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LICENSING REQUIREMENTS FOR PHYSICAL THERAPISTS BY STATE

Note for credentials evaluation organizations: Foreign Credentialing Commission on Physical Therapy (FCCPT); International Consultants of Delaware, Inc. (ICD or ICDEL); International Credentialing Associates, Inc. (ICA); International Education Research Foundation (IERF); International Education Consultants (IEC).

State

By Endorse-ment/ reciprocity?

Credentials Evaluation

Required?

 

National Physical Therapists (PT) Exam - NPTE

Other exam?

Other

Alabama

 

Alabama Board of Physical Therapy
100 N. Union Street Suite 627
Montgomery, AL 361305040

Tel. 334-242-4064
Fax. 334-240-3288
Email. 
kbrown@pt.state.al.us

Website:  http://www.pt.state.al.us

 

Yes

 

Passing score of 600

Character references

School transcripts and verification of license

 

Yes

 

 

Alaska

 

State PT & OT Board Div of Occup. Licensing
333 Willoughby Avenue, 9th FL
PO Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811

Tel. 907-485-2580
Fax. 907-465-2974
Email. 
Steve_Snyder@dced.state.ak.us

Website:  www.dced.state.ak.us/occ/pphy.htm

 

Yes

 

Passing score in PT Exam;

Verification of license in other state;

Professional reference from supervisor/ teacher etc.

300 hours of PT practice/ employment in recent 24 months

 

supervised practice of 6 months minimum or internship program if a foreign graduate

Must have Credentials evaluation from FCCPT 

OR

ICD

 

If using different credentialing company, board will evaluate on case by case basis

Yes

Yes

 

TOEFL

And

Test of Written English and Test of Spoken English administered by the ETS (Educational Testing Services)

Official transcripts required from school of physical therapy sent directly to the board

 

Temporary license available

Arizona

 

Arizona State Board of Physical Therapy
1400 West Washington
Suite 230
Phoenix, AZ 85007

Tel. (602) 542-3095
Fax. (602) 542-3093
Email. heidi.herbst-paakkonen@ptboard.state.az.us

 

N/A

 

 

 

 

Arkansas

 

Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy
9 Shackleford Plaza
Suite 3
Little Rock, AR 72211

Tel. 501-228-7100
Fax. 501-228-0294
Email. arptboard@aol.com

 

 

N/A

 

 

 

 

California

 

PT Board of California
1418 Howe Ave Suite 16
Sacramento, CA 95825

Tel. (916) 263-2550
Fax. (916) 263-2560

Email. Steve_Hartzell@dca.ca.gov

Website:  http://www.ptb.ca.gov

 

 

Yes

 

FSBPT Score transfer + certificate of good standing from state board where licensed

Must have credentials evaluation from  FCCPT

 

OR

ICA

OR

IERF

OR

OR

IEC

ICD

 

 

Yes

CLE

 

California Law Exam

 

All foreign graduates must complete 9 months of board approved clinical service

 

This may be waived if practiced 9+ months in another US state

Colorado

 

Division of Registrations
1560 Broadway
Suite 1545
Denver, CO 80202

Tel. (303) 894-2465
Fax. (303) 894-7885
Email. robert.longway@dora.state.co.us

Website:  www.dora.state.co.us/Physical-Therapy

 

Yes

 

If applicant has taken NPTE within last 2 years with score of 600+

 

OR

 

If applicant has practiced PT at least 2 out of last 5 years in another US state

 

 

FCCPT

 

OR

 

International Consultants of Delaware (ICD)

 

OR

 

International Credentialing Associates (ICA)

 

If not CAPTE accredited school

Yes

 

 

Connecticut

 

Connecticut Department of Public Health
410 Capitol Avenue, MS #12APP
Hartford, CT 061340308

Tel. (860) 509-7590
Fax. (860) 509-8457
Email. jennifer.filippone@po.state.ct.us

Website:  http://www.state.ct.us/dph/

 

Yes

 

Passing the NPTE Exam:

If taken between Feb. 1991-Feb. 1996, passing score is 1.5 standard deviation below the national mean.

