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Exam Registration Guide


2021 Exam Registration Guide
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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. For additional information about the PCE, please refer to the latest version of the PCE Exam Policy Guide.

Application Requirements and Deadlines

Applicants must submit a signed and fully completed application form for each exam component, along with payment, by the stated application deadlines 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 in the table above.
      • Applications received after the application deadline WILL NOT be accepted.
      • Applications for the Written Component and Clinical Component exams may be submitted at the same time.  Whenever possible, CAPR encourages you to send both your Written and Clinical Component applications to our office at the same time.
      • You are responsible for making sure that the application form is completed correctly.
        • Errors in the completion of the official application may result in a returned application.
      • CAPR does not accept photocopied, faxed or emailed applications.
      •  You must include one passport sized/quality photograph [signed and dated on the back] taken with 6 months of applying for the PCE. Please do not directly attach the photo to the application form. The Declaration of Identity Form is no longer required.
      • It is extremely important that the name on your valid piece of government-issued photo identification matches the name you provide on your official application.
        • Staff at the exam site will verify the name provided to them by CAPR against the identification provided by you. If the names do not match, the site 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 each component at a time.
      • You must wait for your results to be released prior to re-applying for the same component.
      • You are encouraged to mail your application(s) via a trackable mailing service, for example, Registered Mail or Courier. This will allow you to track your personal package.

Fee 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 or credit card. DEBIT CREDIT CARDS, CASH, AND PERSONAL CHEQUES ARE NOT ACCEPTED.

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. Please visit for information on paying by credit card. Complete the credit card section of the application form to authorize credit card payment.

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 $75.00 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.

International candidates who send their documents with a bank draft, the draft needs to be drawn on a Canadian Bank and must be security encrypted; otherwise the draft will be sent for manual collections which will take around 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 $75.00 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.

Official Receipts

Official receipts for fees will be mailed to candidates with their exam results.


For complete, current registration instructions and procedures, please download the PCE Registration Guide.