Recommended steps a foreign educated physical therapist should take to work in the US
A guide to assist you in making a choice of services
Overview of the Primary Services that FCCPT currently offers
Overview of the Related Services that FCCPT currently offers
Frequently asked questions about the services the FCCPT provides
List of fees for each service
Welcome to the general information section of the FCCPT website.
This section is designed to assist a potential applicant in understanding the basic information needed for U.S. licensure, healthcare worker certificates needed for immigration and the credentialing services provided by FCCPT.
FCCPT is an agency that authenticates, verifies and evaluates educational and regulatory documents of foreign physical therapists and physical therapist assistants.
FCCPT performs a comparison of an educational curriculum to a standardized tool developed and validated by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT).
FCCPT is authorized to issue the certification required by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) for health care workers.
FCCPT is authorized to provide documentation for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for foreign physical therapists and physical therapist assistants.
FCCPT is recognized by 53 jurisdictions to evaluate educational equivalency for licensure purposes.
FCCPT is recognized by New York State for collection and verification of documents for the New York State Education Department review for licensure in NY.
FCCPT is recognized by a number of US educational institutions to prepare educational equivalency reports for admissions to advanced PT degree programs.
FCCPT can provide assistance in identification of supplemental educational opportunities or options.
FCCPT does not discriminate for age, sex, race religion, national origin, disability or marital status.