FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: February 25, 2014
CGFNS UNIVERSITY LAUNCHES eCOACH LEARNING SERVICES PHYSICAL THERAPY REMEDIATION PROGRAM
CGFNS University today announced the launch of a new service to assist internationally educated physical therapists and physical therapist assistants in developing education remediation plans to meet requirements of evaluation tools for licensure and immigration. The eCoach Learning Services Physical Therapy Remediation Program offers applicants one-on-one consultation with a physical therapist who serves as a remediation coach to develop a remediation plan that addresses educational deficiencies identified through the Coursework Tool evaluations.
CGFNS International, and its independent division, International Consultants of Delaware (ICD), have provided education evaluations of internationally educated physical therapists and physical therapist assistants for over 35 years. Many of these evaluations have identified deficiencies in both the general and professional education content of the applicants’ programs of study. These deficiencies must be remediated before a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant can be declared eligible for the National Physical Therapy Examination by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) and before an internationally educated physical therapist can be approved for a VisaScreen® certificate, which is a requirement for obtaining an occupational visa to practice in the United States.
“Applicants with deficiencies,” said Franklin A. Shaffer, EdD, RN, FAAN and CEO of CGFNS International, “have expressed difficulty in identifying schools and programs in which they can make up deficiencies, and have contacted CGFNS and ICD for assistance. We are pleased to now formally offer that assistance. The eCoach Learning Services Physical Therapy Remediation Program ensures preapproval of remediation course for re-evaluation under the same Coursework Tool through CGFNS International or ICD.”
ABOUT CGFNS UNIVERSITY
CGFNS University facilitates organizational and professional learning by creating, distributing and managing knowledge. The University accomplishes CGFNS International’s Mission by conducting wide-ranging research; spearheading leadership and professional development; delivering online learning programs; encouraging business innovation; promoting an organizational culture that values learning; and supporting change management initiatives. For more information about the CGFNS University eCoach Learning Services Physical Therapy Remediation Program, go to the University’s website at www.cgfnsedu.org.
ABOUT CGFNS INTERNATIONAL
CGFNS International, Inc., an immigration neutral, nonprofit organization, is the world’s largest credentials evaluation organization for nursing and globally recognized authority on credentials evaluation of the education, registration and licensure of nurses, health care and other professionals worldwide. CGFNS International is authorized by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to conduct visa credentials assessment certifications for health care professionals who are not U.S. citizens and are seeking a visa to work in the United States. For more information about CGFNS International, go to www.cgfns.org.
ABOUT INTERNATIONAL CONSULTANTS OF DELAWARE (ICD)
International Consultants of Delaware (ICD), a charter member of NACES (National Association of Credential Evaluation Services), is approved by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) to utilize its Coursework Tool (CWT) in evaluating internationally-educated physical therapists and physical therapist assistants for eligibility for licensure to practice in the United States. ICD is an independent division of CGFNS International. For more information about International Consultants of Delaware, go to www.icdeval.com.