Working in Singapore - What a CSP member needs to know

This document summarises the information currently held by the CSP on physiotherapy in Singapore. It lists relevant organisations, websites, contacts, references, and other useful information.


The equivalent of the CSP in Singapore is the Singapore Physiotherapy Association (SPA). 

SPA is a member of the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT). The WCPT website provides some information on physiotherapy in Singapore. 

The Singapore equivalent of the UK Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) is the Allied Health Professions Council. 

The Council was established by the Allied Health Professions Act 2011 to regulate allied health professions in Singapore.

Its functions include registration of allied health professionals; setting standards for training, conduct and practice; and maintaining Singapore’s register of Allied Health Professionals.

Physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech & language therapists are the professions which are currently regulated by the Council.

Registering to work as a physiotherapist in Singapore

Compulsory registration for physiotherapists and other allied health professionals wishing to practise in Singapore came into force on 15 April 2013.

All therapists not currently practising in Singapore, but intending to seek employment there, must apply for registration before they start work.

This includes new graduates, experienced international therapists who wish to practise in Singapore for the first time, and returners to practice after a substantial period of absence.

Registration is done through your employer/prospective employer, unless you are self-employed.