USA

Registration Process

  • Prior to registration you must complete 30 additional credits. Can be attained via CLEP (College-Level Examination Program).
  • The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) encompasses 53 jurisdictions.
  • Each jurisdiction has an individual vetting process .
  • Apply online via FCCPT (Foreign Credentialing Commission on Physical Therapy) for a type 1 review (for Irish/British wishing to seek visa)
  • Permission to work in the USA must be sought via the US citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS).
  • Licence to practice is obtained by sitting the NPTE (National Physical Therapy Exam). The exam can be sat in any jurisdiction regardless of where you plan to work.

Requirements

  • UCD must release transcripts to the FCCPT
  • Proof of licence to practice from the ISCP.
  • Copy of your degree (English version) signed by notary public (solicitor)
  • Attestation form outlining all information provided by you in correct and a passport photo, also notarized.

 Job Opportunities

At present over 3,000 Physical Therapy jobs advertised on the APTA website.

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