Policy statement: Reciprocity – mutual professional recognition
Many physiotherapists choose to seek practice opportunities at some time in their professional careers in a country/territory other than the one in which they qualified, and World Physiotherapy supports the opportunities this provides. It also recognises the value of , where one country/territory recognises the qualifications of another. Although this type of mutual facilitates professional mobility, it can only exist when two or more legislative/regulatory/recognition authorities agree that their physiotherapy qualifications are substantially equivalent and that there are enough similarities or minor differences in professional practice to ensure protection of the public.
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