Subchapter 48E - Application For Licensure

Link to law: http://reports.oah.state.nc.us/ncac/title 21 - occupational licensing boards and commissions/chapter 48 - physical therapy examiners/subchapter e/subchapter e rules.html
Published: 2015

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SUBCHAPTER 48E - APPLICATION FOR LICENSURE

 

SECTION .0100 - REQUIREMENTS

 

21 NCAC 48E .0101          FILING APPLICATION

(a)  An applicant for licensure shall ascertain that his or

her credentials are filed with the executive director in accordance with the

rules of this Subchapter.

(b)  To be certain an applicant will be considered for the

desired examination date, the application shall be submitted to the executive

director at least 30 days prior to the examination.

(c)  The Board shall not approve an application until the

applicant has graduated as defined by 21 NCAC 48A .0105(6).

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90-270.26; 90-270.29; 90-270.31(b);

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. September 30, 1977;

Amended Eff. May 1, 1988; December 30, 1985; October 28,

1979;

Recodified Paragraph (c) to 21 NCAC 48C .0501 Eff.

January 25, 1989;

Amended Eff. July 1, 2013; August 1, 1998; February 1,

1996.

21 NCAC 48E .0102          APPLICATION

FORMS

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90‑270.26; 90‑270.29;

90‑270.31(b); 90‑270.33; 90‑270.36;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. September 30, 1977;

Amended Eff. October 28, 1979;

Repealed Eff. December 30, 1985.

 

 

 

21 NCAC 48E .0103          REFERENCES

Two character references are required from individuals other

than relatives who have known the applicant for at least one year.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90‑270.26; 90‑270.29;

90‑270.31(b);

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. September 30, 1977;

Amended Eff. December 1, 1990; April 1, 1989; December

30, 1985; October 28, 1979.

 

 

 

21 NCAC 48E .0104          EXAMINATION SCORES

Persons seeking licensure by endorsement shall have their

examination scores sent to the executive director on a form authenticated by

the reporting Board.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90-270.26; 90-270.31(b);

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. September 30, 1977;

Amended Eff. July 1, 2013; August 1, 1998; February 1,

1996; October 1, 1989; April 1, 1989; May 1, 1988.

 

21 NCAC 48E .0105          VERIFICATION OF LICENSURE

An applicant for licensure by endorsement must submit

verification of an active license in another state. The verification must bear

the official signature and seal of the Board of that state, or be authenticated

by the reporting Board as an official electronic document regularly used by the

reporting Board to verify licensure.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90-270.26; 90-270.31(b);

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. September 30, 1977;

Amended Eff. July 1, 2013; May 1, 1988.

 

21 NCAC 48E .0106          INTERVIEW

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90‑270.25;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Repealed Eff. September 30, 1977.

 

 

 

21 NCAC 48E .0107          ACTION ON APPLICATION

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90‑270.26; 90‑270.33;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. September 30, 1977;

Amended Eff. October 28, 1979;

Repealed Eff. December 30, 1985.

 

 

 

21 NCAC 48E .0108          TAKING EXAMINATION PRIOR TO DEGREE

CONFERRING DATE

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90‑270.25; 90‑270.29;

Eff. May 27, 1976;

Repealed Eff. September 30, 1977.

 

 

 

21 NCAC 48E .0109          RETAKING EXAMINATION

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90‑270.26; 90‑270.29;

90‑270.33;

Eff. October 28, 1979;

Repealed Eff. December 30, 1985.

 

 

 

21 NCAC 48E .0110          FOREIGN-TRAINED PHYSICAL THERAPIST

APPLICANT BY EXAMINATION

(a)  This Rule applies to a physical therapist who has

graduated from a program located outside the United States that has not been

accredited by the Commission of Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education

(CAPTE), or its successor, in accordance with G.S. 90-279(2) and does

not hold an active license in another State or Territory of the United States.

(b)  All application forms and supporting documents shall be

in English or accompanied by an English translation.

(c)  For the applicant's educational background to be

determined substantially equivalent to that obtained by an applicant for

licensure under G.S. 90-270.29(2), the applicant shall meet the standards of

the Federation's most recent Coursework Tool (CWT) for Physical Therapists at

(http://www.fsbpt.org/Portals/0/documents/free-resources/CWT5_Rev20141101.pdf)

and for Physical Therapy Assistants at 

http://www.fsbpt.org/Portals/0/documents/free-resources/PTATool2007.pdf.  This instrument is incorporated by reference and

includes subsequent editions.  Individuals wishing to purchase a copy

may call the Federation at 703-299-3100 or download a copy from the Federation's

website noted in this Paragraph.  The cost

of this document in February 2015 is zero dollars ($0.00).  A copy of this instrument is on file at the Division

located at 18 West Colony Place, Suite 140, Durham, NC 27705 and is available for public inspection during regular

business hours.

