Recommended steps a foreign educated physical therapist should take to work in the US
Information on the educational credentialing process
Overview of the Primary Services that FCCPT currently offers
Information on PLAN
Overview of the Related Services that FCCPT currently offers
Frequently asked questions for Jursdiction members
Welcome Jurisdiction Members
Welcome to the US Physical Therapy Licensing Boards pages where you can find foreign educated credentialing information pertinent to licensing boards.
How FCCPT works with Jurisdictions
The FCCPT is an agency that provides educational credentials reviews for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants. The mission of the FCCPT is: to protect the public by the evaluation and authentication of international credentials and to provide high quality and timely services: We carry out our mission through collaboration and the use of established standards, resulting in the implementation of federal regulations and in support of jurisdictional requirements.
The vision of the FCCPT is to be the organization recognized for excellence, and serve as the leading authority, in evaluation of educational equivalence and regulatory status of international physical therapy credentials.
In line with this mission and vision it is the intent of the FCCPT to provide the member boards of itís member (the FSBPT) with services to best assist them in their mission to regulate physical therapy.
The FCCPT uses the CWT developed and validated by the FSBPT, however, we are able to accommodate those jurisdictions that have determined specific additional requirements beyond the tool. The FCCPT does not write a report to a lower standard, but we can work with the jurisdiction to provide guided language to reflect state specific requirements. The final report of the FCCPT reflects the opinion of FCCPT on an applicantís educational equivalence and is intended as an advisory report only. Each entity or individual utilizing this report is advised to reach its own conclusion in taking actions regarding the opinion expressed in this report and the educational credentials that were relied upon for this report.
The FCCPT is available to respond to questions from board members regarding foreign educational or regulatory systems, to assist in comparing information from the various jurisdictions, and also to assist in advising applicants who do not meet educational equivalency to supplement their education through the services of P-L-A-N, (Planned Learning and Assistance Network). The FCCPT staff is also able to assist new board members to learn more about the regulations around immigration and licensure that affect the FEPT.