Psychologist

OCCUPATION INFORMATION YOU NEED TO KNOW:

 

Who is the regulatory body responsible for accrediting Psychologists in Alberta?

In Alberta, you must be registered with the College of Alberta Psychologists (CAP) to practice as a Psychologist. Only registered members may call themselves Psychologists.

What are the registration requirements for internationally educated Psychologists?

Internationally educated Psychologists must 

1. Complete a Specialized Assessment through the International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) 


3. Achieve a minimum score of 7.0 in each component of the academic version of the IELTS test within 24 months of application. Internationally educated applicants are required to take an English language proficiency test unless their highest degree was obtained in English or they have a high school diploma or a minimum of two years of undergraduate education (in any field) in English. 

For complete information on the registration requirements for Internationally Educated Psychologists, visit the College of Alberta Psychologists website.

What are the educational requirements for Psychologists in Alberta?

Note: Regulatory bodies compare international education and experience to Canadian standards. 

Visit the Criteria for Evaluating Academic Credentials under the Register as a Psychologist tab on the College of Alberta Psychologists website. Please read the information carefully.

What are the accepted English language proficiency tests and where can I be tested?

Internationally educated applicants are required to take an English language proficiency test unless their highest degree was obtained in English or they have a high school diploma or a minimum of two years of undergraduate education (in any field) in English. Internationally educated applicants must achieve a minimum score of 7.0 in each component of the academic version of the IELTS test within 24 months of application. To learn more about where to take an English language proficiency test in Alberta, visit English Language Proficiency Tests and Locations.

What supports are available to support internationally educated health professionals to integrate into the Canadian labour force?

Directions for Immigrants, Clear Communication for Health Professionals 

Developed for health care professionals, Clear Communication for Health Professionals is a facilitated study group that focuses on the essence of effective communication in a health care setting. Participants will learn more about Canadian workplace culture, developing effective listening skills and other techniques designed to help you succeed in the workplace. Please visit the Job Success Groups tab on the Study Groups page.

What information resources are available for Psychologists in Alberta?







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