How to Prepare for the Canadian Physiotherapy Competency Exam

Any internationally trained physiotherapist desiring to work in Canada will need to pass the PCE (Physiotherapy Competency Exam).
Naturally, you would want to find out more about this licensing exam and what exactly you are expected to know. Are there any textbooks to read or past examination papers to look at?

Well if you are really interested in giving the PCE your best shot and passing the exams on the first try, the you can check out these preparatory courses organized by two different groups.

PT Exam Prep

PT Exam Prep is a comprises highly skilled tutors with experience in preparing for the Canadian Physiotherapy Competency Exam, and practicing Physiotherapists in the Canadian healthcare industry.

They are dedicated to helping international physiotherapists become certified in Canada. Pt Exam Prep offers a 6 week comprehensive course to get you fully prepared for all topics tested on the PCE .

Their courses cover both written and practical components of the PCE exam.
Courses for the written PCE cost $2000 while those for the practical PCE cost $185.

If you are not interested in the 6-week course, they also organize a 100 question Mock Exam to test your readiness .


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They also offer preparation courses for both clinical and written component of Canadian Physiotherapy Competency Exam. Theses courses are also focused on preparing internationally trained physiotherapists for PCE.

Students may register for 6 sessions (written) and 6 sessions (practical). Classes are in small groups of 2 students or one-on-one. The instructor is a Canadian trained physiotherapist with MSc degree in Physiotherapy and Kinesiology

Written Component:
Students will master the Musculoskeletal, Neurological, Neuromuscular and Cardiopulmonary sections and the most important notes for the exam will be reviewed. Important references for the exam will be introduced in the class.

Students also receive sample multiple choices and additional important notes necessary for the exam every session.

Students may pay as you go. They don’t need to register for all sessions at once but they can pay for each session separately.
In the clinic class: $85/session
Online class : $75/session
1000 multiple exam questions: $200

The clinical component goes for $95 a session.

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