Restricted License


A restricted practicing membership in the college is available to individuals who have successfully completed a physical therapy education program that is recognized by the council and have successfully completed the written component of the Canadian Alliance of Physical Therapy Regulators’ Professional Competency Exam (PCE).  A restricted practicing license is valid for a maximum of 24 months, during which time the member must successfully complete the oral/practical component of the PCE in order to apply for a full practicing license.

 A member who holds a restricted practicing license may only practice:

(a) under the direction of a member with a full practicing license who is approved by the council;
(b) in a physical therapy facility or facilities approved by the council; and
(c) in accordance with a supervision agreement and a supervision plan approved by council, which plan is developed for the member by the member’s supervisor and includes provisions for monitoring the member’s practice, for personal intervention, and for any other matters that the member's supervisor or council considers necessary.

Application Process

Detailed information is available in the SCPT's Restricted License Guidelines.

  1. Complete the online Application for a Restricted License
  2. Complete the Jurisprudence Help Questionnaire under the applicant portal after completing the application
  3. Submit the SCPT Supervision Agreement Form
  4. Provide proof of $5,000,000 Professional Liability Insurance
  5. Provide a copy of your Graduating Degree
  6. Provide a copy of your passing results for the written Physiotherapy Competency Exam (PCE)
  7. Pay the required fees for 2020:
    • $500 Initial registration and Membership fees ($250 after October 1, 2020)
    • $75 non-refundable initial registration fee
    • $75 license monitoring fee
    • Total = $650 CAD ($400 after October 1, 2020)

Monitoring Tools

Below are tools for use during the restricted period:


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