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Exam Registration Guide

NOTE: In January 2022, CAPR discontinued the administration of the Clinical Component of the PCE. Please disregard any reference to the Clinical Component on our website and in our resources as we update this information. If you have successfully completed the Written Component of the PCE, please contact your regulator for details about the process they require for you to become fully licensed.

2022 Exam Registration Guide (updated May 9, 2022)


The Registration Guide contains the registration and application procedures governing the Physiotherapy Competency Examination (PCE).

The guide also contains information about:

  • Rescheduling exam dates (when available)
  • Exam sites and site assignments
  • Changing exam sites (when available)
  • Withdrawing from the exam
  • Requesting Alternative Accommodations
  • Requesting a Verification Request Form
  • Changing your personal information
  • Exam day procedures
  • Illness and other extraordinary circumstances on/before exam day
  • Additional exam-related administrative services offered by CAPR

The Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators (CAPR) reserves the right to change these policies and procedures without prior notice.

Written Exam Application Requirements and Deadlines

Applicants must submit a signed and fully completed application form for the Written Component along with payment and a copy of your identity document, by the stated application deadline to:

Exam Program – Applications
Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators
Suite 501, 1243 Islington Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M8X 1Y9


      • All applications must be received in the CAPR office by the application deadline indicated on this webpage.
      • You are encouraged to mail your application via a trackable mailing service (for example, Registered Mail or Courier) to enable you to track delivery of your application. If you have sent your application via a trackable method and have been notified that it has been delivered, then your application is considered received as of that date (i.e. CAPR will honour that date). Please be sure to keep confirmation of delivery.
      • Applications received after the application deadline WILL NOT be accepted.
      • You are responsible for making sure that the application form is completed correctly.
        • Errors in the completion of the application form may result in it being returned.
        • CAPR does not accept photocopied, faxed, or emailed applications.
      • • Provide a copy of the identity document that you will use on the day of the exam:
        • Canadian or foreign passport OR
        • Canadian driver’s licence OR
        • Canadian permanent resident card
      • It is extremely important that the name on your valid, government-issued photo identification matches the name you provide on your official application.
        • Test centre staff /your remote proctor at the time of the exam will verify the name on your Registration Notice against the identification provided by you. If the names do not match, the exam site or the remote proctor reserves the right to deny you entry into the exam. This would result in you losing your entire exam fee.
      • You may not register for more than one administration of the Written Component at a time.
      • You must wait for your results to be released prior to re-applying for the Written Component.

Exam Fee and Payment Information

Payment must be in Canadian funds for the full amount and must be submitted with the application.  Payment can be by certified cheque, money order, bank draft (see below) or credit card.


All payments must be made payable to “Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators.”

Payment by Credit Card

You can pay your fees by credit card. CAPR accepts the following major credit cards only – VISA and MasterCard. Complete the credit card section of the application form to authorize credit card payment. Debit credit cards are not accepted.

Use of Bank Drafts

While we do accept bank drafts as a method of payment, it is important to remember that we will only accept bank drafts that are negotiable without charge in Canada. If your bank draft cannot be drawn on a Canadian bank, we will not be able to accept your application. To avoid delays, please ensure your payment meets CAPR’s requirements, and that any bank drafts submitted can be drawn from a Canadian bank. The bank must issue drafts with Magnetic Ink Character Recognition Code.

Payment from Outside Canada

If you choose to pay by credit card (debit credit cards are not accepted) and are applying from outside of Canada, CAPR strongly recommends that you contact your credit card company to notify them of the pending charge. Companies are becoming more rigorous about their anti-fraud measures and some will reject a transaction from a foreign company if they are not aware of it ahead of time. As many credit card companies do not communicate the reason for rejecting transactions to us, this will result in you being charged an additional fee for rejected payments.

Please note that CAPR is not able to guarantee a specific payment processing date or a payment processing date range. If your credit card company requires that information to authorize the transaction, we recommend that you choose one of the other acceptable methods of payment for your application.

If you are an international candidate who is sending your application along with a bank draft, be sure that the draft is drawn on a Canadian Bank and is security encrypted, otherwise the draft will be sent for manual collections which will take 25 business days or more and will incur bank charges.

Invalid or Rejected Credit Cards

If your credit card is invalid or rejected, we will consider your registration incomplete. We will send you an email to explain your payment options. As many credit card companies do not communicate the reason for rejecting transactions to us, this will result in you being charged an additional fee for rejected payments.

You will not be eligible to register for the exam unless we receive payment by the date outlined on the notice we send to you.


A receipt for the examination application fee is emailed to you when you receive confirmation of payment.