(d)  The applicant shall make arrangements to have the

credentials evaluated by FCCPT (Foreign Credentialing Commission on Physical

Therapy, Inc.), or a service with a physical therapist consultant on its staff

that is determined by the Board to be equivalent.  The Board may make its own

review of an applicant's educational program and is not bound by the findings

of the credentialing service. 

(e)  The applicant shall provide the following information

to the Board:

(1)           proof that the applicant has demonstrated

English language proficiency by meeting the most recent Test of English as a

Foreign Language (TOEFL) score requirement as defined by the Federation; The instrument is incorporated by reference and

includes subsequent editions.  Individuals wishing to register for the

TOEFL should contact Examination Testing Service (http://www.ets.org/toefl/). 

The cost of this examination in February 2015 is posted on the ETS website and

noted in this Paragraph.  The TOEFL is an examination that is owned by ETS and

is not available for public review.

(2)           proof that coursework was taught in the

English language; or

(3)           documentation for exemption as per USCIS

CFR 212.15 (http://www.uscis.gov/).  This

instrument is incorporated by reference and includes subsequent editions. Individuals

wishing to purchase a copy may call the United States Citizenship and

Immigration Service National Customer Service Center at 1-800-375-5283 or

1-800-767-1833 (TDD) toll free.  The cost

of this document in February 2015 is zero dollars ($0.00).  A copy of this instrument is on file at the Division

located at 18 West Colony Place, Suite 140, Durham, NC 27705 and is available for public inspection during regular

business hours.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90-270.26; 90-270.29;

90-270.30; 90-270.31; 150B-21.6(2);

Eff. December 30, 1985;

Amended Eff. November 1, 1991; August 1, 1991;

Temporary Amendment Eff. July 21, 1995, for a period of

180 days or until the permanent Rule becomes effective, whichever is sooner;

Amended Eff. February 1, 2015; December 1, 2006; November

1, 2004; August 1, 2002; August 1, 1998; February 1, 1996; October 1, 1995.

 

21 ncac 48e .0111          FOREIGN‑TRAINED PHYSICAL

THERAPIST applicant by Endorsement

(a)  This Rule applies to a physical therapist who has

graduated from a program located outside the United States that has not been

accredited by the Commission of Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education

(CAPTE), or its successor, in accordance with G.S. 90-279(2) and holds

an active physical therapist license in another State or Territory of the

United States.

(b)  All application forms and supporting documents shall be

in English or accompanied by an English translation.

(c)  For the applicant's educational background to be

determined substantially equivalent to an educational program accredited under

G.S. 90-270.29(2), the applicant shall meet the standards of the

Federation's Coursework Tool (CWT) (www.fsbpt.org) for the applicant's year of

graduation.  This instrument is incorporated by reference and includes

subsequent editions.  Individuals wishing to purchase a copy may call the

Federation at 703-299-3100 or download a copy from the Federation's website

noted in the Paragraph.  The cost of this document in February 2015 is zero

dollars ($0.00). A copy of this instrument is on file at the Division located

at 18 West Colony Place, Suite, 140, Durham NC 27705 and is available for

public inspection during regular business hours.

(d)  The applicant shall make arrangements to have the

credentials evaluated by FCCPT (Foreign Credentialing Commission on Physical

Therapy, Inc.), or a service with a physical therapist consultant on its staff

that is determined by the Board to be equivalent.  The Board may make its

own review of an applicant's educational program and is not bound by the

findings of the credentialing service. 

(e)  The applicant shall provide the following information

to the Board: 

(1)           for examinations administered prior to

August 1, 1998, proof that a score of 210 on the TSE (Test of Spoken English)

or the SPEAK (Speaking Proficiency English Assessment Kit) examination was

obtained (www.ets.org/toefl/ibt/):

(2)           for examinations administered on or after

August 1, 1998, and prior to January 1, 2007, the following proof shall be

provided:

(a)           minimum score of 50 on the TSE examination or the

SPEAK examination;

(b)           minimum score on the Test of Written English (TWE)

of 4.5; and

(c)           minimum score of 560 on the Test of English as a

Foreign Language (TOEFL).

(3)           for examinations administered on or after

January 1, 2007, proof shall be provided that the applicant obtained the

following minimum standard scale scores in each of the four scoring domains

(Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking), and the total score of the

iBT/Next Generation TOEFL:

(a)           Writing: 24;

(b)           Speaking: 26;

(c)           Reading Comprehension: 21;

(d)           Listening Comprehension: 18; and

(e)           Total Score: 89.

