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The Process for Getting on a Roster

On February 1, 2012, online registration for the new authorized activity rosters will be available.

All physiotherapists/physical therapists in Ontario who intend to perform authorized activities independently from this date onward must add their names to the list for each activity they plan to perform. Each of the authorized activities will have its own list or roster.

The only exception is communicating a diagnosis. This authorized activity does not require rostering as it is considered an essential competency. However, all other authorized activities will require rostering. These include tracheal suctioning, spinal manipulation, acupuncture, treating a wound below the dermis, assessing or rehabilitating pelvic musculature and administering a substance by inhalation. These rosters will be available online as of February 1, 2012.

Authorized activities related to diagnostics, such as ordering prescribed forms of energy, x-ray investigations and specified laboratory tests are not yet in effect as they are awaiting government approval of related regulations. The College will let you know when the regulations have been approved and rostering is available for these activities.

Steps to Roster for Authorized Activities

  1. Login to the College’s online registration system (where you go to do your online renewal) to register for each of the authorized activities you plan to perform. www.collegept.org

    Your username and password will be the same as what you used for your online renewal in the past. If you do not remember, don’t worry as you will receive your username and password by mail and by email on February 1, 2012. If do not have your log on information by February 16, please contact the Entry to Practice team at 1-800-583-5885 ext. 222 or registration@collegept.org and they will provide your information.

    Given the timing, you may want to complete your annual renewal at the same time. In order to roster for an authorized activity, you will need to:

    • Indicate where and when you received education for the authorized activity.

    • Describe the theory and the practical portions of your education and how you were assessed.

    • Indicate whether you have performed the activity in the last two years or received education in the last two years.

    • Complete a declaration that indicates the information provided is factual, that you have the knowledge, skills and judgement necessary to perform the activity, that you understand you may be assessed by quality management more frequently, and you have reviewed and understand the related Standard.

Please note all information is mandatory and must be completed in order to get on a roster.

  1. Once you hit the “Submit” button, you are on the roster for this activity. This information will automatically appear on the Public Register. It is as simple as that!

  2. A separate roster assessment model will be in place to randomly select individuals for verification of their competency and training in performing the authorized activity. Learn more about the roster assessment model below.

  3. Repeat this rostering process for each authorized activity you plan to perform.

  4. You will be required to annually confirm that you still meet the requirements for each authorized activity to stay on the roster.

The Roster Quality Assurance Model–What You Need to Know

The College is in the process of developing a model to assure the competency of registrants who have rostered for authorized activities. This model will likely be introduced in the fall of 2012.

The quality management roster assessment process will randomly select individuals who must then verify the information they declared when they rostered regarding their competency and education. Those selected will also complete an assessment of their performance of activities against the standard for each authorized activity.

More About the Roster Assessment Process

  • If you roster for any authorized activity, you will be eligible for a random roster assessment six months after adding your name to a roster.

  • If selected for a random roster assessment, you will:

    • Need to verify your education and training related to the authorized activity

    • Be assessed against the standard for practice for this performance of authorized activities

  • All registrants on rosters will be eligible for random onsite roster assessments every three years.

  • All registrants will continue to be eligible for a random practice assessment every five years.

  • If you are selected for a roster assessment and have not had an onsite practice assessment within the last five years, a practice assessment will be completed at the same time as your roster assessment.

This process assists the College in providing public assurance of a physiotherapists’/physical therapists’ overall essential competencies of practice and allows for assurance of competency related to specific authorized activities.