Topic: Initial Licensure - Foreign Educated PTs and PTAs

Summary

Licensure by Examination 44
Licensure by Endorsement 27

English Language Proficiency Requirements (TOEFL)

Jurisdiction Licensure by Examination Licensure by Endorsement State required passing scores on Test of English as a Foreign Language Internet-Based Test (TOEFL iBT®) (Note)
Alabama Yes (Reference: AL Administrative Code Chapter 700-X-2-.01 (2)d) No (Reference: AL Administrative Code Chapter 700-X-2-.03 (02) (b)) Writing – 24
Speaking – 26
Reading comprehension – 21
Listening Comprehension – 18
(Reference: AL Administrative Code Chapter 700-X-2-.01 (2)d)
Alaska Yes (Reference: AS 08.84, Article 2, 08.84.032) No (Reference: AS 08.84,Article 2, Sec. 08.84.060) Writing – 24
Speaking – 26
Reading comprehension – 21
Listening Comprehension – 18
(Reference: 12 AAC 54.040)
Arizona Yes (Reference: AZ Statute Title 32, Chapter 19, 32-2022 B.6) Yes (Reference: AZ Statute Title 32, Chapter 19, 32-2026) Writing – 25
Speaking – 25
Reading comprehension – 25
Listening Comprehension – 25
(Reference: AZ Admin Code Title 4, Chapter 24 Article 2, R2-24-203 a.4.b)
Arkansas Yes (Reference: AR Code 17-93-303) Yes (Reference: AR Code 17-93-306) Writing – 24
Speaking – 26
Reading comprehension – 21
Listening Comprehension – 18
(Reference: Board Policy: https://www.arptb.org/pdf/Exam-App-and-Instructions.pdf)
California Yes (Reference: CA Business & Professions Code. Div 2 Chapter 5.7, Article 5, Section 2653. (b)) Yes (Reference: Business and Professions Code (BPC) section 2653 and California Code of Regulations (CCR) section 1398.26.3.) Reading Comprehension - 22
Listening Comprehension - 21
Writing - 22
Speaking - 24
(Reference: Board Policy: http://www.ptbc.ca.gov/applicants/credential.shtml)
Colorado No (Reference: Colorado Revised Statutes Title 12-41-111; Rule 205) No (Reference: Colorado Revised Statutes Title 12-41-109; Rule 206) Not Applicable
Connecticut No (Reference: Statute Chapter 376) No (Reference: Statute Chapter 376) Not Applicable
Delaware No (Reference: 24 Del.C. 2606(b)) No (Reference: 24 Del.C. 2606(b)) Not Applicable
District of Columbia Yes (Reference: Title 17, Chapter 67, Section 6703.1) No (Reference: Title 17, Chapter 67, Section 6709) Composite of Writing, Reading Comprehension, and Listening Comprehension - 63
Speaking - 26
(Reference: Board Policy: http://doh.dc.gov/sites/default/files/dc/sites/doh/publication/attachments/PTA%20Instructions.pdf)
West Virginia Yes (Reference: WV Admin Code §16-1-9.1.c.1) Yes (Reference: WV Admin Code §16-1-9.1.c.1) Unpublished
Florida No (Reference: Title 32, Chapter 456.022) No (Reference: Title 32, Chapter 456.022) Not Applicable
Georgia Yes (Reference: GA R&R Rule 290-2-03) No (Reference: GA R&R Rule 490-2-09) Writing – 24
Speaking – 26
Reading comprehension – 21
Listening Comprehension – 18
(Reference: GA R&R Rule 290-2-03)
Hawaii Yes (Reference: HI Administrative Code 16-110-20 (b) (2)) Yes (Reference: HI Administrative Code 16-110-20 (h)) Passing score recommended by FSBPT (Reference: HI Administrative Code 16-110-20 (b)(2)(B))
Idaho Yes (Reference: Title 54, Chapter 22, 54-2212, 1 (g)) No (Reference: Title 54, Chapter 22, 54-2211) Writing – 24
Speaking – 26
Reading comprehension – 21
Listening Comprehension – 18
(Reference: 24.13.01, Rule 175 01b)
Illinois Yes (Reference: 225 ILCS 90/8, Ch. 111, par. 4258 (a) (3)) Yes (Reference: 225 ILCS 90/11, Ch. 111, par. 4261 Section 11. Rule: Title 68, Subch b, Section 1340.50 a) 3)) Composite of Writing, Reading Comprehension, and Listening Comprehension - 63
Speaking - 26
(Reference: Board policy: http://www.fccpt.org/Getting-Started/Primary-Services/Type-1-Review)
Indiana No (Reference: IC 25-27-1-6) No (Reference: IC 25-27-1-9 Sec. 9 (a)) Not Applicable
Kansas Yes (Reference: KS Admin Reg 100-6-5d; 100-29-3a) No (Reference: KS Admin Reg 100-8) Writing – 24
Speaking – 26
Reading comprehension – 21
Listening Comprehension – 18
(Reference: KS Admin Reg Article 29. 100-29-3a(b))
Kentucky Yes (Reference: KRS 327.060 (1) (b) 5) No (Reference: KRS 327.060 (1) (a)) Writing – 24
Speaking – 26
Reading comprehension – 21
Listening Comprehension – 18
(Reference: 201 KY Admin Reg 22:070 Section 1.(2)(b)2)
Louisiana Yes (Reference: Rules Title 46 Subch. D § 137 A3) Yes (Reference: Rules Title 46 Subch. D § 145 C) Composite of Writing, Reading Comprehension, and Listening Comprehension - 63
Speaking - 26
(Reference: Board policy: http://www.fccpt.org/Getting-Started/Primary-Services/Type-1-Review)
