Step 3: Exam Part 2

You must complete Exam Part 2 with the Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators (CAPR). Once you have registered for Part 2, you may register as an Exam Candidate with CPM (Step 5).

PCE Part 2 tests your physiotherapy knowledge, skills and abilities, including your communication skills and professional behaviour. Examiners will observe you as you solve clinical problems.

CAPR administers PCE Part 2. You can complete the exam in major cities in Canada. Opportunities to complete the exam are provided twice a year, including once in Winnipeg, in autumn. You will choose an exam date on the Registration Application form. CPM requires you to select the first available opportunity to undertake PCE Part 2.

Registration Application Form
Visit the CAPR website at for:

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

The fee for PCE Part 2 is $1,760 (2018).

CAPR will mail you information about location and date of your exam upon receipt of your complete application. You will receive your exam results by mail within 12 weeks.

a) If you pass PCE Part 2:
You may proceed to STEP 6. Active Practice. You must complete STEP 6 within 30 days of receiving your exam results.

b) If you do NOT pass PCE Part 2:

  • You can rewrite the exam within the next two years. If you need more than two years to prepare, you can contact CAPR to request an extension. Even with an extension, your registration to practice will expire 2 years after you have written Part of the PCE.
  • You can apply to CAPR to receive more information on your exam results so that you can focus on the areas of study where you were weakest. There is a fee for this service

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