Education Requirements

Last updated: 17 August 2021

Approved Education Programs

All New Applicants must have completed a master's degree program in counselling therapy approved by Council or education and training that the Council considers substantially equivalent.

New Applicants will enter their education and training information through the online registration system, and the registrar will contact them if additional steps are required. You may be required to share your course curriculum.

CCTPEI Registration Exam

All New Applicants will be required to complete a competency exam. The current exam required by the Council is the CCTPEI Registration Exam provided by COMPASS Centre for Examination Development. This same exam is used across Canada to assess the core competencies of counselling therapists (e.g. Alberta). Please note, this competency exam is offered by a third party and all exam fees are payable to the provider.

The CCTPEI Registration Exam is available to write twice per year, in the fall and spring.

Jurisprudence Exam

All registrants must complete a jurisprudence exam, which will be available through the online registration system. This exam assesses knowledge and understanding of the jurisprudence, ethical standards and standards of practice governing counselling therapy in Prince Edward Island.