Provisional Registration

The Newfoundland and Labrador Psychology Board may register a person as a provisionally registered psychologist after being reasonably satisfied that the person has met the requirements for registration as stated on Section 11 of Psychologists Act, 2005. These requirements are further outlined in the Guidelines for acceptable Graduate Degrees and the Guidelines for the Evaluation of Applicants for Registration documents. Provisional registration may be subject to terms, conditions and limitations set out by the Board, including those respecting professional supervision and the specific location for which the registration is valid.

Provisional registration is contingent upon an approved application for registration, proof of professional liability insurance, submission of a Supervision Plan for Board review and approval, and payment of a registration fee. Provisional registration is valid until December 31, unless a shorter period is provided for by the board.  The board may, on application, renew a provisional registration.

Provisionally registered psychologists may practice only under the supervision of a fully registered psychologist approved by the Board. Provisional status is indicated on the certificate of registration and it is the responsibility of the provisionally registered psychologist to indicate his or her status to the public and to clients at all times.

Provisionally registered psychologists must complete their period of supervision in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador under the supervision of a fully registered psychologist who holds current registration in Newfoundland and Labrador.

The examination currently required by the Board to attain Full Registration is the Examination for the Professional Practice of Psychology (EPPP) and the board currently requires a score of 500.  Provisional Registrants should be aware that it is anticipated that the EPPP, which now is a knowledge based exam, will be adding measures of competency in January of 2020.  For further information on the EPPP2, you are urged to review the ASPPB website (asppb.net/page/EPPPart2)

Notwithstanding Section 31 of Psychologists Act 2005, a person provisionally registered may, subject to the terms, conditions and limitations set by the board under subsection (2), use the designation “psychologist”.

To attain full registration, provisionally registered Psychologists must meet the requirements set for them when their registration is approved.