Maine Yes (Reference: Rule 02 393 Chapter 3, para 3B2) Yes (Reference: Rule 02 393 Chapter 3, para 2A3) Applicant must attain a passing score that is recommended by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (Reference: Maine Regulations 02 393 Chapter 3, 3. B. 2b)
Maryland Yes (Reference: Title 13, Subtitle 3 § 13-302 (e);) Yes (Reference: Regulations Title 10, Subtitle 38, Chapter 01, Section 02C (4)) Writing – 24
Speaking – 26
Reading comprehension – 21
Listening Comprehension – 18
(Reference: Board policy)
Massachusetts Yes (Reference: 259 CMR 2.02 (1) (a) 2.b.) Yes (Reference: 259 CMR 2.02 (1) (a) 2.b.) Composite of Writing, Reading Comprehension, and Listening Comprehension - 63
Speaking - 26
(Reference: Board policy: http://www.fccpt.org/Getting-Started/Primary-Services/Type-1-Review)
Michigan Yes (Reference: R 338.7135 (b)) Yes (Reference: R 338.7136 3 c) Writing – 24
Speaking – 26
Reading comprehension – 21
Listening Comprehension – 18
(Reference: R 338.7135 (b))
Minnesota Yes (Reference: Statute 148.725 Subd.3) Yes (Reference: Statute 148.725 Subd.3) Writing – 24
Speaking – 26
Reading comprehension – 21
Listening Comprehension – 18
(Reference: Statute 148.725 Subd.3)
Mississippi Yes (Reference: Statute Title 73, Chapter 23, Section 73-21-51 (2); Regulation part 3103, Chapter 1, Rule 1.3) Yes (Reference: Regulation part 3103, Chapter 1, Rule 1.2 licensure by reciprocity) Writing – 24
Speaking – 26
Reading comprehension – 21
Listening Comprehension – 18
(Reference: Regulation Part 3103, Chapter 1, Rule 1.3 paragraph 5)
Missouri Yes (Reference: Rules 20 CSR 2150-3.010 (8) (C)) Yes (Reference: 20 CSR 2150-3.040 (1) C) Writing – 24
Speaking – 26
Reading comprehension – 21
Listening Comprehension – 18
(Reference: Rules 20 CSR 2150-3.010 (8) (C))
Montana Yes (Reference: MT Admin Rules 24.177.510(2)(e)) Yes (Reference: MT Admin Rules 24.177.510(2)(e)) Not Applicable
Nebraska Yes (Reference: Nebraska Administrative Code 137-004-01 - 2b) No (Reference: Nebraska Administrative Code 137-004-01 - 2b) Writing – 24
Speaking – 26
Reading comprehension – 21
Listening Comprehension – 18
(Reference: Nebraska Administrative Code 137-004-01 - 2b)
Nevada Yes (Reference: Nevada Administrative Code NAC 640.070 1c2) No (Reference: Nevada Revised Statutes 640.145) Writing – 24
Speaking – 26
Reading comprehension – 21
Listening Comprehension – 18
(Reference: Board Policy)
New Hampshire Yes (Reference: NH Code 328-A:5 II (g)) Yes (Reference: NH Code 328-A:5 II (g)) Writing – 24
Speaking – 26
Reading comprehension – 21
Listening Comprehension – 18
(Reference: NH Code of Admin Rules 306.04 ( c)2))
New Jersey Yes (Reference: New Jersey Administrative Code Title 13 Chapter 39A 5.7) No (Reference: New Jersey Administrative Code Title 13 Chapter 39A 5.5) Writing – 24
Speaking – 26
Reading comprehension – 21
Listening Comprehension – 18
(Reference: New Jersey Administrative Code Title 13 Chapter 39A 5.7)
New Mexico Yes (Reference: Statute 61-12D-10 B (6); NM Administrative Code 16.20.9.14) No (Reference: NM Administrative Code 16.20.2.11) Composite of Writing, Reading Comprehension, and Listening Comprehension - 63
Speaking - 26
(Reference: NM Administrative Code 16.20.9.14)
New York No (Reference: Educational Law, Article 136, Section 6734) No (Reference: Commissioner's Regulations, Part 77.11) Not Applicable
North Carolina Yes (Reference: Practice Act, Article 18B, § 90-270.30; NC Rules Chapter 48, 21 NCAC 48E .0110) Yes (Reference: 21 NCAC 48E .0111) Writing – 24
Speaking – 26
Reading comprehension – 21
Listening Comprehension – 18
(Reference: 21 NCAC 48E .0110)
North Dakota Yes (Reference: Practice Act 43-26.1-04) No (Reference: Administrative Code 61.5-02-02-02 para 2f) Composite of Writing, Reading Comprehension, and Listening Comprehension - 63
Speaking - 26
(Reference: Board policy: http://www.fccpt.org/Getting-Started/Primary-Services/Type-1-Review)
Ohio Yes (Reference: Ohio Administrative Code 4755-23-12 (G)) Yes (Reference: Ohio Administratrive Code 4755-23-04 (B)) Writing – 24
Speaking – 26
Reading comprehension – 21
Listening Comprehension – 18
(Reference: Ohio Administrative Code 4755-23-12 (G))
Oklahoma Yes (Reference: Oklahoma Administrative Rules 435-20-3-1.1.) No (Reference: Oklahoma Administrative Rules 435:20-3-4) Writing – 24
Speaking – 26
Reading comprehension – 21
Listening Comprehension – 18
(Reference: Oklahoma Administrative Rules 435-20-3-1.1.)
