Courtesy Registration

You have completed your physical therapy degree, are registered to practice and 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 less than one year.

For courses of less than four weeks in duration please submit to the College the documents listed below. For courses greater than four weeks please contact the College.

Courtesy registration is only granted for the duration of the course as requested in the letter of the applicant.

Application Checklist

You must submit the following documents to the College – download by clicking on the links below:

  • Proof of malpractice insurance in the amount of at least three million dollars ($3M CAD) per occurrence
    The College will accept a copy of your private malpractice insurance certificate from your insurer. Further information about private malpractice insurance can be received by contacting the Canadian Physiotherapy Association at 1 800 318 6136 or Trisura (PhysioSure) at 1 866 474 9746.
  • Regulatory History Form from the current jurisdiction (Canadian and international) in which your are registered as a physical therapist.
    You must complete the top portion of the form, print and sign it by hand and send it directly to the appropriate regulatory organization(s) for completion. The College may accept the completed form attached to an email if sent directly from the regulatory organization(s) to the College. The College will not accept the form if sent via applicants.
  • A letter of request stating the name and dates of the course you wish to attend


Please make your cheque or money order payable to the College of Physical Therapists of BC in Canadian funds (CAD) drawn from a Canadian bank. The College does not accept direct transfer of funds or credit card payments. The registration fee is non-refundable.

Registration Fee: Non-refundable $50

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact the office at or 604 730 9193 or toll free (Canada) 1 877 576 6744.