Applying for Registration

Important note: The application fee for registration as an overseas qualified applicant is increasing to $1,734.50 from 1 April 2018. The new fee will apply to any application received on or after 1 April 2018. We will be closed for the Easter break from 30 March 2018 and will re-open on 3 April 2018. Therefore the last day for your application to be received and charged the old fee of $1532.50 is 29 March 2018.   


    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? 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?

    Essential information

    • 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

    Click here for our comprehensive FAQ

    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. Threshold Templates
      Threshold 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.