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 by the deadlines listed below. Applications that are received after the deadline will be carried over to the next assessment period.



Spring 2019 program entry deadlines:

  • Application deadline: April 4, 2019

  • Stage I candidate submission deadline: May 4, 2019

  • Stage I results: July 25, 2019

  • Stage II candidate submission deadline: September 12, 2019

  • Stage II Case Based Discussions (oral presentation): Scheduled throughout October & November 2019

  • Stage II results: February 15, 2020


Fall 2018 program entry deadlines:

  • Applications due: October 31, 2019

  • Stage I candidate submission due: November 30, 2019

  • Stage I results: February 28, 2020

  • Stage II candidate submission due: April 13, 2020

  • Stage II Case Based Discussions (oral presentation): Scheduled throughout May 2020

  • Stage II results: August 31, 2020


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.