(4)           proof that coursework was taught in the

English language; or

(5)           documentation for exemption as per USCIS

CFR 212.15 (http://www.uscis.gov/).  This

instrument is incorporated by reference and includes subsequent editions. 

Individuals wishing to purchase a copy may call the United States Citizenship

and Immigration Service National Customer Service Center at 1-800-375-5283 or

1-800-767-1833 (TDD) toll free. The cost of this document in February 2015 is

zero dollars ($0.00).  A copy of this instrument is on file at the Division

located at 18 West Colony Place, Suite, 140, Durham NC 27705 and is available

for public inspection during regular business hours.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90-270.26; 90-270.29; 90-270.29(2);

90-270.30; 90-270.31; 150B-21.6(2);

Eff. February 1, 2015.

 

21 ncac 48e .0112          FOREIGN‑TRAINED PHYSICAL

therapist assistant applicant

(a)  This Rule applies to a physical therapist assistant who

has graduated from a program located outside the United States that has not

been accredited by the Commission of Accreditation of Physical Therapy

Education (CAPTE), or its successor, in accordance with G.S. 90-279(2).

(b)  All application forms and supporting documents shall be

in English or accompanied by an English translation.

(c)  If the applicant does not meet the requirements of G.S.

90-270.29(3), the Board shall examine the applicant's educational background to

determine if the general and professional education is substantially equivalent

to an educational program accredited under G.S. 90-270.29(2), who shall satisfy

the requirements as determined by the Coursework Tool (CWT) developed by the

Federation. This instrument is incorporated by reference and includes

subsequent editions.  Individuals wishing to purchase a copy may call the

Federation at 703-299-3100 or download a copy from the Federation's website

noted in this Paragraph. The cost of this document in February 2015 is zero

dollars ($0.00). A copy of this instrument is on file at the Division located

at 18 West Colony Place, Suite, 140, Durham NC 27705 and is available for

public inspection during regular business hours.

(d)  The applicant shall make arrangements to have the

credentials evaluated by FCCPT (Foreign Credentialing Commission on Physical

Therapy, Inc.), or a service with a physical therapist consultant on its staff

that is determined by the Board to be equivalent. The Board may make its own

review of an applicant's educational program and is not bound by the findings

of the credentialing service.

(e)  The applicant shall provide the following information

to the Board:

(1)           proof that the applicant has demonstrated

English language proficiency by meeting the most recent Test of English as a

Foreign Language  TOEFL score requirement as defined by the Federation; The

instrument is incorporated by reference and includes subsequent editions. 

Individuals wishing to register for the TOEFL should contact Examination

Testing Service (http://www.ets.org/toefl/).  The cost of this examination in

February 2015 is posted on the ETS website and noted in this Paragraph.  The

TOEFL is an examination that is owned by ETS and is not available for public

review.   

(2)           proof that coursework was taught in the

English language; or

(3)           documentation for exemption as per USCIS

CFR 212.15 (http://www.uscis.gov/).  This

instrument is incorporated by reference and includes subsequent editions. 

Individuals wishing to purchase a copy may call the United States Citizenship

and Immigration Service national Customer Service Center at 1-800-375-5283 or

1-800-767-1833 (TDD) toll free.  The cost of this document in February 2015 is

zero dollars ($0.00).  A copy of this instrument is on file at the Division

located at 18 West Colony Place, Suite, 140, Durham NC 27705 and is available

for public inspection during regular business hours.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90-270.26; 90-270.26(2); 90-270.29;

90-270.30; 90-270.31; 150B-21.6(2);

Eff. February 1, 2015.

 

21 NCAC 48E .0113          CRIMINAL HISTORY

(a)  At the applicant's expense, an applicant for licensure

shall consent to a criminal history record check, and furnish fingerprints to

the Board.

(b)  If an applicant is denied licensure based on the

refusal to consent to a criminal history record check or the contents of the

criminal history record check, upon written notice delivered to the Board

within 15 business days of the Board’s denial, applicant shall have the right

to appear before the Board at its next regularly scheduled meeting to

appeal the Board’s decision.

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90-270.29A;

93B-8.1; 114-19.33;

Eff. February 1, 2015.

 

SECTION .0200 ‑ FOREIGN‑TRAINED PHYSICAL

THERAPISTS

 

 

21 NCAC 48E .0201          FILING APPLICATION

21 NCAC 48E .0202          APPLICATION

21 NCAC 48E .0203          REFERENCES

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90‑270.26; 90‑270.30;

90‑270.31(b); 190‑270.33; 90‑270.36;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Amended Eff. May 27, 1976;

Readopted Eff. September 30, 1977;

Amended Eff. October 28, 1979;

Repealed Eff. December 30, 1985.

