The CPA is pleased to announce the release of the report and recommendations arising from the ‘Future of Licensure’ project. This report, titled “Recommendations for the Future: Licensure and Competency Assessment in the Canadian Physiotherapy Profession,” outlines themes and recommendations that are based on insights gathered from a variety of consultations with CPA members.

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The report recommendations reflect what we have learned through dialogue with the CPA members who were most affected by the impacts to licensure pathways in Canada over the past several years. These recommendations present our profession with an opportunity to come together and imagine a future for assessment and licensure that is more innovative and more transparent. It is in this collaborative spirit that we have provided the report to the Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators (CAPR) Expert Advisory Panel as they continue their work to develop recommendations for presentation to the CAPR Board of Directors in 2023. We have also shared the report directly with our provincial Branches, NPAG member organizations, and with Canadian physiotherapy regulatory bodies.

We extend our sincere thanks and appreciation to all the CPA members who have contributed their time and voices to this work, including the Task Force contributors; PT students, residents, and graduates; internationally educated PTs; and recently licensed PTs, as well as those PTs currently in practice.

The CPA recognizes that the past several years have been a time of great uncertainty, frustration, and concern within the profession. It has been our objective throughout this project to ensure that your voices are heard and shared with regulators as they work to envision a new model of competency assessment for entry-to-practice licensure for the physiotherapy profession in Canada.