Inspiring Public Confidence in the
Physical Therapy Profession

The College of Physical Therapists of British Columbia (CPTBC) is a not-for-profit organization responsible for regulating the practice of physical therapists in the public interest.

The College is a regulatory organization that operates within the legislative framework provided by the Health Professions Act.

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Our Quality Practice team supports your delivery of quality physical therapy care and your growth as a physical therapist.

To keep you fully informed about the College’s Quality Practice program and how to get involved in its development, read the e-Newsletters delivered to your inbox.

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CPTBC maintains a searchable database of physical therapists in BC who are registered with the College.

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CPTBC is responsive to complaints about the conduct and competence of physical therapists in the province of British Columbia.

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Applications &

Registration is required to practice physical therapy in BC. The annual registration cycle runs June 1 to May 31.

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Patient Relations

The Patient Relations program aims to provide information to registrants and the public about professional misconduct.

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Public Notices

See the Discipline & Other Public Notices section of this website for actions taken to ensure safe, competent practice.

Discipline & Other Public Notices


October 26, 2023

Joint Apology and Commitment to Action Report Released by Health Regulatory Colleges

Nine BC health profession regulatory colleges, including CPTBC, released a progress report outlining Indigenous cultural safety, humility, and anti-racism activities in the two years since signing a Joint Statement of Apology and Commitment to Action. The release of this Joint Apology and Commitment to Action 2021-2023 Report (PDF) coincided with Orange Shirt Day and National […]

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October 26, 2023

Extraordinary Action re: Shah

The College received a report that a registrant provided multiple medications to a patient on several occasions during their physical therapy sessions, which could, if proven, constitute professional misconduct. The Inquiry Committee is currently investigating the matter. A panel of the Inquiry Committee was satisfied that there is a prima facie case of professional misconduct as […]

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October 26, 2023

Practice Hours Required for Renewal in 2024

Reminder to full registrants planning to renew their registration in May 2024: You must have at least 1200 practice hours (total) in the previous five registration years. If you do not, you cannot renew your registration. Only registrants exempt from this requirement are those who completed the entry-to-practice clinical evaluation (e.g., the PCE clinical component […]

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