Apply to the Clinical Specialty Program

Prospective candidates may apply to the CPA Clinical Specialty Program at any time.

If you would like to submit for a particular assessment period, please send your application to specialization@physiotherapy.ca by the deadlines listed below. Applications that are received after the deadline will be carried over to the next assessment period.

Spring 2018 program entry deadlines:

  • Application deadline: April 4, 2018

  • Stage I candidate submission deadline: May 4, 2018

  • Stage I results: July 25, 2018

  • Stage II candidate submission deadline: September 12, 2018

  • Stage II Case Based Discussions (oral presentation): Scheduled throughout October & November 2018

  • Stage II results: February 15, 2019

Fall 2018 program entry deadlines:

  • Applications due: October 31, 2018

  • Stage I candidate submission due: November 30, 2018

  • Stage I results: February 28, 2019

  • Stage II candidate submission due: April 13, 2019

  • Stage II Case Based Discussions (oral presentation): Scheduled throughout May 2019

  • Stage II results: August 31, 2019

Program Fees

Provincial taxes will also apply

CPA Members pay:

Application fee: $500 (non-refundable)


Stage I fee: $1200

Stage II fee: $950

Total: $2150

Non-Members pay:

Application fee: $500 (non-refundable)


Stage I fee: $2200

Stage II fee: $1300

Total: $3500

The Clinical Specialty Program is recognized by Employment and Social Development Canada as a professional activity for physiotherapists and is eligible for a tax benefit.