New Practice Assessment Process is Launching on April 1, 2019

Learn more about the new practice assessment process, beginning with a pilot test for a selection of physiotherapists. 

Pilot Tests

Starting April 1, 2019, we will be rolling out the new practice assessment program, beginning with a pilot test of the remote assessment. The pilot test will allow us to:

  • Test the new assessment tools
  • Collect feedback from members and assessors
  • Better determine the scoring system for on-site assessments

We will select 250 PTs from a pool of physiotherapists who have never had a practice assessment. In order to make sure this selection is an appropriate representation of all PTs we will select members from different practice settings, members who are rostered for specific activities or members who work with specific patient populations. This way, when we study the data following the pilot project, it will be applicable to all physiotherapists.

If selected, your participation is mandatory, and you must complete the practice assessment. After completing the pilot test, you will be removed from rotation for practice assessments for approximately 10 years.

Step 1: Remote Assessments

The remote assessment is a one-hour interview with a College trained assessor. For the pilot test, some remote assessments will include a second assessor to help make sure assessment ratings are consistent.

We will review all remote assessments from the pilot test to develop scoring framework to determine when a PT will be selected for a more in-depth on-site assessment, and when a remote assessment is sufficient.

Step 2: On-site Assessments

In approximately July, we will begin the pilot test for on-site assessments. On-site assessments will take up to four hours to complete and will take place at the PTs primary place of employment, where they deliver the most patient care.

More details will be shared as we get closer to the start of the pilot test for on-site assessments.

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Beyond the Pilot Tests

Eligible members who have not participated in a practice assessment before will be selected first, starting with the members who have been in practice the longest without an assessment. Members will not be re-selected for a practice assessment until all members have been assessed.

Members who have not completed the pilot test will be eligible for practice assessments if they:

  • Have an active Independent Practice registration
  • Are registered in Independent Practice for more than two years, and
  • Are currently providing patient care