FOR PHYSIOTHERAPISTS

Process

A. Internationally Educated Professionals (IEPs)

All IEPs must enter Supervised Practice as outlined in Step 3: Employment.

B. Canadian Educated Physiotherapists

All new Canadian graduates must enter Supervised Practice until they have successfully completed Exam Part 2.

TASK 1: SECURE EMPLOYMENT 
Contact an employer and tell them you want to register with CPM and that you need to work under supervision. This means that a Supervisor must:

  • Assign clients to you that you are competent to treat
  • Oversee your work to ensure that you are practising correctly
  • Provide you with feedback and written performance evaluations of your work

You can ask the employer if he or she is willing to review your resume or interview you for employment. When you are employed, your supervisor must be registered for Active Practice with CPM. You must complete STEP 4 (register as an Exam Candidate) before you begin your job.

TASK 2: LETTER OF OFFER 
Ask your employer to write a Letter of Offer, which includes:

  • Your place of employment
  • A statement that you will begin employment once you become registered as an Exam Candidate
  • The date you will begin employment
  • If applicable, confirmation that your employer will provide you with a minimum of $5 million in Professional Liability Insurance coverage (also known as Errors and Omissions Insurance)

You must submit the Letter of Offer to CPM when you complete STEP 4.

TASK 3: SECURE A SUPERVISOR
Tell your employer that you need to work under supervision. Your Supervisor must:

  • Be registered for Active Practice with CPM
  • Assign clients to you that you are competent to treat
  • Oversee your work to ensure that you are practising correctly
  • Provide you with feedback and written performance evaluations of your work

TASK 4: SUPERVISED PRACTICE AGREEMENT
You and your Supervisor must complete and sign the following document: Supervised Practice Agreement (PDF), and submit it to CPM.

 

C. Re-Entry Candidates

Re-entry candidates are applicants who have not maintained 1200 hours of practice in the preceding 5 years and seek to re-enter the profession

TASK 1: PCE PART 1 (Written Component)
Re-entry candidates must complete Part 1 (Written Component) of the Physiotherapy Competency Exam (PCE).
The Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators (The Alliance) administers PCE Part 1. Visit the Alliance website at alliancept.org for:

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

TASK 2: SECURE EMPLOYMENT 
Contact an employer and tell them you want to register with CPM and that you need to work under supervision. This means that a Supervisor must:

  • Assign clients to you that you are competent to treat
  • Oversee your work to ensure that you are practising correctly
  • Provide you with feedback and written performance evaluations of your work

You can ask the employer if he or she is willing to review your resume or interview you for employment. When you are employed, your supervisor must be registered for Active Practice with CPM. You must complete STEP 4 (register as an Exam Candidate) before you begin your job.

TASK 3: LETTER OF OFFER 
Ask your employer to write a Letter of Offer, which includes:

  • Your place of employment
  • A statement that you will begin employment once you become registered as an Exam Candidate
  • The date you will begin employment
  • If applicable, confirmation that your employer will provide you with a minimum of $5 million in Professional Liability Insurance coverage (also known as Errors and Omissions Insurance)

You must submit the Letter of Offer to CPM when you complete STEP 4.

TASK 4: SUPERVISED PRACTICE AGREEEMENT
You and your Supervisor must complete and sign the following document: Supervised Practice Agreement (PDF)

You must submit the Supervised Practice Agreement to CPM when you complete STEP 4.