How to Become a Psychologist in Quebec

First: Obtain An Undergraduate Degree in Psychology

In Quebec you must obtain a Doctoral Degree in Psychology to become a fully registered Psychologist. Here are a list of institution where you can obtain your undergraduate Psychology degree in Quebec:

Undergraduate Schools With Psychology Degrees in Quebec:

McGill University
Université de Montréal
Bishop’s University
Concordia University
Universite du Québec, central
Institut national de la recherche scientifique
Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue
Université du Québec à Chicoutimi
Université du Québec en Outaouais
Université du Québec à Montréal
Université du Québec à Rimouski
Université du Québec à Trois-Rivière
Université Laval
Université de Sherbrooke

Second: Obtain a Doctoral Degree in Psychology

The Ordre des psychologues du Quebec requires a Doctoral Degree in Psychology as the minimum educational requirements to register fully as a Psychologist. This will enable the independent practice of Psychology. Below are some graduate institutions in Quebec:

Graduate School Programs in Quebec:

McGill University

Concordia University

Université Laval

Université de Sherbrooke

Third: Where and How do I Register?

Where to register as a Psychologist in Quebec: Accueil – Ordre des psychologues du Quebec

If you are interested in registering as a Psychologist in Quebec please check out the link above for any specific details on the steps you need to take after you get your Doctoral Degree in Psychology. Here is the Requirements and Admission Procedures.

In Order You Must:

  • Obtain a Doctoral Degree in Psychology
  • Pass a course on professional ethics equivalent to at least 45 hours offered by the Order (or a university course recognized by the order)
  • Have appropriate knowledge of the French language (You are deemed so by having received not less than three years of full-time secondary or post-secondary instruction in French, passed fourth or fifth year secondary level examinations in French as the first language, or obtained a secondary school certificate in Quebec after 1985-1986)

Further Information On Becoming A Psychologist in Quebec:

Accueil – Ordre des psychologues du Quebec

Canadian Psychological Association – @ CPA

Graduate Guide 2009-2010.PDF – @ Canadian Psychological Association

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