Applying for 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? 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. 
Please Note:  Applications received are required to be on the below forms, any applications received on older forms from 1 June 2015 will be returned.

  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.