To register for a CPTE course, download the registration form of the course you are interested in from our Course Calendar. Send the completed registration form along with your payment to CPTE. Registrations are accepted on a first come, first served basis. Payment must be received by the CPTE office before a registration is deemed complete.
On each registration form, you will see a 'Registration Deadline' date. CPTE courses are run on a break-even basis - each course requires a minimum number of applicants to run. On the Registration Deadline, a decision is made as to whether or not the course can run - based on the number of paid registrations received by that date. It is important to register before the deadline date if you can, since this will directly affect whether or not the course is able to run.
The Registration Deadline date is also the final date that one can withdraw from a course without penalty. Payments made by cheque can generally be post-dated to the registration deadline date, and cheques are deposited on or after this date.
Registration applications can be accepted by CPTE after the Registration Deadline, up to one week in advance of the course date, depending on availability of space in the course. Registrants are encouraged to apply early to avoid disappointment, since most practical courses have limited numbers of spaces.
If a course fills, names of additional registrants are placed on a waiting list. In the event of withdrawal of one of the registered course participants, individuals on the waiting list will be contacted in list order to fill that space.
Once CPTE has received your registration form and payment, you will receive notification, by email (or mail if email is not available). When it is determined that a course has sufficient registration to run (usually by the registration deadline), you will receive an official confirmation letter outlining additional details about the course location, start times, accommodation options and other information.
If you require flight arrangements, we recommend that you do not make them until you have received confirmation that the course will run.
Beginning in January 2010, CPTE will have to begin charging GST on all the continuing education courses we offer. The current exception to that is for the Orthopaedic Syllabus courses (the courses that lead up to the Diploma of Advanced Orthopaedic Manual & Manipulative Physiotherapy.) We are still waiting for a ruling on those courses. This change is due to a recent audit done by the Canada Revenue Agency at the University of Saskatchewan, involving a review of what falls under the CRA's definition of a "course".
Registration forms for courses running in 2010 have been changed to reflect the addition of the GST. If you submitted a registration form that was circulated before this change came into place for a course running in 2010, you will be receiving an email from the CPTE office to confirm receipt of your registration form and the requirement to submit an additional payment to cover the GST portion of the registration fee.