148.725 REQUIREMENTS FOR FOREIGN-EDUCATED APPLICANTS.
Subdivision 1. Scope and documentation.
An applicant for licensure who is a
foreign-educated physical therapist must fulfill the requirements in subdivisions 2 to 5, providing
certified English translations of board-required relevant documentation.
Subd. 2. Education evaluation.
The applicant must present evidence of completion of
physical therapy schooling equivalent to that required in section
by having a Type I
comprehensive credentials evaluation or educational credentials review performed by the Foreign
Credentialing Commission on Physical Therapy (FCCPT). The evaluation must be sent directly
to the board from the FCCPT. The applicant shall be responsible for the expenses incurred as
a result of the evaluation.
Subd. 3. English test.
If not completed as part of the FCCPT Type I comprehensive
credentials evaluation, the applicant must demonstrate English language proficiency by taking
the test of English as a foreign language examination (TOEFL) and achieving a passing score as
established by the board, or a passing score on a comparable nationally recognized examination
approved by the board. For purposes of this subdivision, the passing score adopted by the board
shall be applied prospectively.
Subd. 4. Experience.
The applicant must have practiced satisfactorily for at least six months
under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist at a board-approved facility. A facility that
offers such practice must provide a broad base of experience including a variety of physical
agents, therapeutic exercises, evaluation procedures, and patient diagnoses. Supervision must
be provided by a licensed physical therapist with at least three years of clinical experience. A
proposed outline of clinical experiences must be approved by the board before the facility begins
offering the experience.
Subd. 5. Examination.
The applicant must satisfactorily complete the board-approved
examination as stated in section
History: 2007 c 123 s 26