Our Association will consider any academic credentials obtained from an accredited post-secondary institution in Canada and the U.S. 'Accredited' for purposes of admissions signifies that the program or institution is:
1) recognized at the Provincial level by the relevant ministry of training as a degree granting institution (ie Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities) or;
2) listed in the U.S. Department of Education Accreditation database
Additionally, the online Masters in Counselling Psychology programs at Yorkville University and Athabasca University also meet our criteria for accredited institutions eligible for admissions. Graduates of programs from any of the above institutions can be considered for membership with the OACCPP.
For credentials obtained outside of Canada and the U.S., any degrees received overseas (and relevant to your practice as a mental health professional) must be evaluated by an equivalency service for consideration in the admissions process. The three services that we recognize (at the suggestion of the Government of Ontario) are:
After we have received an equivalency report on your credentials we will be able to determine what, if any, type of membership we can offer to you. The OACCPP needs only the document-by-document report; we do not need the course-by-course report.