Academic Pathways

How Do I Become a Psychological Associate

Tip Sheet

Read our tip sheet for more detailed information about the educational steps and registration requirements to become a psychological associate.

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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).
  • Psychological associates (and psychologists) must complete mandatory Continuing Professional Development (CPD).
  • All applicants must apply for a certificate of supervised practice before applying for a certificate of autonomous practice (also applicable to psychologists).

Do you have more questions about the educational steps required to be a psychological associate and how to get there?

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