Physiotherapy graduates, professionals questioning validity of CAPR licensing exam

September 14, 2021
Physiotherapy graduates and professionals are questioning the validity of the Canada Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators (CAPR) licensing exam after half of the candidates writing the latest set of exams experienced technical difficulties that prevented them from completing the exam. Problems with the clinical exam have been ongoing since the COVID-19 pandemic began, which has resulted in a backlog of students waiting to complete the exam before they can start their careers as licensed physiotherapists. Researchers from Western University recently published an analysis of the exams that concluded that they are unnecessary, while members of the professional community such as Toronto physiotherapist Bahram Jam have publicly questioned the exam’s efficacy. CBC (National)