Frequently Asked Questions

Who is a Chartered Physiotherapist?
A Chartered Physiotherapist is a qualified professional who has achieved the highest academic and professional excellence and adheres to offer the highest standards of Practice. These physiotherapists are self committed professionals who are devoted towards the Development of their professional and ethical values.
Hence; it substantiates that they will give their best every time they offer their service. Chartered Physiotherapists always strive and try to indulge in different Opportunities that will enhance their State of Mind.
That’s why choosing a Chartered Physiotherapist will be a peace of mind knowing that he/she is a Member of Indian Association of Chartered Physiotherapist and is a Committed Therapist.

Why you should be a Chartered Physiotherapist?
Being a Chartered Physiotherapists is an elite status and Symbol of Professional Mark, telling that the particular practitioner is committed to provide an excellent standard of care, and hence this status of Chartered assures the Physiotherapists’ standard in Public's, Patients', Institutions' niche. Being a Chartered physiotherapist you will be amongst the professionals who are always engaged in practice-enhancement activities. They attend Courses, Enhancement Programs, Mind-craft activities, etc. and leave no opportunity to upgrade their knowledge.
This is how they develop themselves to stand 2 steps ahead and at this stage their dedicated nature differentiates them from a non-Chartered Physiotherapist.

How to become a Chartered Physiotherapist in India?
To be a Chartered Physiotherapist the Qualified Physiotherapy Practitioner has to be a Life/ Student/ Professional Member of Indian Association of Chartered Physiotherapists. Indian Association of Chartered Physiotherapists is a sole organization in India that Certifies a Practitioner as a Chartered. And this is done on the basis of strict norms and rules. The proper verification of the physiotherapists’ qualification and then their dedication and full engagement in the professional development determines and assures the Association to allow him/her for the Membership or not.

How to get Affiliation or Recognization by IACP?
Any college/ Institute/ school offering Undergraduate courses in the field of Physiotherapy/Physical Therapy or Diploma courses in the field of Physiotherapy/Physical Therapy can apply for Affiliation/ Recognization of IACP. Affiliation by IACP follows a strict norms, legalities and formalities. ( to go in depth see the details under Affiliation section)

How to do Online Certificate Courses?
If you’re eligible for any course (Diploma/Certificate) offered by I.A.C.P. these are the steps you will need to follow to get an Admission-
Step 1: Download the Admission form and fill it up either Digitally or Physically.
Step 2: Email the form with all the required, supporting Documents attached to this email address- . And wait for the acceptance. ( It usually takes 24-48 hours to analyze the Documents)
Step 3: A telephonic call of acceptance will come to you.
Step 4: Make the Fee payment Online.
Step 5: An email of conformation will come to you when the Admission is conformed by I.A.C.P.
(Feel free to coordinate through call at any time during the admission).

How to apply for Membership?
For Student, Professional, Institutional or Life Membership the applicant has to follow the Rules and Procedure. You will find the rules annexed to the respective Membership Forms.

How to get Certificate of Good standard?
Any member of I.A.C.P. can request for the certificate of good understanding. Raise a request through email mentioning your I.A.C.P. Registration number and Purpose.

Who is a Life Member?
A qualified person in the field of physiotherapy/physical therapy who pays the Membership fees quoted by I.A.C.P. will be an I.A.C.P. Life Member. The candidate will be awarded a Certificate with a Membership Registration Number. Apart from life membership certificate; candidate will be issued a Chartered Seal from I.A.C.P.

Who is a Professional Member?
A qualified person who has done either Bachelor in Physiotherapy (B.P.T.), or Diploma in Physiotherapy (D.P.T.), or Assistant Physiotherapy ( A.P.T.) with a practice experience of 4 years and pays the Membership fees quoted by I.A.C.P. will be a Professional Member. The candidate will be awarded a Certificate with a Membership Registration Number valid for the termed duration (i.e. 2 years, 4 years). After that membership voids if not renewed/upgraded.

Who is a Student Member?
The students pursuing Undergraduate Courses(B.P.T) or Diploma Courses(not less then 2 years) in the field of physiotherapy/ physical therapy, from any recognized Institute/ College/ School which is the Institutional Member of I.A.C.P. or is Affiliated/ Recognized by I.A.C.P.; can apply for Student Membership. The candidate will get a Certificate with a Membership Registration Number valid just for the termed duration. After that membership voids if not renewed/upgraded.

Who is an Institutional Member?
Those Institutions offering 4 ½ year undergraduate courses or at least 2 year Diploma Course in the field of Physiotherapy/ Physical Therapy and are affiliated/ attached by any UGC recognized university/ deemed university/ college anywhere in India, can apply for Institutional Membership. Institutional membership is renewed after a time span of 5 years.
Note: Institutional Membership does not mean that students/ faculty/ staff are also the members of I.A.C.P. Here the word Institutional Member only means College/ Institute/ School is the Member.
All the students/ faculty must separately ask for Life/ Student Membership to I.A.C.P. through the Institute.

Who are Honorary Members?
Any person engaged to promote or uplift Physiotherapy anywhere through any means can be recommended by Indian Association of Chartered Physiotherapists for the grant of “Honorary Membership”.

How to Pay Membership fee?
Fee for any type of Membership is paid in the form of Demand Draft (D.D) in favor of “INDIAN ASSOCIATION OF CHARTERED PHYSIOTHERAPISTS”
payable at “LUCKNOW”.

How to pay fee of Online Courses?
You can pay the fee of online course by any of these means- GooglePay | Paytm | UPI | Online bank to bank transfer after the acceptance of admission form.

How the membership is voided?
If any member found indulged in any anti-Indian Association of Chartered Physiotherapists activity (few of them are listed below) will be terminated and his/her membership will be cancelled
(However a chance to clear the doubt may be given to the candidate in writing).
Membership will be subjected for cancellation if:
1. Dies or turns psychotic/ mentally ill, and is found incapable.
2. Convicted in the court of law for any civic/ moral/ criminal/ malpractice charge.
3. Fails to submit or pay balances within a period of 6 months after the due date.
4. Resigns by will due to his/ her personal reasons.


Indian Association of Chartered Physiotherapists

   Neuro Science & Physiotherapy Centre,
Towards IIM, Hardoi By Pass, Sitapur Road,
Lucknow, U.P., India
Phone: 9839070304, 3241140

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