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Mar 07, 2022

Exam Exemption Policy: Updated Eligibility Requirements Now Available

On February 23, 2022, the Registration Committee of the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario made amendments to the Exam Exemption Policy. These amendments will allow more PT Residents who currently hold a Provisional Practice Certificate of Registration to apply for Independent Practice.

The updated eligibility requirements and frequently asked questions are now posted. Please read the new eligibility requirements and FAQs carefully to determine if you are eligible to apply for Independent Practice at this time. 

The College will start accepting the second grouping of applications for Independent Practice under this policy on March 14, 2022. You can start gathering information and completing the eligibility requirements now so that you are ready to submit your application on March 14.

Due to annual renewal, certificates will not be granted under the exemption policy until after April 1, 2022.  

If you have questions about the Exam Exemption Policy, please contact the registration team at or 1-800-583-5885 ext. 222.

Exam Exemption Policy: Updated Eligibility Requirements