Additional VisaScreen® Information for Physical Therapists

We ask that physical therapists applying for VisaScreen® certification request their schools to send a syllabus or course description to CGFNS International in addition to an official transcript. 

What is the educational credentials evaluation process of physical therapists applying for VisaScreen®?

  • We compare the educational records that are provided by an applicant’s educational institutions to the current requirements for the first professional degree in physical therapy in the U.S.
  • We determine whether the applicant’s education is substantially equivalent to that of an accredited physical therapy degree program in the U.S.
  • Our evidence based approach uses the Coursework Evaluation Tool (CWT), established by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy, or the CGFNS Education Comparability Tool (ECT). Both the Coursework Evaluation Tool  and the Education Comparability Tool have been validated against the Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) criteria as valid and consistent tools for evaluating physical therapy education.