The College of Physical Therapists of British Columbia (CPTBC) is the organization that regulates physical therapists in British Columbia.

Established on December 16, 1994, the College exists to serve the public while supporting physical therapists to deliver quality, safe and ethical physical therapy.

The CPTBC gets its authority from provincial legislation, the BC Health Professions Act (HPA). Section 16 of the HPA states that our duty is to:

  • serve and protect the public, and
  • exercise powers and discharge responsibilities under all enactments in the public interest.

We fulfil our mandate by:

  • setting entry to practice and ongoing registration requirements
  • setting standards of practice, determining ethical expectations
  • managing complaints about physical therapists, and
  • providing resources to physical therapists to support their service to the public.

Inspiring Public Confidence is at the Heart of the CPTBC

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Vision, Mission & Values

Our Vision

Excellence in Collaborative Regulation

Our Mission

Serve the Public: Regulate the Profession

Our Values

Continuous Pursuit of Excellence

We are committed to public service and supporting excellence in physical therapists and physical therapy practice. We will hold ourselves accountable and will not compromise on the ongoing pursuit of quality service and regulation.

Universal Respect / Fairness

We recognize that respect is earned. We are open to the perspectives of registrants, the public and other stakeholders. We listen and consider before rendering a decision. We strive to eliminate any bias through a commitment to cultural safety and humility.

Unwavering Integrity

We are sincere, truthful, consistent and accurate in all our dealings. We recognize the impact we have on those who interact with the College and seek to always do what is right.

Commitment to Leadership

We recruit and support volunteers and staff who are confident, humble and capable. We develop leaders who can engage with registrants and the public in a fair, transparent and respectful manner.