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Credentialing Organizations

Agencies for non-U.S. educated physical therapists

If you are a non-U.S. educated physical therapist, many states will require you to go through the credentialing process before you are issued a physical therapy license. Credentialing is also required in order to obtain healthcare worker certification.

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What is credentialing?

Credentialing is a comparison of the foreign education curriculum to the current US standards, and when appropriate, to previous standards to match the year of graduation.

Below is a list of credentialing organizations for non-US candidates. These agencies may be licensed to use FSBPT's coursework tools for foreign educated physical therapists.

Organizations recognized by USCIS to issue Healthcare Worker Certificates:

Foreign Credentialing Commission on Physical Therapy (FCCPT)
124 West Street South, 3rd Floor
Alexandria, VA 22314, USA

Phone: (703) 684-8406*
Fax: (703) 684-8715
Website: www.fccpt.org

*View the FCCPT Call Center Hours.

Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS)
3600 Market Street, Suite 400
Philadelphia, PA 19104-2651, USA

Phone: (215) 349-8767*
Website: www.cgfns.org

*CGFNS call center hours of operation are Monday through Friday 8:00am to 12:00pm, U.S. Eastern Time.

Organizations licensed to use the FSBPT Coursework Tool (CWT):

Foreign Credentialing Commission on Physical Therapy (FCCPT)
124 West Street South, 3rd Floor
Alexandria, VA 22314, USA

Phone: (703) 684-8406*
Fax: (703) 684-8715
Website: www.fccpt.org

*View the FCCPT Call Center Hours.

International Consultants of Delaware, Inc. (ICD)
3600 Market Street, Suite 450
Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA

Phone: (215) 222-8454 Ext. 603*
Fax: (215) 349-0026
Website: www.icdeval.com

*ICD Customer Service phone lines are open Monday through Friday from 12:30pm to 3:30pm, U.S. Eastern Time.

International Credentialing Associates, Inc. (ICA)
7245 Bryan Dairy Road
Largo, FL 33777, USA

Phone: (727) 549-8555
Fax: (727) 549-8554
Website: www.icaworld.com

International Education Research Foundation, Inc. (IERF)
PO Box 3665
Culver City, CA 90231-3655, USA

Phone: (310) 258-9451
Fax: (310) 342-7086
Website: www.ierf.org

University of Texas at Austin (Credential reviews for Texas only)
ATTN: Robert Watkins
Graduate & Int’l Admissions Ctr
2608 Whitis Avenue, Austin, TX 78712, USA

Phone: (512) 475-7409
Fax: (512) 475-7395