Bridging Programs

CAPR of Physiotherapy Regulators does not offer training or exam preparation courses to candidates wishing to prepare for the exam.  However, CAPR partners with external organizations that provide this service.

Internationally-educated physiotherapists can benefit from additional training and support to become licensed to practise in Canada – especially with regards to learning more about how physiotherapy is practiced in Canada.  “Bridging Programs”, offered by several Canadian universities, are able to deliver services which meet the unique needs of this group.  Typically, these programs offer customized classroom work, clinical placements and workshops aimed at helping candidates prepare for the Physiotherapy Competency Examination (PCE) and successfully transition into the workforce once licensed.

There are currently a number of Bridging Programs for internationally-educated physiotherapists operating in Canada. Many of these programs are also open to Canadian-educated candidates looking to brush up on particular exam-writing and clinical skills.

For more information on curriculum, eligibility, enrollment and fees, please refer to their websites:

Bridging programs for candidates wishing to practise in Quebec: