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Substantial Equivalency

As an applicant who is not eligible to register because they do not meet CAP's registration requirements may, in some circumstances, apply for a substantial equivalency review in accordance with the Health Professions Act.

The applicant must demonstrate evidence of a combination of education, experience, practice or other qualifications that demonstrates the competence required for registration as a regulated member. 

The Substantial Equivalency Sub-Committee (SESC) reviews applications for substantial equivalency. There are two types of substantial equivalency applications: 

  1. Application for Evaluation of Academic Credentials Based on Substantial Equivalency. The SESC will consider whether the documentation provided by the applicant may satisfy CAP’s academic requirements.

  2. Application for Evaluation and Request for Credit for Supervised Practice Based on Substantial Equivalency. Provisional psychologists in Alberta must complete minimally 1600 hours of supervised (evaluated) practice. In this application, the SESC will consider whether the documentation provided by the applicant may satisfy CAP’s minimum supervised (evaluated) practice requirement and that the hours required under designated professional activities have been completed (i.e. minimally 400 hours in Interventions or if declared, minimally 400 hours in Formal Assessment).

Applications and Resources

The following section provides the application forms and resources related to registration through the substantial equivalency process.

Please note that this application process is NOT currently available through the MyCAP Login and paper forms are still required.

Application

for Evaluation of Academic Credentials Based on Substantial Equivalency.

Application for Evaluation and Request for Credit

for Supervised Practice Based on Substantial Equivalency.

Registration Verification

Part I must be completed by the Applicant.
Part II must be completed by the relevant regulatory body and forwarded directly to CAP.

Substantial Equivalency Process

Substantial Equivalency Process for Assessment of Academic Credentials and Supervised Practice.


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