Topic: Requirements for Licensure by Examination (Foreign Educated)
Important:This chart has the requirements for graduates of education programs NOT accredited by CAPTE that do not hold a license in another US state.

Summary

Educational Credentials Review 51
Pass National Examination 50
Test of English Language Proficiency 44
Supervised Clinical Practice 15
Jurisprudence Assessment 29
Criminal Background Check 28
Professional Liability Insurance 4
Proof of Meeting Requirements to Practice in Country of Education; Good Standing with Licensing Authority 13
Proof of Legal Authorization to Reside/Work in US 10
Other 27

Requirements for Licensure by Examination (Foreign Educated)

State Educational Credentials Review Pass National Examination Test of English Language Proficiency Supervised Clinical Practice Jurisprudence Assessment Criminal Background Check Professional Liability Insurance Proof of Meeting Requirements to Practice in Country of Education; Good Standing with Licensing Authority Proof of Legal Authorization to Reside/Work in US Other
Alabama Yes (Reference: 700-X-2-.01(2)(b)) Yes (Reference: AL Administrative Code Chapter 700-X-2-.05 (1)a) Yes (Reference: AL Administrative Code Chapter 700-X-2-.01 (2)d) Yes (Reference: 700-X-2-.04) Yes (Reference: AL Admin Code 700-X-2-.02)
Alaska Yes (Reference: 12 AAC 54.040.(b)) Yes (Reference: Alaska Statute Sec. 08.84.032.(5)) Yes (Reference: AS 08.84, Article 2, 08.84.032) Yes (Reference: Alaska Statute Sec. 08.84.032.(2)) Yes (Reference: 12 AAC 54.030.(4)) Yes (Reference: Alaska Statute Sec. 08.84.032.(4) and 12 Alaska Admin Code 54.040.(b))
Arizona Yes (Reference: AZ Revised Statute Title 32-2022E.3) Yes (Reference: AZ Revised Statute Title 32-2022.A.8) Yes (Reference: AZ Revised Statute Title 32, Chapter 19, 32-2022 B.6) Yes (Reference: AZ Revised Statute Title 32-2022.A.7) Yes (Reference: AZ Code 32-2022.A.5) Yes (Reference: AZ Code 32-2053) Yes (Reference: AZ Code 32-2022.A.4) Yes (Reference: AZ Code 32-2022.A.5) Yes (Reference: AZ Code 32-2022.B.1)
Arkansas Yes (Reference: AR Code 17-93-303(e)3) Yes (Reference: AR Code 17-93-303.(d)(3)(e)(6)) Yes (Reference: AR Code 17-93-303) Yes (Reference: AR Physical Therapy Practice Act 17-93-303.(4) and 17-93-304.(3))
California Yes (Reference: CA Business and Professsions Code Division 2 Chapter 5.7 Article 5 2653.(a)) Yes (Reference: CA Business and Professsions Code Division 2 Chapter 5.7 Article 5 2650.) Yes (Reference: CA Business & Professions Code. Div 2 Chapter 5.7, Article 5, Section 2653. (b)) Yes (Reference: CA Business and Professsions Code Division 2 Chapter 5.7 Article 5 2653.(c)) Yes (Reference: CA Business & Professions Code 2636.(a)(1)) Yes (Reference: California Business & Professions Code 144)
Colorado Yes (Reference: 4 Colorado Code of Regulations 205.B) Yes (Reference: 4 CO Code of Regulations 732-1.104.A) No (Reference: Colorado Revised Statutes Title 12-41-111; Rule 205) Yes (Reference: CO Revised Statute 12-41-103.6.(2)(f)(III)) Yes (Reference: CO Revised Statute 12-41-114.5)
Connecticut No (Reference: Statute Chapter 376) Yes (Reference: CT General Statutes Section 20-73d)
Delaware Yes (Reference: Delaware Administrative Code Title 24 2600.9.1.1) Yes (Reference: Delaware Administrative Code Title 24 2600.9.1.3) Yes (Reference: Title 24 DE Admin Code 2600.7.2.3)
District of Columbia Yes (Reference: DC Municipal Regs 6703.2(c)) Yes (Reference: DC Municipal Regs 6703.1(c )) Yes (Reference: Title 17, Chapter 67, Section 6703.1) Yes (Reference: DC Municipal Regulations 6704.6) Yes (Reference: DC Municipal Regulations Chapter 8501) Yes (Reference: DC Municipal Regs 6703.4-5)
