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What is the difference between a Registered Psychologist and a Psychologist (Candidate Register)?

July 4, 2013 0 comments

Once a person graduates from their respective university program, the provincial Board of Psychologists (the Nova Scotia Board of Examiners in Psychology or NSBEP) requires the candidate complete a period of supervision, a written, North American standardized exam called the Exam for Professional Psychology Practice, and finally, an oral exam conducted by at least three members of NSBEP. Master’s level psychologists are required to complete 4 years of supervision, while Doctoral level psychologists are required to complete 2 years. As these psychologists are candidates for full registration, they are put on the “Candidate Register” until the final requirements are met.

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