Applicants and PT Students: How Practice Advice Can Help You

Find the answer to your question below or contact the Practice Advisors for free and anonymous advice.

Anyone can contact the College for confidential practice advice. The College has a team of physiotherapists ready to answer your call or email. You can ask the Practice Advisor about anything.

Not sure what rule applies? Ask the Practice Advisor. Looking for something on the website and can't find it? Dealing with a tough ethical dilemma and need to talk it through? Call 647-484-8800 1-800-583-5885 or email practiceadvice@collegept.org.

Get in touch with the Practice Advisors

College of Physiotherapists of Ontario Practice Advisors

College Practice Advisors

Fiona Campbell, PT,
Shari Hughes, PT
and Kelly Schmitt, PT

Practice Advice Question

Question:

I have a Provisional Practice Certificate with the College. Can I use the title physiotherapist on a CV or business cards?

Answer:

No. Only people with an Independent Practice Certificate can use the title physiotherapist, physical therapist or PT. If you are holding a Provisional Practice Certificate you can use the titles Physiotherapy Resident, Physical Therapy Resident or PT Resident.

And if someone refers to you as a physiotherapist, be sure to make them aware that you are a PT Resident practicing under the supervision of a registered physiotherapist.

Restricted Titles, Credentials and Specialty Designations

If you still have questions feel free to contact the Practice Advisor to talk it through. Email practiceadvice@collegept.org or call 1-800-583-5885 or 647-484-8800.

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