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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.

Updated TOEFL Exemption Requirements - Effective 02/01/2017

Effective February 1, 2017, FCCPT will update its requirements for the TOEFL exemption to reflect the changes in the first professional degree in the United States, while remaining consistent with federal regulations. Read for more details.

How Will the New Coursework Tool (CWT6) Affect Your Evaluation?

FCCPT has outlined guidelines that apply to applicants who have applied for, or will apply for the Comprehensive Credentials Review (Type 1 Review) or the Educational Credentials Review, both of which include a credentials evaluation using the CWT.  Read more for details.

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.

Update to Included Report Policy

Applicants should apply for an Included Report before the completion of the service. If no recipient is selected at time of application (“None at this time”), applicants can notify FCCPT of a recipient for the Included Report, at no additional cost, for up to 6 months following the service completion date.

If an applicant requests an Included Report AFTER 6 months from the service completion date, the applicant will have to apply for a Duplicate Report and pay the associated fee.  Read for more details.

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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