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Developing explanations for the necessity and relevance of requirements

Classification: Health

Regulatory Body

College of PHYSIOTHERAPISTS of Ontario

College of PHYSIOTHERAPISTS of Ontario


This practice may be of interest to regulators who wish to inform applicants that each registration requirement exists in the public interest.

The College of Physiotherapists of Ontario (CPO) has developed a document called "Rationale for Registration Requirements." It outlines the requirements to become registered as a physiotherapist in Ontario and provides a rationale for why each requirement is necessary and relevant to the practice of the profession here.

Value to Regulator

  • Helps to ensure adherence to published criteria, policies and procedures.
  • Helps to improve access to pre-immigration assessments.
  • Helps to improve communication with applicants.
  • Helps to prevent potential for unintended or differential impact on non-traditional applicants.

Value for Applicants

  • Resources and alternative ways to meet registration requirements are available to applicants.
  • Helps applicants to understand what to expect to be licensed before coming to Canada.
  • Enables applicants to meet registration requirements in more efficient way; process is streamlined and registration requirements are relevant and fair.

Duties from Registration Practices Assessment Guides

This practice falls under the following duties from the Registration Practices Assessment Guides:

  • Information for Applicants
  • Transparency

Profession's Membership Size

Medium (2,000 to 10,000 members)

Date of publication:

Apr 25, 2013