Licensing Information

This is intended to provide information about the varying licensure pathways currently being used across Canada following the discontinuation of the CAPR PCE - clinical exam.

British Columbia

  • Previously ran virtual exams through the University of British Columbia.

  • Running in-person exams 4x/year and follows the CAPR 2018 blueprint.

  • Cost: $1400

  • More information and eligibility criteria can be found here.


Alberta

  • 2 in-person exams are scheduled: October 15th and 16th, 2022 and February 25th and 26th, 2023.

  • Cost: $750

  • More information can be found here.


Saskatchewan

  • Practice Based Assessment which consists of multiple components.

  • Cost: $600

  • More information can be found here.


Manitoba

  • The CPM website is unclear about the current licensing process. If you are a candidate interested in licensing in Manitoba, please visit their website here and contact them directly at info@manitobaphysio.com.


Ontario

  • Anyone who received their Provisional Practice certificate on or before March 31, 2022, may be able to pursue the exemption policy if they meet all the criteria. The last day applications will be accepted under the exemption policy will be March 31, 2023. More information can be found here.

  • Anyone who received their Provisional Practice certificate after April 1, 2022, is not eligible for the exemption policy as they have not held a Provisional Practice Certificate for the required 12 months before the policy is rescinded on March 31, 2023. They must register for and pass the Ontario Clinical Exam to become registered in Independent Practice with the College. More information can be found here.

  • Cost for the Ontario Clinical Exam: $1985


Quebec

  • No changes as Quebec follows its own credentialing system.

  • At this time, it is recommended to contact the College for licensing if educated outside of Quebec.

  • More information can be found here.


New Brunswick

  • Registrants who have been working full time in the province of New Brunswick for a minimum of 12 months are eligible to apply.

  • Cost: $150

  • More information can be found here.


Nova Scotia

  • The Nova Scotia College of Physiotherapists has developed an Interim Competency Evaluation process that will be utilized whenever a national clinical evaluation is unavailable for a period of 12 months or more.

  • Cost: No fee as per this flow chart.

  • More information can be found here.


Newfoundland and Labrador

  • Limited information available.

  • Cost: Not explicitly listed on the website

  • The NLCPT website can be found here.


Prince Edward Island

  • Complete the Alternate Plan by the PEICPT

  • Cost: $800

  • More information can be found here.


IEPTs

  • Please refer to the CAPR Credentialing Guide here.