Apply for a physiotherapist student certificate

  1. Determine if you're eligible
  2. Complete the application form
  3. Provide all other supporting documents required
  4. Pay your fees
  5. Submit your complete application package
  1. Determine if you're eligible

    All physiotherapists in Yukon must register and hold a certificate.

    Apply for registration and a physiotherapist student certificate if you're a student and need to complete practical training for your physiotherapy program.

    A student certificate will allow you to work under supervision and use the title of student physiotherapist.

    We accept and process new applications on an ongoing basis. All physiotherapist certificates expire annually on January 31.

     

    Eligibility

    You're eligible to apply for a student certificate if you meet all of the following requirements.

    • You're enrolled in an approved physiotherapy program.
    • You have a supervisor who holds a full certificate in Yukon..

     

    If you’ve had any complaints, disciplinary or criminal action against you:

    • we’ll assess your eligibility for registration or licensure on a case-by-case basis; and
    • you may not be approved for registration or licensing.
  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.

     

    Current photo ID

    • Provide 1 copy of a piece of photo ID.
    • The ID must be issued by a territorial, provincial or federal government body.
    • The ID must show your current legal name.
    • We do not accept a healthcare card as a form of ID.

     

    Letter of recommendation from school

    • Ask the education institution you are enrolled in to write your letter of recommendation.
    • The letter should state the school recommends you for practical training.
    • The letter must also include information on the length of your training and your liability coverage.

     

    Letter from Yukon organzation

    • Ask the Yukon organization sponsoring your practical training to provide a letter confirming their sponsorship.
    • The letter must include the name of your supervisor and the length of your training.
  4. Pay your fees

     

    Fees

    • Registration fee (one-time fee): $40.

     

    How to pay

    You can pay by:

    • cheque;
    • credit card;
    • cash; or
    • debit.

     

    Cheque

    • Complete the payment information form.
    • Provide a cheque in the appropriate amount made out to the Government of Yukon.
    • After we issue your licence, we'll cash your cheque.

     

    Credit card

    • Complete the payment information form.
    • If you submit your application in person, by courier or mail, you may include your credit card info on your payment information form.
    • If you submit your application by email or fax, do not include your credit card information on your form. We'll contact you for your credit card info.
    • After we issue your licence, we'll take payment.

     

    Cash or debit

    • You can only pay by cash or debit if you can pay in person at our office in Whitehorse.
    • Complete the payment information form.
    • We'll hold your licence at our office after we issue it.
    • We'll take payment by cash or debit when you pick it up.
  5. Submit your complete application package

     

    Prepare your application package

    You completed application package must include:

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

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

     

    How to submit

    • In person or by courier at 307 Black Street, Whitehorse Y1A 2N1. We're open Monday through 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 student certificate, email physio.plra@gov.yk.ca or phone: 867-667-5111 or toll free in Yukon: 1-800-661-0408, ext. 5111.