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NEW: Weekly Clinical Component Update

Welcome to CAPR’s Weekly Clinical Component Update—an initiative aimed at providing candidates, our industry stakeholders and concerned members of the public with access to accurate and timely information about our work to relaunch the Clinical Component of the Physiotherapy Competency Exam. We hope you’ll come back each week to hear the latest news from us firsthand.

 

Update for the Week of May 17, 2021

Clinical Component Relaunch Progress Report

Our Exams team is on schedule to relaunch the Clinical Component of the PCE by the late summer/early fall of 2021. We can now confirm that you will take the 12-station exam on a virtual platform. Each exam will use the bank of validated and tested clinical scenarios that were approved for use in the 2021 Clinical Component—that means that all the stations are appropriate for the virtual environment and won’t ask you to do anything that is artificial or impossible in a virtual setting. Our team is now confirming the delivery model for the exam, and we will provide you with all the details as we finalize them.

Once the delivery schedule begins, you will be assessed regularly in smaller cohorts throughout the fall of 2021. Our team is working as quickly as possible to confirm exam dates and create your cohorts so that we can fulfill our commitment to sharing this information with each of you at least two months ahead of your administration date. Our goal is to assess everyone who has been waiting to attempt the exam as quickly and efficiently as possible while maintaining the integrity of the national clinical exam.

We look forward to sharing further developments with you in our update next week!

 

Alberta Physiotherapy College + Association Has Announced Plans for Alternative Clinical Assessment

We learned this week that Alberta Physiotherapy College + Association will deliver an alternative clinical competency examination as a temporary alternative to the Clinical Component of the PCE. The alternative clinical assessment will give those of you who are eligible an opportunity to fulfill registration requirements for full licensure in Alberta. If you are eligible for the alternative assessment but prefer to wait for the relaunch of the Clinical Component, you have the choice to do so. You can read more about Alberta PT’s alternative clinical assessment here.

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