Providing Emergency Services in British Columbia

The temporary (emergency) class of registration is an expedited registration stream for out-of-province psychologists (and former or non-practicing registrants of CPBC) who require registration in order to provide emergency psychological services in BC.

Our requirements for this special circumstance include the following:

1. A completed and signed application for temporary (emergency) registration

2. Verification of your registration or licensure elsewhere which could include:

a) Completion of our Verification of Licensure form by your regulator OR

b) Confirmation of your registration or licensure status via a public directory with an additional direct verification (e.g., an email or some other contact), regulator to regulator, of the validity of that information. Please provide contact information for your regulatory body and include an email, if possible.

3. Photocopies of 2 pieces of ID – one must be a primary ID (list of acceptable IDs can be found here)

Please ensure that you clearly specify, on the application form, the emergency reasons you are seeking temporary registration and a description of the intended work.

Completed applications can be sent via regular post, email tempemerg@collegeofpsychologists.bc.ca or fax 604-736-6133.  NOTE: If you send your application electronically, you will be required to send a hard copy with your original signature, once it is reasonably practicable.

All non-emergency, temporary practice requests will be processed through our temporary (visitor) application stream.