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Final call for Applications to the OIEPB Comprehensive Bridging Program:
Application Deadline is February 20, 2017

Please circulate to all internationally educated physiotherapists preparing to challenge the Canadian Physiotherapy Competency Exams:

10 month Comprehensive Bridging Program

Due to the delayed release of the PCE Clinical Component results by the Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators (CAPR), we have extended the deadline to apply. The final date to submit your application is MONDAY, FEBRUARY 20, 2017 by 12pm EST. This will be the FINAL call for applications. If  the number of applicants reaches the maximum before this date, admissions will be closed and you will be placed on a waitlist.

If you are an internationally educated physiotherapist and interested in joining the 10-month Comprehensive Bridging Program starting in April 2017, please follow the instructions below to be considered for an Admission Assessment to be held on Sunday, February 26, 2017:
  • Please review the Requirements webpage before applying
  • Complete the online application form
  • Upload and/or email all required documents to
  • Submit the form and pay the non-refundable Application Fee by credit card when prompted
  • Use the payment link in your confirmation email to pay the non-refundable Admission Assessment fee by credit card
Space is limited. Apply now for the Class of 2018. You can find out more about our application process on our website.

Admission Assessment

Learn more about what this day is all about:
The Admission Assessment is a mandatory part of the application process for the OIEPB comprehensive program.  If you would like to join the OIEPB program you must first attend one of our assessment dates.  

Please note that these dates are the only opportunity to be assessed for the program, if you are considering applying for the program make sure you are available during this time period.  

The Admission Assessment is a competency-based assessment designed to assess your current physical therapy knowledge, clinical reasoning, physical therapy practice skills and practice readiness. 

The Admission Assessment is a full day that consists of 4 parts:
  • Practical Assessment (OSCE)
  • Multiple Choice Question exam (MCQ)
  • Mini Multiple Interviews (MMI)
  • Written Assessment
Program faculty will use the Admission Assessment results to determine if your learning needs can be addressed through the Comprehensive Bridging Program.

Comprehensive Bridging Program- PCE Pass Rates

Are you wondering what the Physiotherapy Competency Examination (PCE) pass rates are for IEPTs? The table below shows the most recently available summary of the National Pass Rates as released by CAPR. The Bridging program is thrilled to be able to share our high pass rates with IEPTs.
Physiotherapy Competency Examination (PCE) Written Component
Clinical Component
OIEPB Pass Rates (%) 80
CAPR Reported 2014 National Pass Rates for IEPTs (%) 48


CAPR Reported 2014 National Pass Rates for Canadian-Trained (%) 94

The Bridging program is  also happy to announce that all learners who have graduated from the OIEPB Program and are successful in the PCE are gainfully employed. We have a 100% employment rate!


If you would like to contact the OIEPB Program for more information you can email us at or visit our website at   

Our mailing address is:
OIEPB Program, University of Toronto
160-500 University Avenue
Toronto, ON, M5G 1V7

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