Apply for a physiotherapist courtesy certificate 

  1. Determine if you are eligible
  2. Complete the application form
  3. Provide all other supporting documents required
  4. Pay your fees
  5. Submit your application, supporting documents and fee
  1. Determine if you are eligible

    All physiotherapists in Yukon must be registered and hold a certificate.

    Apply for registration and a courtesy certificate if you want to work in Yukon as a physiotherapist for the purpose of teaching, research or supporting visiting athletes and artists.

    We accept and process applications for new courtesy certificates on an ongoing basis. Courtesy certificates are valid for the time requested by the applicant. We do not renew courtesy certificates.

    Eligibility

    You are eligible to apply for a courtesy certificate if you meet 1 of the following sets requirements:

    • You have graduated from an approved physiotherapy program, passed the Physiotherapy Competency Exam (PCE) and complete steps 2 to 5 of this application process.
    • You hold a current, physiotherapy full certificate in another Canadian jurisdiction, are in good standing in that jurisdiction and complete steps 2 to 5 of this application process.
    • You hold an international degree or diploma, can demonstrate that your education and competence is appropriate for the purpose of your visit to Yukon and complete steps 2 to 5 of this application process.

    If you have had any complaints, disciplinary or criminal action against you, you may not be approved for registration or certification.

  2. Complete the application form

    Complete all sections of the application form. Do not leave a section blank. You may enter “not applicable” when it is relevant. We may return incomplete applications.

  3. Provide all other supporting documents required

    You must also provide the following with your application.

    • Copies of 2 pieces of current ID issued by a territorial, provincial or federal government body showing your current legal name.
      • At least 1 of the 2 pieces must be photo ID.
      • We do not accept a Yukon healthcare card as a form of ID.
    • Certificate of standing in another Canadian jurisdiction.
      • Request a certificate of standing if you are registered to practice in another jurisdiction.
      • Have the regulatory body send the certificate of standing directly to Professional Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (PLRA).
      • We do not accept certificates of standing submitted by applicants.
    • Proof of qualifications for the planned work. Options include:
      • An official transcript confirming graduation from a physiotherapy program.
      • A notarized copy of an applicable diploma.
    • A letter from the organization using your teaching, research services or services for visiting athletes/artists that identifies the purpose and length of your visit to Yukon.
    • Proof of a minimum of $1,000,000 of professional liability insurance.
  4. Pay your fees

    Fees

    Courtesy certificate registration fee: $40

    Payment method

    You can pay your fees by cheque or credit card. Complete the payment information form and include this and your fee with your application.

  5. Submit your application, supporting documents and fee

    Submit your entire application package. This must include:

    • your completed application form;
    • all supporting documents; and
    • your payment form and fees.

    We typically process applications within 10 business days. We will confirm you have met all legal requirements before issuing a certificate. We may return your application if you have not provided all the required documentation.

    • In person or by courier at 307 Black Street, Whitehorse Y1A 2N1. We are open Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m.
    • Email: physio.plra@gov.yk.ca
    • Fax: 867-667-3609
    • Mail:
      Government of Yukon
      Professional Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (C-5)
      Box 2703
      Whitehorse, Yukon Y1A 2C6

Contact 

For questions about applying for a physiotherapist courtesy certificate, email physio.plra@gov.yk.ca or phone: 867-667-5111 or toll free in Yukon: 1-800-661-0408 ext. 5111.