 

 

 

21 NCAC 48E .0204          INTERVIEW

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90‑270.25;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Repealed Eff. September 30, 1977.

 

 

 

21 NCAC 48E .0205          EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS

21 NCAC 48E .0206          ACTION ON APPLICATION

21 NCAC 48E .0207          EXAMINATION

21 NCAC 48E .0208          ENDORSEMENT

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90‑270.26; 90‑270.30;

90‑270.31(b); 90‑270.33;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. September 30, 1977;

Amended Eff. November 1, 1981; December 24, 1980; October

28, 1979;

Repealed Eff. December 30, 1985.

 

 

 

 

SECTION .0300 ‑ GRADUATE STUDENTS

 

 

21 NCAC 48E .0301          EXEMPTION FROM LICENSURE

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90‑270.32; 90‑270.34;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. September 30, 1977;

Repealed Eff. October 28, 1979.

 

 

 

21 NCAC 48E .0302          REGISTER WITH BOARD

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90‑270.26; 90‑270.34;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. September 30, 1977;

Amended Eff. October 28, 1979;

Repealed Eff. December 30, 1985.

 

 

 

21 NCAC 48E .0303          EVALUATION OF STATUS

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90‑270.32; 90‑270.34;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. September 30, 1977;

Repealed Eff. October 28, 1979.

 

 

 

21 NCAC 48E .0304          LICENSURE FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90‑270.26; 90‑270.29;

90‑270.30; 90‑270.31(b); 90‑270.34;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. September 30, 1977;

Repealed Eff. December 30, 1985.

 

 

 

21 NCAC 48E .0305          INTERVIEW

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90‑270.25;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Repealed Eff. September 30, 1977.

 

 

 

 

SECTION .0400 ‑ PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT PROGRAM

GRADUATES

 

 

21 NCAC 48E .0401          FILING APPLICATION

21 NCAC 48E .0402          APPLICATION FORMS

21 NCAC 48E .0403          REFERENCES

21 NCAC 48E .0404          ENDORSEMENT

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90‑270.26; 90‑270.29;

90‑270.31(b); 90‑270.33; 90‑270.36;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. September 30, 1977;

Amended Eff. October 28, 1979;

Repealed Eff. December 30, 1985.

 

 

 

21 NCAC 48E .0405          INTERVIEW

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90‑270.25;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Repealed Eff. September 30, 1977.

 

 

 

21 NCAC 48E .0406          ACTION ON APPLICATION

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90‑270.26; 90‑270.33;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. September 30, 1977;

Amended Eff. October 28, 1979;

Repealed Eff. December 30, 1985.

 

 

 

21 NCAC 48E .0407          RETAKING EXAMINATION

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90‑270.26; 90‑270.29;

90‑270.33;

Eff. October 28, 1979;

Repealed Eff. December 30, 1985.

 

 

 

 

SECTION .0500 ‑ PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT LICENSURE

BY EQUIVALENCY

 

 

21 NCAC 48E .0501          REQUIREMENTS FOR LICENSURE

21 NCAC 48E .0502          APPLICATION

21 NCAC 48E .0503          FILING APPLICATION

21 NCAC 48E .0504          REFERENCES

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90‑270.26; 90‑270.29;

90‑270.33; 90‑270.36;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Amended Eff. May 27, 1976;

Readopted Eff. September 30, 1977;

Amended Eff. November 1, 1981; October 28, 1979;

Repealed Eff. December 30, 1985.

 

 

 

21 NCAC 48E .0505          INTERVIEW

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90‑270.25;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Repealed Eff. September 30, 1977.

 

 

 

21 NCAC 48E .0506          ACTION ON APPLICATION

21 NCAC 48E .0507          EXAMINATION

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90‑270.26; 90‑270.29;

90‑270.33;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. September 30, 1977;

Amended Eff. October 28, 1979;

Repealed Eff. December 30, 1985.

 

 

 

21 NCAC 48E .0508          GUIDELINES

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90‑270.25; 90‑270.29;

90‑270.26;

Eff. February 1, 1976;

Readopted Eff. September 30, 1977;

Repealed Eff. October 28, 1979.

 

 

 

21 NCAC 48E .0509          TERMINATION OF LICENSURE BY

EQUIVALENCY

 

History Note:        Authority G.S. 90‑270.26; 90‑270.29;

Eff. October 28, 1979;

Repealed Eff. December 30, 1985.