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Age where most first psychotic episodes occur: 15 – 34 (S1)

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Joining the OPA is easy. Simply fill in the online application, which will be reviewed and approved by the OPA. You will then be contacted with your membership number and additional information.

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Membership Categories

Student Affiliate: Enrollment as a full-time or part-time student in an undergraduate or graduate psychology program at an Ontario university.

Supervised Practice: Registration with the College of Psychologists of Ontario as a Psychologist or Psychological Associate holding a Certificate Authorizing Supervised Practice.

Early Career Psychologists (ECP) and Early Career Psychological Associates (ECPA):  Registration with the College of Psychologists of Ontario as a Psychologist or Psychological Associate holding a Certificate Authorizing Autonomous Practice dated within three (3) years of membership application or renewal.

Regular: Registration with the College of Psychologists of Ontario as a Psychologist or Psychological Associate holding a Certificate Authorizing Autonomous Practice who no longer meets the criteria for membership in the Early Career Category; OR registration with the regulatory body in the jurisdiction where applicant practices; OR a Doctoral or Masters degree or equivalent with a full-time academic appointment.

New/Returning: New and/or returning members who meet the criteria for a regular membership. Valid for one time use only. 

Retired/On Leave: Members who are retired or are currently on parental or disability leave may apply to the OPA for a reduction in their membership fees.

Life Member: A retired Member, who has maintained membership in OPA for at least 25 years and has been appointed by the Board of Directors as a Life Member for extraordinary contributions to the OPA or to the profession of psychology.

Professional Affiliate: A Master of Arts/Master of Science degree in psychology or an equivalent and employed by or under the supervision of a Psychologist or Psychological Associate; OR certification or licensure by a College or Board of a profession whose members work collaboratively with Psychologists or Psychological Associates; OR academics in professions that are exempt from such a requirement.

Out of Province: A member who meets the criteria for regular membership in the OPA but is practicing in another province or country.

Membership Categories & Fees for 2019
 Student Affiliate [1] Free
Retired/On Leave [2] $75
Out of Province Registered Psychologist/Psych.Assoc.[3] $75
ECP/ECPA (Supervised Practice registration)[4] $75
ECP/ECPA Year 1 (Interim/Autonomous Practice)[5] $200
ECP/ECPA Year 2 (Interim/Autonomous Practice)[5] $200
New/Returning [6 $200
Professional Affiliate [7]  $250
Regular membership [8 $475
Regular membership & member of CPA (new) [9] $425
Administrative fee for late payments
Two months late  $50
 
[1] Student Affiliate: Enrollment as a full-time student in an undergraduate or graduate psychology fulltime program in a Canadian or International university. This category excludes registered psychologists or Psychological Associates. Requires a letter of admission or transcript from a university to demonstrate enrollment into a psychology program.

[2] Retired/On Leave: Members who are retired or are currently on parental or disability leave may apply to the OPA for a reduction in their membership fees. A Change of status by the College of Psychologist of Ontario may be needed. 

[3] Out of Province: Requires proof of registration in a province other than Ontario. Do not qualify for liability insurance. 

[4] Supervised Practice: Registration with the College of Psychologists of Ontario as a Psychologist or Psychological Associate holding a Certificate Authorizing Supervised Practice. 

[5] Early Career Psychologists (ECP) and Early Career Psychological Associates (ECPA):  Registration with the College of Psychologists of Ontario as a Psychologist or Psychological Associate holding a Certificate Authorizing Autonomous, dated within two (2) years of membership application or renewal. Those with Interim certificates must demonstrate ECP status. Must be a resident of Ontario.

[6] New/Retuning: New and/or returning members who meet the criteria for a regular membership. Must not have been an OPA member for at least three years. Valid for one time use only.

[7] Professional Affiliate: A Master of Arts/Master of Science degree in psychology or an equivalent and employed by or under the supervision of a Psychologist or Psychological Associate; OR certification or licensure by a College or Board of a profession whose members work collaboratively with Psychologists or Psychological Associates; OR academics in professions that are exempt from such a requirement. This category does not qualify for the Referral Directory or liability insurance. 

[8] Regular: Registration with the College of Psychologists of Ontario as a Psychologist or Psychological Associate holding a Certificate Authorizing Autonomous or Interim Practice who no longer meets the criteria for membership in the Early Career Category.  Must be a resident of Ontario. 

[9] Regular/CPA members: Proof or CPA membership required. 
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