Section 34-24-212

Examinations.

(a) Generally. The board shall give an appropriate examination to every applicant who complies with Section 34-24-211 and who pays the fee prescribed for the examination. Examinations shall be held within the state at least once each year, at such times and places as the board determines. A practical or demonstration examination may be required at the discretion of the board when an applicant is retaking a written examination after previously having failed such an examination.

(b) Physical therapist. The examination given applicants for licensure as a physical therapist shall be a written examination, approved by the board. Such examination shall test the applicant's knowledge of the basic and clinical sciences as they relate to physical therapy, physical therapy theory and procedures, and such other subjects as the board may deem useful to test the applicant's fitness to practice physical therapy. A practical or demonstration examination may be required if so determined by the board.

(c) Physical therapist assistant. The examination given applicants for licensure as physical therapist assistant will be a written examination, approved by the board. Such examination shall test the applicant's knowledge of the basic and clinical sciences as they relate to physical therapy, physical therapy theory and procedures, and such other subjects as the board may deem useful to test the applicant's fitness to act as a physical therapist assistant. A practical or demonstration examination may be required if so determined by the board.

(d) Foreign educated physical therapist. Any foreign educated physical therapist who plans to practice in the state must have their educational credentials evaluated by a recognized educational evaluation agency and have that agency send their report directly to the board. The board will determine the acceptability of equivalency in educational preparation. If the board rules the education to be acceptable the routine application process will be followed.

(Acts 1965, No. 476, p. 686, §7; Acts 1969, No. 622, p. 1128, §6; Acts 1982, No. 82-189, p. 218, §4; Act 2012-387, p. 1036, §1.)