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Recognizing certified copies of transcripts

Classification: Health

Regulatory Body

College of PSYCHOLOGISTS of Ontario

College of PSYCHOLOGISTS of Ontario


This practice makes registration more efficient and cheaper for applicants.

The College of Psychologists of Ontario (CPO) accepts transcript copies that have been certified by World Education Services. This means that applicants only need to get one set of documents.

CPO also accepts certified copies of university transcripts, if the university cannot send transcripts directly to CPO.

This practice strengthens internationally educated applicants' access to the profession.

Value to Regulator

  • Helps to accommodate diverse needs of applicants.
  • Makes registration process more efficient and less complicated; timelines are improved, unnecessary steps are eliminated, use of resources is optimized.
  • Helps to prevent potential for unintended or differential impact on non-traditional applicants.

Value for Applicants

  • Enables applicants to meet registration requirements in more efficient way; process is streamlined and registration requirements are relevant and fair.

Duties from Registration Practices Assessment Guides

This practice falls under the following duties from the Registration Practices Assessment Guides:

  • Documentation of Qualifications
  • Fairness

Profession's Membership Size

Medium (2,000 to 10,000 members)

Date of publication:

Jun 04, 2013