Type 1 for Immigration & Type 1 for Licensure Only
The Type 1 for Immigration is a visa screening authorized by USCIS for immigration purposes.
Applicants use the Type 1 for Immigration to obtain a USCIS Healthcare Worker Certificate required for a work visa. This service includes an Educational Credentials Review, verification of eligibility to practice PT in the country of education (and elsewhere, if applicable), and verification of English language proficiency.
The Type 1 for Licensure Only provides a course by course evaluation of your educational credentials, verification of licensure/registration, verification of TOEFL for jurisdictions that require this service. The evaluation is completed on the Coursework Evaluation Tool (CWT) that is required by the jurisdiction selected as your Included Report. For a list of states that require the Type 1 for Licensure Only click on Learn More.
Educational Credentials Review
This service determines whether an applicant’s education is substantially equivalent to an accredited PT degree program in the U.S.
Applicants use the Educational Credential Review to apply for a license to practice PT in the U.S., to apply for admission into some U.S. educational programs, and for Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service (CMS) certification as a Medicare/Medicaid provider.
This service determines whether an applicant’s education is substantially equivalent to an accredited PTA degree program in the U.S.
Applicants use it to obtain a license to practice as a PTA in the U.S., and for Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Service (CMS) certification, where permitted by the jurisdiction.
New York Verification
This service independently collects and verifies the authenticity of an applicant's credentials to apply for licensure as a PT or PTA in New York State.
Applicants use the New York Credentials Verification service to apply for a license to practice in New York. New York State Education Department (NYSED) requires verification from a NYSED-approved Credential Verification Organization (CVO). FCCPT is an approved CVO.