§ 40.11. Educational requirements for licensure by examination.
(a) Except as provided in § 40.17 (relating to foreign-educated physical therapists applying to take the licensure examination and pursue a clinical experience), an applicant for license by examination shall have graduated from a physical therapy program accredited by CAPTE or by another National organization recognized by the Board that accredits physical therapy programs.
(b) An applicant completing the professional study of physical therapy after 2002 shall hold a minimum of a masters degree in physical therapy from a regionally accredited institution of higher education. An applicant completing the professional study of physical therapy between January 1, 1967, and December 31, 2002, shall hold a minimum of either:
(1) A baccalaureate degree in physical therapy from a regionally accredited institution of higher education.
(2) A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education and a post-baccalaureate certificate in physical therapy.
The provisions of this § 40.11 amended under section 3(a) of the Physical Therapy Practice Act (63 P.S. § 1303(a)); section 812.1 of The Administrative Code of 1929 (71 P.S. § 279.3a); and section 16 of the act of July 4, 2008 (P.L. 293, No. 38).
The provisions of this § 40.11 adopted July 29, 1977, effective July 30, 1977, 7 Pa.B. 2138; amended August 27, 2004, effective August 28, 2004, 34 Pa.B. 4697; amended December 21, 2012, effective December 22, 2012, 42 Pa.B. 7652. Immediately preceeding text appears at serial page (335572).
This section cited in 49 Pa. Code § 40.12 (relating to application for licensure); 49 Pa. Code § 40.16 (relating to licensure by endorsement); and 49 Pa. Code § 40.17 (relating to foreign-educated physical therapists applying to take the licensure examination and pursue a clinical experience).
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