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physicaltherapy: 05 Feb : 06:54 pm

Is there anyone who has gone through CWT6 or type 1 evaluation with FCCPT?
If so, kindly let me know from where can the following deficiencies be fulfilled?
1. History
2. Systems Review
3. Findings that warrant referral
4. Supervision of support staff
5. Documentation

nani: 28 Sep : 04:31 am

plz pleasec tell me where to do phd in india

Nikhilphysio: 02 Jun : 03:55 am

I am working as physiotherapist in Shalby hospital ahmedabad for 4 years. I have passed out from Rajiv gandhi university of health and sciences Bangalore. I want to apply for Newzealand physiotherapy board registration so anyone there from India who got registered as physiotherapist in new zealand please help me.

Arun: 10 May : 12:36 am

Hi Priyank, welcome. Feel free to go through these forum threads returned by search [link]

Priyank: 09 May : 10:28 pm

Hi..need advice. What are the options in Australia after MPT?


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Fri Mar 16 2012, 06:15pm
Robin
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This paragraph from FSBPT website  https://www.fsbpt.org/RegulatoryTools/CWT/index.asp should clear some doubts regrading graduation yr and credentialing:

“The credentials of foreign educated physical therapist licensure applicants should be evaluated using the version of the FSBPT Coursework Tool that covers the date the applicant graduated from their respective physical therapy education program. Credentialing agencies should use the version of the CWT that coincides with the professional educational criteria that were in effect on the date the applicant graduated from their respective physical therapy education program. This same process should be used for both first time licensees and those seeking licensure through endorsement. To determine substantial equivalency, the approved credentialing evaluation agency shall use the appropriate Course Work Tool ("CWT") adopted by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy. The appropriate CWT means the CWT in place at the time the foreign educated physical therapist graduated from their physical therapy program.”

So that should mean that one who has graduated earlier with a 2 yr/ 3 yr/ 4yr course in PT might still be eligible to apply for licensing in those states which still accept them, and in this case for sure NEWYORK State. And usually their educational credential evaluation is based on the year of graduation and is done based on Course Work Tool (CWT) designed by FSBPT.
Regarding states which needs a Masters in PT for licensure, most of them still have some regulations/ reservations to include in those graduates who became PT in earlier times. It would be better to visit the official websites to confirm them and one can find those links here : http://www.physioblasts.org/p/forum/forum_viewtopic.php?3392 (The links hasnt been cross checked for quite some time now, hopefully all of them still works!).
All this said, one should remember that for a work visa in addition to the credential evaluation, one also should have a health screen worker certification which requires atleast 4 yrs of education after plus 2 level. Thus it filters out those graduates who has only a 3 1/2 yr or lesser education in PT unless they have a higher degree to add to it.




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Fri Mar 16 2012, 06:28pm
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For those who are applying from Canada or Mexico , this information might be worth looking into( though it is not clear whether one needs to have the education completed in those countries or have to be a permanent resident/citizen there, or only have to have worked there):
" In August 1992, the United States, Canada, and Mexico entered into the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) providing for expedited admission of business persons from these countries. The implementing legislation for this Agreement went into effect in 1994 and provided for certain business professionals to enter into the United States in the TN non-immigrant category.[5] Schedule 2 of NAFTA includes a list of designated professions qualifying for TN status; the physical therapist profession is on that list.

For physical therapy applicants from either Canada or Mexico, TN classification can be an attractive option. The requirements for the TN are very similar to those for an H-1B, but there are significant differences between them. The TN application may be presented at the border and obtained instantly or can be obtained as a change of status from within the U.S.while in another valid status.  TNs are not subject to an annual cap, so availability should not be a concern. The TN can be renewed indefinitely, whereas the H-1B is limited to six years (unless the permanent residency process is far enough along), and unlike the H-1B, there is no prevailing wage requirement for the TN. Specialty occupation is generally presumed if the occupation is listed on Schedule 2, whereas in an H-1B petition, practitioners must demonstrate that the position qualifies as a specialty occupation. TN classification is now granted for three years.On the negative side, TN classification has not been awarded the dual intent designation. H-1B physical therapists can apply for permanent residency while maintaining their non-immigrant status and freely travel in and out of the United States without concern on the basis of the dual intent proviso. TN classification holders cannot apply for permanent residency without risking their TN status especially if they travel outside the United States.Canadians can make TN applications and obtain TN classification at the border, without any prior application to USCIS. Mexican physical therapists cannot apply at the border, but after January 1, 2004, are no longer required to first submit an LCA and petition to USCIS, but rather can apply at the consulate for a TN visa."
Qouted from: http://www.immigrateme.com/immigration/immigration-options-for-a-physical-therapist/


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Wed Mar 21 2012, 05:46am
Travelingphysio
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TN is for citizens...

Tue Oct 02 2012, 10:31am
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Very Strange. I was with the NY state office on the phone and they said that once you have an eligibility with them to appear for the NPTE, thats valid for 5 years. Whats even strange is that during these five years if there is any activity on the file like appearing for the NPTE, updating an address or renewing something, the 5 year time starts from the last activity date. So essentially the approval can last till we die!!! provided we do some activity every 5 years.

Tue Oct 02 2012, 09:35pm
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Surprising, but that's good and helpful. Thanks for sharing the info, Travelingphysio.

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