Physical therapy aims the promotion, maintenance and restoration of health. It is primarily concerned with the prevention of disability. To become a physical therapist requires a deep understanding of physical and physiological aspects of human form and movement. The field requires good communication and problem-solving skills, and the ability to perform rigorous physical activity. 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 Indiana, the Indiana Physical Therapy Committee 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.
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For people from United States
PHYSICAL THERAPIST APPLICATION BY EXAMINATION
Eligibility: An official (certified) transcript of grades from the school from which the physical therapist obtained his or her degree that shows that the applicant has met all requirements for graduation. The transcript must have a statement that the degree has been conferred. Transcripts must come directly from the degree granting institution.
Foreign Trained Applicants: Graduates of foreign physical therapy programs must submit an official translation if the transcript is not in English.
The credential evaluation must be specifically prepared for the State of Indiana by one of the agencies listed below. The evaluation must not be more than 6 months old. Applicants must contact the credentialing evaluation services for the application and fee information.
International Credentialing Associates (ICA) – www.icaworld.com
International Education Research Foundation, Inc. (IERF) – www.ierf.org
Foreign Credentialing Commission on Physical Therapy (FCCPT) – www.fccpt.org
International Consultants of Delaware, Inc. – www.icdeval.com
Instructions for Registering Online for National Physical Therapy Examinations
Indiana 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.
Once the Indiana 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 regarding place and fees.
Verify Indiana Licensure: It can be viewed on the official website http://www.in.gov/pla/pt.htm
PHYSICAL THERAPIST APPLICATION BY ENDORSEMENT
For applicants from other states who hold a current license in another jurisdiction.
An official (certified) transcript of grades from the school from which the physical therapist obtained his or her degree that shows that the applicant has met all requirements for graduation. The transcript must have a statement that the degree has been conferred. Transcripts must come directly from the degree granting institution.
Verification of state licensure must be completed by every state where the applicant holds or have held a license or certification to practice. This form needs to be submitted to the Indiana Physical Therapy Committee by the state in which the candidate holds or have held a license or certification. A copy of applicant’s license is not sufficient.
Request your NPTE score transfer from the FSBPT at www.fsbpt.net/pt. The passing score is a converted score of seventy-five.
Information about Fees:
State Fees Schedule:
Application for PT Licensure: $100.00
Temporary Permit: $50.00
Cost of Examination $370.00 (paid directly to FSBPT)
PROMETRIC – COMPUTERIZED TESTING: Physical therapist graduates must submit $65 to the testing center at the time of examination scheduling.
Q: What happens if the candidate fails the exam?
An applicant who fails the NPTE must submit a Retake Application and the application fees to the Board of Physical Therapy in order to schedule a retake examination.
The Committee will require all licensees to have completed 10 hours plus 2 hours of Indiana Jurisprudence and Ethics for the 2014 renewal.
Information about jobs and salary
Job in State: As per data of May 2012 there are 4,410 jobs in IndianaState.
Salary: The average mean wage is $78,250. The bottom 10% is at $48,710 and the top 10% is earning a healthy amount of $107,130.
Links for reference
Official Website: http://www.in.gov/pla/pt.htm
Exam Websites: http://www.fsbpt.org , www.prometric.com/fsbpt