Registration and Licensure

PHYSIOTHERAPY - Registration and Licensure

About the Regulatory Body


To work as a Physiotherapist in Newfoundland and Labrador you must register with the licensing body of the province, the Newfoundland and Labrador College of Physiotherapists (NLCP).  The licensing body works with the provincial Ministry of Health to certify that all Physiotherapists working in the province are registered and have met the provincial standards of practice within the profession. 

Newfoundland and Labrador College of Physiotherapists (NLCP)
P.O. Box 21351
St. John's, NL  A1A 5G6
Tel.: (709) 753-6527
Fax: (709) 753-6527
Email: collegept@nf.aibn.com 

To obtain registration as a Physiotherapist:

Graduates of Canadian physiotherapy programs do not need to complete an Educational Credential and Qualification Assessment to take the PCE.  The NLCP requires all Physiotherapists to be members of the CPA in order to be licensed to practice in the province of NL. 

To obtain registration as an Internationally Educated Physiotherapist:

As an internationally educated Physiotherapist you must apply to the Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators (CAPR) to have your credentials and qualifications assessed in order to confirm your eligibility to apply for the Physiotherapy Competency Exam (PCE).  The NLCP works closely with CAPR to assess the credentials of internationally educated applicants in terms of Canadian equivalents and provide access to the required Physiotherapy Competency Exam. The Credentialing Handbook - Information for Applicants - outlines the entire process for your convenience.  

The NLCP requires all Physiotherapists to be members of the CPA to be licensed to practice in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador.  International applicants must also pass the PCE.