Independent Practice Certificate -
For physiotherapists currently registered in another Canadian province or territory

Steps to apply for an independent practice certificate in Ontario

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Step 1

You will need to submit Letters of Professional Standing from other jurisdictions where you have practiced. This sometimes causes a delay. So you may want to start the process of getting your Letters of Professional Standing immediately.

Step 2

Prepare Your Application:

Download and complete all relevant forms including the Checklist and Payment Authorization attaching all required documents 

Download forms

Step 3

Apply to the College

Send your application to the College by email, fax, mail or hand deliver.

  • Email:
  • Phone: 416-591-3828 ext. 222 or 1-800-583-5885 ext. 222.
  • Fax: 416-591-3834
  • Mailing address: 375 University Ave. Suite 800, Toronto ON M5G 2J5

Contact Registration

Step 4

Get professional liability insurance—this is mandatory before providing patient care.

If you don’t have professional liability insurance or if your coverage does not meet the College’s requirements a condition will be placed on your certificate and the Public Register will indicate that you cannot provide direct patient care.


Step 5

Within 5 business days of receiving an application, the College will send you an email to let you know that your application has been reviewed and whether or not it is complete.

An application is complete when all information, payment and documents (including Letters of Professional Standing if applicable) have been received.

  • A $100 fee is charged to review the application

Step 6

Once we inform you that your application is complete, we begin the process of reviewing whether it meets the registration requirements.This process takes up to 10 business days.

Step 7

If you have met the College’s requirements your pro-rated registration fee will be charged and your registration number will be issued. You will receive an email confirming this. If you have not met the College’s requirements your application will be referred to the Registration Committee. This process can take approximately 8-10 weeks. The Registration team will contact you to advise you on the next steps.

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