Formal Assessment FAQs

These FAQs are intended to be useful in understanding the College’s mandate, policies, and procedures. Readers are advised that policies and procedures change. The College endeavours to update its FAQs and the website as efficiently as possible. The application of some procedures may depend upon the circumstances of a matter and therefore, may not occur the same way in every instance. The FAQs are for information purposes only and may not be relied upon as legal advice. To the extent that there are any inconsistencies between these FAQs and the provisions of the Health Professions Act or Part 4 of the College’s bylaws, the provisions of the Act and bylaws take precedence.

Applicants may elect to complete the hours in Alberta.  However, we still require copies of your supervision plan and supervisor’s final evaluation to be sent directly to us from the College of Alberta Psychologists (CAP) to verify fulfillment of these requirements.

Please request that CAP email us to confirm, in writing, that the documents have been destroyed and request that they provide anything relevant to the supervised practice completed in your provisional year.

You will need to provide other satisfactory evidence to support that you have acquired the competencies of psychometric testing, psychological assessment and provision of psychological diagnosis.

No.  All labour mobility applicants wishing to be registered on the basis of their registration in Alberta must demonstrate the equivalency of their Alberta registration to registration as a registered psychologist in British Columbia which includes the competency of “formal assessment”.
No.  The College does not provide assistance in finding a supervisor

An approved supervision plan is required prior to the commencement of the supervision.  Those wishing to pursue this option should contact the College to discuss before commencing any specific activity they wish to be considered as part of the minimum 400 hours of supervised practice.