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FCCPT: The only agency recognized by all 53 U.S. licensure agencies.

The FCCPT is a non-profit organization created to assist the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and U.S. jurisdiction licensing authorities by evaluating the credentials of foreign educated physical therapists (FEPTs).

The Website has been organized to help you move through a systematic process to best identify and understand your needs.

Important Announcements


NOTICE: As of March 1, 2014, California requires the Type 1 service for PTs. PTAs can still apply for the PTA EER.

Fee Increase went into effect January 1, 2014.
View the new fee schedule.


NOTICE: There have been changes in recognition of Distance Education Programs in India, which have led the FCCPT to request verification of documents and study centers. We are sorry for the inconvenience or delays for our applicants.
Learn more

Type I and Educational Credentials reviews are being completed within 8 working weeks.
Applicants should verify that all educational institutions are listed on the checklist in “View Progress” as this list determines when a review begins. Once the review has begun, NO new documents can be added. The applicant will be responsible for a re-eval fee unless the applicant submits a request to stop the review and restart with additional documents.

NOTICE: NY verification
Individuals who have had a previous CE or Type I review may request a duplicate of their Coursework Tool, to go to NY State Educational Department with their NY verification documents.

Document storage and retention policy
Documents are maintained forever at no cost to the applicant. Read More.

General Information is designed to assist with:

  • “Steps to Get Started” in attempting to come to the United States.
  • A “decision matrix” to help choose a Primary Service.

Ready to Apply:

  • For the individual who knows what service they need.

Find my file:

  • Helps to view the progress of an ongoing service.
  • Request related services.

Returning Applicants:

  • Has a previously completed service and needs something new!
  • Welcome back!

Other stakeholders may find specific help to questions in their sections.


Services


Comprehensive Credentials Evaluation (Type I Certificate)
Uses: USCIS Healthcare worker Certificate, Licensure, CMS certification, educational admissions

Visa Screen (Type II Certificate)
Uses: USCIS only, applications were suspended Sept. 1, 2009

Educational Credentials Review
Uses: Licensure, Educational admissions, CMS certification.

New York Verification Process
Uses: Required for application for NY licensure.

Physical Therapist Assistant – Educational Equivalency Review
Uses: CMS certification, Licensure in some jurisdictions.

Planned Learning and Assistance Network (PLAN)
A related service to assist PT & PTA applicants who find they have deficiencies in educational requirements.

The FCCPT does not discriminate among applicants as to age, sex, race, religion, national origin,
disability or marital status. A statement of nondiscrimination will be posted on the FCCPT
website’s evaluation procedures and renewal certification sections.

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