This section provides information and resources regarding registration requirements, fees and the forms that must be completed in order to become a registered psychologist in Alberta. Please be advised the College has released important information on the EPPP-2. Click here for the CAP update and FAQ.
On September 30, 2021, CAP will be transitioning to a new Member Management System and an enhanced website to better serve our applicants and regulated members, and in doing so, the public at large. This means that after September 30, 2021 all credentials evaluation and registration applications that require approval of the Credentials Evaluation Sub-Committee (CESC) and Registration Evaluation Sub-Committee (RASC) will be online through the new member portal. As such, all current CESC and RASC applications have been removed from the website as we are no longer accepting paper forms.
Please check back on our website after September 30, 2021 to submit your application(s) online through our enhanced member portal. If you have any questions, please contact email@example.com. Please note during this transition period there may be a delay due to volume. We thank you in advance for your patience and cooperation.
The Health Professions Act and the Psychologists Profession Regulation govern the practice of psychology in Alberta. Under its legislated authority, the College has set:
- the qualifications needed for a person to become a psychologist in the province of Alberta
- the steps involved in becoming a regulated member of the profession of psychology
- the rules and regulations for the professional practice of psychology
To be eligible to practice as a registered psychologist in Alberta, you must meet the registration requirements to obtain a practice permit from the College.
The Fairness for Newcomers Office began operations on March 2, 2020. The Office is established under the Fair Registration Practices Act to remove barriers associated with the assessment of foreign qualifications, aiming to ensure that qualified individuals entering regulated professions from outside of Canada do not face unfair processes or barriers to registration. To find out more information, please visit the Fairness for Newcomers Office website. You can also review the following Fact Sheets which are also available on the Fairness for Newcomers Office:
The following sections further describe the registration process: