COVID-19 Updates and Information

The CAP office is open as of June 1, 2020. To reduce the risk for spreading COVID-19, CAP is discouraging face-to-face, in-person office visits at this time. Face-to-face meetings are by appointment only and visitors will be pre-screened by staff prior to attending the CAP office. All visitors will be required to complete a written COVID-19 screening checklist upon arrival. These checklists will be retained for the purposes of contact tracing while the pandemic is ongoing. We appreciate your understanding as we all navigate these unprecedented times together. If you have any questions, we welcome you to contact us by phone or email.

The College of Alberta Psychologists

New Member Management System

On September 30, 2021, CAP transitioned to a new Member Management System (MMS) to better serve our regulated members, and in doing so, the public. The transition to this MMS will provide all CAP regulated members with an enhanced member portal.

Important Dates & Announcements

Continuing Competence Town Hall Meeting
Office Closure
Continuing Competence Town Hall Meeting
Our Mandate

To serve the interests of the public and guide the profession of psychology.

Welcome to the College of Alberta Psychologists website.

The College of Alberta Psychologists (CAP) is the regulatory body for the profession of psychology in Alberta. CAP regulates the profession by setting entry-to-practice requirements, establishing, promoting and enforcing standards for registration, practice and professional conduct.

Information about CAP, the registration process, complaints and discipline, legislation and privacy, as well as a members registry, are available on this website. 

Land Acknowledgement

Responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commissions’ Calls to Action, it is with respect, and in the spirit of reconciliation and truth, the College of Alberta Psychologists honour and acknowledge that, here in Alberta, Treaties 4, 6, 7, 8 and 10 – as well as many unsigned treaties – are the traditional and ancestral territory of many diverse Indigenous peoples. Namely, they are: the Kainai, Piikani, Siksika, Cree, Dene, Saulteaux, Nakota Sioux, Stoney Nakoda, Tsuu T’ina Nation, Inuit and the Métis Nation.

We acknowledge and give thanks to the many First Nations, Métis Nations and Inuit peoples who have lived on and cared for these lands for generations and the many others whose histories, languages, and cultures continue to influence our vibrant community. We are dedicated to ensuring the spirit of all Treaties are honoured and respected. We make this acknowledgement as an act of reconciliation and gratitude to those whose territory we reside on or are visiting.

CAP Stands Against Racism and Stands for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

The profession of psychology and CAP stands against racism and discrimination in all forms. CAP is committed to supporting equity, diversity and inclusion in all regulatory processes and actions. CAP is working with the Psychologists’ Association of Alberta and our joint TRC Task Force to develop educational materials to support the profession in equity, diversity, inclusion and to eradicate racism. Read more.. 

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Registration and Renewal

This section provides information and resources regarding registration requirements, fees and renewing a practice permit.

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Concerns About a Psychologist

This section provides information and resources to address concerns about the conduct of a psychologist. 

 

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Professional Guidance

CAP communicates with members, providing regulatory information and guidance. Regulated members are welcome to contact CAP for professional guidance related to regulatory information.

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Cases

Discipline & Reinstatement Decisions

Information about psychologist-related complaints is confidential unless sent to a formal disciplinary hearing. Under the Health Professions Act (HPA), the Registrar:

  • Will publish or distribute information on the CAP register which will contain information when psychologist’s practice permit is1) cancelled2) suspended, or 3) restricted with conditions.
  • Can publish or distribute any decision, order or direction made under Part 4 of the HPA, including written decisions issued by a Hearing Tribunal or Council with respect to any matter.  
  • Must publish decisions with findings of unprofessional conduct based on sexual abuse or sexual misconduct, as per the HPA. 

The decision to publish or not remains at the discretion of the Registrar. 

Reinstatement Decision: Mr. John Doe

November 28, 2019
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Annual Reports

All Annual Reports

Browse through all annual reports through the years.

Annual Report 2020-2021
Annual Report 2020-2021
Alberta’s recent economic downturn and...

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Annual Report 2019 - 2020
Annual Report 2019 - 2020
Alberta’s recent economic downturn and...

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Newsletter

The CAP Monitor

The CAP Monitor is a regular publication of the College of Alberta Psychologists. The Publications Committee monitors the content of The CAP Monitor to ensure the information being conveyed is consistent with CAP’s mandate, governing documents and policy. 

Issue #67 of The CAP Monitor
The CAP Monitor
Fall 2021

Issue #67 of The CAP Monitor

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Registration and Renewal

This section provides information and resources regarding registration requirements, fees and renewing a practice permit.

Read More

Speech bubble icon

Concerns About a Psychologist

This section provides information and resources to address concerns about the conduct of a psychologist. 

 

Read More

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Professional Guidance

CAP communicates with members, providing regulatory information and guidance. Regulated members are welcome to contact CAP for professional guidance related to regulatory information.

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About CAP

Learn more about CAP and its mandated responsibiliites under the Health Professions Act. 

Resources & Regulatory Information

A number of documents govern the regulation of the profession of psychology and documents and resources are developed in order to promote competent and ethical practice and to guide its members. 

Sexual Abuse/Misconduct

Addressing and Preventing Sexual Abuse and Misconduct for Psychologists