Fair Registration Practices

The College takes its role in entry to practice seriously and adopted the principles of fairness, transparency, objectivity and impartiality to guide its work.

The College has obligations to maintain fair registration practices under the Regulated Health Professions Act (RHPA). These obligations to the Office of the Fairness Commissioner include submission of an annual Fair Registration Practices report, to undergo fair practices audits as required by the Office of the Fairness Commissioner and to complete registration reviews – either voluntarily or as directed by the Office of the Fairness Commissioner.

The College also has an Internal Audit Committee that continually monitor adherence to policy and a Balanced Scorecard that is reviewed quarterly by the College Council.

Additional Resources:

Fair Registration Practices Report 2016

Fair Registration Practices Report 2015
Fair Registration Practices Report 2014 
Fair Registration Practices Report 2013
Fair Registration Practices Report 2012
Registration Practices Assessment Report 2011
Fair Registration Practices Report 2011
Fair Registration Practices Report 2010
Entry to Practice Review 2010
Fair Registration Practices Report 2009
Audit Report, January 2009 
Fair Registration Practices Report 2008
Study of Registration Practices of the College of Physiotherapists of Ontario, 2007 


In November 2007, the College completed a year-long self-audit process based on the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Standard 17024 General Requirements for Bodies Operating Certification Schemes for Persons.

While pleased with the results of the self-audit, the College is constantly striving for excellence. Recommendations for continuous quality improvement came out of this work. The recommendations have been implemented and the self-audit was retired in early 2012.

Download the College’s Self-Audit.

If you have questions about the College’s Fair Registration Practices, please contact:

Anita Ashton
Associate Registrar, Registration & Professional Conduct