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Rule 4755-23-04 | License by endorsement.


(A) The physical therapy section may issue a license by endorsement to an applicant who is currently licensed as a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant under the laws of another state or country, provided the requirements for registration or licensure under the appropriate category in that state, including minimal education and passing score on the national physical therapy examination (NPTE) were reasonably equal to the requirements in force in this state on the date of the applicant's initial licensure in the other state or country.

(B) In addition to the other requirements of this rule, a foreign educated applicant for licensure as a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant by endorsement shall meet the requirements established in rule 4755-23-12 of the Administrative Code.

(C) An applicant who has been out of the practice of physical therapy for a period of five or more years shall:

(1) Retake and pass the NPTE; or

(2) Complete an action plan as approved by the physical therapy section.

(3) Out of practice is defined as being actively engaged in the practice of physical therapy for fewer than five hundred hours over the five year period prior to the date the applicant submits the endorsement application.

(D) An applicant who satisfies all requirements of the Ohio Revised Code and Ohio Administrative Code and who fulfills the requirements listed in paragraphs (A) to (C) of this rule shall be issued a license to practice as a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 4755.411
Amplifies: 4755.45, 4755.451
Five Year Review Date: 10/1/2024
Prior Effective Dates: 5/26/1978, 9/1/1982, 3/25/1985, 2/1/1992, 2/1/1993, 3/20/1998, 5/25/2003, 5/1/2006, 5/1/2007, 3/20/2008, 5/1/2009, 5/1/2010, 7/1/2015, 10/14/2019