Interim Registration

Bylaw amendments filed with the Ministry of Health came into effect on May 29, 2023.

  • The last day to submit applications for interim registration was October 31, 2023. This includes any and all necessary corrections and documents from third parties. No applications may be submitted or re-submitted after this date.
  • The interim category will be completely eliminated as of April 1, 2024. Applications submitted by the October 31 deadline will expire no later than March 31, 2024.
  • No interim registration permits will exist after March 31, 2024, regardless of the ACEBC date the interim registrant is scheduled for. Interim registrants who have not applied for and been approved for full registration by that point will have to stop practising.

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Interim Registration in British Columbia

An interim registrant may practice physical therapy under the supervision of a fully registered physical therapist in British Columbia. An interim registrant may use the title interim physical therapist, interim physiotherapist, registered interim physical therapist or registered interim physiotherapist.

Interim registration may be granted one time only. It will expire 1 month after the next available Alternate Clinical Evaluation BC (ACEBC) or earlier if the interim registrant does not pass or does not complete the ACEBC. No interim registration permits will exist after March 31, 2024, regardless of the ACEBC the interim is registered for.

Changes to Employment as an Interim Registrant

Any changes to your employment must be approved by the Registration Committee. The following is required:

  • A written request emailed to with your name and registration number; start and end dates; clinic name
  • A completed and signed Supervision Agreement from you and your new supervisor or new employer
  • Proof of professional liability insurance with minimum coverage of $3,000,000 per occurrence
  • No fee will be applied for the first change/addition; an administrative fee of $25 will apply for each subsequent change/addition