This type of application is intended for applicants currently registered or licensed for active practice as a psychologist in Canada or anyone who hold currently holds a Certificate of Professional Qualification in Psychology (CPQ) certification issued by the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB).
Both mobility mechanisms are described in further detail below.
Applicants currently registered or licensed for active practice in a non-Canadian jurisdiction may refer to the section related to Internationally Trained Psychologists (ITP).
The CFTA relates specifically to applicants currently registered or licensed for active practice, and in good standing, as a psychologist in Canada. The CFTA is a trade agreement between all Canadian provinces, territories and the federal government. Its objective is to reduce and eliminate, to the extent possible, barriers to worker mobility, trade and investment within Canada, and to establish an open efficient, and stable domestic market.
All provinces and territories in Canada are to comply with the obligations under the CFTA. The CFTA was entered into force on July 1, 2017 and replaced the Agreement on International Trade (AIT).
If you wish to apply for registration under the CFTA, please complete the forms below and mail them to the CAP office.
Psychologists whose registration is restricted to one specific branch of psychology (for example British Columbia School Psychologists and Associate Psychologists (Corrections)) are not eligible to apply under the CFTAand must start the registration process by applying for evaluation of academic credentials.
The following section provides resources related to applying for registration under the CFTA.
Complete and submit this form to apply for registration under the CFTA.
Complete and submit this document with the application for registration under the CFTA.
Access the application for a review of doctoral credentials.
Learn how the criteria is used to evaluate doctoral credentials.
Learn about the CFTA and mobility requirements across Canada.
Access information about the responsiblities of this Working Group regarding labour mobility in Canada.
Read our FAQs to learn about the requirements for mobility applications.
The Certificate of Professional Qualification (CPQ) is a certification issued by the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards (ASPPB). Please refer to the ASPPB website for further information.
Candidates who qualify to apply for registration in Alberta through the CPQ application must have confirmation of this certification sent directly to CAP from the ASPPB.
Such applicants may be deemed to meet the academic requirements for registration as a psychologist and do not require an academic review by CAP.
If you wish to apply for registration based on the CPQ, please complete the forms below and submit them to email@example.com.
The following links provide information, forms and resources related to registration under the Certificate of Professional Qualification in Psychology (CPQ):
Complete and submit this form to apply for registration based on the CPQ.
Complete and submit this document with the application for registration based on the CPQ.
Complete and submit this document with the application for registration under the CPQ.
Read our FAQs to learn about the requirements for mobility applicants.
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This section provides information and resources regarding registration requirements, fees and renewing a practice permit.
This section provides information and resources to address concerns about the conduct of a psychologist.
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