Renew a physiotherapist full certificate

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

    All physiotherapists in Yukon must be registered, hold a certificate and renew it every year.

    A full certificate allows you to use the title of physiotherapist and work to the full extent of your training and Yukon regulations.

    Renewal period

    Certificates expire annually on January 31. Submit your renewal application before November 30. This will ensure we can process your certificate before it expires. It is illegal to work in the new certificate year before we have processed your application.

    Applicants who have not renewed by March 31, must apply for reinstatement and pay all necessary fees.

    Eligibility

    You are eligible to renew your full certificate if you meet the following requirements.

    • You hold a current physiotherapist full certificate for Yukon.
    • You have met all continuing competency requirements.
    • You complete steps 2 to 5 of this application process.
  2. Complete the renewal application form

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

    At the top of the application form, choose either a full or a temporary full certificate. Choose temporary full if you will practice in Yukon for less than a 3-month period in a certificate year.

  3. Provide proof of continuing competency requirements

    Read the continuing competency guide for full instructions, details and examples.

    Continuing competency requirements

    You must have completed the following in the 5-year period before your application.

    • At least 1,200 professional practice hours.
    • Between 60 and 300 of these 1,200 hours must have involved continuing professional education.
    • No more than 300 of these 1,200 hours have involved professional volunteer service.

    Forms and documentation required

    You must provide the following forms and documentation with your application. The continuing competency guide has full instructions, details and examples.

    We may return applications that are missing required documentation.

    1. Verification of employment form

    • This form is for physiotherapists who work for an employer or clinic.
    • This form helps us validate your 1,200 plus professional practice hours.
    • Work with your employer to complete this form.
    • We require one form for each of your previous employers.
    • When complete, submit the form(s) with your entire application package.

    2. Verification of practice hours for self-employed form

    • If you are self-employed, use this form instead of the verification of employment form.
    • This form helps us validate your 1,200 plus professional practice hours.
    • When complete, submit the form with your entire application package.

    3. Annual continuing education form

    • This form helps us validate your continuing education hours.
    • Complete and submit one form per year you are claiming hours in.

    4. Continuing education supporting documents

    • Provide a supporting document for every continuing education activity you are claiming that is more than 4 hours.
    • You can also claim activities that are less than 4 hours but these do not require supporting documentation.
    • Documentation must include:
      • your name;
      • proof of the number of hours you completed; and
      • date you completed the hours.

    If you do not have a document with this information, then you may complete the verification of completed continuing education form. Complete this form with either the course provider or instructor or your supervisor.

    Continuing competency exemption form

    • Submit this form if you are a new graduate or are new to Yukon and are unable to meet the continuing competency requirements.
    • This form helps us assess the reason why a physiotherapist licensed for less than 5 years did not meet the continuing competency requirements.
    • We review exemption forms on a case-by-case basis and do not accept all exemption requests.

     

  4. Provide all other supporting documents required

    You must also provide the following with your application.

    1. 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.

    2. Proof of a minimum of $1,000,000 of professional liability insurance.

    3. Special endorsement

  5. Pay your fees

    Fees

    Renewal fees for a full certificate:

    • Annual certificate renewal fee: $200
    • Late fee for annual renewal applications processed between February 1 and March 31: $40
    • Renewal fee for a physiotherapist temporary full certificate: $50

    After March 31, applicants must apply for reinstatement and pay all applicable fees.

    Payment method

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

  6. 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 renewal applications within 30 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.

    Submit your application package

    • 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 renewing a physiotherapist full certificate email physio.plra@gov.yk.ca or phone: 867-667-5111 or toll free in Yukon: 1-800-661-0408, ext. 5111.