About Us

About Us – The Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators

The Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators (CAPR) is a pan-Canadian federation of provincial and territorial organizations (usually called Colleges) that regulate the practice of physiotherapy in Canada. Our core business is the administration of Evaluation Services on behalf of our Members.

CAPR’s Evaluation Services include credentialling and competency assessment: we review the education and qualifications of internationally-educated applicants to determine whether or not they are substantially different from those of Canadian-educated physiotherapists. For both Canadian- and internationally-educated physiotherapists, we administer the Physiotherapy Competency Examination (PCE) to determine a candidate’s readiness for safe, effective and independent physiotherapy practice.

In addition, CAPR supports its member organizations through the provision of knowledge brokering and policy services for the advancement of regulatory standards of physiotherapy practice. CAPR develops regulatory policy positions on issues of importance to Members that are best addressed at a pan-Canadian level, as well as serves as a collective regulatory voice with governments and other external stakeholders. On behalf of the Members, CAPR collaborates with other organizations on projects with national and international scope related to the regulation of physiotherapy. We do this work in support of the public interest.



To support the physiotherapy community in protecting the public


Every physiotherapist is a competent and ethical physiotherapist


Serving the public interest





Good governance

PDF version of CAPR Strategic Framework 2018-2022