West Virginia Yes (Reference: WV Legislative Rules §16-1-9.1.a.1.) Yes (Reference: WV Code §30-20-8(a)(4)) Yes (Reference: WV Legislative Rules §16-1-9.1.c.1) Yes (Reference: WV Code §30-41-2) Yes (Reference: WV Code §30-20-11(b)(5)) Yes (Reference: WV Code §30-20-11(b))
Florida Yes (Reference: Florida Administrative Code 64B17-3.001(3)(b)1) Yes (Reference: FL Statutes 486.031(3)(b)) No (Reference: Title 32, Chapter 456.022) Yes (Reference: FL Admin Code 64B17-3.002(1)) Yes (Reference: FL Statutes 486.031)
Georgia Yes (Reference: Georgia Rules for Physical Therapy 490-2.03(1)(a)) Yes (Reference: GA R&R Rule 290-2-03) Yes (Reference: GA Rules 490-2-.03(1)(g)) Yes (Reference: GA Rule 490-2-.02(1)(a)2.) Yes (Reference: GA Rules 490-2-.03(1)(b))
Hawaii Yes (Reference: Hawaii Administrative Rules §16-110-20(2)) Yes (Reference: Hawaii Administrative Rules §16-110-20(2)(d)) Yes (Reference: HI Administrative Code 16-110-20 (b) (2))
Idaho Yes (Reference: Idaho Statute 54-2212.(1)(c )) Yes (Reference: Idaho Statute 54-2212.(1)(f)) Yes (Reference: Title 54, Chapter 22, 54-2212, 1 (g)) Yes (Reference: Idaho Admin Code 175.2) Yes (Reference: Idaho Statute 54-2212.(1)(e )) Yes (Reference: Idaho Statute 54-2212.(1)(f)) Yes (Reference: Idaho Statute 54-2212.(1)(a ))
Illinois Yes (Reference: Illinois Regulations TITLE 68: PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS, Chapter VII, Subchapter b, Section 1340.20(e)1) Yes (Reference: IN Code 25-27-1-9 Sec. 9.(a)(2)) Yes (Reference: 225 ILCS 90/8, Ch. 111, par. 4258 (a) (3))
Indiana Yes (Reference: 844 Indiana Administrative Code 6-3-2(b)(2)) Yes (Reference: IN Code 25-27-1-9 Sec. 9.(a)(2)) No (Reference: IC 25-27-1-6)
Kansas Yes (Reference: KS Admin Reg 100-29-3(a)) Yes (Reference: KS Statutes Annotated 65-2906.(b)(3)) Yes (Reference: KS Admin Reg 100-6-5d; 100-29-3a) Yes (Reference: KS Admin Regs 100-29-15.)
Kentucky Yes (Reference: 201 Kentucky Administrative Regulations 22:070.Section 1(2)(a)) Yes (Reference: 201 KY Admin Regulations 22:070.Section 7(2)(f)) Yes (Reference: KRS 327.060 (1) (b) 5) Yes (Reference: KY Revised Statutes 327.060(b)(6)) Yes (Reference: 201 KY Admin Regulations 22:020.Section 2(1)(d)) Yes (Reference: KY Revised Statute 327.310) Yes (Reference: KY Revised Statutes 327.060(b)(9)) Yes (Reference: KY Revised Statutes 327.060(b)(8)) Yes (Reference: KY Revised Statutes 327.060(b))
Louisiana Yes (Reference: Louisiana Revised Statutes 37§2410.(1)(b)(ii)) Yes (Reference: LA Admin Code Title 46 Subch. D § 137. A.(1)) Yes (Reference: LA Admin Code Title 46 Subch. D § 137. A.(3)) Yes (Reference: LA Admin Code Title 46 Subch. D § 331) Yes (Reference: Louisiana Revised Statutes 37§2409(5)) Yes (Reference: LA Revised Statute 37:2413) Yes (Reference: LA Admin Code Title 46 Subch. D § 137. A.(4)) Yes (Reference: LA Admin Code Title 46 Subch. D § 137. A.(5)) Yes (Reference: LA Admin Code Title 46 Subch. D § 137. A.(6))
Maine Yes (Reference: Maine Revised Statutes Title 32, Chapter 45-A §3114-A.1.B) Yes (Reference: ME Revised Statutes Annotated §3114-A1.C.) Yes (Reference: ME Admin Rule 02 393 Chapter 3, para 3B2)
Maryland Yes (Reference: Code of Maryland Regulations Title 10 Subtitle 38 Chapter 06.01A(2)( c)) Yes (Reference: MD Health Occupations Article Title 13 § 13-302(a)(2)) Yes (Reference: Title 13, Subtitle 3 § 13-302 (e);) Yes (Reference: Code of MD Regulations title 10.01B(14)(b))
Massachusetts Yes (Reference: Massachusetts General Laws Part I, Title XVI, Chapter 112 Section 231.(c)(1)) Yes (Reference: Massachusetts General Laws. Part I, Title XVI, Chapter 112, Section 231.(d)) Yes (Reference: 259 CMR 2.02 (1) (a) 2.b.) Yes (Reference: 259 CMR 2.02 (1) (a) 2.c.)
Michigan Yes (Reference: Michigan Administrative Code R 338.7135 (a)) Yes (Reference: MI Admin Code R 338.7132 Rule 32.(b)) Yes (Reference: MI Admin Code R 338.7135 (b)) Yes (Reference: MI Admin Code R 338.7132 Rule 32.(c))
Minnesota Yes (Reference: Minnesota Statutes Chapter 148.725 Subdivision 2) Yes (Reference: Minnesota Statutes Chapter 148.725 Subdivision 5) Yes (Reference: Minnesota Statutes Chapter 148.725 Subdivision 3) Yes (Reference: Minnesota Statutes Chapter 148.725 Subdivision 4) Yes (Reference: MN Statute 148.723)
Mississippi Yes (Reference: Mississippi Rules. Title 30. Part 3103: Rule 1.3.3c) Yes (Reference: MS Regulations Title 30 Rule 1.3.3.f.) Yes (Reference: MS Regulations Title 30 Rule 1.3.3.e) Yes (Reference: MS Regulations Title 30 Rule 1.1 3.d.) Yes (Reference: MS Code Ann. § 73-23-101) Yes (Reference: MS Regulations Title 30 Rule 1.3)
Missouri Yes (Reference: 20 CSR 2150-3.010(2)) Yes (Reference: 20 CSR 2150-3.030(2)) Yes (Reference: 20 CSR 2150-3.010 (8) (C)) Yes (Reference: 20 CSR 2150-3.010(7)) Yes (Reference: MO Revised Statutes Chapter 334) Yes (Reference: Rules 20 CSR 2150-3.010 (9))
Montana Yes (Reference: Montana Code 37-110-310) Yes (Reference: MT Admin Rules 24.177.510(2)(f-g)) Yes (Reference: MT Admin Rules 24.177.510(2)(e)) Yes (Reference: MT Admin Rules 24.177.501(6)) Yes (Reference: MT Code Annotated 37-11-312)
Nebraska Yes (Reference: 172 Nebraska Admin Code 137-004.01 1) Yes (Reference: NE Statute 38-2921.(3)) Yes (Reference: 172 NAC 137-004-01 - 2b) Yes (Reference: 172 NAC 137-003.01.4b) Yes (Reference: Revised Statutes of NE Section 1. Section 38-131(1)) Yes (Reference: 172 NAC 137-003.01.2) Yes (Reference: 172 NAC 137-004.02)
Nevada Yes (Reference: Nevada Admin Code 640.070.1(1)) Yes (Reference: Nevada Administrative Code NAC 640.070 1c2) Yes (Reference: NV Admin Code 640.040.2) Yes (Reference: NV Revised Statute 640.090.1.d) Yes (Reference: NV Admin Code 640.070)
New Hampshire Yes (Reference: New Hamsphire Statute 328-A:5I(c )) Yes (Reference: NH Law Chapter 328-A:5II.(h)) Yes (Reference: NH Code 328-A:5 II (g)) Yes (Reference: NH Rules Phy 303.07(a)) Yes (Reference: New Hamsphire Statute 328-A:5-aIII.(a)(4))
New Jersey Yes (Reference: NJ Administrative Code 13:39A-5.1b)1)) Yes (Reference: NJ Administrative Code 13:39A-5.1b)4)) Yes (Reference: New Jersey Administrative Code Title 13 Chapter 39A 5.7) Yes (Reference: NJ Administrative Code 13:39A-5.3a)) Yes (Reference: NJ Public Law 2017, c.304) Yes (Reference: NJ Administrative Code 13:39A-5.1b)
New Mexico Yes (Reference: 16.20.9.9 New Mexico Administrative Code) Yes (Reference: NM Admin Code 16.20.2.8) Yes (Reference: NM Administrative Code 16.20.9.14) Yes (Reference: NM Admin Code 16.20.2.10) Yes (Reference: NM Admin Code 16.20.9.10.A.) Yes (Reference: NM Admin Code 16.20.9.)
