Important note: All applications for registration as an overseas qualified physiotherapist received on or after 1 February 2018 must be completed on the September 2017 forms. Applications received on or after 1 February 2017 on older versions of the forms will be returned to the applicant.
Eligibility to Apply for Registration as a Physiotherapist in New Zealand
This tool has been developed to assist you to self evaluate your eligibility to submit an application for registration. Please read carefully the detailed information on Board criteria before selecting your responses to the questions below.
1 – Does your qualification and physiotherapy practice experience meet current Board criteria? Click here to check your qualification against the New Zealand undergraduate physiotherapy programmes.
2 – Do you meet current Board English language requirements?
3 – Do you meet Board criteria for recency of practice?
- The current application fee is NZ $1,532.50 (non-refundable)
- There is no accreditation of overseas courses. Each application is individually assessed.
- The information required is extensive and there is no guarantee of registration
The Physiotherapy Practice Thresholds in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand describe the threshold competence required for intial and continuing registration as a physiotherapist in Aotearoa New Zealand. Please refer to our Bi-national Thresholds resource page for more information.
Frequently Asked Questions
The Application Pack contains nine parts. Please read the Application Guidance Notes (Part 1) carefully.
For information on the Registration process please contact one of the Registration team.