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Physiotherapist Competency Exam (PCE)
You must complete the PCE with the Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators (The Alliance) to become registered with CPM. The PCE has two parts:

PART 1: Written Component (also known as the Qualifying Exam)
PART 2: Clinical Component (also known as the Physiotherapy National Exam)

important_iconYou must complete PCE Part 1 within 2 years of completing the Credentialling process. You must complete PCE Part 1 before you can complete PCE Part 2.

PART 1: Written Component

This multiple-choice exam tests your knowledge of physiotherapy and your ability to solve clinical problems using clinical scenarios.

Once you pass the written component of the exam you may apply to CPM to become registered as an Exam Candidate. Your registration will allow you to work under supervision.

important_iconYou must pass PCE Part 2 within two years of passing PCE Part 1.

PART 2: Clinical Component (Physiotherapy National Exam)

This clinical exam tests your physiotherapy knowledge, skills and abilities, including your communication skills and professional behaviour. Examiners will observe you as you solve clinical problems.

After you pass your clinical component of the exam you may apply to CPM to become registered for Active Practice. Your registration will allow you to work unsupervised.

Learn More
The Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators (The Alliance) administers the Physiotherapist Competency Exam (PCE). Visit the Alliance website at alliancept.org for details on both parts of the exam:

  • Candidate Handbook (provides exam fees, locations and dates, and a description of the exams)
  • Orientation Resource (provides sample questions and advice on preparing for the exams)