Frequently Asked Questions… about Membership

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Are there different types of membership in the CPA?

Yes, we do. For a complete list of the different types of membership, please click here.

What are the benefits of becoming a CPA Member or Affiliate?

There are many! Please visit the CPA Membership Benefits page to get the detailed list of great benefits and services.

How much does it cost to be a member of the CPA?

For a complete list of CPA Membership Fees, please visit the Membership Fees page.


I want to join CPA today! What do I need to do?

Please click here to start your membership application process through our fast, safe and secure online system.  Steps are provided to assist you in becoming part a member of CPA on the Join Today! webpage.

What documentation is required at time of the membership application?

When you are completing your membership application, you will need to provide a copy of any documentation (PDF or JPEG only) indicating your highest level of education obtained from your alma mater university.  It must include:

  • your full name,
  • your program of study,
  • the year your degree was conferred or indicates your active status in the current school year.

If you are an active student, please provide documentation such as a schedule, a letter from the university indicating you’re an active student or an unofficial transcript that must indicate that you are an active student.   Financial documents are not sufficient as they do not indicate your active status.


How do I change my contact information with CPA?

Your contact information can be changed at the time of your membership renewal or by logging into your account in the Membership Profile in the Members Only Area page, or by contacting CPA by email via email at or by telephone 613-237-2144 (Toll Free 1-888-472-0657) ext. 324.

What is a CPA Section?

CPA Sections are the primary agents through which the particular and special needs of members are met and interests served, and have the power to initiate and undertake activities of relevance to its members, draft position papers on topics of relevance to the Section, initiate policy statements in areas of expertise, organize meetings within CPA, make specific representation to external agencies or organizations, if it has received the approval of the Board of Directors to do so. For more information, please visit our CPA Sections Page.

Can I enroll in a CPA Section online?

Yes, you can enroll in a CPA Section online, in several ways:
when completing the online Membership Renewal application;
when completing the New Membership application form; or
as a paid CPA Member/Affiliate, you can click on Membership Profile in the Members Only Area to enroll in a section at any time.

Please contact the CPA Member Service Centre at or by telephone 613-237-2144 (Toll Free 1-888-472-0657) ext. 324 if you need any assistance.

How long is my CPA Membership valid?

The CPA Membership year runs from January 1st to December 31st.

Can I cancel my membership?

Yes, you may cancel your membership at any time. However, please note that CPA Membership fees are 100% non-refundable, non-transferable and may not be pro-rated.

If my membership has lapsed, how can I reactivate it?

A lapsed membership occurs when one full membership year has passed since you were a fully paid member in good standing. To reactivate your membership with the CPA, you will need to contact the Member Service Centre at or by telephone 613-237-2144 (Toll Free 1-888-472-0657) ext. 324. For faster service, we recommend that you fill in a new application online and one of our staff will contact you.


When is my renewal due and how do I renew?

CPA Membership Renewal starts on November 14, 2017.  If you were a member with CPA this past year, you can renew your membership by using the online Membership Application Form.

What is the cost to renew my membership?

You can find the renewal cost by visiting the Membership Fees website.

Can I retrieve my CPA Renewal Invoice or my receipt online?

Yes, you can find your receipts in the Members Only Area within the Membership Profile.  You will find it under the My Profile drop-down, called the “Account Statement”.

If you require a copy of your receipt for an earlier year not listed, please send an email to the Member Service Centre or call the toll free number 1-888-472-0657 ext. 324.

I did not receive my Membership Renewal Notice.  What should I do?

You can renew your membership for the current calendar year on the Renew Now! Webpage or by login in to the membership renewal link where you will require to enter your username and password.

We would invite you to contact the Member Service Centre by email or by telephone 613-237-2144 (Toll Free 1-888-472-0657) ext. 324 for any assistance.

How do I get a receipt for my CPA dues?

A receipt will be emailed to you automatically once you have completed your online membership renewal or your membership application form to the email we have on file.


How do I advance my membership level?

Advancing or Promoting your membership level involves a change in your membership type. Ie. Advancing your Student Affiliate status to a regular CPA Member status because you are no longer an active student and have obtained your Doctoral or Masters degree in psychology, or its academic equivalent, as conferred by a graduate school of recognized standing.


How do I access my membership account and view my benefits?

Login to the Membership Benefits in the Members Only area where you will find all of the discounts information.


Can you give me my license to practice in my Province/Territory?

CPA does not provide license to practice in your Province/Territory. Contact the Provincial/Territorial Regulatory Body of your province to found out more about licensing.

What are the Provincial and Territorial licensing requirements?

You can find the Provincial and Territorial licensing requirements on a detailed chart by clicking here.


Can I access CPA’s journals online?

Yes, as a CPA Member/Affiliate, you can access the CPA journals that are available online through the Membership Profile using the APA PsychNet search tool.

The CPA Journals is subscribed to at time of renewal or joining as a member/affiliate.  If you have opted out at time of your application process and want to add to your profile, please email the Member Service Centre at

What should I do if I’m not receiving CPA News or Psynopsis Magazine?

CPA Members receives the Psynopsis Magazine via electronically and by mail; Student Affiliate only receives it electronically.

If you are a current CPA Member and/or Affiliate and you are not receiving your publications, you must contact the Member Service Centre via email or by phone.


How much is a CPA Student Affiliate membership?

The Student Affiliates rate is currently $75 plus applicable taxes.  Please visit the Members Fee page for all other fees.

Where can I find more information about the Student Section?

You can find more information on the Student Section here.

Who can apply for CPA Student Affiliate Membership?

Students that are actively pursuing studies as a graduate, undergraduate, Doctoral or Master degree in the psychology or related field, residing in Canada or the United States, who provides proof of enrolment at a recognized university can apply for the Student Affiliate status.

How can I become involved in a student section?

You can become involved in the student section by becoming a Student Affiliate and then join the Student Section.


What is my username?

Your username is your personal unique email. Please contact the Member Services Centre via email or by telephone at 613-237-2144 (Toll Free 1-888-472-0657) ext. 324 to update your profile with your new email.

How do I reset my password?

You can click on “Forgot your password?” on the login page. A password will be sent to your unique email.

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