Bridging Certificate Mission:
To facilitate the integration of internationally educated physiotherapists into the Canadian healthcare workplace through education, mentorship and clinical experience.
This 12-month program, offered in a blended format, consists of five courses: two academic courses, two concurrent mentorship courses, and one clinical placement course. The Bridging Certificate Program operates in a cohort model with one-intake per year, and all students are required to complete all five courses.
Academic course work designed purposely for Internationally Educated Physiotherapists (IEPTs) supports the development of the additional knowledge, skills and clinical reasoning required to meet Canadian entry-to-practice standards. Cultural and workplace orientation is provided through mentorship and clinical placement to help integration into the workplace.
The Bridging Certificate program is designed for physical therapists educated
outside of Canada whose physical therapy education and qualifications
have previously been assessed by the Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy
Regulators (The Alliance).
Applicants can apply to the program if they are:
- Credentialed by the Alliance
- Eligible for the Physiotherapy Competency Examination (PCE) but want to enhance preparation
- Not successful in one or more Physiotherapy Competency Examination attempts
Application to The Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators for a Credential Assessment is the starting point in Canada. www.alliancept.org