If exam taken before Feb. 1991, passing score is 1.5 standard deviation below the national mean for each of the three parts

 

Credentials evaluation by a credentials evaluation service approved by the department

 

ICA

Yes

 

OR

 

Certification by the American Registry of Physical Therapists (ARPT)

 

Some Canadian schools may be recognized

 

Foreign schooled applicants must have a Bachelorís Degree in Physical Therapy

The PT program must provide at least 120 semester hours of college level instruction, at least 60 semester hours of professional (PT) education and at least 50 semester hours of general education

 

Delaware

 

Division of Professional Regulation
861 Silver Lake Blvd. Suite 203
Cannon Building
Dover, DE 19904-2467

Tel. (302) 744-4506
Fax. 302-739-2711
Email. smiccio@state.de.us

Website:  http://www.state.de.us/research/profreg/physical.htm

 

Yes

 

Through FSBPT

 

OR

 

Taken NPTE with passing score 1.5 standard deviation below the national norm Physical Therapists taken the examination prior to 1990

Yes

 

FCCPT or

ICD or

International Educational Research Foundation, Inc.

 

Or

 

 

Yes

 

 

DC

 

DC Board of Physical Therapy
Department of Health
825 N. Capital Street, NE, Rm 2224
Washington, DC 20002

Tel. 202-442-4764
Fax. 202-442-9431
Email. maulid.miskell@dc.gov

 

N/A

 

 

 

 

Florida

 

Department of Health, MQA, Board of Physical Therapy Practice
4052 Bald Cypress Way
Bin #C05
Tallahassee, FL 323993255

Tel. (850) 245-4373 ext 3474
Fax. (850) 414-6860
Email. Tiffany_Kemp@doh.state.fl.us

Website:  http://www.doh.state.fl.us/mqa/physical/2001pt_home.html

 

Yes

 

Graduation from an APTA/CAPTE accredited program

Verification of any foreign license

 

Credentials Evaluation of all foreign education-must have the equivalent to a Bachelorís Degree in Physical Therapy or an Associates Degree in Physical Therapy Assisting as awarded in the United States

Yes

 

Must be 18 years old

 

All applicants must complete a three hour AIDS/HIV education course

 

Georgia

 

Georgia Board of Physical Therapy
237 Coliseum Drive
Macon, GA 31217

Tel. (912) 207-1620
Fax. (912) 207-1633
Email. jahighto@sos.state.ga.us

Website:  www.sos.state.ga.us/ebd-pt

 

Yes

 

Through FSBPT

 

Either NPTE score transfer or practice of PT in the 2 years immediately preceding the endorsement application

Transcripts evaluation from:

IERF

OR

FCCPT

OR

ICA

OR

IEC

Yes

All graduates of non CAPTE accredited programs or non-English program must receive a passing score on 3 language proficiency exams: TSE, TOEFL & TWE

 

School transcripts are required (original transcripts only)

Hawaii

 

Dept of Commerce & Consumer Affairs
P.O. Box 3469
Honolulu, HI 96801

Tel. (808) 586-2694
Fax. (808) 586-2689
Email. phys_therapy@dcca.state.hi.us

 

 

 

Yes

 

 

Idaho

 

ID State Board of Medicine
PO Box 83720
280 N. 8th Street Suite 202
Boise, ID 837200058

Tel. 208-327-7000
Fax. 208-334-2801

www.bom.state.id.us

 

 

Yes

Recommendations

Verifications

Good Moral Character

FCCPT

ICD

ICA

IERF

If school is not CAPTE accredited

Yes

No

Written proof of license in native country

Illinois

 

Department of Professional Regulation
Attn: Testing Unit
320 W. Washington, 3rd Floor
Springfield, IL 62786

