Applicants must meet the academic requirements of the College of Alberta Psychologists (the “College”). As the first step in the registration process, applicants must apply to have the Credentials Evaluation Sub-Committee (CESC) evaluate their academic credentials based on the Criteria for Evaluating Academic Credentials and when applicable, the Criteria for Evaluating Doctoral Credentials.
CAP does not offer evaluation of academic credentials prior to completion of a graduate degree and does not provide assistance in choosing a psychology training program.
The CESC evaluates academic credentials on the basis of the established criteria at regularly scheduled meetings. Click here for application deadlines and meeting dates.
The website is routinely updated as changes to governing legislation or registration requirements are made. Please check the website prior to submitting an application, to ensure you have the most current information.
The College has developed common Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) related to the evaluation of academic credentials. Click here for a copy of the FAQ.
A Tip Sheet is available to assist applicants in tracking their progress through the registration process.
The following three sections provide applications, criteria and further details related to the evaluation of academic credentials: