Academic Pathways

How Do I Become a Psychologist

Tip Sheet

For detailed information about the educational steps and registration requirements to become a Psychologist, read our tip sheet How Do I Become a Psychologist (PDF).

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Quick Facts

  • “Psychologists and psychological associates are trained in the assessment, treatment and prevention of behavioural and mental conditions” (College of Psychologists of Ontario).
  • Applicants must pass two written examinations and one oral examination to obtain a certificate of registration for autonomous practice in Ontario.
  • In 2017-18 there were over 170 new autonomous practice certificates of registration issued by the College of Psychologists of Ontario.

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