Alaska Administrative Code
Title 12 - Professional Regulations
Part 1 - Boards and Commissions Subject to Centralized Licensing
Chapter 54 - State Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Board
Article 2 - Physical Therapy Licensure by Credentials
Section 12 AAC 54.110 - Foreign-trained applicants

Universal Citation: 12 AK Admin Code 12 AAC 54.110

Current through December 14, 2023

An applicant for a physical therapist or physical therapy assistant license by credentials who received an education and degree outside the United States shall meet all requirements for licensure under AS 08.84, 12 AAC 54.030(a)(1) and (4) and this section, and shall submit to the department on a form provided by the department

(1) evaluated transcripts in accordance with 12 AAC 54.040(b);

(2) a report sent directly to the department from the testing organization of the applicant's national physical therapy examination scores;

(3) verification of the applicant's licensure status sent directly to the department from each jurisdiction where the applicant holds or has ever held a license to practice physical therapy, one of which must indicate a current license in good standing each verification from each jurisdiction where the applicant holds or has ever held a license must include an explanation of any disciplinary actions taken against the licensee;

(4) satisfactory evidence of a minimum six months' supervised work experience while licensed as a physical therapist or physical therapy assistant in another state, another territory or the District of Columbia, or satisfactory completion of an internship meeting the requirements of 12 AAC 54.040(c), (e), and (f); the evidence must be sent directly to the department from the supervising therapist on a form provided by the department;

(5) other evidence determined necessary by the board to determine if the applicant's out-of-state license is substantially equal to the license requirements of this state;

(6) verification that the applicant has passed the English language proficiency examinations under 12 AAC 54.040(j);

(7) a signed letter of professional reference sent directly to the department on a form provided by the department from

(A) the head of the physical therapy school from which the applicant graduated; or

(B) an instructor, physician, or physical therapist other than the physical therapist preceptor described in 12 AAC 54.040(e) - (f); and

(8) verification sent directly to the department from the source that the applicant has

(A) been employed in physical therapy at least 60 hours during the 24 months immediately preceding the date the application is received; or

(B) passed the national physical therapy examination during the 24-month period immediately preceding the date the application is received.

Eff. 10/30/82, Register 84; am 9/26/91, Register 119; am 10/20/99, Register 152; am 2/17/2002, Register 161; am 8/19/2004, Register 171; am 8/18/2013, Register 207

Authority:AS 08.84.010

AS 08.84.032

AS 08.84.060

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