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FAQs: Supervision

  • Who can be a Practice Supervisor?

  • What does the College expect from a Practice Supervisor?

  • What is an appropriate level of supervision?

  • What records should a Practice Supervisor keep?

  • When do Practice Supervisors have to report to the College?

  • I am a new graduate and I want to register as a Physiotherapy Resident. How do I apply to the College?

  • When does my Provisional Practice Certificate expire?

  • Do I need to have an offer of employment before I apply for my Provisional Practice Certificate?

  • Can I submit an application for a Provisional Practice Certificate if I have no Practice Supervisor?

  • What happens if I find out that I failed the Clinical Exam? Should I stop practicing immediately?

  • How much does it cost to apply for a Provisional Practice Certificate?

  • Does my Practice Supervisor have to have three years of experience as a physiotherapist in Ontario?

  • How long will it take to approve my application?

  • What should I do if I need to change my Practice Supervisor?

  • Can a Physiotherapy Resident roster for controlled acts?

  • I was unable to take the Clinical component of the PCE exam because of illness or a death in my family. Can the College extend my Provisional Practice Certificate?

  • I am applying to the Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators for reconsideration of my exam results. If approved, what should be my next steps to keep my Provisional Practice Certificate?

  • How much will it cost to get a second Provisional Practice Certificate?

  • I am a PT Resident and my Practice Supervisor is going on vacation for six weeks. Can I continue working while my supervisor is away?