In Ontario, there are two regulated titles respecting the practice of psychology. For the title psychologist, you require a doctoral degree in psychology. For the title psychological associate, you require a masters degree in psychology and at least four years of relevant, post-masters degree experience.
For new applicants, for each title there are two types of certificates available according to Ontario Regulation 533/98, Registration:
1) The Certificate Authorizing Supervised Practice is intended for persons who have not previously been registered for psychological service provision in any jurisdiction, or who have been registered less than five years in a jurisdiction where the requirements are not comparable to Ontario requirements; or
2) The Certificate Authorizing Interim Autonomous Practice is intended for individuals:
a) who are registered in a province or territory included in the Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA); or,
b) who are registered/licensed in a jurisdiction that is part of the Association of State and Provincial Psychology Board’s (ASPPB) Agreement of Reciprocity; or
c) who hold a Certificate of Professional Qualification (CPQ) granted by ASPPB.