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Membership Categories & Fees

Membership Categories & Fees

Student Affiliate [1]

Free

Retired/On Leave [2]

$75

Out of Province Registered Psychologist/Psychological Associates[3]

$75

ECP/ECPA (Supervised Practice registration) [4]

$75

ECP/ECPA (Interim/Autonomous Practice) [5]

$200

New/Regular [6] 

$200

Professional Affiliate [7] 

$250

Dual Member (Regular) *CPA or OAP* [8]

$375

Regular membership [9] 

$475

Administrative fee for late payments (2 Months Late)

$50

Note: OPA Membership is from December 1st to November 30th each year


Memberships are non-refundable and non-transferable


As of November 2022 the OPA will no longer be offering pro-rating for renewals. Pro-rating will only be offered to new members joining the OPA during the year.




[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. A letter of admission or transcript from a university to demonstrate enrollment into a psychology program is required and must be sent to [email protected] once an application has been submitted. 

[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 or territory (in Canada) other than Ontario. Does 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] Dual Membership: Must be a Regular member with OPA, as well as a member with either the Canadian Psychological Association or Ottawa Academy of Psychology. Proof of membership required.


[9] 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.


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