The WCPT education accreditation service

WCPT offers an education accreditation service to physical therapy professional entry level programmes. WCPT reviewers assess the programmes against the WCPT guideline for physical therapist professional entry level education.

This service is currently only available to a limited number of programmes, but is planned to develop over the coming months and years.

Accreditation is a type of quality assurance process which utilises all aspects of review and assessment according to pre-defined standards. WCPT had developed the process to enable accreditation/recognition to be granted to an educational programme when it meets the WCPT guidelines.

Who is eligible?

The service is designed for programmes in countries of WCPT member organisations where there is no accreditation process, and higher education providers of professional entry level programmes who are seeking to meet world standards.  Programmes in countries where there is no WCPT member organisation as well as those with a WCPT member are eligible.

What are the objectives?

The service provides an optional pathway for international accreditation/recognition in addition to existing national programmes.  It aims to contribute to the development of professional education internationally, leading to improved quality and availability of physical therapy services.  A high standard of education results not only in well educated professionals providing quality services, but also an enhanced ability to attract faculty.

Further information and details on fees are available from accreditation@wcpt.org.