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Competency Profile

As professional, ethical counsellors and psychotherapists, our members have demonstrated knowledge of counselling modalities, supervised experience and natural abilities specific to their chosen scope of practice. Within that therapeutic framework, these professionals effectively and efficiently assess client needs, develop and maintain a therapeutic alliance, employ appropriate counselling interventions, and manage client cases. Additionally, our counsellors are committed to continued professional development, supervision, excellence in communication skills, and purposeful self-care and wellness practices.

Here you will find links to view a brief history of how the expectations of Competency Profiles have evolved in their definition and recognition.

Collaborative work in BC 2005 - Competency Profile 

College of Registered Psychotherapists of Ontario (CRPO) 


Qualifying Competency in Registration with the CPCA
The CPCA requires all applicants to successfully complete a Qualifying Exam that measures competency with a score above 70% before becoming registered.
Reciprocity can be granted to applicants who hold credentials that have been certified or registered with other recognized associations upon submitting a letter of good standing from the other organization with their application.

Mission Statement

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