Applications for membership with the CCTNB are reviewed 4 times per year by the Registration Committee. However, complex applications may take longer to be reviewed. If your application is complex you will need to take into consideration that your application could take more time to be approved.
Your application might be complex if:
You have completed your degree outside of Canada or the United States
Your broad base counselling coursework is ambiguous
Other reasons as decided by the CCTNB Registrar
The following meeting dates have been set for the review of applications by the Registration Committee. Only complete applications will be reviewed and all documents should be submitted 2 weeks prior to the meeting date.
Documents to be submitted by 6 August 2022 for review on 22 September 2022
Documents to be submitted by 22 December 2022 for review on 12 January 2023
Documents to be submitted by 2 March 2023 for review on 16 March 2023
Documents to be submitted by 1 June 2023 for review on 15 June 2023
Before you apply
2 – Read the definitions, to make sure you fully understand the meaning of what we require.
3 – Review the Registration Rules
Applicants transferring from another province
Are welcome to complete the Interprovincial Transfer Form.
Notice: Due to the different criteria requirements of some provincial regulatory bodies, we ask that you review our eligibility criteria prior to submitting your interprovincial transfer application.
Student, Retiree and Associate applicants
Are encouraged to complete the following:
1- Review the Application Guidelines
2- Read and understand definitions
3- Complete online
Ready to apply for LCT/LCT-C?
You can apply using our online application (must be filled out in one session).
Once you have completed your application form, please follow these steps:
1 – Complete and provide a Practicum Description Form to supervising professor or representative of the university, for signature, and have it sent directly to our office.
2 – Order transcripts for all course work listed on your application (undergraduate and graduate degree transcripts). Transcripts must be sent directly to us from the institutions. We will accept certified electronic transcripts sent from the university. Transcripts must be final and indicate degree conferred.
4 – Review and provide reference forms to supervisors and/or colleagues. Reference forms must then be sent directly to us from the Referees. A total of two reference forms must be completed. One of your references must be your on-site Practicum supervisor.
5 – Order letters of good standing from any regulatory bodies with which you hold membership.
6 – Provide a Criminal Record with Vulnerable Sector Check by police or RCMP in your area ( within the last year)
7 – Submit a current resume, with details of your academic qualifications, counselling training and relevant work experience. Your work experience should be chronological and include your practicum experience.
8 – Provide proof of professional liability insurance in the minimum amount of 2 million dollars. If you are covered through an employer, you will need to submit the employment information form.
9 – Choose a Supervisor from the List of Approved Supervisors. Individuals interested in becoming supervisors are encouraged to submit a supervisor application form. Form 7
10 – Complete and submit Form 6 supervision agreement
11 – You may use this checklist to keep track of the documents submitted.
It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all documents required in the application process are received by CCTNB before the deadline. The office collects data only and will not call to let an applicant know that documentation is missing. If you are mailing documents, please use Canada Post Express Post. The College cannot accept courier deliveries.
All license seeking applicants, upon admittance to the College of Counselling Therapists of New Brunswick; must complete counselling work hours, as follows:
Regular Applicants (no clinical work experience required)
2000 hours of counselling work (min. of 800 direct client contact hours), including;
50 hours of clinical supervision.
Experienced Practitioner (2000 hours of counselling work- min. of 800 direct client contact hours)
Please note that hours must have been completed in 3 years prior to submitting application
500 hours of counselling work (min. of 200 direct client contact hours), including;
25 hours of clinical supervision, post-admittance to the College.
Applicants concerned about whether references and transcripts have been received should contact CCTNB for an update on the contents of the file.
What happens next?
Once your application is complete we will send you an email to confirm along with a link to process your application fee.
Once your application has been reviewed, we will send you an email within 5-10 business days informing you if you have been accepted for membership, along with a link to pay your membership dues. Membership dues are pro-rated to reflect the date of acceptance to the College.
My application has been accepted for membership. What now?
Once all prescribed fees are paid, you will receive information including your membership number, and letter of Good Standing with CCTNB. You may not use the title LCT-C before your license number is issued.
Continuing Education Credit Requirement
In order to be a member in good standing with the College, you will need to complete a total of 36 hours of Continuing Education (CE’s) credits. Those who have 3 years or less of counselling work experience will require 500 hours of work under supervision of a board-approved clinical (not administrative) supervisor and at least 50 hours of clinical supervision within 3 years of inception of the policy.