Physical therapists (PTs) are educated, licensed health care professionals who can help patients to reduce pain and improve or restore mobility. Physical therapist instructs patients how to achieve long-term health benefits. State licensure is required in each state in which a physical therapist practices. A physical therapist clinic may include weights, mats, and treadmills where they can perform a variety of exercises with the patients to improve sensory perception, muscle strength and motor skills. Both the patient and the PT work as a team to achieve the goal. Evaluation, planned treatment and patient’s participation is crucial for the success of the therapy program.
Association Group Responsible for providing license
In Nevada, the Nevada Board of Physical Therapy is responsible to issue license to physical therapists. The application process is dependent on whether you are new student, a licensed physical therapist in another state or country.
Nevada State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners
7570 Norman Rockwell Lane, Suite 230
Las Vegas, NV 89143
For people from United States
PHYSICAL THERAPIST APPLICATION BY EXAMINATION
Eligibility: Applicant must be a graduate of a CAPTE accredited physical therapy educational program, approved by the Nevada Board of Physical Therapy. The Board should receive a degree in physical therapy from an institution that has been approved for training.
New Graduates who yet to get official degree: They should send a letter of completion from the program director of the school. This completion letter will allow an applicant to sit for their exams. The applicant must make sure an official transcript with the date of graduation and the degree is received by the Board office to complete your application prior to licensure.
Foreign Trained Applicants: If the applicant has received education outside US the applicant must submit a credential evaluation. The evaluation must be prepared by a Board approved agency.
Board approved agency is:
Foreign Credentialing Commission on Physical Therapy (FCCPT) – www.fccpt.org
English competency: Unless if the native language is English of the applicant and the physical therapy education program was taught in English language else then the candidate should satisfactorily complete the TOEFL and TSE with a passing score or above.
Application fees: $325
NPTE Examination: $370
Instructions for Registering Online for National Physical Therapy Examinations
Nevada Board of Physical Therapy is using the FSBT website to allow candidates to register online for NPTE. The website the candidate will follow to get registered is https://www.fsbpt.net/pt . The examination lasts for one day for a period of approximately 5.0 hours. The exam consists of approximately 250 multiple-choice questions. The National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) is a computer-based examination given at Prometric Testing Centers.
Once the Nevada Board determines the eligibility based on the educational qualification and other guidelines it will be intimated that candidate can appear for the online examination. The FSBT will send the candidate an Authorization to Test (ATT) letter.
The ATT letter would contain the all important information about the exam schedules
Where to give the exam: The PrometricTestingCenter fee must be paid directly to the PrometricTestingCenter at the time of scheduling. Please visit www.prometric.com for further details for place and fees.
FSBPT Score Transfer Service is available on the Internet at: http://www.fsbpt.org . This is done to transfer the score directly to the Board.
PHYSICAL THERAPIST APPLICATION BY ENDORSEMENT
For applicants from other states who hold a current license in another jurisdiction.
The applicant should request the official transcripts or letter of completion be mailed to the board office.
Request your NPTE score transfer from the FSBPT at www.fsbpt.net/pt.
Endorsement Fees: $300
Nevada Law (Jurisprudence) exam: This to successfully pass in this exam is mandatory for all the candidates to get a license of physical therapist in Nevada. All answers can be found in the Practice Act. The Practice Act can be accessed at the Board’s website at www.ptboard.nv.gov
Verify Nevada Licensure: It can be viewed on the official website http://www.ptboard.nv.gov/PT-verif-index.htm
Information about jobs and salary
Job in State: As per data of May 2012 there are 1,200 jobs in NevadaState.
Salary: The average mean wage is $110,670. The bottom 10% is at $66,920 and the top 10% is earning a handsome amount of $178,400.
Links for reference
Official Website: http://www.ptboard.nv.gov/