Frequently asked questions


Congress

  • When is the next WCPT Congress?

The next congress, WCPT 2017 will take place in Cape Town in 2017.  Sign up now to be added to our database and receive Congress Updates and information as it is released.

Access congress specific FAQs.


Education

  • Does WCPT have a list of physical therapy education programmes that are recognised by WCPT?

WCPT has developed a list of links to entry level professional education programmes recognised by its member organisations.  WCPT has a number of policy documents and guidelines on physical therapy entry level professional education but it does not have a programme for the direct recognition of education programmes by WCPT.  WCPT is a confederation of national physical therapy organisations and education programmes are not members of WCPT.

  • Does WCPT offer continuing professional development (CPD) courses?

WCPT has developed a list of links to CPD courses or information about CPD as provided by WCPT member organisations for their members.

Additional courses may also be offered from time to time, such as at the WCPT Congress, held every two years. Further information may be found on the education resources section of the site.


Grants

  • Does WCPT offer grants?

WCPT is currently unable to offer financial assistance for individuals to further their education or undertake a research project.


International work and study

  • I qualified as a physical therapist in my own country and would now like to work in another, do I need to re-train or take further exams?

Qualifications and requirements to work vary greatly from country to country and are constantly changing. It is unfortunately impossible for WCPT to keep this information up to date and ensure its accuracy. For the most current information it is best to contact WCPT’s member organisation in your country of choice. The national organisation may be able to assist you further and direct your enquiry appropriately. You can find contact details for all our member organisations via the members section of this website.

You may also like to visit our page regarding international work and study.

  • I would like to volunteer to work overseas, how should I go about this?

There are many agencies that recruit physical therapists to volunteer internationally, including Handicap International and Health Volunteers Overseas.  Several of these are listed under the international work and study section.


Job listings

  • Does WCPT have a job vacancy listing?

WCPT does not retain or advertise information about jobs. You should check the journals and publications for the countries you are interested in. You may also find job listings on physical therapy specific websites such as www.physiobase.com


Membership

  • How do I become a member of WCPT?

WCPT cannot admit individuals as members. As a confederation of 112 national physical therapy associations, individuals are linked to WCPT through membership of their national associations. If you are not sure whether your association is a WCPT member organisation, please go to the members section of this website.

If you would like to be kept up to date with WCPT news and events, please register and sign up to our mailing lists to receive WCPT e-updates, WCPT News and Congress updates.


Standards of practice

  • Do you have any documentation on standards of practice and education in physical therapy?

WCPT has published various policies relating to practice and education, including standards of physical therapy practice, a description of physical therapy and guidelines for physical therapist professional entry level education. All are available to view via the policies section of this website and may be downloaded in PDF format.


Website

  • Finding your way around

Most areas of the WCPT website can be accessed using the main menu at the top of the page.  If you can't find what you're looking for, try browsing the site map or enter some key words into the search box, visible in the top right corner of every page.

Some areas of the website are only accessible by our member organisations, regions and subgroups.  If you require access to these areas please contact Rachel Moore at rmoore@wcpt.org, confirming your name, the organisation you represent and your role within that organisation.

  • Why register?

By registering with the WCPT website you can sign-up to our WCPT e-update, WCPT News, press release and congress mailing lists.  You can also sign-up to specific areas of interest and receive e-alerts whenever new material is added.  Register now.

  • How do I sign up to your mailing lists?

You are given the option to sign up to our mailing lists when you register on our website.  If you have already registered you can edit your mailing list subscriptions by clicking on the My Account link which is available whenever you're logged in to the site.  You can subscribe/unsubscribe to mailing lists under the Edit tab, and use the E-alerts tab to indicate which topic areas you're interested in.

  • How do I sign up to specific areas of interest and receive e-alerts whenever new material is added?

To sign up for e-alerts you must first register on our website.  Once logged in you can indicate which topic areas you're interested in using the E-alerts tab under the My Account link which is available whenever you're logged in to the site.

  • Logging in and logging out

Please make sure you log out of the site when you have finished your visit, especially if using a shared computer.  If you stay logged in, other people may be able to see your personal details.  You can logout by clicking the Logout option under the MY WCPT menu.

  • Forgotten password

If you forget your password go to MY WCPT and click the "Forgotten password?" link.  The form will ask you for your username or email address.  When you submit the form the system will email a new password to your registered email address.

  • Problems registering or logging in

If you experience any problems registering or logging in please contact rmoore@wcpt.org

  • Site accessibility

Visit our accessibility help page for more information on the site's access features.