The profession concerned with promotion of health, with prevention of physical disabilities, with evaluation and rehabilitation of persons disabled by pain, disease, or injury, and with treatment by physical therapeutic measures as opposed to medical, surgical, or radiologic measures. 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. Physical therapists work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, nursing homes, schools and private practices. Due to the nature of work they are in great demand in various sports and athletic complexes.
Association Group Responsible for providing license
In Wyoming, the Wyoming 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.
State of Wyoming
Board of Physical Therapy
EmersonBuilding RM 104
2001 Capitol Avenue
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Phone – (307) 777-5403
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 Wyoming Board of Physical Therapy.
The Board should receive an official transcript in physical therapy from an institution that has been approved for training by the Commission on Accreditation for Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).
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. The agency should use the “Coursework Evaluation Tool” format in evaluation of the credentials.
Board approved agencies are:
International Education Research Foundation, Inc. (IERF) – www.ierf.org
Foreign Credentialing Commission on Physical Therapy (FCCPT) – www.fccpt.org
International Consultants of Delaware, Inc. (ICD) – www.icdeval.com
English competency: An applicant whose physical therapy education program was taught in a language other than English should satisfactorily complete the TOEFL and TSE with a passing score.
1. The native language of the country of origin is English
2. Graduation from a PT program which was conducted in English
Instructions for Registering Online for National Physical Therapy Examinations
Wyoming 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 Wyoming 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 Prometric Testing Center fee must be paid directly to the Prometric Testing Center at the time of scheduling. Please visit www.prometric.com for further details for place and fees.
PHYSICAL THERAPIST APPLICATION BY ENDORSEMENT
For applicants from other states who hold a current license in another jurisdiction.
Candidate should enclose verification of licensure in good standing from all jurisdictions in which the applicant has been licensed.
Candidate should send the official transcripts or letter of completion to be mailed to the board office.
Request your NPTE score transfer from the FSBPT at www.fsbpt.net/pt
Wyoming Law (Jurisprudence) exam: To successfully pass in this exam is mandatory for all the candidates to get a license of physical therapist in Wyoming. The examination is open book and can be found along with the Practice Act and Rules and Regulations on the Board’s website http://plboards.state.wy.us/ptherapy
Physical Therapist Licensure $125
Verify Wyoming Licensure: It can be viewed on the official website http://plboards.state.wy.us/ptherapy
Information about jobs and salary
Job in State: As per data of May 2012 there are 390 jobs in WyomingState.
Salary: The average mean wage is $79,720. The bottom 10% is at $56,300 and the top 10% is earning a handsome amount of $108,400.
Links for reference
Official Website: http://plboards.state.wy.us/ptherapy