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    FCCPT Evaluation, missing Professional Education Credits.

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    I recently completed my evaluation with the FCCPT for the state of Michigan and they have deemed that my education is not substantially equivalent to the first professional degree in the US. My education was evaluated using the Cwt-5 I believe.

    The reason they cite is that I am lacking approximately 11 Professional Education Credits (PT) of the 90 required. I have applied for the PLAN program as they suggested and am currently awaiting a reply from them.

    Has anyone else lacking professional education credits gone through the PLAN program before? What type of advice do they offer you and is it very helpful.

    I read the description of PLAN and it does say that it will suggest US schools where you may take courses you are missing. However most people applying for credentialing are obviously outside the US and cannot simply take a class in the US, do they provide online options. Thanks any advice is greatly appreciated.

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    Re: FCCPT Evaluation, missing Professional Education Credits.

    The same with me. What about CLEP? Have you consider that option?


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    Re: FCCPT Evaluation, missing Professional Education Credits.

    Hi guys,

    Im a UK trained PT who had the initial eval with the FCCPT, i met the 90 prof credits but only had 10 gen ed so im working my arse off to do several CLEPS and some prof courses such as emergency procedures, screening and delegation.

    Ive passed CLEP sociology, psychology, natural sciences and biology (i have bookes if anyone wants to buy) Ive still maths, chemistry, humanities and physics to do. I did the PLAN also so i know EXACTLY what they want for the Type 1 cert as this is essential in getting the healthcare worker visa from the USCIS and be approved from state to state. The PLAN lists online courses and gives you exact requirements. Yes its expensive but at least you know exactly what they want.

    Im hoping to sit the NPTE with NY state in July as i applied tthrough them, a little hastily but they will accepty my eval with CLEPs in psych and natural sciences.

    Its a seriously long process, expensive and fairly pointless to be doing chemistry and physics but if its what we want certain rings have to be jumped...


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    Re: FCCPT Evaluation, missing Professional Education Credits.

    Hi James have you done the Math and Chemistry CLEP exams yet I have to take them too, I also had to do a few professional credits which were helpful, but I am nervous about the CLEPs I have sat a few practice exams, but they are horrid!

    I agree about the horrid process of evaluation, I am now living in Arizona and hope to take the NPTE this summer if I pass the CLEPs!!

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    Re: FCCPT Evaluation, missing Professional Education Credits.

    Hi Rach,

    I havent done chemistry or maths CLEPS yet and they are evil yes. Ive actually hired a tutor to help with maths as i hate it, that should help a little with chemistry too Im also doing some prof credit stuff and hoping to sit the NPTE in OCtober.

    How comes youre living in Arizona already, are you working? PM me if you want


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    Re: FCCPT Evaluation, missing Professional Education Credits.

    I have a math and chem tutor too... thank goodness, even still it all mystifies me!! I moved out to the states as my then boyfriend came out here for work and I followed him over! I am not yet working as my visa is in process, but I will start work as a personal trainer and student PT (just observing) as its all I can do until I get the licence! I had to do 5 prof credit modules which I did all online and finished them last summer... I am procrastinating like hell to do these exams though!! I miss working as a physio and can't wait to get back in the environment of it all!!
    Do you have a job lined up here? Yes with all the fixed date tests for the NPTE I am now hoping I will be ready for the July one, I am starting to study for it soon as I have these exams completed!! If you have an email I can message you on that, I think we are pretty much at the same level with things - its nice to know someone else is going through it as the FCCPT are rubbish! My email is rherringuk@yahoo.com

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    Re: FCCPT Evaluation, missing Professional Education Credits.

    Hi there, I am also in a similar position as you guys......except I'm hoping you are both much further ahead now?
    I've had my credentials evaluated (finally) by COMPED state of NY and I'm also short of credits. I have to complete 2 of either bio/chem/physics and take the CLEP exams. I've heard they are really tough.....I struggled with chem in high school! I'm still in London and considering taking the exams here first as it still seems a very lengthy process from here! My boyfriend is living in NY now but I'm worried to go over there yet in case the process isnt over and my tourist visa runs out!
    Wondering, how long would you guys recommend I should allow to study for and sit the CLEP exams?
    Mel


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    Re: FCCPT Evaluation, missing Professional Education Credits.

