CNPS 362 Equivalency Review Procedure

Completed standing is not routinely granted for CNPS 362.  Applicants who have NOT completed CNPS 362 at the University of British Columbia MUST apply to have the course they successfully completed elsewhere reviewed following the CNPS 362 Review Procedure. Successful completion of approved courses within the last 10 years does not guarantee that you will be granted standing for CNPS 362.  You must still complete the CNPS 362 review process, including submission of a DVD of a mock counselling session for review by the members of the 362 committee.  If standing is granted, you must append to your application form, a copy of the memo verifying that you have been granted standing for CNPS 362. View the most recent CNPS 362 course outline.

An exception to the 362 equivalency deadline is made for students taking the proposed 362 equivalent course in the same semester as applying. For these students, they are required to submit all equivalency materials specified (including a 20 minute mock counselling session) except the academic transcript by the November 15th deadline. They are then requested to inform the 362 coordinator they are taking this course in the same semester as applying.  For these students, the transcript with the course grade indicating a minimum of a second class standing on the course should be submitted to the course coordinator by January 4th.

Step One:

Review the list of approved 362 equivalency courses.

Step Two:

Whether or not the course your completed is on our equivalency list you must submit the following:

    • a cover letter requesting a formal equivalency review, clearly outlining your case for equivalency, and indicating contact details where you can be reached to inform you of a decision once your case has been adjudicated
    • a complete copy of the course outline, a calendar description is not sufficient (required only if the course you have taken is not on our list of equivalent courses)
    • a copy of your academic transcript indicating a minimum of a second class standing on the course for which you are requesting equivalence
    • a 20 minute, unedited audio-visual mock counselling session (DVD or USB flash drive format ONLY) demonstrating your ability to:
      1. respond empathically to the client’s concerns, and
      2. facilitate the client’s self exploration and understanding

* NOTE: Recordings must be in English

Step Three:

When submitting a package for equivalency review please follow the following procedures:

  • Materials to be reviewed for equivalency must be sent via registered mail or courier. Electronic copies will not be accepted. The package should be sent to the attention of:

Dr. Sandra Wiens, CNPS 362 Coordinator
Educational & Counselling Psychology, and Special Education (ECPS)
University of British Columbia
2125 Main Mall, Vancouver, B.C., V6T 1Z4

  • If you wish to have your DVD disk or USB flash drive returned you must include a pre‐paid, self addressed postal courier package, and explicitly request this in your cover letter. Otherwise, it will be assumed that you are giving us permission to erase and dispose of the DVD disk or USB flash drive after adjudication.

Note: An equivalency application can be made only once, and the committee’s adjudication will be kept in a departmental file. All efforts will be made to inform you of the committee’s decision within 30 days of receipt of your complete equivalency request package.

 ** If the course for which you are hoping to receive equivalency for CNPS 362 does not appear on our equivalency list, it will be useful for you to first contact Dr. Sandra Wiens about the course in question, before preparing and submitting the package of materials for equivalency review.