Applications

Core requirements for registration as a Psychologist, Psychologist Candidate, Psychological Associate, Psychological Associate Candidate, and Professional Psychology Corporation are set out in the Psychologists Act and Regulations.

Psychologists and Psychological Candidates

In brief, a doctoral degree program in psychology approved by the Board from an educational institution approved by the the Board is the basic educational requirement for registration as a Psychologist or Psychologist Candidate. Approved degree programs cannot be completed primarily at a distance.  The curriculum shall encompass a minimum of three academic years of full time graduate study. The doctoral program shall involve at least one continuous academic year of full time residency at the University at which the degree is granted. Resident study at the educational institution granting the degree consists of in-person participation in courses and seminars with face-to-face contact with faculty and other students. Criteria for recognizing doctoral degree programs in psychology are available here: Doctoral Program Criteria Applicants must meet the following compulsory course requirements: Compulsory Courses, Psychologists and Psychologist Candidates Applicants must have completed at least 600 hours doctoral practicum and at least 1,700 doctoral internship.  In cases where those minimum hours are not met, Regulation 3(5) does allow the Board to identify post-degree supervised practice at an appropriate duration and level of supervision as an equivalent substitute.

In addition, registration as a Psychologist requires Candidates to have:

  • completed at least 1,700 hours of approved supervised post-degree practice;
  • obtained, on no more than four attempts, a minimum scaled score of 500 on the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology(EPPP);
  • passed the Board’s oral examination on ethics, standards, and local jurisprudence.

Applicants for registration as a Psychologist Candidate will submit a Psychologist Candidate Application Form and an application fee of $500. A $600 annual registration fee (prorated to end of the fiscal year) is payable when the application has been approved. The expectations regarding supervised practice while on a Candidate Register are detailed in the Supervision of Candidates document.  Candidates and supervisors will make use, as appropriate, of the following forms:  Supervisor’s Consent FormGoals of Supervision Form; Consent Form for PEIPRB Supervisor & PEIPRB Exchange of Information; Consent Form for PEIPRB Supervisor & Employer Exchange of Information; Change of Supervisor Evaluation Form; Supervisor’s Regular Report (six-month reporting); Supervisor’s Final Evaluation.

Applicants for registration as a Psychologist who are applying directly from this Board’s Psychologist Candidate Registry will sit the Board’s oral examination on ethics, standards of practice, and local jurisprudence after having successfully completed the required period of supervision; supervision continues until all requirements for registration have been met. A $500 annual registration fee (prorated to end of the fiscal year) is payable when the application has been approved. Applicants for registration as a Psychologist who are not applying directly from this Board’s Psychologist Candidate Registry,  and not applying from another Canadian jurisdiction via the AIT fast-track mechanism, or via the CPQ, will submit a Psychologist Application Form and an application fee of $500.  A $600 annual registration fee (prorated to end of the fiscal year) is payable when the application has been approved.   Applicants will arrange to have their supervisor(s) submit a Supervision Final Evaluation Report.

Psychological Associates and Psychological Associate Candidates

In brief, a masters degree program in psychology approved by the Board from an educational institution approved by the the Board is the basic educational requirement for registration as a Psychological Associate or Psychological Associate Candidate. Approved degree programs cannot be completed primarily at a distance.  The curriculum shall encompass a minimum of one academic year of full time graduate study. The masters program shall involve at least one continuous academic year of full time residency at the University at which the degree is granted. Resident study at the educational institution granting the degree consists of in-person participation in courses and seminars with face-to-face contact with faculty and other students. Criteria for recognizing masters degree programs in psychology are available here: Masters Program Criteria Applicants must meet the following compulsory course requirements: Compulsory Courses, Psychological Associates and Psychological Associate Candidates Applicants must have completed at least 300 hours practicum and at least 850 internship.  In cases where those minimum hours are not met, Regulation 3(5) does allow the Board to identify post-degree supervised practice at an appropriate duration and level of supervision as an equivalent substitute.

In addition, registration as a Psychological Associate requires Candidates to have:

  • completed at least 3,400 hours of approved supervised post-degree practice;
  • obtained, on no more than four attempts, a minimum scaled score of 500 on the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP);
  • passed the Board’s oral examination on ethics, standards, and local jurisprudence.

Applicants for registration as a Psychological Associate Candidate will submit a Psychological Associate Candidate Application Form and an application fee of $500.  A $600 annual registration fee (prorated to end of the fiscal year) is payable when the application has been approved. The expectations regarding supervised practice while on a Candidate Register are detailed in the Supervision of Candidates document.  Candidates and supervisors will make use, as appropriate, of the following forms:  Supervisor’s Consent FormGoals of Supervision Form; Consent Form for PEIPRB Supervisor & PEIPRB Exchange of Information; Consent Form for PEIPRB Supervisor & Employer Exchange of Information; Change of Supervisor Evaluation Form; Supervisor’s Regular Report (six-month reporting); Supervisor’s Final Evaluation. Applicants for registration as a Psychological Associate who are applying directly from this Board’s Psychological Associate Candidate Registry will sit the Board’s oral examination on ethics, standards of practice, and local jurisprudence after having successfully completed the required period of supervision; supervision continues until all requirements for registration have been met.  A $600 annual registration fee (prorated to end of the fiscal year) is payable when the application has been approved. Applicants for registration as a Psychological Associate who are not applying directly from this Board’s Psychological Associate Candidate Registry,  and not applying from another Canadian jurisdiction via the AIT fast-track mechanism, will submit a Psychological Associate Application Form and an application fee of $500.  A $600 annual registration fee (prorated to end of the fiscal year) is payable when the application has been approved.   Applicants will arrange to have their supervisor(s) submit a Supervision Final Evaluation Report.

AIT Fast-Track Applications

If you already are registered for the independent practice of psychology in another Canadian jurisdiction and wish to make a fast-track application for registration as a psychological associate or a psychologist, you may submit an AIT Fast-Track Application Form and an application fee of $500.

CPQ Fast-Track Applications

If you hold the Certificate of Professional Qualification (CPQ) from the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards and wish to make a fast-track application for registration as a psychologist, you may submit a CPQ Fast-Track Application Form and an application fee of $500.

Professional Psychology Corporation Applications

Registrants who have incorporated their practice and meet the requirements set out in the Psychologists Act, section 18, may submit a Professional Psychology Corporation Application Form and an application fee of $250.