Oregon Yes (Reference: Oregon Administrative Rules Division 10 848-101-0015 (3) (b)) No (Reference: Oregon Administrative Rules Division 10 848-101-0022) Writing – 24
Speaking – 26
Reading comprehension – 21
Listening Comprehension – 18
(Reference: Oregon Administrative Rules Division 10 848-101-0015 (3) (b))
Pennsylvania No (Reference: Regulations Chapter 40 Section 40.17) No (Reference: Regulations Chapter 40 Section 40.16) Not Applicable
Puerto Rico No (Reference: Physical Therapy Law Act 114-1962 ) No (Reference: Physical Therapy Law Act 114-1962 ) Not Applicable
Rhode Island Yes (Reference: R5-40-PT/PTA 5.4.1) No (Reference: R5-40-PT/PTA 5.4.1) Unpublished
South Carolina Yes (Reference: South Carolina Code Section 40-45-10, Article 3, 101.04 (1)) Yes (Reference: South Carolina Code Section 40-45-240) Writing – 24
Speaking – 26
Reading comprehension – 21
Listening Comprehension – 18
(Reference: Board Policy: http://www.llr.state.sc.us/pol/physicaltherapy/index.asp?file=endorsement.htm)
South Dakota Yes (Reference: Statute 36-10-27) Yes (Reference: Statute 36-10-31) 550 on TOEFL (Reference: 36-10-27 (2))
Tennessee Yes (Reference: Rule 1150-01-.04 (3) (a)) Yes (Reference: Rule 1150-01-05 (4)) Composite of Writing, Reading Comprehension, and Listening Comprehension - 63
Speaking - 26
(Reference: Rule 1150-01-.04 (3) (a))
Texas Yes (Reference: TX Admin Code 329.5 (2)) No (Reference: TX Admin Code 329.6) Writing – 24
Speaking – 26
Reading comprehension – 21
Listening Comprehension – 18
(Reference: TX Admin Code 329.5 (2) (b))
Utah Yes (Reference: Title 58-24b-302 (3)) Yes (Reference: Title 58-24b-302 (4)) Writing – 24
Speaking – 26
Reading comprehension – 21
Listening Comprehension – 18
(Reference: Board policy: http://www.fccpt.org/Getting-Started/Primary-Services/Type-1-Review)
Vermont Yes (Reference: 26 V.S.A. § 2101 (a) (3): CVR Rules 04 030 240 2.3 (a) (3)) Yes (Reference: 26 V.S.A.§ 2104) Unpublished
Virgin Islands Yes (Reference: Title 27 Chapter 1 Subchapter VIII, § 165c (b)) Unpublished
Virginia Yes (Reference: 18 VAC 112-20-40) Yes (Reference: 18 VAC 112-20-65 B1) Unpublished
Washington Yes (Reference: WAC 246-915-120) Yes (Reference: WAC 246-915-120) Writing – 24
Speaking – 26
Reading comprehension – 21
Listening Comprehension – 18
(Reference: WAC 246-915-120 (2) (a))
Wisconsin No (Reference: Wisconsin Administrative Code PT 1.03 (d)) No (Reference: Wisconsin Administrative Code PT 1.03 (d)) Not Applicable
Wyoming Yes (Reference: Statute Chapter 25, 33-25-105 (b) (v); Board of Physical Therapy Rules Chapter 3 Section 1 (a) (xi)) Yes (Reference: Board of Physical Therapy Rules Chapter 3 Section 1 (a) (xi)) Unpublished
Iowa Yes (Reference: Iowa Administrative Code 645 -200.5(2)b) Yes (Reference: Iowa Administrative Code 645-200.7(6)) Writing – 24
Speaking – 26
Reading comprehension – 21
Listening Comprehension – 18
(Reference: Iowa Administrative Code 645 -200.5(2)b)