Evaluating Your Degree
If your degrees are from a university outside Canada or the United States, you must have them evaluated to determine if they are comparable in academic level to degrees from a Canadian university.
These evaluations may be arranged through either:
Comparative Education Service
University of Toronto School of Continuing Studies
158 St. George Street
Toronto, Ontario M5S 2V8
The academic credential assessment report from CES or WES must confirm that the applicant’s academic credentials are comparable in level to a master’s or a doctoral degree granted by a Canadian university. While the report from CES or WES will indicate to the College whether the applicant’s academic credentials are comparable in level to a master’s or a doctoral degree granted by a Canadian university, the College reserves the right to make a final determination of the content of the degree(s), and will evaluate, in accordance with the degree requirements outlined in the Registration Guidelines to determine, whether the applicant has an acceptable master’s or doctoral degree in psychology.
After Your Degree Has Been Evaluated
There are two certificates of registration authorizing autonomous practice available in Ontario.
- For a certificate authorizing autonomous practice as a psychologist, you require a doctoral degree in psychology; and
- 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.