The LEAP is an examination that assesses a provisional psychologist’s knowledge of Alberta jurisprudence and ethical psychological practice. It was developed and is administered by CAP. The 2.0 version of the LEAP Examination was implemented in October 2021 as part of a CAP technology upgrade. Please see the LEAP Handbook and/or FAQs for additional information on this version of CAP’s ethics and jurisprudence examination. Members who have completed the “Oral Examination ‘ or “LEAP 1.0” are not required to write LEAP 2.0.
The LEAP Examination is a multiple-choice computerized examination consisting of 50 multiple choice questions. Applicants may apply to CAP to take the LEAP after they have been issued a practice permit as a provisional psychologist. It is recommended that candidates take the LEAP Examination early in the registration process. Starting January 1, 2022, provisional psychologists will be required to attempt the LEAP within six (6) months of their provisional status being granted. Existing provisional psychologists must attempt the LEAP Examination by June 30, 2022 at the latest.
The LEAP Examination consists of two parts:
- a Self-Study Guide and
- an online examination
The Self-Study Guide is designed to support applicants in identifying, locating, and reviewing regulatory resources. The multiple-choice online examination questions are designed so applicants have the opportunity to apply jurisprudence and ethical concepts to carefully crafted mini scenarios.
The LEAP Examination is “open-book”, meaning that applicants can access and use paper, electronic, or online resources (e.g., laws, regulations, CAP’s practice standards) while writing the examination. The minimum pass score on the LEAP Examination is 80%.
Registered provisional psychologists must pass the LEAP examination prior to following the Standards for Supervision Form B. You can access the LEAP examination through the MyCAP Login.