1. Applicant Information
Must hold graduate degree in counselling or related field
3. Graduate-level coursework toward certification
Located on transcript(s), minimum 8 full courses
Counselling Theory (Compulsory)
Supervised Counselling Practicum/Internship (Compulsory)
Counselling and Communication Skills (Compulsory for graduates after
Professional Ethics (Compulsory for graduates after Sept 2012)
3. Elective Courses
Please refer to the corresponding section in the Certification Guide
All applicants must provide each of the following pieces of documentation. Please check off each document that you have prepared or intend to submit
5. Pathways Documentation
All applicants must apply based on either Pathway ONE or Pathway TWO.
PATHWAY ONE: For applicants who graduated within the last five years. Education and Practicum Training
PATHWAY TWO : For applicants who graduated over five years ago. Education and Work Experience
Please read carefully for important information regarding your application
I certify that the information provided in this application is accurate and complete to the best of my knowledge and belief. I understand that the outcome of my application depends upon my demonstration of how my application
satisfies the required criteria, including presenting relevant coursework in Section 3 for consideration by the Registrar. I will practice in accordance with CCPA's Code of Ethics. I have included a valid criminal records check with
vulnerable sector screening conducted within the last 12 months or will submit one to CCPA shortly. I understand that any certification granted to me by the Canadian Counselling and Psychotherapy Association does not in and of
itself specify licensure to practice counselling for a fee, monetary or otherwise. If I am granted certification by CCPA and practice counselling as a private practitioner, I do so at my own risk. I hereby release CCPA from any and all
liability and/or claim that may arise from any decisions to practice privately as a Canadian Certified Counsellor. For research and statistical purposes only, data resulting from my participation in this process may be used in an
I understand that all material becomes the property of CCPA upon receipt and that the official versions of my transcript and vulnerable sector criminal record check will be destroyed 12 months after I receive the Registrar's outcome. If I want these documents back, I understand that I must request to have them sent free of charge prior to the end of this timeframe.
Payment can be made online by logging into the Member Portal at https://members.ccpa-accp.ca.
The total cost for certification is $170 ($95 for application plus $75 annual fee). The $75 annual fee will be reimbursed if your application is not granted CCC.
Please note an invoice with be generated once your CCC Application has ben processed. Please allow 3 to 5 business days for processing of documents.