Step 1: Credentialling

You must complete the credentialling process with the Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators (CAPR). The process involves these tasks:

Task 1: You submit a complete application:

  • Application form
  • Required documents (including your Language Proficiency test results)
  • Application fee

Task 2: CAPR assesses your application to determine:

  • If you hold authentic academic credentials
  • If your education is not substantially different from Canadian education
  • If your qualifications make you eligible to register for Part 1 of the Physiotherapist Competency Exam (PCE)

To apply for credentialling, follow the steps outlined on the CAPR website:

Possible Outcomes
CAPR will notify you by mail of one of these possible Credentialling outcomes:

You are eligible to apply for PCE Part 1


You have minor gaps in your academic credentials. You are eligible for Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR). PLAR is a process that measures the skills and knowledge you have acquired through your professional experience. In addition to PLAR, you may have to complete a bridging program or courses in order to become eligible to register for PCE Part 1. CAPR will provide you with details


You have major gaps in your academic credentials and qualifications. You are NOT eligible to register for PCE Part 1. CAPR will provide you with information on alternate career options and education in physiotherapy available in Canada

Learn More
Read the Credentialling Application Process Guide and the Credentialling Policies on the CAPR website.