For Physical Therapy Licensure

For Physical Therapy Licensure

Services & Fees

A file number will be assigned and notification will be sent upon receipt of the application.

Report

Description

This report identifies postsecondary institutions attended, dates of attendance, credential(s) earned, and the United States educational equivalent. A state board-specific credentials evaluation checklist, which identifies subject areas and U.S. semester unit values (where applicable), is also included.

Please note that evaluation reports may vary, depending on the individual requirements of each state board.

You can apply for two types of licensure:

Physical Therapist (PT)
Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)

Fee

  • $475 for the first report
  • $150 for each additional report or state requested at the time of application

Processing Time

There are no rush services for physical therapy licensure evaluations, as copies of all files are forwarded for review to a licensed practicing physical therapist, who is employed by IERF.

Please note that the processing time for the evaluation only begins once we have received all required documentation (and/or fees).

Allow a minimum of 3 months from the receipt of all required documentation (and/or fees) for your evaluation to be mailed.

View Sample Report

pdf-iconIERF evaluation reports are issued on special Script-Safe paper that cannot be altered.

List of Licensing Boards that Accept IERF Evaluations

For Physical Therapist Licensure

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Delaware

Florida

Georgia

Guam

Hawaii

Idaho

Indiana

Kansas

Kentucky

Maine

Maryland

Michigan

Nebraska

New Jersey

North Carolina

Ohio

Oregon

Puerto Rico

Rhode Island

South Carolina

Texas

Virginia

Washington

Wisconsin

Wyoming

For Physical Therapist Assistant Licensure

Alaska

California

Connecticut

Delaware

Florida*

Guam

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Kansas

Maine

Michigan

North Carolina*

Rhode Island

Virginia

Wisconsin

* Must be trained as a PTA in the country of study (and not as a PT)

Additional Services

Extra Copies

Copies Requested at the Time of the Application

One official sealed board copy and one applicant copy are included in the report fee.  Reports for additional states and/or levels of licensure (e.g., PT or PTA) requested at the time of application cost $150 per report.

Copies Requested After an Evaluation Report Has Been Mailed

Once an evaluation has been mailed, new reports may be obtained using the Request Form for Duplicate/Revised Reports of a Physical Therapy Evaluation.  Separate fees apply.

Please note that applicant files and documents are only kept for 5 years.  Returning applicants seeking additional reports after the 5-year period must submit a new application and new fees, and their academic records must be re-submitted.

Photocopying Fee

Please submit a set of photocopies (front and back) of any original documents you submit, including translations. Otherwise, you will be assessed a $20 fee.

Mailing Options

As required by all state boards (except for California), your evaluation will be addressed and mailed directly to the board.

Regular Mail

Evaluations are sent via regular mail unless otherwise requested. There is no additional fee for regular mail.

Mailing with a Tracking Service

If you prefer mailing with a tracking service (e.g., UPS, DHL, etc.), we offer the following:

Domestic Secure Mailing for $20 per address
Domestic Next Day Delivery for $35 per address
International Secure Mailing for $75 per address

If submitting original documents, we recommend that you select either Secure Mailing or Domestic Next Day Delivery for the return of your academic records. Please note that the original documents that you submit will not be returned to you via regular mail, unless you instruct us in writing to do so. IERF accepts no liability related to the loss or damage of documents during mailing.

Payments

Payment in the form of a check, cashier's check, money order or credit card must accompany all applications, and must be payable to IERF.

Overseas payments must be in U.S. dollars and drawn on a United States bank. If payment is being made by a bank draft, an additional $15 processing fee is required.