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Welcome to FCCPT, the first stop for the foreign-educated physical therapy professional who needs to know about working in the U.S. as a physical therapist (PT) or physical therapist assistant (PTA). You’ll find accurate information, essential services and a wealth of resources related to U.S. licensure, visa screening and credentialing.

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FCCPT has released its new and updated application and status pages. Click below for a preview of what’s new.

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New Service & Exciting Changes

FCCPT introduces our new service, the CWT Version Update. The CWT Version Update is for applicants who need an evaluation on a version of the CWT that was not included in a previous service. Effective October 1, 2018, each service (Type 1 Review, Educational Credentials Review, PTA EER, Reactivation and Re-evaluation) will include an evaluation on one version of the CWT. The version of the CWT is determined based on the selection of the recipient for the Included Report. If no recipient is selected for the Included Report, the evaluation will be completed on the most current CWT. If you have already completed a Type 1 Review, Educational Credentials Review, PTA EER, Reactivation or Re-evaluation service, and need an evaluation on a different version of the CWT, you will need to apply for the CWT Version Update service.

Important New Service & Exciting Changes
Included Report Policy Update

Our Included Report Policy has been updated effective September 25, 2017.

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Important Included Report Policy Update
Updates to Type 1 Certificate requirements, effective April 1, 2017.

USCIS has re-authorized FCCPT to issue the Health Care Workers Certificate for immigration (Type 1 Certificate). Based on USCIS guidance, the FCCPT Board of Directors has approved updated eligibility requirements for the Type 1 Certificate.

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Important Updates to Type 1 Certificate Requirements
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.

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Update Update to Requirements for Initial Licensure in Utah
FCCPT Service Summary

Confused about which FCCPT Service to apply for? Please review the FCCPT Service Summary Chart for details on the uses and requirements for the Comprehensive Credentials Review (Type I Review), for Immigration or Licensure Only, and the Educational Credentials Review services.

FCCPT Service Summary

Important Description of FCCPT Services
Where can I find information about post-professional DPT programs?

There are numerous post-professional (transition) DPT programs.

You can find a directory of post-professional programs that are available online, onsite, or a combination. Post-professional DPT programs are not CAPTE-approved, however, FCCPT only accepts DPT programs that are based in schools that ARE CAPTE accredited. You can find the Directory of Post-professional DPT (Transition) Programs on the APTA website.

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Why You Should Choose FCCPT

Evaluation Reports are accepted by ALL 53 U.S. jurisdictions.

Applicants who apply for the Comprehensive Credentials Review (Type 1 Review) or Educational Credentials Review can rest assured that the final Evaluation Report will be accepted by any U.S. licensure board.

Applicants are more likely to pass the NPTE.

Applicants who complete a Comprehensive Credentials Review (Type 1 Review) with FCCPT and are found equivalent are more than twice as likely to pass the National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE) on the first attempt as those who complete their evaluation with other agencies.

Documents are retained for an unlimited time.

All documents that arrive for evaluation are digitized and stored forever at NO additional cost to the applicant. These can be retrieved at any time for future services, or for the applicant to request Certified Documents. The majority of other credentialing agencies have a limit of 2-7 years after which documents are destroyed.

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