Moving forward, grandparented registrants will not have to provide third-party confirmation of their clinical experience hours. Instead, they can complete a formal declaration to confirm they meet the independent practice requirement. Please see the website for more details and FAQs.
What has changed?
Grandparenting was a time-limited, alternative route to registration meant for experienced practitioners transitioning to the newly regulated environment. The grandparenting route closed March 31, 2017. Registrants who applied through the grandparenting route were not required to provide third-party confirmation of their clinical experience hours in their original application unless selected for audit or specifically requested by CRPO staff.
Grandparented registrants were not required to meet the independent practice requirement (1,000 direct client contact or “DCC” hours and 150 clinical supervision hours) when they applied. If they later met this requirement, they were asked to submit third-party confirmation that they had completed the required DCC and supervision hours.
Moving forward, grandparented registrants can solemnly declare that they have met the requirements for independent practice by filling out a form. This is similar to the requirements for reporting hours on the initial grandparenting application. Third-party confirmation is no longer required.
The process for registrants through the “regular” application route has not changed.
Please see the website for full details.
I meet the independent practice requirement. What do I do now to update my status?
1. Confirm that the Public Register says your registration category is “Registered Psychotherapist” and your status is “Authorized to practise while working toward independent practice”.
- If the status says “Authorized for independent practice”, you have already met this requirement and no further action is required.
2. Review the relevant definitions to make sure all of your hours meet the requirements.
3. Complete and sign the form.
5. Staff will send you an email once your account has been updated.
Note: It may take some time for staff to process the change. Please do not send follow-up emails as this will slow down processing times.