If the number of acceptable direct client contact hours in your practicum is less than the amount required number by CCPA, the applicant will need to complete additional supervision hours. Applicants can use the table below to find the number of supervision hours you needed to be eligible for certification.
The number of supervision hours required is equivalent to the number of direct client counselling hours the applicant is missing in order to satisfy the certification requirements. For example, if an applicant only completed 130 acceptable direct client counselling hours as part of an evaluated and accepted practicum placement, they are 20 hours short of the required 150 hours of direct client counselling hours as part of a practicum placement. They applicant would need to complete 20 hours of post-graduate supervision under a supervisor who satisfies the supervisor qualification requirements.
The required hours of supervision may be completed through either paid or voluntary arrangements that fit your unique location and situation. The applicant is able to submit any post-graduate supervision hours they may have already completed for consideration toward the CCC-Q requirements. The Registrar is available to assist with case-by-case details.
CCC-Q for Yorkville University Graduates:
Please be advised that at this time, the Certification Committee of the CCPA has assessed the coursework in the Master of Counselling degree from Yorkville University and found that the Counselling Skills & Competencies course does not align with CCPA requirements as it does not contain sufficient hours of counselling skills training. In order to assist our Yorkville graduate applicants, we have developed a work-around that would allow applicants to receive the professional designation (so long as all other criteria have also been met). This solution is a required top-up of Counselling Skills hours by a supervisor that meets CCPA requirements and that are completed after the degree has been conferred. These cannot be completed while the applicant is still in their Masters degree as it must be supplemental supervision specific to Counselling Skills (rather than direct client contact hours). The committee’s decision is firm that these hours must be completed after the degree has been conferred for continued supervision and skills training. If the Yorkville Counselling Skills & Competencies course were to change increasing the number of skills hours taught within the degree program, the committee could re-evaluate the requirement of supplemental hours decision at that time. Currently, this is the requirement of all Yorkville graduates, and we have had many Yorkville graduates who have been successful in obtaining their full CCC designation either by continuing in supervision with their on-site supervisor after their degree is conferred, or by finding an alternative supervisor that meets CCPA requirements for that face-to-face time to accrue the required 15 additional post-graduation hours.
|Hours of acceptable direct client|
counselling completed at the practicum site(s)
of additional post-graduate supervision
|150||0||Minimum practicum requirements are satisfied. No additional hours are required. The number of direct client counselling hours that were supervised during the practicum are sufficient for entry-to-practice as a Canadian Certified Counsellor. Continued supervision is encouraged at this stage of counsellor development.|
|130||20||At least 20 hours of post-graduate supervision, which must involve direct supervision (live observation, co-counselling, review of audio and video recordings, and live supervision, for example, reflecting teams) as well as indirect supervision (written case notes and case consultations).|
|110||40||At least 40 hours of post-graduate supervision, which must involve direct as well as indirect supervision.|
|75||75||A minimum of 75 hours of post-graduate supervision is required to grant the CCC-Q, which must involve direct as well as indirect supervision.|
Once the required additional supervised hours are completed, and a satisfactory report from the supervisor(s) has been received, your application for certification may be processed. The report may be a CCC Reference Form which indicates the number and nature of post-graduate supervision hours provided to the applicant, or on a CCC-Q Supervision Checklist for Yorkville University graduates, or an alternative form requested by the Registrar of CCPA in the CCC-Q outcome letter to the applicant from when the CCC-Q was granted.