Becoming a Physiotherapist in Ontario

Physiotherapists in Ontario must complete a Masters degree within Canada or for individuals educated outside of Canada, their education is reviewed by the Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators to ensure that it is substantially equivalent to the content of a Canadian physiotherapy program.

To use the title of physiotherapist, physical therapist or PT, you must be registered with a regulatory College.

STEPS: How to Apply

  • Learn how to become a registered physiotherapist in Ontario.

Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators

  • Visit CAPR to learn about credentialling, taking the exam or becoming a physiotherapist in Canada.

Timeline & Costs

  • Find out how much the process costs and how long it takes.

Provisional Practice & Physiotherapy Residents

  • Find out more about the Provisional Practice category of registration and how to become a Physiotherapy Resident.


  • Practice Advice is a free service for PT Students and anyone applying to the College.

Forms & ChecklistS—aPPLICANTs

  • A complete list of all required forms and checklists for applicants.

Universities and bridging program

  • See a list of all Universities and Bridging Programs.

Rules & Resources

  • Learn the rules that all physiotherapists must follow.

Get Involved

  • Comment on consultations, join the Physiotherapist Partners Network and follow us on social media.


  • A MUST READ: What you need to do as a physiotherapist.

Case of the month

  • Read real stories about physiotherapists who didn't follow the rules.

Fair registration practices

  • Learn more about the Fairness Commissioner.

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Contact the Registration Team
416-591-3828 ext. 222
ext. 222

College of
Physiotherapists of Ontario
Attn: Registration Team
375 University Ave.
Suite 800
Toronto, Ontario
M5G 2J5

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