Applications are welcome for
membership in the Canadian Council
of Professional Psychology Programs

Becoming a Member of CCPPP

Applications are welcome for membership in the Canadian Council of Professional Psychology Programs (CCPPP). CCPPP is a collegial organization that represents the various university-based professional psychology programs and psychology internship settings in Canada that train professional psychologists such as clinical psychologists, counselling psychologists, and clinical neuropsychologists, as well as other branches of professional psychology.

The goals of CCPPP include:

  1. Fostering communication among its members related to professional psychology training.
  2. Promoting high standards of training through the development and implementation of policies that are conducive to such standards.
  3. Representing matters of interest to other interested and affected groups and organizations, and to coordinate the implementation of services of the Council in both official languages.
  4. Advocating issues of concern to members of the Council.
  5. Establishing and maintaining bylaws and dues as necessary for the achievement of the Councils’ goals.

The CCPPP does not accredit programs. However, the organization encourages members to aspire towards the training standards of organizations such as:

Benefits of membership include:

  1. Inclusion in and receipt of the annual CCPPP Membership Directory in which all member programs' training directors are listed, along with detailed information about internship programs. (This directory facilitates training directors communication and is also a useful resource for academic programs' students when they are applying for internship.)
  2. Listing on the CCPPP website (, with links to member programs' websites.
  3. Access to a members-only, training director listserv for consultation on issues relevant to professional psychology training.
  4. Annual receipt of two CCPPP newsletters that address issues relevant to training.
  5. An annual, training-focused workshop at CPA, subsidized by CCPPP.
  6. Eligibility to participate in the APPIC computer match for predoctoral internships who are not APPIC members (note the fee for the APPIC match (to National Matching Service) itself is still required.

Eligibility for membership:

Canadian university-based academic programs or Canadian internship programs in Clinical Psychology, Counselling Psychology, Clinical Neuropsychology, or School Psychology will be considered. Details on criteria for membership is included:

CCPPP Membership Criteria

Non Accredited programs are reviewed for adherence to the criteria every three years.

Procedures for applying for membership:

Applications for membership shall be directed to the President. For contact information, please see the Executive Council page.

Written applications should include two copies of the following:

  1. Completed CCPPP application form, either Academic or Internship as appropriate.
  2. Copies of the applicant program’s brochure, which should either include or be supplemented by a list of the program’s training supervisors and their qualifications.

Electronic submission of applications is also welcomed.

Upon receipt of a complete application:

  1. The application will be reviewed at the next meeting of the Executive Committee to determine the program’s eligibility for membership.
  2. Candidates who are accepted will receive a letter from the President of the Executive, welcoming them to the organization. Rejected applicants will also receive a letter, including reasons for the decision. They are welcome to appeal the decision of the Executive at the next CCPPP Annual General Meeting.
  3. Membership is for a one-year period, renewable on payment of fees in each subsequent year.
  4. The current annual membership fee is $225.00.
  5. Members may cancel their membership at any time through written notification to the President.

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