How to Become a Psychologist in Manitoba

First: Obtain An Undergraduate Degree

To become a registered Psychologist in Manitoba you will at the minimum, a Doctoral degree (Ph.D., Ed.,D., etc.) to qualify. Before you can get your Doctoral degree, you must usually complete a Masters degree (M.A., M.Ed., etc.) prior which will generally require an undergraduate four year degree. I would recommend choosing an undergraduate that includes a Psychology Honors, Specialization or Major route. This will highly increase your chances of later being accepted into a Graduate program anywhere in Canada. Below are a few options for Undergraduate study in Manitoba.

Undergraduate Schools With Psychology Degrees in Saskatchewan:

University of Manitoba
University of Winnipeg
Brandon University

Second: Obtain a Masters Degree or Higher

To achieve the minimum requirements to register as a Psychologist in Manitoba, you must obtain a Doctoral degree, however you can register as a Psychological Associate with a Master’s degree. The difference between a Psychological Associate and Psychologist in Manitoba is as follows:

Psychological Associate (With a Supervised Practice)

  • Requires either a Psychology Doctoral Degree OR a Psychology Master’s and two full time years of poster Master’s degree applied psychology practice under another registered psychologist.

Psychological Associate (With independent practice privileges)

  • Requires four years of post degree supervision under another registered Psychologist, and the completion of an oral exam, along with jurisprudence exam.

Psychologist

  • Requires a Psychology Doctoral Degree along with two years of supervised practice under another registered psychologist.

Graduate School Programs in Manitoba:

University of Manitoba

Third: Where and How do I Register?

Register as a Psychologist in Manitoba: Psychological Association of Manitoba

The Guidelines for applicants for registration as a Psychologist as a Psychological Associate can be found in the .PDF document Here.

You can apply as a Candidate standing if you are currently completing your Masters degree for a Psychological Associate Candidates, or as a Psychologist Candidate if you are currently accepted into a Doctoral program. This is with the expectation that you are working towards completing your requirements.

As stated above under “Second: Obtain a Masters Degree or Higher” you will notice that depending on your education you may apply as a Psychological Associate or a Psychologist. If you have just completed either, then you must apply to be a Psychological Associate. However, if you just have a Masters, then you will first have to complete two full times years of supervised psychology practice under another registered psychologist. As well, a Master student will have to get a score of 500 or better on the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP).

When starting out as a Psychological Associate, you have to work under a Supervised Practice. Once a Psychological Associate has completed four years of post degree supervision by a registered psychologist, pass an oral exam, and pass a jurisprudence exam, then they can then apply for independent practice privileges.

To qualify and register as a Psychologist you must obtain a Doctoral Degree, and have two full times years of applied psychology practice under another registered Psychologist, pass an oral exam,  pass a jurisprudence exam, and pass the Examination for Professional Practice in Psychology (EPPP) with a score of 500 or better.

For more information on registering as a Psychological Associate or Psychologist in manitoba please visit the

The Psychological Association of Manitoba website.

The Psychological Association of Manitoba
162 – 2025 Corydon Ave., #253
Winnipeg MB R3P 0N5 *
Phone: (204) 487-0784 Fax (204) 489-8688

Further Information On Becoming A Psychologist in Manitoba:

The Psychological Association of Manitoba

Canadian Psychological Association – @ CPA

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

Manitoba Psychological Society

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