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49 Pa. Code § 40.163. Requirements for certification.

§ 40.163. Requirements for certification.

 (a)  Under section 9.1(a) of the act (63 P.S. §  1309.1(a)), an applicant for certification by examination shall submit evidence of the following:

   (1)  Graduation from a physical therapist assistant program which has been approved for the education and training of physical therapist assistants by CAPTE.

   (2)  A passing grade on the physical therapist assistant certification examination.

 (b)  Under section 6(d.1) of the act (63 P.S. §  1306(d.1)), an applicant for reciprocal certification shall submit evidence of a valid license, certificate or registration as a physical therapist assistant issued by another state, territory or the District of Columbia, where the requirements for licensure, certification or registration were on the date of issuance substantially the same as those required by this Commonwealth, and which accords similar privileges to persons certified as physical therapist assistants in this Commonwealth.


   The provisions of this §  40.163 amended under section 3(a), 4(a), 6, 7.2, 9.1 and 11(a) of the Physical Therapy Practice Act (63 P. S. § §  1303(a), 1304(a), 1306, 1307.2, 1309.1 and 1311(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 §  40.163 adopted July 24, 1992, effective April 28, 1993, 22 Pa.B. 3872; corrected October 9, 1992, 22 Pa.B. 5030; amended August 27, 2004, effective August 28, 2004, 34 Pa.B. 4697; amended December 21, 2012, effective December 22, 2012, 42 Pa.B. 7652; amended May 18, 2018, effective May 19, 2018, 48 Pa.B. 2947. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (364996) to (364997).

Cross References

   This section cited in 49 Pa. Code §  40.162 (relating to application for certification); 49 Pa. Code §  40.165 (relating to authorization to provide services as a physical therapist assistant under indirect supervision); 49 Pa. Code §  40.166 (relating to temporary certificate to provide services as a physical therapist assistant); and 49 Pa. Code §  40.191 (relating to renewal of certification).

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