Statement on the Clinical Component of the PCE – UBC Department of Physical Therapy

The Department of Physical Therapy at UBC has been in ongoing discussions with the College of Physical Therapists of BC (CPTBC) with respect to running a second virtual assessment as part of their licensing process, given that the Physiotherapy National Examination (clinical component) remains unavailable. UBC’s role in this process is limited to that of assessment provider and the Department has no role in the licensure process itself. We believe it is in the best interest of the profession and the clinical community to assist CPTBC by providing a mechanism to assist in the transition of current interim registrants to full registration, given the current constraints. As per our earlier message, we are committed to looking at the long-term needs in relation to licensure pathways and to actively and fully participating in any quality improvement initiatives related to the licensing process.