In order to assess and diagnose students in schools, Certified School Psychologists must be employees of school districts or government agencies as defined by the Canada Revenue Agency. According to the Ministry of Education guidelines, when the services of a psychologist are contracted by a School District, that person must meet the requirements for registration by the British Columbia College of Psychologists as established in bylaws under the Health Professions Act. The Ministry recognizes the need for school districts to provide much needed psychological services to your schools; however, if your employee, or contractor, does not meet the above criteria you run the risk of their assessments not being accepted by any BC Ministry or Agency.

Using the title of Certified School Psychologist and affiliating themselves with BCASP can only occur in the school district or government agency listed on this directory. If you wish to seek further information regarding members please contact the Membership Secretary, membership@bcasp.ca

Definition of active:
An Active Member meets the current employment criteria as outlined in Bylaw 2.2, and is a member in good standing.

Definition of inactive:
An inactive member is not currently employed as outlined in Bylaw 2.2, and is a member in good standing.

1. A person who is an inactive member for up to four calendar years, may be reinstated by notification to the Membership Secretary of re-employment by a designated agency. After four years, the person must reapply for certification-membership to the membership committee and meet the current standard for membership.

2. A person may request an extension of Inactive Membership status by providing a reason or rationale in writing to the Membership Secretary.

3. An inactive member does not have voting rights and cannot use the title of Certified School Psychologist.

4. An inactive member must continue to pay current membership fees and, if requested, submit evidence of 25 hours of professional development to meet continuing competency standards.

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