Registration Applications

A person must be registered with the College of Physical Therapists of British Columbia in order to practice physical therapy in British Columbia. Registration information and printable forms can be downloaded below. If you are not able to download the forms, contact the College office and a registration package will be mailed to you.

If you have not worked as a physical therapist in the past five years you may not be eligible for registration. Please email registration@cptbc.org for additional information.

Full Registration

Click on the link that is applicable to you:

Interim Registration

Click on the link that is applicable to you:

  • If you have not been successfully credentialled by The Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators or if you are not registered to take the Physiotherapy Competency Examination, you are not eligible for interim registration. Please email registration@cptbc.org for more information.

Courtesy Registration

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  • You are currently a physical therapist registered in good standing in another jurisdiction and wish to take or teach a course in British Columbia which involves treatment of the public (including course participants) for a period of more than four weeks and less than one year. Please email registration@cptbc.org for an application package.
  • You are currently a physical therapist registered in good standing in another jurisdiction and wish to take a course in supervised learning for a period of less than a year. Please email registration@cptbc.org for an application package.
  • You are currently a physical therapist registered in good standing in another jurisdiction and wish to participate in an approved exchange of employment progam for a period of less than one year. Please email registration@cptbc.org for an application package.

Status change: Inactive to full Registration

Status change: Full to Inactive Registration

*This registration category is ONLY applicable to current full registrants of the College.

  • You are currently a full registrant with the College and wish to change to an inactive status. Please submit a letter of request to the College stating you wish to change your status from full to inactive status. Please note that if you do NOT plan to practice physical therapy in any jusidiction for five or more years, you may no longer be eligible for full registration after five years. Email registration@cptbc.org for more information.

Student Registration

  • You are currently a physical therapy student in another jurisdiction and wish to participate in a physical therapy clinical placement in British Columbia. Please note that student clinical placements in British Columbia must be arranged by the Associate Head, Clinical Education at the University of British Columbia, Department of Physical Therapy. The application process and registration documents can be obtained by contacting the Department at pt.placements@ubc.ca.

Contact Us

If you have any questions, please contact the College at registration@cptbc.org or 604 730 9193 of toll free (Canada) 1 877 576 6744