January 23, 2024

Appeal Resource Group – Call for Members

CAPR is looking for individuals to join the Appeal Resource Group

CAPR reviews the education and qualifications of individuals educated outside of Canada to determine whether they are substantially different from those of Canadian-educated physiotherapists. CAPR administers the Written Component of the Physiotherapy Competency Examination (PCE) for both Canadian- and internationally-educated physiotherapists to determine readiness for safe, effective, and independent physiotherapy practice.

CAPR has an appeal process available for credentialling and examination applicants who disagree with a decision that CAPR has made. Members of the Appeal Resource Group assist the Chief Executive Officer in the administration of the Appeals Policy.

Who should apply?

We highly value different perspectives and believe that these experiences enrich the quality of decision-making and ensure fairness in the appeal process. 

We are looking for individuals from the physiotherapy community in Canada (regulators, academics, professional associations, accreditation, physiotherapists in practice) who have a mix of backgrounds and expertise (credentialling, assessment, Canadian- and internationally-educated)

  • A background in physiotherapy is not required; however, an understanding of regulation and the mandate of protection of the public is essential.
  • Members should represent all areas of Canada.
  • Individuals outside of the physiotherapy community with foreign credential recognition assessment or examination and/or regulatory expertise are encouraged to apply.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Attend annual Appeal Resource Group training.
  • Be familiar with and understand the use and application of the policies and procedures of CAPR’s Evaluation Services department.
  • Review appeal case information.
  • Participate in videoconferences as scheduled to deliberate on cases.
  • Determine if further information is needed.
  • Decide on the appeal cases.
  • Review and approve the appeal decision letter.

Time Commitment

Members deliberate on two to three appeal cases per year.

Each appeal case takes approximately three to four hours:

  • 1 – 2 hours to review the background information of the appeal
  • 1-hour teleconference per appeal case
  • 0.5 hours for review of the appeal report and decision letter

Due to the specialized nature of the work, each member will be requested to commit to a two-year term, with the possibility of renewal.

Is this a paid position?

Each panel member receives an honorarium of $175 per case. 

How to Apply

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Appeal Resource Group, please apply here by March 1, 2024.

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