2014

CPA Accreditation Turns 30!

2014 marks both the 75th anniversary of CPA and the 30th anniversary of the CPA Accreditation standards.

In recognition of this milestone, a celebration of Canadian psychology training was held on Friday, June 6, 2014, at the CPA Convention in Vancouver, BC.  More than 50 individuals from doctoral and internship training programs attended this special event.  Please see the Forms and Resources page (under "Presentations of Interest") for more details on the celebration.

Please join us for a celebration of training!

2014 marks both the 75th anniversary of CPA and the 30th anniversary of the CPA Accreditation standards.

In recognition of this milestone, a celebration of Canadian psychology training will be held on Friday, June 6, 2014 at the CPA Convention in Vancouver, BC, from 4 to 5:30 pm. Anyone who has been involved in professional psychology training over the years is welcome to attend. A special awards ceremony will kick off the celebration.

To ensure we can accommodate all attendees, please RSVP by May 5, 2014 to accreditation@cpa.ca

 

2012

CPA and APA launch the First Street Accord, a mutual agreement on accreditation

In 2012, the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) and American Psychological Association (APA) approved and signed the First Street Accord. The Accord is a mutual recognition agreement on accreditation. It demonstrates that the APA views the accreditation standards and principles of the CPA as equivalent to the Commission on Accreditation guidelines and principles. Similarly, the CPA views the accreditation guidelines and principles of the Commission on Accreditation as equivalent to the accreditation standards and principles of the CPA. This mutual recognition agreement applies only to the accreditation activities each association undertakes in its own country. It is an agreement that recognizes the equivalence of the systems of accreditation of the CPA and APA and does not confer any reciprocal accreditation status on any of the programs they accredit. The entirety of the agreement can be found at First Street Accord.

 

2011

Fifth Revision of CPA Accreditation Standards

The CPA's recently revised Accreditation Standards and Procedures for Doctoral Programmes and Internships in Professional Psychology (2011, Fifth revision) is now available in PDF format; click here to access the document.

Bound copies of the new Standards and Procedures are also available from the Accreditation Office, and have been sent out to programmes, along with a summary guide to help programmes navigate the new standards; click here to access a quick guide comparison, and click here to access a pdf with changes to the text highlighted.  Stay tuned for more information on upcoming site visitor training workshops, as well as a French translation of the Standards and Procedures, which is currently being completed.

Programmes are advised that these new standards are now in effect, and will be used to evaluate programmes' annual reports for 2011-2012, as well as self-studies for 2012-2013.

For any programme completing a self-study for submission in 2011-2012, use of the 2011 OR 2002 standards is acceptable, however future annual reports will be evaluated against the 2011 standards. The 2002 Standards and Procedures are also available in PDF format; click here to access the document.