1. Applicant Information
Must hold graduate degree in counselling or related field
3. Graduate-level coursework toward certification
Any education that is not completed at an acceptable institution, or is not at the graduate level, is not eligible.
Counselling Theory (Compulsory)
Supervised Counselling Practicum/Internship (Compulsory)
Counselling and Communication Skills (Compulsory for graduates after Sept 2012)
Professional Ethics (Compulsory for graduates after Sept 2012)
3. Elective Courses
Please refer to corresponding section in the Certification guide.
4. Supporting Documentation
A copy of your transcript and course descriptions must be submitted with your application; please see the corresponding section on the Certification Guide. In addition, please identify which additional documentation you wish to provide for evaluation by the Registrar.
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
unidentifiable manner. I understand that all material becomes the property of CCPA upon receipt and that originals will not be returned to me, with the exception of the Criminal Records Check (if requested by the applicant).
Payment can be made online by logging into the Member Portal at https://members.ccpa-accp.ca. The total cost for this application is $100.