Tel. (217) 782-5028
Fax. (217) 782-7645

Website: http://www.dpr.state.il.us/WHO/PT.asp

 

Yes

 

With states that have same requirements as Illinois

Credentials evaluation by FCCPT

Yes

TOEFL and TSE required unless PT education was in English or if licensed in another US state and practicing 3 years or more

Foreign graduates must have official transcripts with course description

Indiana

 

Indiana Physical Therapy Committee
402 W. Washington St, Room 041
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Tel. 317-234-2051
Fax. 317-233-4236
Email. hpb6@hpb.state.in.us

 

No

2 Photos

Transcripts

 

FCCPT

ICD
ICA

Yes

Minimum score of 75 Converted

No

 

Iowa

 

Board of Physical & Occupational Therapy Examiners
Iowa Department of Public Health
321 East 12th St. 5th Floor
Des Moines, IA 503190075

Tel. (515) 281-4413
Fax. (515) 281-3121
Email. jmanning@idph.state.ia.us

 

Yes

 

With exam results transfer

Credentials evaluation

FCCPT

OR

IERF

OR

ICD

OR

ICA

Yes

For all foreign graduates

TOEFL

Official statement of any license from another state of another country, if licensed there

 

For foreign graduates:

Min. 60 semester points in general education

Min. 60 in professional education

Kansas

 

KS State Board of Healing Arts
PT Examining Committee
235 S. Topeka Blvd
Topeka, KS 66603

Tel. 785-296-7413
Fax. 785-296-0852
Email. cabbott@ink.org

Website:  www.ink.org/public/boha

 

All endorsement candidates must meet Kansas requirements + proof of license in another state

Credentials evaluation from

FCCPT

OR

IERF

OR

ICD

OR

ICA

 

Yes

If not schooled in English must pass TOEFL + TSE

All applicants must complete disciplinary part of application

 

Foreign graduates must be reviewed by the PT examining committee after credentials evaluation to ensure eligibility

Kentucky

 

Kentucky State Board of PT
9110 Leesgate Road, # 6
Louisville, KY 402225159

Tel. 502-327-8497
Fax. 502-423-0934
Email. Becky.Hughes@mail.state.ky.us

Website:  http://kbpt.state.ky.us

 

Yes

 

With NPTE score

Must have credentials evaluation from

ICA

Or

ICD

Or

FCCPT

Yes

TSE min. 50

May be waived if natural language is English

All applicants must take a 4 hour AIDS course

 

All foreign graduates must complete minimum of 3 months (max. 6 months) of board approved supervised physical therapy practice

Louisiana

 

LA State Board of PT Examiners
714 E. Kaliste Saloom Rd. Suite D2
Lafayette, LA 70508-3834

Tel. 337-262-1043
Fax. 337-262-1054
Email. lsbpte@iamerica.net

Website:  www.laptboard.org

 

Yes

 

With original PT diploma, original  license

Must apply for FCCPT to obtain Type I Comprehensive Certificate

Yes

 

Foreign educated graduates must be supervised by a LA licensed PT for 6 months (minimum 1000 hours of patient care).

 

If not a US Citizen must submit original passport during interview

Maine

 

Board of Examiners in PT
35 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04330

Tel. 207-624-8600
Fax. 207-624-8637
Email. Linda.D.Duffy@state.me.us

Website:  www.state.me.us/pfr/led/ledhome2.htm

 

Yes

 

 

 

Yes

Applicants trained in another country must demonstrate proficiency in written and spoken English

If the applicant has been trained in another country, present satisfactory evidence that the applicant has graduated from a school of physical therapy approved or accredited in the country where the school is located and have educational credentials equivalent to those of the United States trained physical therapist/physical therapist assistant

Maryland

 

Board of Physical Therapy Examiners
4201 Patterson Avenue, #318
Baltimore, MD 21215-2299

Tel. 410-764-4752
Fax. 410-358-1183
Email. TYMINSKI@erols.com

Website:  http://dhmh.state.md.us/bphte/

 

Yes

 

 

Foreign graduates must have  educational credentials considered by a Board approved credential evaluation agency to be comparable to a Bachelor's Degree in Physical Therapy

Yes

 

Foreign graduates will also be required to complete a specified period of supervised clinical experience or provide satisfactory evidence of same if licensed in another state.

