NB Regulation

Current as of May 5, 2019

Status: Regulated

Type of Regulation: Title Protection

Titles Protected: Licensed Counselling Therapist, Licensed Career Counsellor, Registered Counselling Therapist, Registered Career Counsellor

Website: www.cctnb.ca

  • Various groups in New Brunswick have been pursuing legislation for more than 21 years.
  • A Federation of three counselling groups (New Brunswick Association of Counselling Therapists) (NBACT), New Brunswick Professional Counselling Association (NBPCA), and Association francophone des conseillères et des conseillers en orientation du Nouveau-Brunswick (AFCONB)) was formed to move the regulation of counsellors forward.
  • In New Brunswick this type of legislation must be presented as a Private Member’s Bill.
  • In March 2014, the Federation engaged legal counsel. This was essential to move the bill forward.
  • Bill 64 Licensed Counselling Therapy  Act/ PROJET DE LOI 64/ Loi régissant la profession de conseiller et de conseillère thérapeute agréé was circulated to various organizations for comment by the Federation’s legal counsel.
  • Bill 64 received first reading in March 2017.
  • The Act passed Committee Review on April 11, 2017.
  • 2nd and 3rd readings occurred the week of May 1, 2017
  • The bill was given Royal Assent on May 5, 2017.
  • The College was proclaimed on June 1, 2017 and is now up and running.
  • The College now has almost 200 members.
  • The Grandparenting period ends on May 31, 2020.