About MyEPE as a PCE Prep Tool
Because we were in the same position as you. When MyEPE was only an idea back in 2012, there wasn’t a Canadian option to help prepare for the PCE. We worked for 2 years on the structure, delivery and content of MyEPE and we were the first comprehensive, Canadian, PCE prep tool in the country! We’ve helped hundred of candidates pass the PCE… and we’re proud of that!
MyEPE was created with the help of almost 2 dozen Canadian physiotherapists. Our group is made up of researchers, university educators, clinic educators and high level recent graduates. It is also based on the current research regarding how adult learn and methods to retain information.
The Canadian Alliance of Regulators provides a comprehensive breakdown as well as examples of the material that is eligible for testing on the PCE. Additionally, the MyEPE team has extensive experience teaching physiotherapy students while they prepare over their two years in school for both the PCE and real life practice. Lastly, nearly all contributing members have personal experience with the exam and this is another contributing factor.
MyEPEs objective is to assist people who wish to practice physiotherapy in Canada in passing all aspects of the PCE. To do this MyEPE provides in depth information about every topic that will be encountered on the PCE. Additionally, it provides testing and timed experiences to mimic the look, feel and setting that will be experienced during the PCE. The MyEPE tool is not a replacement for formal education, but rather additional information, support and test materials to improve separateness.
Yes. There MyEPE has a very detailed Study Schedule that will explain exactly what to study and when. It is also adaptable to be spaced out over time or to be compressed for the “crammer” so it can be completed in just 5 weeks!
Textbooks – no. School study notes – yes, these are always helpful. Other study tools – not necessary.
Because a weekend just isn’t enough time. To really work on practical skills you need solid, reliable habits… and habits aren’t memorized or automatic over a weekend. Being online means MyEPE can still give example stations, marking rubrics’, keys to success, follow up questions, and a complete list of stations examples, just like an in-person session. But online mean you can see them, review them, practice them and master them because you have the time and feedback over and over and over again.
Hopefully not!, but sometimes yes. Physiotherapy education is a lot to cover in just two years and although it is certain that every Canadian education program covers every critical area, sometimes some areas are focused on more than others. It is possible that MyEPE will help to fill in some details that you may not have captured during your university program. At the end of the day MyEPE is not intended as any sort of replacement for your education, but rather a compliment to it that helps you review for the PCE and focus in on critical aspects.
No. The Alliance maintains strict security on the content of all prior examinations and they hold copyrights on those materials. MyEPE respects the Alliances efforts. Questions on MyEPE are original in their creation but adhere closely to the core material outlined by the Alliance.
There is a ton of content in your PCE prep tool, is it expected that I know all of it to pass the PCE?
No. It’s true that MyEPE has an extensive amount of information, and yes some of it is beyond what is essential for the Canadian PCE. This has become the case because in the past some users have requested that areas be expanded to further enrich their understanding. Also, not all school settings are the same and not everyone has the same depth of knowledge. For this reason, MyEPE is extremely thorough in its content. However, to ensure that members do not waste time on topics of interests versus critical topics for the Canadian PCE, the study tool indicates areas that have an extremely low likelihood of being tested. Additionally, modules have “PCE Essentials” tabs that list the exact information to focus on for each topic.
From International Physical Therapists and Students
Yes. MyEPE has proven to be very effective for international students. Since beginning in 2015 our international members have reached a 97% pass rate on their first attempt. >99% pass rate when a second attempt was required.
Overall: 41-53%. With MyEPE: 97%.
I am currently a physiotherapist practicing outside of Canada. Am I eligible to register for this course?
Yes. This PCE prep tool has been designed to prepare both Canadian-educated and non-Canadian-educated physiotherapy candidates.
If you are already a physical therapist you can have your credentials reviewed here: https://www.cicic.ca/. If you are a student, then you will want to review the immigration and citizenship guideline for Canada here: https://canada.ca/en/services/immigration-citizenship.html. Additionally, both groups will want to review the Candian Physiotherapy Association’s information about working in Canada (https://physiotherapy.ca/working-canada) and the PCE process in Canada found here: https://www.alliancept.org/becoming-credentialled/source-country-profiles/.
About the Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators
This course is intended to prepare graduates of physiotherapy programs, regardless of their experience, for the clinical component of the Canadian Physiotherapy Competency Exam (PCE). Our PCE prep tool can help each candidate assess his/her ability to perform under pressure and in a high stress environment.
Yes. This course has received approval from the examination committee of the Alliance. Further, the Alliance understands that none of the contributors to MyEPE are associated directly with the Canadian PCE exam process. Individuals that create or contribute to PCE prep tools are not permitted to have any direct link to the Alliance’s PCE exam. MyEPE is compliant with this standard.
Associated no, approved yes. The Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators closely guards the details of the exact exam provided to candidates each and every year – and so they should! No PCE prep course is permitted to be directly associated with the alliance. Also, no PCE prep course is permitted to have contributing members who work for the alliance or who deliver the Canadian PCE exam. The Canadian alliance has however reviewed the MyEPE tool and has accepted it for the tool that it is.
Are any of the contributors to your PCE prep course part of the Regulators that create the Canadian PCE exam?
No. The registered physiotherapists, researchers and university educators associated with MyEPE are not part of the Canadian Regulators. This is in accordance with the guidelines and laws of the Canadian Alliance Regulators.
MyEPE Membership Questions
All memberships last 1 full year. Mini-mock exams can only be accessed once.
No. Most candidates will challenge the written PCE exam before completing university. It is ideal that members sign-up earlier in their school carrier rather than later.
Full course is $350 Canadian plus taxes based on where you live. Essentially it is less than most weekend continuing education courses in Canada. Also, you have access to it for a full year!
Failure to gain informed consent!
Not at this time no. Weekend courses are super common and we have lots of contributors who are involved in weekend courses at the highest levels. But we all agree that the Canadian PCE has far too much information to review in a weekend. Maybe if you had 12-16 contact hours per week for 6 months it would be possible to get all the PCE material covered, but certainly not in a couple of weekends. Besides, the biggest difficulty with weekend courses is that they are hard to access (travel), costly ($400+) and often too far away from your exam date for you to truly recall/use the material when you really need it!
Yes, in Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal… and everywhere else in and outside of Canada. MyEPE has never been an in-person course held in a specific location. It’s online, mobile and easily accessible. It lets you study any topic, anywhere, at any time.
No. However, the multiple choice scenarios, vignettes and practical scenarios within MyEPE are protected by copyright ©. You are welcome to share what you have learned.