Massachusetts

 

Board of Allied Health Professionals
Division of Registration
239 Causeway Street, Suite 500
Boston, MA 02114

Tel. (617) 727-3033
Fax. (617) 727-2669
Email. elizabeth.j.lindberg@state.ma.us

 

N/A

 

 

 

 

Michigan

 

P.O. Box 30670
Lansing, MI 48909

Tel. (517) 335-0918
Fax. (517) 373-2179
Email. melanie.b.brim@cis.state.mi.us

 

Yes

Transcripts

Michigan Jurisprudence Exam

License Verification

ICD

IERF

Yes

Michigan Jurisprudence Exam for all

 

 

TOEFL
TSE

 

 

 

Minnesota

 

MN Board of Physical Therapy
2829 University Avenue, SE, #315
Minneapolis, MN 55414-3222

Tel. 612-627-5406
Fax. 612-617-5403
Email. stephanie.lunning@state.mn.us

Website:  www.physicaltherapy.state.mn.us

 

Yes

With verification of education, employment and NPTE score  transfer

Required

FCCPT Type I certificate

Yes

TOEFL Min. 550

All applicants must provide MN board of professional references and verification of employment for past 5 years.

 

All foreign educated PTs must go through 6 months of board approved supervised training (this requirement may be waived if they have practical experience from another state).

Mississippi

 

Mississippi State Dept of Health Div of Licensure & Regulations
Professional Licensure Rm 160
570 East Woodrow Wilson Blvd
Jackson, MS 39216

Tel. (601) 576-7262
Fax. (601) 576-7267
Email. fsimkins@msdh.state.ms.us

 

Yes

 

With verification of license (original copy sent by that board) + NPTE results + education

Credentialing evaluation from

ICA

Yes

Foreign graduates

TOEFL + TSE

 

Missouri

 

Advisory Comm for Prof PTs& PTAs
PO Box 4
Jefferson City, MO 65102

Tel. 573-751-0098
Fax. 573-751-3166
Email. tsteinma@mail.state.mo.us

Website:  www.ecodev.state.mo.us/pr/healarts/phyther.htm

 

Yes

Currently need a BA but will need a Masterís beginning Jan 2002

FCCPT

Yes

TOEFL 560

TSE 50

 

Montana

 

Board of Physical Therapy Examiners
301 South Park, 4th Floor
PO Box 200513
Helena, MT 59620-0513

Tel. 406-841-2387
Fax. 406-841-2305
Email. compolptp@state.mt.us

Website: http://www.discoveringmontana.com/dli/bsd/license/bsd_boards/ptp_board/board_page.htm

 

 

Yes

 

Proof of licensure from ALL states

Education verification

+ Montana jurisprudence exam

 

Yes

All candidates must take Montana jurisprudence exam

 

 

Nebraska

 

Board of Physical Therapy
301 Centennial Mall
P.O. Box 94986
Lincoln, NE 68509

Tel. 402-471-0547
Fax. 402-471-3577
Email. dhansmeyer@fsbpt.org

Website:  http://www.hhs.state.ne.us/crl/rcs/rcsindex.htm

 

Yes

 

Proof of graduation + transcript + NPTE score (600+) +

Good standing of license

Credentials evaluation by

ICD

OR

ICA

OR

IERF

OR

FCCPT

Yes

For all foreign graduates

TOEFL +

TWE +

TSE

May be waived if school sends a letter that education was in English

There are minimum hours in general education and professional education that are required from foreign graduates

Nevada

 

NV State Bd of Physical Therapy Examiners
3150 W. Sahara Ave. Suite B-13
Las Vegas, NV 89102

Tel. 702-876-5535
Fax. 702-876-2097
Email. atresca@govmail.state.nv.us

 

Yes

Fingerprints

4 Letters of Reference

Transcripts

Verification of License

APTA approved school

FCCPT

Yes

TOEFL
TSE

Foreign Educated Physical Therapists must have a Physical Therapy license in his/her native country.

