Professional Assessment

The Canadian Professional Standard for Counselling and Psychotherapy (CPSCP): Entry to Practice Competency Assessment

Commonly referred to as “The Standard”, the tool is a high stakes computer-based, bilingual, simulation-style, competency-based assessment for the use of statutory regulatory colleges as part of their registration regulation and the assessment of foreign-trained or alternatively-trained candidates.

No single assessment can evaluate everything. The Standard is designed as one piece in a multi-pronged approach to determining readiness for entry-to-practice. It is important for candidates to know all requirements for entry-to-practice in the area in which they plan to work.

Below is a chart to help candidates understand the requirements to practice when moving from one Canadian province to another.

Yellow indicates regulated provinces. Click in the box to view information regarding regulation in that province.

Purple indicates provinces where regulatory activities are underway. Updates will be posted as the information becomes available.

From To BC To AB To SK To MB To ON To QC To NB To NS To PEI To NL To YT To NU To NT
BC X           !   
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AB      *   
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SK     *      X       !   
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MB     *        X     !   
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ON     *          X     !   
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QC     *              !   
X     *        !   
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NB     *              !   
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NS     *              !   
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PEI     *              !   
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NL     *              !   
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YT     *              !   
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NU     *              !   
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NT     *              !   
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    *          X