Preparing for the Exam

CAPR has some resources that may help you to prepare for the exam.

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Preparing for the Exam

CAPR has some resources that may help you to prepare for the exam.

Candidate Presentation: the Physiotherapy Competency Exam 

This webinar was led by Nicole Prieto, CAPR’s Physiotherapist Advisor and Kelly Piasentin, CAPR’s Lead Psychometrician and focused on an overview of the Written Component, including the scope, structure, and scoring of the exam.

*The Written Component is now delivered through risr/. Please disregard all references to Prometric.

The Exam Blueprint

Exam content tested on the Written Component is based on the Physiotherapy Competency Examination Blueprint 2018, which is a competency-based blueprint that aligns with the Competency Profile for Physiotherapists in Canada (2017).

Written Component Tutorial

The Written Component Tutorial is an exam preparation tool that aims to give you an overview of the structure and content of the Written Component, and to orient you to the test-taking features that will be available to you on exam day within the exam platform.

It is strongly recommended that you access this resource before exam day. Use the login information below to access the Written Component Tutorial.


You will have four hours of access to the demo tutorial once you log in. There is no limit to the number of times that you can access the Written Component Tutorial.

The Written Component Tutorial is available in English only. A French version will be available by the end of January, 2024.  Please disregard question 10 in the tutorial, as there is currently no French content. 

NOTE: You will not have access to the Written Component Tutorial after you have begun the process to launch your exam. We strongly encourage that you access the tutorial before the exam to ensure that you are familiar with how to use the exam platform.

Written Component Practice Questions

These 50 practice questions are “retired” Written Component Questions, meaning they appeared in previous exams but are no longer in CAPR’s Item Bank. Candidates are encouraged to read and answer these questions, to become familiar with the style, language, types, and format of questions that appear on the Written Component.

Remote Proctoring of the Written Component 

Resources to help candidates make an informed decision about the remote proctoring modality.

PCE Key Reference list 

This is a list of references and resources that CAPR uses to prepare exam questions and stations. You may want to study some of these references.


This is a list of terms in English and French.