5 CRITERIA THAT MUST BE MET BY INTERNATIONALLY TRAINED PHYSIOTHERAPISTS TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR CAPR ASSESSMENT
1. Verification of your identity through authentic and valid documentation.
2. Completion of a university level, entry-to-practice degree (or credential by another name) in physiotherapy, awarded by a recognized institution authorized to issue credentials equivalent to a degree in Canada is required. Diplomas awarded by a non-university institution may be accepted if assessed and determined to be equivalent to at least a Bachelor’s degree in Canada.
3. Successful completion of a minimum of 1025 hours of supervised clinical education as part of your university level, entry-to-practice degree in physiotherapy; with at least 100 hours in musculoskeletal, 100 hours in neurological and at least 40 hours in cardiorespiratory conditions. This is sometimes called supervised clinical practice or clinical internship or clinical placement or practicum.
4. Fluency in English or French
CAPR requires that most internationally-educated physiotherapy students undergo mandatory language testing from one of CAPR’s approved testing organizations. Applicants who have completed their physiotherapy education in certain countries are exempt from language testing.
5. All applicants in the credentialling process must take a course in the ‘Context of Physiotherapy Practice in Canada’. This course must include a formal method of assessment that tests students on the course content.