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New York Credentials Verification

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The New York Credentials Verification service is a verification of the authenticity of an applicant’s physical therapist or physical therapist assistant educational and licensure records.

Verification from a New York State Education Department (NYSED) approved Credentials Verification Organization (CVO) is required by NYSED when an applicant is seeking licensure in New York. FCCPT is an approved CVO for both professions.

Upon collection of all required documents FCCPT will submit all education and licensure documentation to NYSED.

This service does not include collection of documents from U.S. education or licensure institutions. The applicant must contact NYSED for instructions on sending these documents.

New York Credentials Verification Requirements

To apply for the New York Verification Service you must meet the following requirement:

  • A foreign-educated physical therapist or physical therapist assistant seeking a license to practice in New York State.

Before you apply - read the following important information

Document Submission Guidelines:

Obtaining Documents From Schools & Licensure/Regulatory Authorities

  • Send to all appropriate institutions.
    • New York Request for Academic Credentials Verification (page one to be filled out by applicant, page two to be completed by registrar or principal of academic institution).
      • School sends transcript, transcript of hours, mark sheets, certificate of clinical hours and experiences and syllabus with the form.
        • Important: This form is required with the exception of countries who are not able to legally complete 3rd party forms.
    • New York Request for Licensure Verification (page one to be filled out by applicant, page two to be completed by licensure/regulatory authority).
      • Important: This form is required with the exception of countries who are not able to legally complete 3rd party forms.

Document Submission By Applicant

  • New York Credentials Verification Attestation mailed to FCCPT.
  • Physical therapy education diploma(s), degree(s), or certificate(s) to FCCPT, which have been notarized as a true copy of the original.
    • Note: FCCPT will accept attested copies of diplomas, degrees, and/or certificates from the issuing institution, if attested by the school registrar.
  • If no foreign licenses are held, you must complete and mail or email the No License Form.
  • Download all required forms.

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