Please review the draft Standards of Practice and provide your feedback
by Monday, May 27, 2024. If you have any questions,
please email

Standards March 2024: Evidence-Informed Practice and Titles, Credentials, and Specialty Designations

About the Proposed Standards


The College of Physiotherapists of Ontario is seeking comments on two draft Standards of Practice: 

  1. Evidence-Informed Practice
  2. Titles, Credentials, and Specialty Designations

On March 25, 2024, Council approved the Standards to go out for a 60-day consultation to registrants, our partners, and the public. After the consultation closes, Council will take into account the feedback received and decide whether to approve the Standards for use.

What do the proposed standards cover?

Below, you'll find a description of each Standard’s outcomes and whether it would be a new standard for physiotherapists in Ontario.

(1) Evidence-Informed Practice

Physiotherapists integrate the best available evidence, their expertise, and patient needs and preferences to deliver evidence-informed physiotherapy services.

This will be a new Standard. 

(2) Titles, Credentials, and Specialty Designations

Physiotherapists use their protected title and other credentials in line with regulatory rules, ensuring transparency, accuracy, and meaningful representation while avoiding any misleading information.

This would replace the College’s existing Restricted Titles, Credentials, and Specialty Designations Standard.

View the draft Standards

We Want to Hear from You

The College welcomes your input. Please review the proposed Standards and provide your feedback by Monday, May 27, 2024.

Provide Feedback

Please note: 

  • The feedback received will help us determine if any changes to the Standards are needed. The Standards will then be presented to Council for approval. 

  • Feedback will be presented in summary form. Feedback from individuals will be kept anonymous. Feedback on behalf of organizations will include the name of the organization, unless you would prefer otherwise. 

Send Us Your Comments

You may share your comments by:
1. Respond to the survey
2. Email