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My Practice Permit

The following sections provide information for current regulated members about practice permit renewal, cancellation, reinstatement, parental leave and registration verification.

Practice Permit Renewal

All regulated members must have an active practice permit to practice psychology.

CAP’s fiscal year is April 1 – March 31. Failure to renew a practice permit by the due date may result in suspension and/or cancellation of practice.

Practice permit renewal opens on February 1 and closes on March 31. All practice permit renewals are to be completed online in the MyCAP Login. Your renewal and fee must be submitted by March 31. Practice permit fees are set on an annual basis by CAP Council. Please view our Fee Schedule for further information on the fees set by Council.

A complete renewal process includes:

  • Updating your profile information. This includes your home and employment (business) contact information.
  • Completing the continuing competence requirements. Please visit our Continuing Competence webpage for detailed information on CAP's Continuing Competence Program.
  • Completing and submitting the practice permit renewal form.
  • Payment of the practice permit fee.

If you fail to renew your practice permit by March 31, you will not have an active permit and you will not be able to practice psychology. A late fee of $200 will apply if you miss the March 31 renewal deadline.

Cancelling a Practice Permit and Registration

You may cancel your active registration and practice permit at any time if you:

  • are taking an extended leave from practice (more than five years)
  • will no longer be practicing (e.g., due to retirement, relocation or change of profession) 

When you request that your practice permit is cancelled:

  • you are no longer listed on the active member register
  • your file is closed and your registration status is inactive.
  • you do not hold a practice permit and cannot practice as a psychologist or provisional psychologist.
  • you will not be refunded practice permit fees.
  • you may not use the protected titles registered psychologist or registered provisional psychologist.

After you have cancelled your registration, you must re-apply for registration and a practice permit before returning to practice.

If you do not plan to renew your practice permit, please contact the Registration Department.

Reinstatement of a Practice Permit

A former regulated member of five years or less whose practice permit and registration were cancelled may request to be reinstated. The former regulated member who qualifies for reinstatement must complete the following:

  • Written request to the attention of the Registrar, requesting to be reinstated.
  • Reinstatement Application (contact the Registration Department for the application). 
  • Criminal Record Check and Vulnerable Sector Check (current within one year of application). Third party checks such as BackCheck are not accepted.
  • Declaration of current and active professional liability insurance of a minimum of $1 million. Please note that the minimum liability insurance for the 2022-2023 fiscal year is $5 million.
  • Declaration related to any criminal and/or civil proceedings/actions.
  • Declaration of professional standing, in any other jurisdiction(s) with another regulatory body, professional association, or equivalent, external to the College of Alberta Psychologists. this applies to all professions and not only that of psychology.
  • Registration Verification forms - Part I is required and Part II (if applicable).
  • Fitness to practice.
  • Reinstatement fee.
  • Unpaid fees in arrears (to a maximum of three years – if applicable).
  • Any additional documents/information that may be deemed appropriate by CAP.

Parental Leave

CAP’s Parental Leave program is in place to support members during a leave from practice due to birth or adoption of a child. Members have the opportunity at every practice permit renewal to indicate whether or not they took parental leave at any time in the fiscal year. If the member answers "yes" then their fee for the practice permit renewal will be waived. There is no need to notify CAP of parental leave outside of the practice permit renewal process.

A member may have their annual fees waived for one year because of Parental Leave. The following conditions apply:

  1. The member must maintain current and active professional liability insurance at all times while on the active register. For those members who have Extended Reporting Period (ERP), this is sufficient.
  2. The member must not practice psychology while on parental leave.
  3. Supervision does not apply to provisionals who are on parental leave.
  4. The parental leave program offers the eligible member the opportunity to have their annual fees waived for one fiscal year.
  5. The program is not retroactive and only applies to the fiscal year identified by the member in their practice permit renewal.
  6. The five-year term to meet all registration requirements (i.e., EPPP, LEAP, 1600 hours) for full registration is not extended for provisionals on parental leave. 

Registration Verification

A current or former CAP member may request that a verification of their current or former registration with CAP be verified if another regulatory body or agency requires such confirmation. Please contact the Registration Department to request verification of your current or former registration with CAP. An administrative fee applies. Please view our Fee Schedule for further information on the fees set by Council.


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