New York Yes (Reference: New York Admin Code §77.1.b.2) Yes (Reference: NY Admin Rules §77.2.a) No (Reference: Educational Law, Article 136, Section 6734) Yes (Reference: NY Education Law Article 136 § 6734)
North Carolina Yes (Reference: 21 NCAC 48E .0110(c )) Yes (Reference: 21 NCAC 48B .0103(a)) Yes (Reference: Practice Act, Article 18B, § 90-270.30; NC Rules Chapter 48, 21 NCAC 48E .0110) Yes (Reference: NC General Statute § 90-270.26.) Yes (Reference: 21 NCAC 48E .0113) Yes (Reference: 21 NCAC 48E .0110)
North Dakota Yes (Reference: North Dakota Admininstrative Code 61.5-02-02-01.2.d) Yes (Reference: NDAC Title 61.5-02-02-01.2.e.) Yes (Reference: Practice Act 43-26.1-04) Yes (Reference: NDAC Title 61.5-02-02-01.2.h) Yes (Reference: NDAC Title 61.5-02-02-01.1.e) Yes (Reference: ND Century Code Title 43-26.2) Yes (Reference: NDAC Title 61.5-02-02-01.)
Ohio Yes (Reference: Ohio Administrative code 4755-23-12(c )) Yes (Reference: Ohio Administrative code 4755-23-03(E)(1)) Yes (Reference: Ohio Administrative Code 4755-23-12 (G)) Yes (Reference: OH Revised Code 4755.43(B)) Yes (Reference: OH Revised Code 4755.70(B))
Oklahoma Yes (Reference: Oklahoma Administrative Code 435:20-3-1.1.(b)) Yes (Reference: OK Practice Act 887.6. D.1.j) Yes (Reference: Oklahoma Administrative Rules 435-20-3-1.1.) Yes (Reference: Oklahoma Administrative Code 435:20-3-1.1(d)) Yes (Reference: Oklahoma Statutes Title 59, Section 887.19) Yes (Reference: OK Practice Act 887.6. D.1.e) Yes (Reference: Oklahoma Administrative Code 435:20-3-1.)
Oregon Yes (Reference: Oregon Admin Rules 848-010-00153(a)) Yes (Reference: OR Admin Rules 848-010-0015) Yes (Reference: Oregon Administrative Rules Division 10 848-101-0015 (3) (b)) Yes (Reference: OR Admin Rules 848-010-0015) Yes (Reference: OR Revised Statute 688.24)
Pennsylvania Yes (Reference: PA Admin Code § 40.17.(5)) Yes (Reference: PA Admin Code § 40.13) No (Reference: Regulations Chapter 40 Section 40.17) Yes (Reference: PA Admin Code § 40.17.(7)) Yes (Reference: PA Admin Code § 40.69.(a)) Yes (Reference: PA Admin Code § 40.17.(3)) Yes (Reference: PA Admin Code § 40.17.(4)) Yes (Reference: PA Admin Code § 40.17)
Puerto Rico Yes (Reference: PR Practice Act 12.§ 246.) No (Reference: Physical Therapy Law Act 114-1962)
Rhode Island Yes (Reference: Rhode Island Regulations R5-40-PT/PTA 5.4) Yes (Reference: Rhode Island Regulations R5-40-PT/PTA 5.4.e) Yes (Reference: R5-40-PT/PTA 5.4.1) Yes (Reference: Rhode Island Regulations R5-40-PT/PTA 5.4.c) Yes (Reference: Rhode Island Regulations R5-40-PT/PTA 5.4.d) Yes (Reference: Rhode Island Regulations R5-40-PT/PTA 5.4)
South Carolina Yes (Reference: SC Regulations 101.04.(1)) Yes (Reference: SC Regulations 101-04.(4)) Yes (Reference: South Carolina Code Section 40-45-10, Article 3, 101.04 (1)) Yes (Reference: SC Regulations 101-04.(5)) Yes (Reference: SC Statute SECTION 1. Chapter 45, Title 40) Yes (Reference: SC Regulations 101-04.)
