Provincial and Territorial Licensing Requirements

Province/Territory Academic Entry Requirements Supervised Experience Examinations1 Exemptions

British Columbia

http://www.collegeofpsychologists.bc.ca/

Doctoral
Title: Psychologist
Scope of Practice: Independent Practice

Doctoral
600 hours of practica and
1,600 hour pre-doctoral internship  
EPPP scale score of 140/200 OR 500/800 

Written jurisprudence, score of 40/50

Oral examination
 

University

Government

Schools

Hospitals

Alberta

http://www.cap.ab.ca/

Doctoral
Title: Psychologist
Scope of Practice: Independent Practice

Masters
Title: Psychologist
Scope of Practice: Independent Practice

Masters
1 year (1,600 hours) post-masters
 
EPPP scaled score of 500

Oral examination

None

Saskatchewan

http://www.skcp.ca/

Doctoral
Title: Registered Doctoral Psychologist
Scope of Practice: Independent Practice

Masters
Title: Registered Psychologist
Scope of Practice: Independent Practice

Doctoral:
As Provisional member (not yet licensed for independent practice) 1 year (1500 hours ) supervised post-Doctoral practice under an approved Supervision Plan and Supervision Agreement, or a CPA or APA accredited pre-Doctoral internship
Title: Registered Doctoral Psychologist (Provisional)
Scope of Practice: practice under supervision 

Masters
As Provisional member (not yet licensed for independent practice) 1 year (1500 hours ) supervised post-Masters practice under an approved Supervision Plan and Supervision Agreement

 

Title: Registered Psychologist (Provisional)

 

Scope of Practice: practice under supervision

 

EPPP 70%; scaled score of 500 

Oral examination
 

None with respect to counselling and clinical psychology or psychological assessment. 

Academic Exemption for those teaching psychology in Universities or provincial Colleges but this does not apply if one is supervising the practice of students or other professionals
 

Yukon Territory

No legislation governing practice of psychology      

Manitoba

http://www.cpmb.ca/

Doctoral
Title: Psychologist
Scope of Practice: Independent Practice

Masters
Title: Psychological Associate
Scope of Practice: Practice supervised by a Psychologist

Doctoral
1 pre- and 1 post-year 

Masters (2 classes)
PA (Supervised Practice): 2 years post-degree supervision required
PA (Independent Practice): 4 years post-degree supervision required
 

EPPP
70% pass point (Scaled Score of 500) for ALL classes of registration 

Jurisprudence exam in addition to oral examination (both Doctoral and Masters)
 

University

Government

Schools

Hospitals

Ontario

http://www.cpo.on.ca/

Doctoral
Title: Psychologist
Scope of Practice: Independent Practice

Masters
Title: Psychological Associate
Scope of Practice: Independent Practice

Doctoral
1 pre- and 1 post-year on supervised practice register 

Masters
4 years post plus 1 year on supervised practice register
 

EPPP (scaled score of 500); Jurisprudence and Ethics Examination; and Oral Examination for both Doctoral and Masters level
 
University, unless providing psychological services or supervising the provision of psychological services

Quebec

http://www.ordrepsy.qc.ca/

Doctoral
Title: Psychologist
Scope of Practice: Independent Practice
As of July 2006
2,300 hours supervised practice pre-doctoral
 
No EPPP

No oral examination

Ethics course

None

Newfoundland & Labrador

https://nlpsychboard.ca/

Doctoral
Title: Psychologist
Scope of Practice: Independent Practice

Masters
Title: Psychologist
Scope of Practice: Independent Practice

Doctoral
1 pre- and 1 post-year 

 

Masters
2 years post

EPPP 70%; scaled score of 500

No oral examination

University

Northwest Territories

Doctoral
Title: Psychologist
Scope of Practice: Independent Practice

Masters
Title: Psychologist
Scope of Practice: Independent Practice

1 year (1,600 hours) while on an Intern’s Registry. An exam may be required. None

Nunavut

Doctoral
Title: Psychologist
Scope of Practice: Independent Practice

Masters
Title: Psychologist
Scope of Practice: Independent Practice

1 year (1,600 hours) while on an Intern’s Registry. An exam may be required. None

Nova Scotia

http://www.nsbep.org/

Doctoral
Title: Psychologist
Scope of Practice: Independent Practice

Masters
Title: Psychologist
Scope of Practice: Independent Practice

Doctoral
1 pre- and 1 post-year

Masters
4 years post

EPPP 70%

Oral examination

As per the AIT, NSBEP is required to waive any requirements not met (if such is the case) and register an individual if that individual holds equivalent registration in good standing from another Canadian jurisdiction.

New Brunswick

http://www.cpnb.ca/

Doctoral
Title: Psychologist
Scope of Practice: Independent Practice

Masters
Title: Psychologist
Scope of Practice: Independent Practice 

Doctoral
1 pre- and 1 post-year

Masters
3 years post

EPPP scale score of 500

Oral examination or interview

University

Prince Edward Island

http://www.peipsychology.org/peiprb/

Doctoral
Title: Psychologist
Scope of Practice: Independent Practice

Masters
Title: Psychological Associate
Scope of Practice: Independent Practice

Doctoral
1 pre- and 1 post-year

Masters
2 years post

EPPP scaled score of 500

Oral examination

University

 

Assessments of Foreign Degrees

Customs and Immigration Canada
On the CIC website, please click on the Designated organizations for ECAs for a list of assessment providers.