Yes, there are. For a complete list of the different types of membership, please click here.
There are many! Please visit the CPA Membership Benefits page to get the detailed list of great benefits and services.
For a complete list of CPA Membership Fees, please visit the Membership Fees page.
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com or by telephone 613-237-2144 (Toll Free 1-888-472-0657) ext. 324 if you need any assistance.
Your CPA Membership is valid for one calendar year. The CPA Membership year runs from January 1st to December 31st.
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.
There are 2 Scenarios in this case:
1. You have renewed your membership with CPA for 2023: in this scenario you cannot change your Category to a Section Associate. You can change your category in the following membership year, 2024.
2. You have not yet renewed your membership with CPA for 2023: in this scenario you can change your category to a Section Associate by contacting the CPA Member Service Center at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can find the renewal cost by visiting the Membership Fees page.
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 email@example.com or call the toll free number 1-888-472-0657 ext. 324.
Please contact the Member Service Centre at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 613-237-2144 (Toll Free 1-888-472-0657) ext. 324 for any assistance.
Your receipt will be automatically emailed to you after you complete your payment online.
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 email@example.com or by telephone 613-237-2144 (Toll Free 1-888-472-0657) ext. 324.
CHANGING YOUR MEMBERSHIP
If you graduated with your Masters or PhD (in Psychology, or a related field) in 2022 then YES you are eligible for the ECY1 Membership type.
No. Because you are continuing your studies, you are still considered a student and would apply for the Student Affiliate rate.
Yes, you are eligible for the Early Career Year 1 membership, provided your PhD is in Psychology or a related field.
Yes, provided you either:
- Graduated with your Masters or PhD in Psychology or a related field in 2021
- Were a CPA Member under the category ECY1 for the 2022 membership year
Yes. You will be required to provide proof that your Parental Leave is taking place during the 2023 calendar year. See below for Parental Leave document requirements.
If you are taking a year off to apply to graduate school, then you can apply for the Bachelor Gap Year Affiliate category.
If you have completed your studies, you will apply for the Special Affiliate category.
You may not apply for Early Career Year 1 as this category is for students who have graduated with a Masters or a PhD in Psychology.
A Bachelor’s degree does not qualify you for full membership with the CPA, and the Early Career Year 1 and Early Career Year 2 membership types are part of a graduated fee structure that bridges the Student Affiliate to full CPA Member status.
Early Career Year 1 membership is valid for one year. At the end of the membership year (December 31st) your membership type will automatically change to Early Career Year 2.
The same will happen at the end of the next membership year: your Early Career Year 2 membership will automatically change to CPA Member.
Yes, you would still qualify for insurance with BMS if you choose to upgrade your membership to Early Career Year 1 or Early Career Year 2.
If your membership type is Parental Leave, your Psychology Practitioner Liability Insurance policy includes 12 months of Extended Reporting Period (ERP) coverage at no additional charge.
This means that if you are participating in the insurance program and have discontinued practice because of maternity or parental leave, you will remain protected for up to 12 months following the expiry of your policy. Note that you must renew your insurance and have an active policy in place before returning to practice.
See BMS Insurance page - https://www.psychology.bmsgroup.com/faqs.html
Yes, to retain access to BMS insurance, you must upgrade your membership to CPA Member before you return to work. To do so, please contact the CPA Membership Service Center either by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone: 613-237-2144 (Toll Free 1-888-472-0657) ext. 324.
A Parental Leave membership is only valid for one calendar year and cannot bridge 2 years. If your parental leave carries over to the next calendar year, you may choose which year to apply for Parental Leave membership.
If you are upgrading your membership type from Student Affiliate to Early Career Year 1, you are required to submit a document from your university that clearly shows:
- Your full name
- Your program of study
- The year of completion (2020)
If you are looking to register for the Parental Leave you are required to submit a copy of the notice of your parental leave presented to your workplace which outlines the start and end date of your parental leave or the duration of your leave.
There are 2 Scenarios in this case:
You have renewed your membership with CPA for 2023: in this scenario you cannot change your Category to a Section Associate. You can change your category in the following membership year, 2024.
You have not yet renewed your membership with CPA for 2023: in this scenario you can change your category to a Section Associate by contacting the CPA Member Service Center at email@example.com
Yes, you can change your Category from Section Associate to CPA Member or Affiliate by contacting the CPA Member Service Center at firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
The Student Affiliates rate is currently $75 plus applicable taxes. Please visit the Members Fee page for all other fees.
You can find more information on the Student Section here.
You can become involved in the student section by becoming a Student Affiliate and then join the Student Section.
You can log in to your profile through the Members Only Area. Under the “Home” dropdown, select “Member Benefits” to read more about your member benefits and discounts.
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.
You can find the Provincial and Territorial licensing requirements on a detailed chart by clicking here.
Yes, as a CPA Member/Affiliate you can access the CPA journals that are available online through your Membership Profile using the APA PsychNet search tool.
CPA Members receive Psynopsis magazine both electronically and by mail; Student Affiliates only receive it electronically.
If you are a current CPA Member and/or Affiliate and you are not receiving your publications, please contact the Member Service Centre via email email@example.com or by phone.
You can find online versions of the current or past issues of Psynopsis on the Psynopsis page.
Your username is your personal unique email. Please contact the Member Services Centre via email firstname.lastname@example.org or by telephone at 613-237-2144 (Toll Free 1-888-472-0657) ext. 324 to update your profile with your new email.
You can click on “Forgot your password?” on the login page. A password will be sent to your unique email.
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 email@example.com or by telephone 613-237-2144 (Toll Free 1-888-472-0657) ext. 324.
Please contact the CPA Membership Service Center either by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone: 613-237-2144 (Toll Free 1-888-472-0657) ext. 324.