General Information

There are two certificates of registration authorizing autonomous practice available in Ontario.

  1. For a certificate authorizing autonomous practice as a psychologist, you require a doctoral degree in psychology; and
  2. For a certificate authorizing autonomous practice as a psychological associate, you require a master’s degree in psychology.

Applicants must apply for a certificate authorizing supervised practice before they can proceed to meet the remaining requirements for the certificate of registration of autonomous practice.

The certificate authorizing supervised practice is intended for persons who have not previously been registered as a psychologist or psychological associate in any jurisdiction, or who are registered in a jurisdiction where the requirements are not equivalent to Ontario’s requirements.

The complete requirements for registration as either a psychologist or psychological associate are set out in the Registration Regulation .

Registration Committee Dates

Additional submissions for files scheduled for review by the Registration Committee must be received 10 days in advance of the meeting date.

If you are submitting an application for registration for the first time please note: new applications for either Supervised Practice or Interim Autonomous Practice are first reviewed by the Registrar, not the Registration Committee.

  • May 11-12, 2023
  • July 13-14, 2023