2013 Wyoming Statutes
TITLE 33 - PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
CHAPTER 25 - PHYSICAL THERAPISTS
33-25-105. License and certification requirements; foreign trained applicants.


WY Stat § 33-25-105 (2013) What's This?

33-25-105. License and certification requirements; foreign trained applicants.

(a) Application for licensure as a physical therapist shall be made on forms prescribed by the board, presenting to the satisfaction of the board the following:

(i) Evidence through the application or otherwise, as the board deems desirable with due regard to the paramount interests of the public, as to the honesty, truthfulness, integrity and competency of the applicant;

(ii) Evidence of graduation from an accredited program of physical therapy or physical therapy assistant education as set forth in rules and regulations;

(iii) A personal interview if requested by the board;

(iv) If not exempted under W.S. 33-25-108, receipt of a passing score on a physical therapy examination as set forth in board rules and regulations.

(b) A physical therapist applicant whose application is based on a diploma issued to him by a physical therapy school outside the United States shall:

(i) Complete the application forms and pay the application fee prescribed by rules of the board;

(ii) Furnish evidence satisfactory to the board of the completion of a physical therapy school resident course of professional instruction substantially equivalent to that required in paragraph (a)(ii) of this section. A professional education program accredited by the same accrediting agency approved by the board for programs within the United States shall be deemed substantially equivalent. In all other instances, "substantially equivalent" means a program that:

(A) Prepares the applicant to engage in the practice of physical therapy without restriction;

(B) Is recognized by the ministry of education of the country in which it is located.

(iii) Undergo a credentials evaluation directed by the board which determines the applicant has met the uniform criteria for educational requirements prescribed by board rules;

(iv) Complete any additional education required by the board;

(v) Pass a board approved English proficiency examination if the applicant's native language is not English;

(vi) If not exempted under W.S. 33-25-108, receive a passing score on an examination approved by the board and prescribed by board rules;

(vii) Attend a personal interview if requested by the board.

(c) An applicant for certification as a physical therapist assistant shall:

(i) Complete the application process including payment of fees;

(ii) Submit proof of graduation from a physical therapist assistant education program accredited by a national accreditation agency approved by the board;

(iii) If not exempted under W.S. 33-25-108, receive a passing score on an examination approved by the board and prescribed by board rules;

(iv) Meet with the board or a subcommittee of the board if requested.

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