The Association of Canadian Psychology Regulatory Organizations(Associations des Organisations Canadiennes de Reglementation en Psychologie)

The Association of Canadian Psychology Regulatory Organizations (Associations des Organisations Canadiennes de Reglementation en Psychologie) is a corporation composed of the provincial and territorial regulatory boards for Psychology in Canada. Its mission is to faciliate information sharing amongst the boards that regulate the practice of psychology in Canada, so as to strive for excellence in public protection.


The Association of Psychologists of Nova Scotia is a voluntary professional organization established to represent psychology in Nova Scotia. APNS is the only provincial association devoted to representing the needs of psychology professionals in the province. APNS promotes psychology as a profession, as a science, and as a means of promoting human welfare.

You would contact APNS for such matters as:

1. Fees for private psychological services
2. To locate a professional referral to a psychologist
3. Advertisements
4. Advocacy issues
5. Workshops

The Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards

(ASPPB) is the association of regulatory bodies in the United States and Canada. ASPPB creates the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP) and offers mobility programs to assist in the licensure of psychologists already licensed in another state, province or territory, and also publishes materials for training programs and for students preparing to enter the profession.

The Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) was founded as the national organization representing Canadian psychology domestically and internationally. The Association is organized around three pillars: science, education and training, and practice. CPA works closely with other associations, organizations and governments and interacts with the public and the media.

The mission of the Canadian Psychological Association (CPA) is to advance and promote psychology for the benefit of all. The mission encompasses four objectives to:
1) improve the health and welfare of all Canadians,
2) promote excellence and innovation in psychological research, education, and practice,
3) promote the advancement, development, dissemination and application of psychological knowledge, and
4) provide high quality services to members of the Association.

The Canadian Register of Health Service Psychologists (CRHSP) is a non-profit corporation established for the purpose of credentialing health service providers in psychology meeting educational and training standards set by the Register consistent with standards of practice for the profession. The Canadian Register promotes professional standards by encouraging and delivering information and knowledge transfer, including various means of continuing education and research.

Nova Scotia Legislature:

Provincial Statutes are available from the website of The Nova Scotia Legislature. The Nova Scotia Board of Examiners in Psychology (NSBEP) has the authority by provincial statute to register and regulate practitioners of psychology by way of the Psychologists Act (2000). The Act also enables the prosecution of anyone holding him/herself out as a provider of psychological services who is not registered with the NSBEP.