Sumary of Physio grads, professionals question validity of national licensing exam after latest glitches:
- And they are struggling and they have struggled time and time again,” said interim physiotherapist Eric Bennett of Langley, B.
- Then, in March 2021, the online physiotherapy exam platform crashed while students were in the midst of taking the test, leading to cancellations.
- On Wednesday, CAPR held its first round of exams on a new virtual platform.
- Physiotherapy graduates who are unlicensed in Canada can work on interim licences, but there are limitations.
- Interim physios often earn less, aren’t able to specialize and must work under a supervisor.
- Throughout the past year, CAPR has declined every request by CBC News for an interview, but in response to an email, Toronto-based CEO Katya Masnyk acknowledged “that this has been a challenging year.
- “The ability to practise professionally [on an interim licence] and continue to learn and develop while waiting to take the final licensing exam is still a rewarding career,” Masnyk said.
- Masnyk wrote that she has had many conversations with candidates, and her impression is they do not feel CAPR has handled the situation unprofessionally.