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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 it's 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. 

The original inclusive Counselling Association for mental health counsellors in Canada.   


 Statutory Regulation in Canada

published May 23, 2018 

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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 an Education Self-Evaluation prior to applying for membership. 



Mission Statement

The Canadian Professional Counsellors Association is dedicated to the recognition of competence and professionalism in counselling and psychotherapy.