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Maintain Your Information

The College of Physiotherapists of Alberta collects a lot of information from registrants - from where you work, the age of patients you treat, what education you received and what restricted activities you perform. Who cares and why do you need to share?

First and foremost, the information collected is used to determine eligibility for registration, maintain the physiotherapist registers and implement the investigation and discipline process. That is why under the Health Professions Act, registrants are required to report changes within 30 days.

Registrant information is also used to support the following activities:

  • Health systems and policy development

We are required by law to provide demographic, education and practice information to the Minister of Health to support the Provincial Provider Registry.

  • Workforce planning

Since 2007, anonymous registrant data has been provided to the Canadian Institute for Health Information (CIHI). All Canadian physiotherapist regulators provide the same information so there is standardized data for physiotherapists in Canada. This information supports health human resource monitoring and evaluation, planning, research and policy activities. There is a series of reports and data files on the CIHI website, if you are interested in national supply trends for physiotherapists.

We also publish provincial trends in supply and practice in our Annual Report to inform policy makers and researchers.

  • Verify a Physiotherapist

The College of Physiotherapists of Alberta’s public register, https://cpta.alinityapp.com/client/publicdirectory, makes it easy for patients to verify or find a physiotherapist by name or facility location.

Steps you can take to ensure you meet your reporting responsibilities

  1. Be familiar with the mandatory reporting requirements. Click here to see the complete list.
  2. Login to the Member Portal and look at the MY Profile form. This is the information the College of Physiotherapists of Alberta has on your record. Update the form if required, to ensure it is current.
  3. Throughout the year, report changes to any information collected to MY Profile within 30 days.

Page updated: 28/04/2022