The Order became, since the 15th of December 2021 fully responsible for the recognition of professional qualifications, for physiotherapists, obtained in Portugal or abroad and to issue the European Professional Card.
Documents required for registration
Pre-requisites for enrolment in the Order of Physiotherapists
Mobile key or card reader
In order to register you should, preferably, have a Citizen Card with the digital mobile key activated or a citizen card reader with the respective pin.
In case you do not have a Citizen Card and have a lifelong Identity Card or in case of foreign citizens with a Passport, your access will be through manual registration.
Consult here how you can obtain your mobile-key.
Certificate of criminal record
To obtain the certificate of criminal record, please consult the following link:
You must choose:
Type of Purpose: Enrolment in a Professional Association
Purpose: Order of Physiotherapists
Entity/Company: Enrolment in the Order of Physiotherapists - Law 122/2019, of 30th September
The professional signature is an important element that will appear in the professional card. A document for this purpose is provided in the link, which should be filled in and sent, in digital format, during the registration process.
Step-by-Step Guide to Registration
Physiotherapist graduated in Portugal with Bachelor degree ( before 1993 )
Physiotherapist graduated in Portugal with a Biotherapic degree ( 1993-2008 )
Physiotherapist graduated in Portugal with a degree ( after 2008 )
Physiotherapist trained in an EU/EFTA country (with CPE)
Physiotherapist trained in an EU/EFTA country (without CPE)
To follow your registration process, go to Registration Form and press the option Case status.