Six tips to make renewing quick and easy:
Know your login credentials
The email address to use is the one on your registration record.
Renew your liability insurance policy
You must renew your liability insurance policy before renewing your practice permit as you must provide details of your insurance in place October 1, 2021 and beyond.
Complete your competence program activities
Each year, physiotherapists on the General Register take part in two activities before renewing their practice permit. One activity is a Self-Selected Activity and the other is a College-Selected Activity.
Reporting on activities during the renewal process involves:
Calculate your practice hours
Calculate the hours you will work from October 1, 2020 to September 30, 2021. You may estimate the hours until September 30, 2021 so you may renew early. Contact Physiotherapy Alberta in October if the estimated hours need to be changed. Practice hours can include physiotherapy services provided (assessment, diagnosis, treatment) or hours engaged in research, delivering education or administration with respect to health services delivery and the science, techniques and practice of physiotherapy.
NEW this year. You must report practice hours for each location where you have worked since October 1, 2020. Previously you were only required to report total hours not specific to a practice location.
Ensure My Profile is up-to-date
Ensure your contact details, employment, education, and registration in another jurisdiction is accurate in My Profile.
Ensure your employment details are complete. You will need to report practice hours for each place where you worked since October 1, 2020. If the location is not in your My Profile, then reporting is a two-step process. Sometimes adding a new practice location requires Physiotherapy Alberta staff assistance which can delay the renewal process.
A tip: Ensure your employment details are complete before you start the renewal process.
You may pay fees by MasterCard or Visa. You may also pay by cheque but make sure you allow enough time for payment to arrive at Physiotherapy Alberta's office before September 16 otherwise the late fee will be applied.
A tip: Complete all of the renewal steps early and then come back and pay for your renewal fee closer to September 15. This will eliminate any "surprises" which require staff assistance and could delay you paying the renewal fee.