Applying for Registration


Implementation of Bi-national Australian and Aotearoa New Zealand Physiotherapy Practice Thresholds
The new binational physiotherapy practice thresholds were implemented on May 31st 2016. Please refer to our Bi-national Thresholds resource page for more information.

Overseas qualified physiotherapists under Section 12(2) of the HPCA Act 2003.

  • 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.

Eligibility to Apply for Registration as a Physiotherapist in New Zealand

Self-Evaluation Tool
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?

2 – Do you meet current Board English language requirements?

3 – Do you meet Board criteria for recency of practice?

Application Pack

The Application Pack contains nine parts. Please read the Application Guidance Notes (Part 1) carefully. 

  1. Application Guidance Notes

  2. Application Form

  3. The Treaty of Waitangi:  Referenced Report & Cultural Competence Reflective Statement

  4. Competency Templates
    Competency Template Information Sheet

  5. Curriculum Vitae Template

  6. Reflective Statement Template
    Supporting Evidence Information Sheet

  7. Validation of Work History Form

  8. Confirmation of Fitness to Practise Form

For information on the Registration process please contact one of the Registration team.