Courtesy Practice Certificate

Courtesy Registration is a temporary registration certificate that allows licenced physiotherapists from other jurisdictions to teach an educational course or participate in an education program, research activities or in a specific event of limited time.

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Step 1


Requirements

The applicant must have a degree in physiotherapy/physical therapy.

  • The applicant is registered/licenced to practice physiotherapy/physical therapy in a jurisdiction outside Ontario.
  • The applicant must be current in their practice and have a minimum of 1,200 practice hours within the previous five years.
  • The event is less than 30 days long.
  • The applicant must have professional liability insurance that meets the College guidelines.

Courtesy Registration can be issued for any of the following reasons:

  • To teach a course in Ontario that requires use of title or involves patients
  • To participate in a course in Ontario that requires use of title or involves patients
  • To participate in a research project in Ontario that requires use of title or involves patients
  • To participate in a specific event in Ontario that requires use of title or involves patients

Step 2


Terms, Conditions and Limitations

The holder may practice physiotherapy only for the purpose that he or she has indicated as the reason for making the application for the courtesy certificate of registration.

The certificate expires 30 days after the date of initial registration, on the date on which the purpose is attained or when the member is no longer engaged in attaining that purpose, whichever is the earliest.

Title: Physiotherapist, Physical Therapist, PT, Physiothérapeute, Pht

Step 3


Prepare Your Application:

  • Download and complete all relevant forms including the Checklist and Payment Authorization.

Download Forms

Step 4


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

  • Email: registration@collegept.org
  • 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 5


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 6


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 7


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.