Provisional Practice Supervision—Overview

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College of
Physiotherapists of Ontario
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Toronto, Ontario
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A person who has successfully completed the Written Component of the Physiotherapy Competency Exam (PCE) and has registered to take the next available Clinical Component of the PCE can apply for a Provisional Practice Certificate of Registration. This allows the person to work as a Physiotherapy Resident. The Physiotherapy Resident is required to find one or more physiotherapists who will act as their Practice Supervisor.

Applicants can propose the name of a Practice Supervisor in the PT Portal. 

Once the College has approved a Practice Supervisor, the supervisor will receive an email instructing them to log in to the Online Member Portal to complete a Practice Supervision Agreement. The College must receive the agreement before the Physiotherapy Resident can provide patient care.

There are two other situations in which a Practice Supervisor must complete a new Agreement:

  • When a Physiotherapy Resident has only one Supervisor and wants to change Supervisors, they cannot practice until the College receives this agreement and approves the Practice Supervisor.
  • When a Physiotherapy Resident has more than one Practice Supervisor and wants to change or add a Supervisor, they can continue to practice while the new Supervisor completes the agreement.

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