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Physical Therapist Assistant Educational Equivalency Review (PTA-EER)

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The Physical Therapist Assistant Educational Equivalency Review (PTA-EER) is an evaluation that determines if your education is substantially equivalent to a physical therapist assistant degree in the United States.

Important: Some jurisdictions do not accept evaluations using the PTA Coursework Evaluation Tool. Prior to applying for the PTA-EER, be sure to contact the jurisdiction(s) where you are seeking PTA licensure to ensure that they will accept the PTA-EER evaluation report.

PTA-EER Requirements

  • Must have an Associate’s degree or higher in physical therapist assistant or in physical therapy.
  • Must contact the jurisdiction to ensure FCCPT's PTA-EER evaluation is accepted.

Before you apply - read the following important information

  • Submitting Documents
  • Foreign Language Documents
  • Review the Application Fee Schedule, and be prepared to make payment at time of application.
  • You must select an Included Report within 30 days of application if you wish to have one additional report sent to a jurisdiction or other recipient free of charge. If no recipient is selected at the time of application (“None at This Time”), you can notify FCCPT of a recipient for the Included Report, at no additional cost by submitting the Included Report Request Form, for up to 30 days following the receipt of the application.
    • If you request a report recipient AFTER 30 days from the receipt of the application, you will have to apply for a Duplicate Report and pay the associated fee.
    • If you did not select a recipient for the Included Report, FCCPT will complete your evaluation on the most current PTA Coursework Evaluation Tool. You will need to apply for a CWT Version Update if you choose later to have an evaluation sent to a state that accepts the tool based on your year of graduation.

Document Submission Guidelines:

Obtaining Documents From Schools

  • Send to all appropriate institutions.
    • Request for PTA Academic Credentials Verification (page one to be filled out by applicant, page two to be completed by registrar or principal of academic institution)
      • School sends transcript, transcript of hours, mark sheets, certificate of clinical hours and experiences and syllabus with the form.

Document Submission By Applicant

  • PTA EER Attestation form mailed to FCCPT.
  • Notarized copies of your physical therapy education diploma(s), degree(s), or certificate(s) to be mailed to FCCPT.
    • Note: FCCPT will accept attested copies of diplomas, degrees, and/or certificates from the issuing institution, if attested by the school registrar.
  • Download all required forms.

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