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Proclamation of Reserved Title: April 1st, 2015 

Proclamation of Controlled Act: December 31st, 2017

Click here to read about the history of regulation in Ontario.

Title – Registered Psychotherapist

Regulatory Authority  College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO)

Type of Regulation – Title Protection AND Activity Protection

Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care Health Bulletin – New Psychotherapy Requirements to Support Patient Care and Safety:  Psychotherapy Providers to Be Registered with a Regulatory College

View the CRPO’s latest communiqué announcing the proclamation of the act of Psychotherapy on December 31st, 2017.

Useful Resource: Understanding When Psychotherapy is a Controlled Act

Understanding When Psychotheraphy is a Controlled Act

The following resources may help you to organize for completion of the application.

You may wish to read the application information found on the CRPO website to assist you in understanding the process as it is currently envisioned.

1. You must have an account with the CRPO.

2. All applicants must complete the E-jurisprudence module.

The E-jurisprudence module will require you to pay $60 plus tax. Please note that CRPO does not accept credit cards or cheques. Payment must be made via bank transfer. It can take up to three days to process your payment. Therefore, you should ensure adequate time for your payment to be processed prior to your commencement of the module.

The E-jurisprudence module is a wonderful learning tool. However, it will take you four to six hours or possibly longer to complete. You should allow sufficient time to complete the module so that you are ready for pre-registration when it is available.

3. The application form will require a great deal of data. It would be helpful for you to gather this data prior to starting the process. Please see an example below of one method of gathering this information (CRPO Portfolio – PowerPoint Model). Below you will also see some sample templates that may assist you in gathering the data for parts of your portfolio.

4. The application process will allow you to stop and save your work should you be interrupted during your application. The current understanding is that it will take several hours to complete the application and having your portfolio prepared ahead of time will ensure that you complete the form as efficiently as possible.

5. Your portfolio will not be sent to CRPO upon application, but rather should be kept handy in the event that your documents are requested by the CRPO.

6. All documents sent to the CRPO must be scanned. Hard copies should not be sent to the CRPO offices. When you register, you will be given a barcode and this barcode must apear on all documents sent to the CRPO.

7. For those CCPA members who are certified (CCC), CCPA has scanned all of the documentation that you sent to CCPA to substantiate your application. Please contact the National Office ([email protected]) if you would like a copy of your file. These documents may be useful for your portfolio. There is no fee for this service.

Below you will also find a chart which indicates which portions of your CCC application may help you to support the CRPO registration requirements.

As more information becomes available, this page will be updated. Do not hesitate to contact CCPA at [email protected] with your questions. We will attempt to answer all questions we receive as quickly as possible.

CRPO Portfolio - PowerPoint Model

Are you having trouble organizing your documents to create a portfolio to use in applying to the College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario? If so, this presentation is designed to introduce a Portfolio Design Option. The PowerPoint presentation was prepared by Trish McCracken, the Ontario Anglophone Director of CCPA.

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Professional Corporations Message

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For the most up to date information, please visit the CRPO’s website.