Understand the timelines and fees
If you were educated as a psychologist outside of Canada and the United States and want to apply to practice as a psychologist in a participating Canadian jurisdiction, registration is a three-step process:
Step 1: Apply to ICD, a division of CGFNS
- You must be able to confirm your identity.
- See Application Process for details of documentation required.
- You must submit your documents and credentials to ICD in order to complete the ICD credentials evaluation process that verifies and authenticates your documents and credentials before sending you a report.
Step 2: Request that ICD send your report to a participating ACPRO jurisdiction
See Jurisdictional Application Requirements for a list of participating jurisdictions.
- It will take up to three working days to receive your report.
- You will then receive an email inviting you to apply online for registration.
Step 3: Apply to the ACPRO participating jurisdiction where you would like to be licensed
The jurisdiction will assess your application against its registration standards and make a decision regarding your registration.
- ICD credentials evaluation service fee: USD$500
- ACPRO participating jurisdictions charge additional fees for processing applications within their own jurisdictions.
Top Tips for successful time management of your application
- Read the applicant handbook to ensure you fully understand the process before you begin.
- Begin the process of gathering the required documents before starting your application and paying any fees. This will assist with making sure your ICD advisory report can be processed as quickly and smoothly as possible. Help us to help you!
- If you have any questions that you can’t find answers to on the FAQ page, you can contact our support team by toll-free telephone: 1-844-984-2801. It’s better to ask first so that you can feel confident as you move through the application process.
- Follow our step-by-step guide to the application process. You can mark off each step as you complete it and use this to know what you have done, and still need to do. This should help you to stay organized, focused, and confident in knowing that you are on the right track.