Renew a physiotherapist interim certificate

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

    All physiotherapists who have not completed the clinical component of the Physiotherapist Competency Exam (PCE) and wish to work in Yukon must register and hold a valid physiotherapist interim certificate.

    This certificate allows you to work under supervision and use the title of interim physiotherapist.


    Renewal period

    You can only renew an interim certificate once. After 1 renewal, you must apply for a physiotherapist full certificate.

    All physiotherapist certificates expire annually on January 31. Submit your renewal application before December 31. This ensures we can process your renewal application before it expires.

    It's illegal to work in the new certificate year before we’ve renewed your certificate.

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


    Eligibility

    You're eligible to renew a physiotherapist interim certificate if you meet all of the following requirements.

    • You hold a current physiotherapist interim certificate in Yukon.
    • You've registered for the clinical component of the Physiotherapy Competency Exam (PCE).
    • Your supervisor holds a full certificate in Yukon.
    • You have not previously renewed your interim certificate.

     

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

    • we will 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 renewal application form

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

  3. Provide all other required supporting documents

    You must also provide the following supporting documentation.


    Proof of exam registration

    • You must provide proof that you've registered for the clinical component of the Physiotherapy Competency Exam (PCE).


    Proof of liability insurance

    • Provide a copy of your liability insurance.
    • Your insurance must be for at least $1,000,000.
  4. Pay your fees


    Fees

    Annual physiotherapist interim certificate fee: $200.

    Late fee: $40 (for renewals processed between February 1 and March 31).

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

     

    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 renewal application package

    Prepare your renewal application package

    Your complete application package must include:

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

     

    We typically process applications within 30 business days. We'll confirm you've met all legal requirements before issuing a licence. 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 renewing your certificate, email physio.plra@gov.yk.ca or phone 867-667-5111 or toll free in Yukon 1-800-661-0408, ext. 5111.