The following sections provide information for current regulated members about practice permit renewal, cancellation, reinstatement, parental leave and registration verification.
All regulated members must have an active practice permit to practice psychology and maintain current and active professional liability insurance in the minimum amount of $5 million.
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 and cancellations 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:
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+GST will apply if you miss the March 31 renewal deadline.
Below are some reasons why your online practice permit renewal requires CAP approval. In these cases, you will not be able to make payment until a CAP staff member has reviewed your renewal:
CAP is working diligently to ensure members experience a smooth practice permit renewal process. If your practice permit renewal was sent for CAP review, you can expect to hear back from CAP via email within 3-5 business days or sooner.
You may cancel your active registration and practice permit at any time if you:
When you request that your practice permit is cancelled:
To cancel your practice permit, please login to the MyCAP Login and click on the "Renew" button under the box that says "Cancelled".
After you have cancelled your registration, you must re-apply for registration and a practice permit before returning to practice.
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:
To request reinstatement of your practice permit, please complete and submit the Reinstatement Application in the MyCAP Login.
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:
During renewal, when a member indicates they began parental leave at some point in the last permit year, CCP Step 3 (accounting for and documenting completed activities) will be automatically skipped for that past year. Furthermore, the entire CCP plan will be skipped for the coming year including Steps 1 (practice profile), 2 (goal setting), and 3 (activity completion). This means that complete CCP plans will not be required for two years from a member who takes parental leave. Members may independently manage the CCP they would like to engage in during those two years, but will not be required to report or document it. To illustrate with an example:
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.
Please watch our training video on how to renew your practice permit in CAP's online Member Management System. All practice permit renewals and cancellation requests are to be completed in the MyCAP Login.
View CAP's fee schedule.
Contact the Registration Department.
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