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Stay on top of important announcements, updates, changes in application requirements, news and notices related to FCCPT and credentialing of foreign-educated physical therapy professionals. Be sure to bookmark this page and visit it frequently.

Update to Requirements for Initial Licensure in Utah

Utah has recently updated its rules about the type of FCCPT review required for initial licensure in Utah. The new rule will require a Comprehensive Credentials Review (Type I Review) for initial licensure through Utah. Read more for details.

Information on how revised TOEFL Requirements for NPTE will Affect FCCPT Applicants

In July of 2016, the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) announced new TOEFL requirements for eligibility to take the National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE), going into effect in 2018. FSBPT’s eligibility requirements for the NPTE do not change the TOEFL score requirements for Type 1 Review. FCCPT continues to be able to combine Speaking and Combined scores from separate examination dates.

For more information on FCCPT TOEFL Requirements, please visit the TOEFL Requirements section of our website.

Changes to Washington State’s CWT Requirements

The Washington Board of Physical Therapy has informed FCCPT that the Board will accept Coursework Evaluation Tool (CWT) for use for all foreign trained physical therapists seeking licensure, effective immediately. Read for more details.

Changes to CLEP Score Credits - Effective 10/01/2015

As of October 1, 2015, the American Council on Education (ACE) Credit Recommendations for College Level Examination Program® (CLEP) changed. FCCPT follows the recommendation by the ACE and therefore have updated our CLEP credit policy to follow the new recommendations.  Read for more details.

FCCPT Featured in India's Physiotimes Magazine

FCCPT was recently featured in an article in PHYSIOTIMES magazine, detailing how FCCPT can assist foreign educated physiotherapists with their efforts to work in the United States. Read the article here.


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