar is of the opinion, based on exceptional circumstances, that this requirement should not apply.

An RP (Temporary) certificate of registration expires on the earlier of the expiry date noted on their certificate of registration and the day that is nine months after the date on which the certificate was issued.

Currently, three other provinces regulate practitioners who will be eligible to apply for registration with CRPO in the RP (Temporary) category: New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Québec. Registrants of the College of Counselling Therapists of New Brunswick (CCTNB) and the Nova Scotia College of Counselling Therapists (NSCCT) will be eligible, as will holders of a Psychotherapy Permit in Québec.

Practitioners in a jurisdiction outside of Canada will be eligible to apply for registration with CRPO in the RP (Temporary) category if they meet the above registration requirements.

To confirm eligibility for the RP (Temporary) category, please contact