Appendix B – Timelines in the Registration Process

Registration Guidelines

UPDATED:  April 2019

The following table shows the usual time it takes to complete each step in the registration process. Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the College is operating remotely and therefore, there may be delay in meeting these timelines. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

From the time an application is complete (application form, fee, transcripts, CES/WES evaluations, supervisors’ agreement forms) until initial review 4 to 6 weeks
From the time of initial review until a written response and supporting documents are sent  1 to 2 weeks
 If, at initial review, an application is referred to the Registration Committee (the Committee meets every 6 to 8 weeks) for further review  30 days notice period + number of days until the next meeting
 From the time an application is complete (application form, fee, transcripts, CES/WES evaluations, supervisors’ agreement forms) until initial review  4 to 6 weeks
 From the time of initial review until a written response and supporting documents are sent  1 to 2 weeks
 From the date of a Committee meeting until a written decision is sent  4 to 6 weeks
Psychological associate applicants require 4 years (6000 hours) of acceptable work experience 4 years to 6 years (if part time work experience)
From the date of issuance of a certificate authorizing supervised practice until issuance of a certificate authorizing autonomous practice  a minimum of 1 year and a maximum of 2 years
From the issuance of a certificate authorizing supervised practice until writing the Examination for   Professional Practice in Psychology  a maximum of 1 year
From the issuance of a certificate authorizing supervised practice until writing the Jurisprudence & Ethics Examination a maximum of 1 year
From the issuance of a certificate authoring supervised practice until taking the Oral Examination a minimum of 1 year and a maximum of 2 years
From the date of receipt of an application for the title psychologist until expiry (i.e. if all supporting documents are not received and a certificate for supervised practice issued)  2 years
From the date of receipt of an application for the title psychological associate
until expiry (i.e. if all supporting documents are not received and a certificate for supervised practice is issued)
 2 years, or 2 years after completion of the required work experience, whichever is later