New Hampshire

 

PT Governing Board of NH
Office of Allied Health Prof.
2 Industrial Park Drive
Concord, NH 03301

Tel. 603-271-8390
Fax. 603-271-6702
Email. vsoucy@nhsa.state.nh

 

 

No

BA from APTA Approved School

Two Letters of Reference and State Clearance

School transcripts and verification of license

FCCPT

Yes

TOEFL Minimum of 560

TSE Minimum of 50

TWE Minimum of 4.5

 

New Jersey

 

NJ State Board of PT
P.O. Box 45014
Newark, NJ 07101

Tel. 973-504-6455
Fax. 973-648-3536
Email. gartlands@smtp.lps.state.nj.us

 

 

Yes

School transcripts and verification of license

ICD

ICA
FCCPT

Yes

TOEFL

 

New Mexico

 

NM Physical Therapy Board
2055 S Pacheco Suite 400
Santa Fe, NM 87505

Tel. 505-476-7085
Fax. 505-476-7086
Email. jj.walker@state.nm.us

Website:  http://www.rld.state.nm.us/b&c/ptb/index.htm

 

Yes

Yes

 

Credentials evaluation for all foreign graduates

Yes

Yes

 

Jurisprudence examination (passing score of 80%)

All foreign educated applicants must have a letter from applicantís most recent employer verifying employment; must provide a copy of license from country of education

Education minimum of 42 hours of general education and minimum of 69 hours of professional education

New York

 

State Board for PT
89 Washington Avenue
Education Building, East Mezzanine
Albany, NY 12234

Tel. (518) 474-3817 x 180
Fax. (518) 474-6375
Email. PTBD@mail.nysed.gov

http://www.op.nysed.gov/pt.htm

 

 

No

 

APTA

Yes

FCCPT CGFNS

Yes

 

If educated outside the US, it is necessary for the applicant to have completed a program satisfactory to the Department of not less than four years of postsecondary study which includes the professional study of physical therapy that is equivalent to a certificate program in physical therapy registered by the Department and which culminates in a degree or diploma accepted as preparation in physical therapy by the civil authorities of the country in which the studies were completed.

North Carolina

 

North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy
18 W. Colony Place, #140
Durham, NC 27705

Tel. 919-490-6393
Fax. 919-490-5106
Email. bfmassey@mindspring.com

Website:  ncptboard.org

 

Yes

 

If licensure state requirement are substantially equivalent to NC. Exam before July 1, 1993 score 1.5 standard deviation below the national average. Thereafter, score of 600 required

Must have credentials evaluated by

FCCPT

OR

ICD

OR

ICA

OR

IEFR

Yes

Yes

Must prove English proficiency. TSE min. 50

TWE Min. 45

TOEFL minimum 560

 

Two character references

 

North Dakota

 

ND State Examination Committee for PT
Box 69
Grafton, ND 58237

Tel. (701) 352-0125
Fax. (701) 352-3093
Email. ndsecpt@uslink.net

 

Yes

 

Masterís Degree

FCCPT

Yes

TOEFL

TSE
TWE

Foreign Educated Physical Therapists must complete  6 months of direct supervision before being left to practice independently.

Ohio

 

Ohio State Board of Physical and Occupational Therapy
77 S. High Street
16th Floor
Columbus, OH 432156108

Tel. (614) 466-3774
Fax. (614) 995-0816
Email. Carl.Williams@otptat.state.oh.us

Website:  www.state.oh.us/pyt

 

Yes

4 Year CAPTE Approved Program

18 Years Old

FCCPT

ICA

Yes

TOEFL minimum score of 560

TSE minimum score of 50

TWE minimum score of 4.5

Foreign educated applicants need a verification for home country that no disciplinary action is pending against applicant.

