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Friday, February 3, 2023

Yes, the Board clarified the foreign educated TOEFL rule as of September 14, 2022. The Board will waive the TOEFL requirement if the foreign-educated applicant has also graduated from a college or university in the United States, or the following countries listed below (such as the tDPT), in addition to the entry level foreign PT/PTA degree.

Australia, Canada (except Quebec), Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom

See Federal Statue 8 CFR 212.15(g) English language requirements, and current Board Rules.

NOTE: A transcript documenting graduation must be submitted for exemption from the requirement.

Yes, the Board clarified the foreign educated TOEFL rule as of September 14, 2022. The Board will waive the TOEFL requirement if the foreign-educated applicant has also graduated from a college or university in the United States, or the following countries listed below (such as the tDPT), in addition to the entry level foreign PT/PTA degree.

Australia, Canada (except Quebec), Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom

See Federal Statue 8 CFR 212.15(g) English language requirements, and current Board Rules.

NOTE: A transcript documenting graduation must be submitted for exemption from the requirement.

If you were born in one of the following countries, or if you also graduated from a college or university in one of the countries listed below in addition to the entry level foreign PT/PTA degree:
  • UK / United Kingdom
  • New Zealand
  • Australia
  • Canada (not Quebec)
  • United States / US

See Federal Statue 8 CFR 212.15(g) English language requirements, and current Board Rules.

NOTE: A transcript documenting graduation must be submitted for exemption from the requirement.

Yes, a Social Security Number is required for licensure in North Carolina. Apply to the Social Security Administration for a Social Security Number and supply one once it arrives. Note: if you do not have a Social Security Number, you will need to inform NCBPTE every year of your progress or your application will be archived.
  • Exam applicants should use the most recent CWT
  • Endorsement applicants should use the CWT for their year of graduation.
For additional information, consult the Foreign Trained section on the website.


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