Notification of Bylaw Amendments: Section 43 (1) (b) and Schedule D

The College of Physical Therapists of BC is posting a proposed amendment to its full registration Bylaw and related Schedule. Due to COVID-19, the Physiotherapy National Examination (PNE) also known as the “clinical component” administered by the Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators has not been delivered since November 2019.  In response, section 43 (1) (b) and Schedule D were amended to allow an alternate clinical evaluation process to be administered by the University of British Columbia until the PNE is available.

The bylaw amendments are posted for a period ending on May 24, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. Pacific Time giving College registrants and other interested parties the opportunity to review and comment.

The proposed amendments are as follows:

Proposed By-law Amendments

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1. Section 43(1)(b) be amended to read “successful completion of the Physiotherapy Competency Examination or other entry-level assessment set out in Schedule “D”.

2. Schedule D be amended as follows:



(i) Part A Qualifying Examination and Part B Physiotherapy National Examination;

(ii) Part A Qualifying Examination and a clinical evaluation administered by the University of British Columbia that assesses entry-level competence when Part B, the Physiotherapy National Examination, is unavailable.

(iii) in the case of Quebec graduates, successful completion of the requirements in Article 1.14,%20r.%202?; or

(iv) in the case of graduates outside of Quebec, successful completion of the requirements in Article 3:,%20203/.

Providing Feedback

Please provide feedback to:

To CPTBC via:
or regular mail to:

900-200 Granville Street
Vancouver, BC
V6C 1S4

To the Ministry of Health via:
Email MoH or the online feedback form
or regular mail to:

Executive Director, Professional Regulation & Oversight Branch
Ministry of Health
Health Sector Workforce Division
​1515 Blanshard Street
PO Box 9649
Stn Prov Govt
Victoria, BC V8W 9P4

Please note that due to timing considerations email or use of the online form is preferred.  

Notice date: May 3, 2021

Deadline for comments: May 24, 2021