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.

Read the College Blog

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

Feb 04, 2019

2019 Annual Renewal Now Open

Complete Annual Renewal Before March 31, 2019

As a registered PT, you must complete a renewal process each year. You will be asked to review all of your information and update anything that has changed, correct anything that is wrong, and add information that is new. Note: Some of this information appears on the Public Register or is required by law to be shared with the government.

Renewal Only Available Online 
Annual Renewal 2019 is only available online. We encourage you to complete renewal using a desktop or laptop computer for best results. Other devices may be used, but you may experience difficulties.   

Important:
We only accept Visa, Mastercard or Interac Online (First Nations Bank of Canada or TD Canada Trust or RBC Royal Bank). We do not accept cheques, money orders or cash. 

Resigning Your Registration? 
If you are not planning to practice physiotherapy or use the title of physiotherapist in Ontario, you may choose to resign from the College, rather than renew. If you wish to resign, please submit a resignation notice. Go into the Online Member Portal, click SIGN IN and look for Submit a Resignation Notice under Profile. Your resignation must be received before March 31, 2019 at 11:59 pm. 

Read frequently asked questions (FAQs) about annual renewal and log in to the Online Member Portal to complete renewal.

FAQs: Annual Renewal

Click the red SIGN IN Link in the Online Member Portal