Welcome to FCCPT, the first stop for the foreign-educated physical therapy professional who needs to know about working in the U.S. as a physical therapist (PT) or physical therapist assistant (PTA). You’ll find accurate information, essential services and a wealth of resources related to U.S. licensure, visa screening and credentialing.
FCCPT will be undergoing expansion of our office space from June 16th to July 29th, 2016.
We have provided answers to common questions regarding the effect of the new CWT6 requirements on new and returning applicants. Please click the "Learn More" link for details on how changes may affect your evaluation.
CWT6 requirements will go into effect on January 1, 2017.
If you have an active Type 1 Review, please make sure that the mailing address in your file reflects the address where you wish to have your Type 1 Certificate mailed. To update your mailing address, login to your file and select "Edit Profile" under Other Options. Submit your updates to have your file updated with current address and contact information.
Applicants who apply for the Comprehensive Credentials Review (Type 1 Review) or Educational Credentials Review can rest assured that the final Evaluation Report will be accepted by any U.S. licensure board.
Applicants who complete a Comprehensive Credentials Review (Type 1 Review) with FCCPT and are found equivalent are more than twice as likely to pass the National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE) on the first attempt as those who complete their evaluation with other agencies.
FCCPT bundles some services into one fee; other agencies charge separate fees to accomplish the same thing, amounting to hundreds of dollars more. For instance, the Comprehensive Credentials Review (Type 1 Review) includes a visa screening, an Educational Credentials Review for licensure, and a verification of eligibility to practice, all for one fee.
Evaluations are normally completed within eight (8) working weeks; FCCPT offers an Expedited Review service, where evaluations are completed within six (6) working weeks. For complete list of service completion timelines, please see How to Apply.
All documents that arrive for evaluation are digitized and stored forever at NO additional cost to the applicant. These can be retrieved at any time for future services, or for the applicant to request Copies. The majority of other credentialing agencies have a limit of 2-7 years after which documents are destroyed.
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