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, in the absence of an available clinical exam, you may apply for provisional registration with the NS College of Physiotherapists. You must have an employer and a sponsor and you are then eligible for the restricted 12 month Sponsored Resident license. Following the 12 month Residency, you are eligible to apply for the Interim Competency Evaluation (ICE). (We allow only two attempts at a competency evaluation). After sucessful completion of the ICE you are eligible for a full practicing license with no restictions.
NOTE: Currently the clinical component (Part 2) of the national exam has not been available since June 2020. Only those registered in a Canadian jurisdiction on or after Nov 2019 or who have completed the written exam since that time, are eligible for the ICE process. . 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 under a provisional license 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.