Physiotherapist Competency Exam (PCE)
You must complete the Written Component of the PCE with the Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators (CAPR) to become registered with CPM.

  • Written Component (also known as the Qualifying Exam)

important_iconYou must complete the written component within 2 years of completing the Credentialing process.

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.


Learn More
The Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators (CAPR) administers the Physiotherapist Competency Exam (PCE). Visit the CAPR website at for details on the Written Component of the PCE.

  • 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)