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New Rules Address Fixed Date Testing

Tuesday, March 14, 2017   (0 Comments)
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Rules for the Administration of the Physical Therapy Act Amended to Address Problems for Students Registering to take the National Exam

When the PT/PTA exams were moved to a fixed date testing schedule, those selected dates did not necessarily match with graduation dates for PT and PTA schools in Illinois.  For students eager to enter into their profession, it was a disappointment to learn that they had to hold off extra months to take the exam, or become licensed in an alternate state and apply for Illinois licensure by endorsement. 

 

This month, new rules were enacted to resolve this problem:

 

Examination Prior to Graduation

>>>> 1) An applicant enrolled in an approved physical therapy program or physical therapy assistant program may apply to take the examination no more than 120 days prior to graduation if the applicant provides certification from the physical therapy program or physical therapy assistant program of the date upon which the applicant is expected to graduate. If certification of graduation is not received within 90 days after the scheduled graduation date, the results of the examination shall be void.

>>>> 2) The results of the examination shall be made available to the applicant, but no license shall be issued until the Division has received certification that the applicant graduated within 90 days after the scheduled graduation date specified in the certification received from the physical therapy program or physical therapy assistant program required by subsection (i)(1), and until the applicant has met all other requirements for licensure set forth in the Act and this Part.

>>>> 3) If the applicant fails the examination, the applicant must submit a certificate of graduation to the Division or its designated testing service prior to taking the next examination.

 

In just the first week that this option was available, at least 7 students have now registered for the April exam that, under previous rule, would have had to wait to test at the July exam. 

 

 


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