Exam Date: Friday, November 25th, 2022 – 2pm EST
Location: Online
Registration Period: Closes Sunday, October 30th
Registration: https://spc.arlo.co/w/nl/events/5-spc-credential-program-certificate-written-exam

To be eligible, SPC Members must first apply to be a Credential Program Candidate. Once your application is approved, the candidate has 3 years to complete the written exam.


Candidate must:

  • Be a graduated physiotherapist.
  • Be a member in good standing of Sport Physiotherapy Canada.
  • Successfully have met the Credential Program entry application requirements
  • Hold a valid First Responder Certificate from a recognized National body such as SPC, Canadian Red Cross,. St. John’s Ambulance
  • Have sufficient practical experience working with a team or organization and at athletic events.
    • A minimum of 200 hours of documented practical experience as a graduate Physiotherapist. A minimum of 75 hours of which must be in a contact sport and another 75 hours must be in another sport. Proof of reports to Credentials Officer.
      • HOURS: SPC recognizes that over the past 18 months, COVID restrictions may have impacted a candidate’s ability to obtain the required hours of experience in contact and/or other sport. Candidates who are shy of the required hours, up to 15%, will be permitted to write the exam on the basis that the candidate:
        • Complete the hours prior to the Oral Exam
        • Have their Mentor submit of a “letter of guarantee”
  • Have a letter of recommendation from a recognized Mentor in the SPC Credential Program.
  • The Candidate must locate a suitable Invigilator, and inform SPC of the individual and their contact information
    • Invigilator requirements: The Invigilator must be a SPC Diploma Physiotherapist, a MD, a DC, a head of department or clinic, or an educator in a postsecondary institution
    • The invigilator receives instructions via email from SPC directly prior to the Written component date and supervises the Candidate while writing the exam


On completing the Sport Physiotherapy Certificate, the physiotherapist will be able to:

  • Contribute to continued education in Sport Physiotherapy by working with other physiotherapists and health professionals at athletic events.
  • Advise athletes and coaches on proper fitting and maintenance of equipment and protective devices.
  • Develop functional tests to determine an athlete’s ability to return to training or competition.
  • Stock a first aid kit for a sporting event.
  • Demonstrate and describe appropriate first aid procedures for common athletic injuries and emergencies including transportation procedures for the conscious and unconscious athlete.
  • Design and implement an accident prevention program.
  • Apply the information gained from the curriculum objectives for the Sport Physiotherapy Certificate in the assessment and management of common sports injuries.
  • Be cognizant of the legal implications of Sport Physiotherapy involvement.
  • Work independently at an athletic event providing first aid, taping, wrapping, strapping, assessment and management of acute injuries and sport massage.
  • Explain the structure and function of Sport Physiotherapy Canada.