Or. Admin. R. 848-010-0022 - Endorsement of Out-of-State Foreign Educated Physical Therapists

A foreign educated physical therapist not licensed in the State of Oregon may be licensed by endorsement if the applicant meets or fulfills the requirements of subsections (1), (2), (4) and (5) of OAR 848-010-0020 and the Board receives all of the following additional items:

(1) A certified copy of the Course Work Tool (CWT) used by a physical therapy licensing authority of a state or territory of the United States to make the determination to issue a license in that state or territory. The report must indicate that the applicant's foreign physical therapy education was determined to be substantially equivalent to the education of a physical therapist who graduated from an accredited physical therapy program approved by the Oregon Board pursuant to ORS 688.050(2). To determine substantial equivalency, the approved credentialing evaluation agency shall use the appropriate 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. The licensing authority of the state or territory must certify the report and must send it directly to the Oregon Board.
(2) Proof of completion of a minimum of 1000 hours of clinical practice each year in a state or territory of the United States for three of the last ten years immediately prior to application. To meet this requirement, however, no more than five years can have elapsed since the applicant has had clinical practice in a state or territory of the United States. The applicant's current or prior employer(s) must send this proof directly to the Oregon Board.
(3) A written statement from the applicant's most recent employer stating that the applicant practiced safely and competently. The employer must send this proof directly to the Oregon Board.
(4) A foreign educated physical therapist who does not meet the requirements of this section may apply for licensure under OAR 848-010-0015(3).


Or. Admin. R. 848-010-0022
PTLB 2-2008, f. 12-16-08, cert. ef. 1-2-09; PTLB 1-2010, f. 2-16-10, cert. ef. 3-1-10

Stat. Auth: ORS 688.160

Stats. Implemented: ORS 668.160(6)(c)

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