How to Become a Physiotherapist in Ontario

Physiotherapists in Ontario must complete a Masters degree in Canada. 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 Physiotherapist, Physical Therapist or PT, you must be registered with the College. Learn more about how to apply

STEPS: How to Apply

  • Learn how to become a registered physiotherapist in Ontario.

Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy RegulatorS (CAPR)

  • Visit CAPR to learn more about credentialling, taking the Physiotherapy Competency Exam and the requirements to become a physiotherapist in Canada.

Timelines & Costs

  • Find out how much the process costs, how long it takes to become a registered physiotherapist in Ontario and view application flowcharts.

Provisional Practice & Physiotherapy Residents

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

Practice AdviCE FOR aPPLICANTS

  • The College of Physiotherapists of Ontario Practice Advisor provides free, anonymous advice to PT students and anyone applying to become a physiotherapist in Ontario.

ChecklistS, faqs and resources—aPPLICANTs

  • Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) and a complete list of all necessary requirements to become a registered physiotherapist in Ontario.

Universities and bridging program

  • See a list of all Universities and Bridging Programs.

Rules & Resources

  • Learn more about the professional responsibilities of a physiotherapist and the physiotherapy rules and standards in Ontario.

Get Involved

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

Your pt aCCOUNTABILITIES

  • A MUST READ: The professional responsibilities of 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

registration@collegept.org
416-591-3828 ext. 222
1-800-583-5885
ext. 222

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

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Recent Updates

Dec 10, 2018

December Council Meeting Materials Now Available

The next College Council meeting will be held on December 17 and 18, 2018 at 375 University Avenue, Suite 800 in Toronto. Meeting materials are now available and include the agenda for each meeting and the exact package of information Council members receive before each meeting to help them prepare.

If you have any questions about this information, please contact Elicia Persaud, Executive Assistant at 416-591-3828 ext. 231 or 1-800-583-5885 ext. 231 or epersaud@collegept.org

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