Physio Refresh (previously named IEPEP) was developed in 2008, primarily to assist Internationally Educated Physiotherapists (IEPs) through one of the most difficult of the Canadian physiotherapist licensing requirements: the national Physiotherapy Competency Examination (PCE).

Physio Refresh has seen participants from throughout BC, across Canada, and around the world including Nigeria, the Philippines, India, Iran, Brazil and the United Kingdom.

Physio Refresh/IEPEP has now had over 750 Physiotherapists participate. With the transition to an online written preparation program, the program has expanded to include registrants who are able to prepare for the written exam prior to coming to Canada.

PCE Participant Success Rate:

Physio Refresh Participants


passed the Written exam


passed the Practical exam

Other Participants


passed the Written exam


passed the Practical exam