Oklahoma

 

Bd of Med Lic & Sup
PT Advisory Committee
5104 North Francis, Suite C
Oklahoma City, OK 73118

Tel. 405-848-6841
Fax. 405-848-8240
Email. kplant@osbmls.state.ok.us

Website:  osbmls.state.ok.us

 

Yes

 

All licenses must be verified

Score transferred directly from FSBPT

Credentials evaluation by:

ICA

or

ICD

or

FCCPT

Yes

Foreign graduates TOEFL +

TSE +

TWE

All foreign graduates must have training in Oklahoma:

Minimum of 800 hours or 120 days of clinical training under a board approved program

 

If applicant has 1 year PT clinical experience the training may be waived by board

 

Oregon

 

OR PT LIcensing Board
800 NE Oregon St.,Suite 407
Portland, OR 97232

Tel. 503-731-4047
Fax. 503-731-4207
Email. patti.gustafson@state.or.us

 

Yes

Yes,

FCCPT

Yes

TOEFL

TSE minimum score of 50

TWE minimum score of 40

 

Pennsylvania

 

PA State Board of PT
P.O. Box 2649
Harrisburg, PA 17105

Tel. 717-783-7134
Fax. 717-787-7769
Email. physical@pados.dos.state.pa.us

Website:  www.dos.state.pa.us

 

Yes

 

If score was 600+ on NPTE (or 75+ in past exams)

Through FSBPT or letters of good standing from state board

Yes

 

Must have credentials evaluated

Yes

 

 

Rhode Island

 

Rhode Island PT Board
Division of Prof Regulation
3 Capitol Hill, Rm 104
Providence, RI 029085097

Tel. (401) 222-2827
Fax. (401) 222-1272
Email. donnad@doh.state.ri.us

Website:  http://www.healthri.org/hsr/professions/p_therap.htm

 

Yes

 

With exam results, verification of license and education

Credentials evaluation

Yes

TOEFL

3 letters of reference from all applicants

 

all foreign graduates must submit proof to practice in country where educated

South Carolina

 

Board of PT Examiners
110 Centerview Drive
P.O. Box 11329
Columbia, SC 292111329

Tel. 803-896-4655
Fax. 803-896-4719
Email. owensb@mail.llr.state.sc.us

Website:  www.llr.state.sc.us

 

Yes

 

With NPTE scores

Must have credentials evaluation from FCCPT

Yes

 

 

Yes

English proficiency

TOEFL min. 560 written or 220 computer

TWE min. 4.5

TSE min. 55

All foreign educated PTs must have 1,000 clinical practice hours under a supervision of a board approved PT after passing the exam and before issuance of a permanent license.

South Dakota

 

SD Board of Medical Examiners
1323 S. Minnesota Avenue
Sioux Falls, SD 57105

Tel. (605) 334-8343
Fax. (605) 336-0270

 

Yes

 

With NPTE scores

Credentials evaluation by

ICA

Or

ICD

Or

IERF

Yes

Passing the TOEFL exam within past 2 years

All applicants must have school verification on the SD application forms.

Tennessee

 

Div of Health Related Boards
Bd of Occupational & Physical Therapy
426 5th Ave North 1st Floor
Nashville, TN 37247101

Tel. 615-532-5136
Fax. 615-532- 5164
Email. lphelps@mail.state.tn.us

Website:  www.state.tn.us/health/links.html

 

Yes

 

 

All non CAPTE Accredited programs must have credentials evaluated by FCCPT

Yes

Proof of English proficiency

Must pass

TOEFL, TWE and TSE

 

Texas

 

TX Board of PT Examiners
333 Guadalupe
Suite 2-510
Austin, TX 78701

Tel. 512/305-6900
Fax. 512/305-6951
Email. nhurter@mail.capnet.state.tx.us

Website:  www.ecptote.state.tx.us

 

