Registration Requirements for Internationally Educated Psychologists

To practise as a regulated health professional in Ontario, you must be a member of your profession’s regulatory college and hold a certificate of registration. Regulated health professionals are required by law to deliver competent, ethical and professional services, and are accountable to the public through their respective colleges.

The College of Psychologists of Ontario is the governing body for Psychologists and Psychological Associates in Ontario.

Ontario Registration Requirements

To practise as a Psychologist in Ontario, internationally educated psychologists must hold a certificate of registration and meet the requirements set out by the College. To become eligible for a certificate of registration, internationally educated psychologists will need to meet the following registration requirements:

A Psychologist must:

A Psychological Associate must:

In addition, all applicants applying for registration as either a psychologist or psychological associate must meet the following requirements:

  • Applicant must be of good character;
  • Applicant must be either a Canadian citizen, Permanent Residency status, or hold authorization to work in Canada;
  • Complete an academic assessment of credentials from an assessment body approved by the College;
  • Complete a period of authorized supervised practice in Ontario;
  • Complete any further professional training or supervised experience that the College outlines in their assessment of your training and qualifications;
  • Demonstrate fluency in either English or French;
  • Pass the College’s Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP), the Jurisprudence and Ethics Examination (JEE) and the Oral Examination;
  • Have professional liability insurance.


How the Access Centre Can Help

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