For physiotherapists licensed to practice in Canada and/or holding a professional degree in physiotherapy from a Physiotherapy Education Accreditation Canada university program.
Physical Rehabilitation Therapist Membership
Physical rehabilitation therapists are Quebec health professionals who work in physiotherapy. This means that Quebec's professional order of physiotherapy, the Ordre professionnel de la physiothérapie du Québec (OPPQ), governs the practice of two professional categories: physiotherapists (PTs) and physical rehabilitation therapists (PRTs). To hold the title of PRT, practitioners must be a member of the OPPQ and have graduated from a physiotherapy techniques program - this is a three-year diploma program offered by eight Quebec colleges (CEGEPs).
Physiotherapist Assistant Membership
For individuals who have completed a formal education program for Physiotherapist Assistants accredited by the Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant Education Accreditation Program, those registered as a thérapeute en réadaptation (TRP) with l’ordre professionnel de la physiothérapie du Québec, or who have successfully completed the Canadian Physiotherapy Association's approved Observed Performance Criteria Process.
Consult the following to learn about the PTA membership process:
CPA membership is free for:
- Physiotherapy students enrolled in a Physiotherapy Education Accreditation Canada recognized program, or a recognized international credential bridging program.
- Physiotherapist assistant students enrolled in a recognized formal education program (programs with accreditation or candidacy status)
- Physical Rehabilitation Therapist students enrolled in a recognized formal education program for TRPs in Canada may join as Student PRT.
For those not eligible for one of the approved physiotherapist or assistant categories, but who support the goals and objectives of the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. If you are interested in becoming an Affiliate Member, please contact us.