This application is for physiotherapists who want to apply for an initial Certificate of Authorization for their professional health corporation. 

Physiotherapists, like all other regulated health professionals, have the option of incorporating their practice as a professional corporation. You are not required to do this. 

If you require legal and financial advice about incorporation, you should contact a lawyer and an accountant. 

The College cannot give legal or business advice. The advantages and disadvantages of practicing through a professional corporation will vary depending on your particular circumstances. 

Once you have submitted the $774 fee, your application will be reviewed within 15 business days. If you submit an application that is missing information, we will contact you by email to ask for the outstanding information. 

Once your application is approved, you will receive a confirmation email from the College that includes your Certificate of Authorization number. 

You are required to renew your Certificate of Authorization annually. 

Before you can apply for a Certificate of Authorization, you need to: 

  1. have a registered corporation under the Ontario Business Corporations Act; and 

  1. been issued a corporation number by the Ontario Business Registry 

Application Requirements: 

  • Signed application form, including Undertaking forms signed by all shareholders  

  • $774 Fee  

  • Declaration by a director of the corporation signed no more than 15 days before the application is submitted  

  • Copy of a corporation profile report issued by the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services or by a service provider which is under contract with the Ministry of Government and Consumer Services that is dated not more than 30 days before the application is submitted.  

  • Copy of every certificate of the corporation that has been endorsed under the BCA as of the date this application is submitted (if applicable) 

Applications are valid for one year. 

We are committed to ensuring people of all backgrounds and abilities are treated with respect and have equal access to our services. Please let us know if you need any support to complete any part of the process.  

We welcome any requests for accommodations that would improve your experience. Please contact the Registration Team at or 1-800-583-5885 ext. 222 and we will do our best to help.