South Dakota Yes (Reference: SD Codified Law 36-10-27.(1)) Yes (Reference: SD Codified Law 36-10-30) Yes (Reference: SD Codified Law 36-10-27(2))
Tennessee Yes (Reference: TN Admin Rules 1150-01-.04.(3)(a)) Yes (Reference: TN Admin Code 1150-01-.04.(1)(c)) Yes (Reference: Rule 1150-01-.04 (3) (a)) Yes (Reference: TN Admin Rules 1150-01-.04.(3)(e )) Yes (Reference: TN Admin Rules 1150-01-.05(1)(i)) Yes (Reference: TN Admin Rules 1150-01-.04.(3)(c )) Yes (Reference: TN Admin Rules 1150-01-.05)
Texas Yes (Reference: TX Admin Rules §329.5.(1)) Yes (Reference: TX Occupations Code Sec. 453.205.(a)) Yes (Reference: TX Admin Code 329.5 (2)) Yes (Reference: TX Occupations Code Sec. 453.205.(g)) Yes (Reference: TX Occupations Code Sec 453.215)
Utah Yes (Reference: Utah Admin Code R156-24b-302a.2) Yes (Reference: UT Admin Code R156-24b-302b.(1)) Yes (Reference: Title 58-24b-302 (3)) Yes (Reference: UT Statute 58-24b-302.(1)(d)) Yes (Reference: UT Code 58-24c)
Vermont Yes (Reference: VT Physical Therapy Rule Part 2.3(b)(1)) Yes (Reference: VT Physical Therapy Rule Part 2.3(b)(3)) Yes (Reference: VT Physical Therapy Rule Part 2.3(b)(2))
Virgin Islands Yes (Reference: VI Code § 165c.(b)(3)(C )) Yes (Reference: VI Code § 165c.(5)) Yes (Reference: Title 27 Chapter 1 Subchapter VIII, § 165c (b)) Yes (Reference: VI Code § 165c.(b)(8)) Yes (Reference: VI Code § 165c.(b))
Virginia Yes (Reference: 18 VAC 112-20-50.A) Yes (Reference: 18VAC112-20-60.3.) Yes (Reference: 18 VAC 112-20-40) Yes (Reference: 18VAC112-20-50.D) Yes (Reference: 18VAC112-20-50)
Washington Yes (Reference: WA Admin Code 246-915-120(1)(f)) Yes (Reference: WA Admin Code 246-915-040(1)) Yes (Reference: WAC 246-915-120) Yes (Reference: Revised Code of WA 18.74.500 Article III(2)) Yes (Reference: WA Admin Code 246-915-120 (1)(a)) Yes (Reference: WA Admin Code 246-915-120 (1))
Wisconsin Yes (Reference: WI Regulations PT 1.03(1)(d)) Yes (Reference: WI Statute PT 103(1)(e)) No (Reference: Wisconsin Administrative Code PT 1.03 (d)) Yes (Reference: WI Admin Code PT 2.01(6)(c))
Wyoming Yes (Reference: WY Statute 33-25-105(b)(ii)(B)(iii)) Yes (Reference: WY Admin Code Chapter 3 Section 1.(b)(iv)(D)) Yes (Reference: Statute Chapter 25, 33-25-105 (b) (v); Board of Physical Therapy Rules Chapter 3 Section 1 (a) (xi)) Yes (Reference: WY Admin Code Chapter 3 Section 1.(b)(v)) Yes (Reference: WY Admin Code Chapter 3 Section 1.(a)(vii)) Yes (Reference: WY Admin Code Chapter 3 Section 1.(a)(x)) Yes (Reference: WY Statute Chapter 25. 33-25-105.(b)(ii)(B)) Yes (Reference: WY Admin Code Chapter 3 Section 1.(b)(ii)) Yes (Reference: WY Statute Chapter 25. 33-25-105.)
Iowa Yes (Reference: Iowa Administrative Code 645-200.5(2) a) Yes (Reference: IA Code Ch148A.4.1) Yes (Reference: Iowa Administrative Code 645 -200.5(2)b) Yes (Reference: IA Code Ch 147C.1) Yes (Reference: IA Admin Code 200.5(2)c)