New Graduates/Interim Members

Guidelines for Licensing

We accept doctoral programs in psychology (PhD or PsyD) that meet the educational requirements as outlined in Rule no. 1.

Licensing is the process by which the determination is made regarding who may represent himself or herself as a psychologist, use the title psychologist or offer services under the descriptive term “psychological”, or any derivative thereof (Article 11(2), The College of Psychologists Act, 2017).

In order to issue a license, the Registration Committee must ascertain that a person is qualified to engage in the practice of psychology. The practice of psychology shall be generally understood to mean the rendering of psychological services to the public.

Licensing Requirements adopted by the College of Psychologists of New Brunswick shall be used by the Registration Committee in evaluating the credentials of applicants for licensing. These licensing requirements are intended to provide information to prospective candidates about the process of, and current standards for, licensing of psychologists in New Brunswick. While the licensing requirements are designed to have general applicability across the range of areas of psychological practice, the Registration Committee recognizes the need for flexibility in interpretation of the licensing requirements with respect to individual cases.

Application Forms

You will find in section P of the Application for Interim Member all the other documents that must be submitted.  The application fee for interim membership is $440.

Once the application is approved, interim members are required to pay a membership fee on admission in the amount of $280.

Supervision Forms

At all times, an interim member shall practice under the supervision of a licensed member and is subject to a supervisory agreement approved by the Registration Committee until a license is granted.  Upon the approval of the supervisory agreement, a supervision report shall be submitted to the Registration Committee every six (6) months.  An interim member shall comply with the requirements set forth by the Registration Committee within four (4) months of being granted interim membership.

EPPP

The EPPP is available in both official languages and the cost is determined by Pearson VUE of the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Board (ASPPB) which is the agency responsible for the EPPP.

While you must notify the Assistant Registrar of your intention to write the EPPP as stated in the Written Examination Procedures By-Law, we wish to inform you that ASPPB is responsible for all organizational aspects and for the administration of the EPPP.

CPNB is therefore not involved with the administration of the EPPP other than entering the candidates in the ASPPB system and providing the candidates with the results of the examination as submitted by ASPPB. If you are an interim member and you would like to register to write the EPPP, please send an e-mail to Renée Turner, Assistant Registrar, at renee.turner@cpnb.ca with the following information:

  • Name (as it appears on your official identification documents)
  • E-mail Address

You will then receive an e-mail from ASPPB/Certemy with instructions on how to register to write the EPPP. ASPPB has partnered with Certemy, a leading provider of licensing, enforcement, and exam management software, to make it faster and easier for you to register and schedule your exam with Pearson VUE.

As for the necessary information to proceed referred to in the Written Examination Procedures By-Law mentioned above  (5. (1) (d)), please consider the following as the information that the Registrar can provide you:

  • consult the website: www.asppb.net for information on the EPPP or ASPPB.
  • the computerized administration of the EPPP is available at all authorized Pearson Professional Centers (PPCs). The nearest Pearson Professional Centers for New Brunswick candidates are in Halifax, Montreal and Bangor, Maine (USA).
  • you may call 1-844-659-4754 or visit www.asppb.net to get more information.
  • you may contact support@certemy.com with technical support question.
  • Certemy has produced how-to videos and guides to help you complete the exam registration and schedule process as quickly and as smoothly as possible. Please consult this link for more information www.certemy.com/asppbcandidates.

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