    Hi James,

    I have to do 1 Biological Science and Chem with Practical. Could you advise which Bio is easiest and quickest. Where did you do course before the CLEP test? Have you enrolled for Chemistry?

    Will appreciate your feedback
    Robin


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    Re: FCCPT Evaluation, missing Professional Education Credits.

    Hi Mel /Robina,

    On the chem/biology courses the CLEPs are not that hard but it just takes a bit of time to learn the material. I did natural sciences which is a combination of biology and human biology and biology which are both worth 6 credits. I got the CLEP books and used instant cert for questions. There is a test centre in Finchley that costs 100 per test for a 90min exam. Ive had to do scoiology, psychology and other CLEPS but chemistry is going to be hard for me and i need to maths also. For physics, CLEP dont offer a course and im having to sit a course online through an institute in Manila that the FCCPT recognise, its that or taking a course online with a college in the US.

    Id probably say biology was easier over natural sciences and depending on how long you have to give for study id probably say around 4 weeks of revising. Im also going through NYSED and have been accepted with my biology and psychology CLEPS so im going to sit in July in Miami and then do maths n chemistry cleps in August!!

    Good luck guys, its a long process but it can be done!!!!


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    Re: FCCPT Evaluation, missing Professional Education Credits.

    Hi, You mention that you did your credential evaluation for the state of New York and you have also mentioned about general education credits. I was under the impression that NY state does not ask for general education credits. Could you kindly let me know if they do as my file is in process with the FCCPT for NY. Thanks.




    Quote Originally Posted by VRFl2012 View Post
    Hi there, I am also in a similar position as you guys......except I'm hoping you are both much further ahead now?
    I've had my credentials evaluated (finally) by COMPED state of NY and I'm also short of credits. I have to complete 2 of either bio/chem/physics and take the CLEP exams. I've heard they are really tough.....I struggled with chem in high school! I'm still in London and considering taking the exams here first as it still seems a very lengthy process from here! My boyfriend is living in NY now but I'm worried to go over there yet in case the process isnt over and my tourist visa runs out!
    Wondering, how long would you guys recommend I should allow to study for and sit the CLEP exams?
    Mel



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    Re: FCCPT Evaluation, missing Professional Education Credits.

    No NY state do ask for general credits, all i can say is that they seem to accept less credits than most other states but i dont know how much by. If they say you youre lacking in an area, doing some CLEP exams is relatively easy.


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    Re: FCCPT Evaluation, missing Professional Education Credits.

    Thanks for the information James. I didnt realise that. Its all so confusing.



    Quote Originally Posted by james_physio_365 View Post
    No NY state do ask for general credits, all i can say is that they seem to accept less credits than most other states but i dont know how much by. If they say you youre lacking in an area, doing some CLEP exams is relatively easy.



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    Re: FCCPT Evaluation, missing Professional Education Credits.

    Hi friends. I would like you opinion on this. My wife recently applied for the Type 1 assessment and they done the assessment based on CWT 4 and CWT 5. She got her education as equivalent with CWT 4 and for the four states she applied. However FCCPT has mentioned that she is currently not eligible to get a Type 1 certificate as she is not equivalent based on CWT5. Has any one else faced this scenario. I assume that the Type 1 certificate is compulsory to apply for a H1B visa. Now her option is to apply for PLAN and then complete the lacunae. She has above 150 general education credits and 139 professional education credits. We are confused there the lag may be. There are few topics in the professional education assessment which are marked as "No evidence".


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    Re: FCCPT Evaluation, missing Professional Education Credits.

    Hello, I am facing the same issue. I got my general credits done and have more than 150 for prof credits. However I am denied Type 1 certificate as per CWT5. I am approved as per CWT4. Can you please let me know how to go about. Appreciate your response.


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    Re: FCCPT Evaluation, missing Professional Education Credits.

    Hi, I am from India and want to apply to TX board for PT license using CWT4, can you please tell me when u graduated and which univ


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    Re: FCCPT Evaluation, missing Professional Education Credits.

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    Hello, I'm currently a US citizen studying Physio at the University of Melbourne and was wondering if any alumni from the University have tried to or have successfully gone to the US and can give me some more insight on the process and how difficult it was.

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