The following are useful resources for Foreign Educated Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants who are seeking immigration and/or licensure to practice physical therapy in the United States.
The FSBPT works with all U.S. physical therapy licensing authorities to promote public protection through a strong foundation of laws and regulatory standards in physical therapy, effective tools and systems to assess entry-level and continuing competence. The FSBPT is the organization that develops and administers the National Physical Therapy Exam.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) is the government agency that oversees lawful immigration to the United States.
NYSED Office of the Professions for Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants.
CAPTE grants accreditation status to qualified entry-level education programs for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants. If you would like to see if a physical therapy education program is accredited by CAPTE, check the CAPTE website.
The WCPT represents physical therapists and their organizations around the globe. If you are interested in becoming licensed in another country, check the WCPT website for contact information for professional and regulatory organizations.
INPTRA is organized and operated to support physiotherapy/physical therapy regulation. The INPTRA website can be used as a tool to identify regulatory issues, leaders and groups in various countries.
APTA is the professional association for PTs and PTAs in the United States; membership is voluntary and not related to licensure or immigration requirements. The APTA does, however, offer a number of services to assist its membership in practice and education.
Feel free to use the "Find a Translator" search options at the ATA website to find a professional translator for your native-language documents.
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