Yes

Credentials evaluation by a board approved agency:

ICA

OR

ICD

OR

University of Texas at Austin

Yes

Jurisprudence exam for all

 

For foreign graduates English proficiency:

TOEFL Min. 580 (237 if computerized)

TWE min. 5.0

TSE min. 55

 

Utah

 

Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing
160 East 300 South
SM Box 146741
Salt Lake City, UT 84114

Tel. (801) 530-6632
Fax. (801) 530-6511
Email. kmccall@dopl.utah.gov

 

Yes

 

 

FCCPT

Yes

 

Graduation from a CAPTE Accredited program

Vermont

 

Physical Therapy Advisors
Office of Prof Regulations
26 Terrace Street Drawer 09
Montpelier, VT 056091106

Tel. 802-828-2390
Fax. 802-828-2465
Email. dlafaill@sec.state.vt.us

Website:  www.sec.state.vt.us OR

http://170.222.200.82:8080/G:/WebSite/vtprof/htdocs/p_therapists/soshome.htm

 

Yes

 

By proof of license in another state with substantially same requirements as Vermont

Must have credentials evaluation

 

 

 

Virginia

 

Board of Physical Therapy
Dept of Health Professions 4th Floor
6606 West Broad Street
Richmond, VA 23230

Tel. 804-662-9924
Fax. 804-662-9523
Email. eyt1@dhp.state.va.us

 

Yes,

NPTE

Computerized Application Form/Test

FCCPT

Yes

Letter Verifying Proficiency in English by an American University, Employer, etc or

TOEFL

If a foreign applicant has not worked as a physical therapist in the US for at least 1 year then the applicant must complete 1000 hours of training before being eligible to sit for the NPTE exam.

Washington

 

WA Board of Physical Therapy
1102 SE Quince Street
PO Box 47868
Olympia, WA 985047868

Tel. (360) 236-4874
Fax. (360) 236-4922
Email. Carol.Neva@doh.wa.gov

 

Yes

 

APTA Course, currently Bachelorís level but changing to Masterís by January 2002

NPTE

7 Hours AIDS Training

Jurisprudence Exam

English Spoken/Written Test

ICA

Yes

TOEFL minimum score 560

TSE minimum score 50

Working on policies that would require additional course work to make up for unmet requirements.

West Virginia

 

WV Board of Physical Therapy
153 W. Main Street, Suite 103
Clarksburg, WV 26301

Tel. 304-627-2251
Fax. 304-627-2253
Email. wvbopt@mail.wvnet.edu

Website: http://www.wvbopt.com

 

Yes

 

License verification from 3 most recent states

Score transfer from FSBPT

Must have credentials evaluated by ICA

Yes

Yes

TOEFL min. 550

TSE min. 50

TWE min. 4

Foreign educated applicants must be licensed in the country of their education

Wisconsin

 

WI Dept of Reg & Licensing
1400 E. Washington Ave., Room 178
PO Box 8935
Madison, WI 53708

Tel. 608-266-2112
Fax. 608-261-7083
http://www.drl.state.wi.us/

 

 

Yes

NPTE

International Consultants of Delaware (ICD)

FCCPT

ICA

IEFR

Yes

TOEFL

TSE
TWE

 

Wyoming

 

WY Board of Physical Therapy
2020 Carey Avenue, Suite 201
Cheyenne, WY 82002

Tel. 307-777-3507
Fax. 307-777-3508
Email. nbrown1@missc.state.wy.us

 

Yes

Min. score 600

Credentials evaluation by

ICA

Or

ICD

Or

IERF

Yes

TOEFL Min. 560

TWE min. 45

TSE min. 50

 

 

 

Foreign trained physical therapists must complete a one year practice of a board approved physical therapy program

English proficiency tests may be waived if the native country of origin is English OR if graduated from a PT program conducted in English

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