Useful Websites and Information
The links below are provided for your convenience:
American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
The APTA is a national professional organization that represents physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and students.
APTA Student Assembly
The Student Assembly is a culturally diverse group of students enrolled in physical therapist and physical therapist assistant programs at universities across the US and around the world.
Canadian Alliance of Physiotherapy Regulators
The Alliance is an affiliate member of FSBPT.
Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
An accrediting agency that is nationally recognized by the US Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
Citizen Advocacy Center (CAC)
CAC is a unique support program for the thousands of public members serving on health care regulatory, credentialing, oversight and governing boards as representatives of the consumer interest.
Council on Licensure, Enforcement & Regulation (CLEAR)
This site includes up-to-date information on the many issues of licensure, regulation and enforcement.
Exam Testing Centers
This site can help you locate a testing center, schedule an exam, and cancel or reschedule a testing appointment.
Federation of Associations of Regulatory Boards
FARB is an organization of associations of professional licensing boards that provides a forum for cooperation in addressing common issues in the licensing and regulation of professionals.
Foreign Credentialing Commission on Physical Therapy (FCCPT)
The Foreign Credentialing Commission on Physical Therapy (FCCPT) is a non-profit organization created to assist the US Citizenship and Immigration services (USCIS) and US state licensing agencies by evaluating the credentials of Foreign Educated Physical Therapists (FEPTs) who wish to immigrate and work in the United States.
Foundation for Physical Therapy
The Foundation for Physical Therapy funds and publicizes physical therapy research that determines the scientific basis and value of services intended to optimize physical functioning by physical therapists and works to develop the next generation of researchers.
International Network of Physical Therapy Regulatory Authorities (INPTRA)
INPTRA provides a forum for existing or emerging physical therapy regulatory authorities or other related organizations to participate in exploring and furthering understanding of regulatory systems, issues and opportunities around the world, and to facilitate international cooperation and collaboration on issues of mutual interest.
National Practitioner Data Bank (NPDB)
Information about the National Practitioner Data Bank.
The PT Compact is an agreement between member states to improve access to physical therapy services for the public by increasing the mobility of eligible physical therapy providers to work in multiple states.
U. S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
Information about physical therapy healthcare worker H-1B visas and U.S. citizenship.