New Graduate or IEPT (Credentialled)
New Graduates and credentialled IEPTs looking to apply for registration in Nova Scotia must first contact the Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators and apply to complete the national entry to practice competency exam (PCE).
Once you have successfully completed the written Part 1 of the exam, and have registered to take Part 2, you may apply for registration with the NS College of Physiotherapists. You must have an employer and a sponsor and you are then eligible for a Sponsored license valid for a maximum of 12 months. After filing proof of the successful completion of Part 2 you are eligible for a full practicing license with no restictions.
NOTE: Currently the clinical component (Part 2) of the national exam is not available. Please indicate "no" on your registration form for the clinical component registration and proceed with the your registration as usual. (Upload a blank page if needed as supporting document in order to proceed to next section. )
Select the statements below that best describes what it is you want to do:
- I have successfully completed Part One of the National Physiotherapy Competency Exam (QE or Qualifying Exam) and am looking to register with the Nova Scotia College of Physiotherapists so as to practice physiotherapy in Nova Scotia.
- I have successfully completed both parts of the National Physiotherapy Competency Exam, (QE and the Clinical), am not yet working as a physiotherapist and am looking to register with the Nova Scotia College of Physiotherapists so as to practice physiotherapy in Nova Scotia.