(1) Each applicant for a license as a physical therapist shall:
(a) Be at least 18 years of age.
(b) Be of good moral character as determined by the Physical Therapist Licensing Board.
(c) Be a graduate of an accredited professional physical therapy education program approved by the board.
(d) Pass to the satisfaction of the board an examination approved by the board to determine the fitness of the applicant to practice as a physical therapist or to be entitled to be licensed as provided in ORS 688.080. An applicant for licensure as a physical therapist who does not pass the examination on the first attempt may retake the examination as provided by rules adopted by the board.
(2) In addition to the requirements of subsection (1) of this section, an applicant for a license as a physical therapist who has been educated outside the United States shall:
(a) Provide evidence satisfactory to the board that the applicant’s physical therapy education program is recognized or accredited and that the applicant’s education is substantially equivalent to the education of physical therapists who graduated from accredited physical therapy education programs approved by the board. If the board determines that the education of an applicant who graduated from a physical therapy education program outside the United States is not substantially equivalent, the board may require the applicant to complete additional course work before the board proceeds with the application process.
(b) Obtain an evaluation of the applicant’s educational credentials by a credentials evaluation agency approved by the board.
(c) Demonstrate proficiency in English if required by the board.
(d) Pass to the satisfaction of the board an examination approved by the board.
(3) If an applicant who has been educated outside the United States is a graduate of an accredited physical therapy education program approved by the board, the board may waive the requirements of subsection (2)(a) and (b) of this section. [1959 c.461 §5; 1971 c.585 §4; 1973 c.827 §73; 2005 c.627 §5]Section: Previous 688.010 688.015 688.020 688.030 688.035 688.040 688.050 688.055 688.060 688.070 688.080 688.090 688.100 688.110 688.120 Next
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