The College is seeking input from all interested parties to proposed Regulations under the, yet to be proclaimed, Psychology and Applied Behaviour Analysis Act, 2021.  Once in force, this legislation will bring the profession of Applied Behaviour Analysis under the jurisdiction of the College of Psychologists and Behaviour Analysts.  The purpose of the regulations is to regulate the profession of Applied Behaviour Analysis in the public interest by ensuring that individuals registered with the College are qualified to provide safe, effective and quality care to the public of Ontario.   

Please review all the information provided with this consultation including:
  • Consultation Document
  • Registration Flow Charts
    • Transitional Route 1
    • Transitional Route 2
    • Entry Level
  • Amendments to O. Reg. 74/15 Registration
  • Explanatory Table for Amendments to O. Reg. 74/15 Registration
  • Amendments to
    • O.Reg. 801/93 Professional Misconduct and
    • O.Reg. 209/94 General
You may provide your feedback using this survey, or send your comments by e-mail to:  abaconsultation@cpo.on.ca

The survey will take approximately 5-7 minutes to complete.  Thank you for time and interest. 

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4. In principle, overall, do you agree that the regulation amendments proposed by the College of Psychologists of Ontario to regulate the profession of Applied Behaviour Analysis are in the public interest?

Registration Pathways
a.  Transitional (Grandparenting) Registration Routes: Registration using these routes is available for 24 months after the Act is proclaimed, or the regulations come into force, and is for those currently practicing the profession of Applied Behaviour Analysis. There are two routes.

Transitional Route 1: Applicants who are certified by the Behavior Analyst Certification Board (BACB) at the BCBA or BCBA-D level and who are active and in good standing.

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5. Do you agree that the Transitional Route 1 registration requirements are sufficient to protect the public?

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If not, what concerns do you have about the Transitional Route 1 registration requirements? What changes would you suggest to address these concerns?

Transitional Route 2:  Applicants who have practised the profession prior to proclamation of the Act and can provide evidence of competence to practise, but who are not certified by BACB at the BCBA or BCBA-D level.

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6. Do you agree that the Transitional Route 2 registration requirements are sufficient to protect the public?

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If not, what concerns do you have about the Transitional Route 2 registration requirements? What changes would you suggest to address these concerns?

b.    Entry Level (Ongoing) Registration Route:  Applicants who are new to the profession, or who otherwise do not qualify through one of the transitional routes.

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* 7. Do you agree that the entry level requirements are sufficient to protect the public?

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If not, what concerns do you have about the entry level registration requirements? What changes would you suggest that address these concerns?

Professional Misconduct and General Regulation Amendments
Minor changes are being proposed to these two Regulations to ensure they encompass Behaviour Analysts and the profession of Applied Behaviour Analysis.

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8. Do you agree that the proposed amendments to the Professional Misconduct and General Regulations are sufficient to protect the public?

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If not, what concerns do you have about the proposed amendments to the Professional Misconduct and General Regulations? What changes would you suggest that address these concerns?

Additional Feedback

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* 9. Is there anything missing?

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* 10. Please provide any additional comments.

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