The LEAP Examination is an entrance to practice requirement that assesses a psychologist’s knowledge of Alberta jurisprudence and ethical psychological practice. It was developed and is administered by CAP. The LEAP Examination consists of two parts, a self-study guide and an online examination. 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%.
Provisional psychologists must pass the LEAP Examination and complete 1600 hours of supervised practice prior to transitioning to Standards for Supervision Form B.
The Self-Study Guide is designed to support applicants in identifying, locating, and reviewing regulatory resources. It can be found below in the LEAP Resources section.
The online examination contains 50 multiple choice questions designed so applicants have the opportunity to apply jurisprudence and ethical concepts to carefully crafted mini scenarios, and is accessed through the MyCAP Login.
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 jurisprudence and ethics examination. Members who have completed the “Oral Examination” or “LEAP 1.0” are not required to write the LEAP 2.0.
Candidates register and pay for the examination directly through their MyCAP Login. Please thoroughly review all resources (below) prior to registering, paying, and/or attempting the LEAP Examination.
Candidates can access (write) the examination at a time of their choosing (which may or may not be at the time of registration/payment). The LEAP Examination is accessed directly through the MyCAP Login. Candidates choosing to “pay now/write later” are cautioned that the LEAP Examination starts when the examination link is clicked - meaning that the timer has started. Candidates should not click the examination link until ready to write the examination.