ONLINE MEMBERSHIP RENEWAL 2022-2023
Online renewal for 2022-2023 is open. The Practice Update Form and fees will be due June 1.
For renewal steps, account login and other renewal information click here:
Requesting a Change of Certificate
There are a variety of materials that members holding certificates of autonomous practice will find of value. This includes information pertaining to supervision of both supervised practice members as well as non-regulated providers. In addition there is information regarding Registration issues which pertain to autonomous practice members.
Resigning or Moving to an Inactive or Retired Certificate
- Inactive Certificate (including information on returning to autonomous practice)
- Retired Certificate
Adding A New Practice Area or Client Group
Autonomous practice members wishing to add an area of practice or a client group must undertake training and supervision to achieve competency comparable to other members of the College who are recognized for similar practice.
Members are required to make a written request to the Registration Committee specifying the practice area or client group they wish to add and to provide detailed information about how they have or plan to acquire the knowledge and skills in this new area. Submissions to the Registration Committee must be received 10 days in advance of a meeting.
The College’s Guidelines for Change of Area of Practice, outline the process in more detail here.
The Registration Committee meets approximately every other month, dates of upcoming meetings are posted here.
Autonomous Practice Psychological Associates Applying for Registration as Psychologists
Autonomous Practice Psychological Associates who subsequently acquire a doctoral degree in psychology may apply for registration as Psychologists. The application form and guidelines are available in the Psychological Associates: Applying for Registration as Psychologists section of the website.
Removal or Modification of a Term, Condition, or Limitation
Autonomous practice members of the College whose certificate includes a term, condition or limitation may apply for its removal or modification. The application form and guidelines are available in the Removal or Modification of a Term, Condition, or Limitation section of the website.
Mobility of Members
- Autonomous Practice members who are considering practising psychology in another jurisdiction in Canada or the United States should be aware of the following mobility provisions:
- Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA)
- Certificate of Professional Qualification in Psychology (CPQ)
The College is required, by law, to maintain a current and complete Public Register of Psychologists and Psychological Associates, which is accessible to the public on its website. Members are responsible for ensuring that the information they have on file with the College, including name changes, is up to date.
Having the correct name on the Public Register is important so that the public and employers can find information about a member’s current registration status, employment, language of service, and discipline history. Anyone looking for a psychological practitioner in Ontario should be able to easily find a member’s name on the Public Register.
Inform the College within 30 Days of the Name Change
If your name changes for any reason, it is a requirement of the College By-laws to inform with College within 30 days. This includes assuming a spouse’s name due to marriage, resuming a previous name due to separation or divorce and any other legal name changes.
Inform the College by downloading and completing the Name Change Request Form.
Provide One or More Supporting Documents
A name change will only be accepted if supporting documentation demonstrates that the member has validly changed their name. A record of the name change will be maintained in each member’s file. The member will be searchable on the Public Register by their legal name and any previous names.