FCCPT Physical Therapist Assistant Educational Equivalency Review (PTA-EER)
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A brief overview in the processing of your PTA-EER service
How to apply for PTA-EER
Submitting documents to FCCPT
Frequently asked questions about the PTA-EER
List of fees for each service
Why apply for the Physical Therapist Assistant Educational Equivalency Review service?
The Physical Therapist Assistant Educational Equivalency Review is used primarily for Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) certification and as part of the application to apply for a for a license to practice as a physical therapist assistant, where required by the jurisdiction.
The Physical Therapist Assistant Educational Equivalency Review is not accepted by USCIS for immigration purposes.
Not All jurisdictions accept the review for PTA, the applicant should verify that this will be accepted prior to making an application.
The Review Process
- Compares the educational records provided by the applicant’s institutions to the educational requirements for a physical therapist assistant in the U.S.
- The evaluation determines whether or not an applicant’s education is substantially equivalent to that of a graduate of a U.S. accredited physical therapist assistant program.
The FCCPT uses the Coursework Tool for Foreign Educated Physical Therapist Assistants PTA Tool 2007. The PTA Tool 2007 has been established by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy and has been vetted and determined to be a valid tool. The Coursework Tool for Foreign Educated Physical Therapist Assistants has been validated against the Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) criteria for the education of physical therapist assistants. You can download a copy of the current Coursework Evaluation Tool by going to www.fsbpt.org and selecting "Regulatory Tools" / "CWT".