College of Psychologists of BC
The College of Psychologists of British Columbia (CPBC) is the regulatory body for the profession of psychology in BC. The CPBC's role is to protect the public interest by regulating the practice of psychology and monitoring the practice of its registrants. It sets the standards for the competent and ethical practice of psychology, promoting excellence and taking action when standards are not met. The practice of psychology in BC is regulated under the Health Professions Act, the Psychologists Regulation, the bylaws and the code of conduct.
The College has three main areas of responsibility related to its mandate of public protection. They are: the review of applications for registration as a psychology practitioner in BC, the investigation of complaints related to a psychologist’s practice and conduct, and quality assurance activities. The CPBC is not able to intervene in matters that are before the courts, such as custody and access or medical compensation litigation, nor is it able to award financial damages as part of the complaint investigation process.