Internationally Educated Professionals
If you have received your physiotherapy education outside of Canada, please visit the Internationally Educated Professionals portion of this website for information on how to become registered and licensed with the College of Physiotherapists of Manitoba (CPM).
Physiotherapists Educated in Canada
Complete these steps in the Registration Process: STEP 1, 2, 3, 4
New graduates must register as an Exam Candidate once you complete Exam Part 1: Written Component of the Physiotherapy Competency Exam (PCE). You must also show evidence of being registered for the first available sitting of Exam Part 2: Clinical Component of the Physiotherapy Competency Exam (PCE). Once you are registered as an Exam Candidate, you must work under Supervised Practice. You may remain on the Exam Candidate Register for a limited time of two years, and three attempts to complete Exam Part 2.
If you fail Exam Part 2, you must continue to work under supervision. See Supervised Practice for details.
If you fail to complete Exam Part 2 within the allotted timeframe, the College of Physiotherapists of Manitoba (CPM) will remove you from the Exam Candidate Register and you will no longer be registered to legally practise in Manitoba.
All physiotherapy students who are undertaking supervised fieldwork placements in Manitoba must be registered with CPM on the Student Register. This includes University of Manitoba students, students from other Canadian University programs in physiotherapy, and International physiotherapy students.
To Register as a Student Physiotherapist you must provide the following items:
- Registration form – available here
- Letter from current University confirming enrollment in recognized physiotherapy course and placement details
- Current Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector (must be within the last 6 months, original copy only – copies and receipts are NOT accepted)
- Fees – contact CPM for current Fee schedule
Complete this step in the Registration Process: STEP 7
CPM grants Temporary registration to physiotherapists who come to Manitoba from another jurisdiction to provide physiotherapy service to the public in Manitoba for a specific purpose and for a limited time period. These circumstances include:
- Participation in a sporting event as a physiotherapist who is practising on the public
- Teaching or attending a physiotherapy-related course in which members of the public are used for demonstration purposes
Physiotherapists seeking Temporary registration are expected to register with CPM in advance of arrival.
Complete this step in the Registration Process if you are transferring from Exam Candidate: STEP 6
Complete this step in the Registration Process if you are transferring from In-Active, another province, New Registrant etc.: STEP 7
- If you have completed Exam Part 2: Clinical Component of the Physiotherapist Competency Exam (PCE) and have secured employment or plan to begin working as a physiotherapist in Manitoba within the next three months, you must register for Active Practice before you begin employment.
- If you are transferring from another province where you worked as an Active Physiotherapist and meet registration requirements in Step 7, you may qualify for Labour Mobility under the Agreement on Internal Trade.
If you have completed Exam Part 2: Clinical Component of the Physiotherapist Competency Exam (PCE), or were previously on the Active register, but do NOT plan to work in Manitoba within the next three months or longer, you may register as an Inactive Registrant to gain or maintain your registration status, and stay in contact with the College of Physiotherapists of Manitoba (CPM) via newsletter. You may remain on the Inactive Member registry for perpetuity. However, if you plan to work as a physiotherapist in Manitoba, you must Contact Us to transfer your registration to the Active Register before you begin employment.