How to Become a Psychologist in Ontario
First: Obtain An Undergraduate Degree
To become a Psychologist in Ontario there are four different certificates to register under the The College of Psychologists of Ontario. These include a Psychologist with Supervised Practice, Psychological Associate with Supervised Practice, Psychologist Interim Autonomous Practice, and Psychological Associate Interim Autonomous Practice. Overall the minimum requirements is to have a Masters Degree in Psychology with at least four years of post-masters degree experience to register as a Psychological Associate with Supervised practice. So first things first; you need to earn an undergraduate degree in Psychology (or equivalent):
Undergraduate Schools With Psychology Degrees in Ontario:
Second: Obtain a Masters Degree or Higher
In Ontario you must have at minimum a Masters Degree in Psychology supplemented by four years of related experience after obtaining a Masters Degree in order to register as an Ontario Psychological Associate with a Supervised Practice. The difference between a Psychological Associate and Psychologist in Ontario is as follows:
Psychological Associate: Supervised Practice
- Applying for a certificate as a Psychological Associated with Supervised Practice required a Psychology Masters Degree, and you must not have previously registered for the practice of psychology anywhere. Or you have a Masters degree, and have been registered elsewhere where the requirements to register
are not comparable to Ontario’s registration requirements.
Psychologist: Supervised Practice
- Applying for a certificate as a Psychologist with a Supervised Practice requires a Doctoral Degree in Psychology . and you must not have been previously registered as a Psychologist anywhere else. Or you have a Doctoral Degree in Psychology and have been registered as a Psychologist for less than five years elsewhere where the requirements are not comparable to Ontario’s registration requirements.
Psychological Associate: Interim Autonomous Practice
- To register as a P sychological Associate Interim Autonomous Practice certificate you must have been registered on the basis of a Masters Degree for the independent practice of Psychology in a place other than Ontario continuously for five years preceding registration.
Psychologist: Interim Autonomous Practice
- To register as a Psychologist Interim Autonomous Practice certificate you must have been registered on the basis of a Doctoral Degree for the independent practice of Psychology in a place other than Ontario continuously for five years preceding registration.
As for Ontario goes, there is no shortage of Undergraduate, and Graduate education to be had. Below are many of the example of Graduate Psychology Programs:
Graduate School Programs in Ontario:Source: www.psychology-canada.ca