Renewal applications are assessed to determine that the following requirements are met:
You continue to hold personal professional liability insurance in the amount of $5 million on any patient and $5 million minimum for the policy year which extends to all areas of your practice in Alberta.
Physiotherapists are autonomous health professionals accountable for their conduct and practice. As such, you are required to personally hold professional liability insurance to ensure coverage wherever you practice as a physiotherapist in Alberta, regardless of role or employment environment. The amount of coverage you must have is $5 million per occurrence/patient and $5 million minimum for the policy year.
Liability insurance is offered through a variety of vendors. We've included a link to vendors who provide coverage to the majority of Alberta physiotherapists. Not all policies offer the same coverage.
You are responsible for reviewing each policy and making an informed decision. Physiotherapy Alberta does not endorse a specific product or validate the information contained within each vendor’s website.
You have either practiced 1,200 hours as a physiotherapist during the last 5 registration years or completed the Physiotherapy Competency Examination within the last 3 registration years. Hours can include physiotherapy services provided (assessment, diagnosis, treatment), hours engaged in research and administration or delivered education with respect to health services delivery and the science, techniques and practice of physiotherapy.
If you are a registrant on the General Register, you have completed the Self-Selected Activity and the College-Selected Activity.
Character and reputation
You are of good character and reputation. There is no behaviour or conduct that would put the Alberta public at risk.
Fees are paid
The 2020/2021 permit renewal fee is $805.00. A $130.00 late fee will be applied to any applications completed after September 15, 2020.