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Welcome to the 

Canadian Professional Counsellors Association 

The Canadian Professional Counsellors Association (CPCA) is a nationally recognized, independent, self-regulated, non-profit organization registered in accordance with the National Corporate Registry of Canada. The Association is governed by a National Board of Directors which is elected annually by its members.

CPCA Members are Registered Professional Counsellors and Master Practitioners in Clinical Counselling who are regulated and have received the RPC and/or MPCC designations upon meeting competency-based criterion for membership.  

Since our founding in 1990, the CPCA has been dedicated to the promotion of public confidence and trust in the counselling profession in Canada. The CPCA serves the public from coast to coast to coast.  

As the original inclusive Counselling Association for mental health counsellors in Canada we commit to the purpose of:

Working together to promote and support competency in clinical counselling/psychotherapy

Please Note:

Due to the current reconstruction of the CPCA website, our Counsellor Directory is incomplete. Please contact the head office to confirm the Good Standing status of a registered member by calling

1-888-945-2722 or 1-778-363-2722.

 Apply for membership here....

 Experienced as well as newly trained Counsellors and Therapists are invited to become members of the CPCA. To be eligible for consideration of membership with the CPCA an applicant must:  

Supplemental forms for membership application: 

 See Eligibility for further details or to access forms for submitting Education Self-Evaluation prior to applying for membership.  

 See Membership Benefits  for further details on value added benefits to being CPCA Registered 


The Mandate of the Association
 To foster public protection by regulating its members’ professional practice through a comprehensive Code of Ethics, competency-based assessment, ongoing evaluation, and clear expectation of compliance with standards of practice. 
To promote and support members to develop excellence in professional skills for competent clinical counselling/psychotherapy.
The Association's leadership has shown that it will distinguish between the public interest and the professionals’ self-interest and in self-regulating will favour the former.
In the event that an individual has been harmed or is dissatisfied with the actions or behaviours of a CPCA registered member they may submit their complaint in writing to:

Canadian Professional Counsellors Association

 #203, 3306 - 32nd Avenue

 Vernon, BC

 V1T 2M6


  In the event of a postal strike, a written complaint may also be submitted to

All submitted complaints are delivered to the Complaints Committee and subsequently referred to the Discipline Committee when further action is merited.


  Statutory Regulation in Canada

FACT ALBERTA - July update 

 Get the facts on the provincial FACT tables across Canada and see what professional collaboration can accomplish.

 Published May 23, 2018 


CRPO - Controlled Act Task Group report  June 29, 2018



Mission Statement

Working together to promote and support
competency in clinical counselling & psychotherapy.