10.38.06.01

.01 Requirements for Licensure.

A. Application Options.

(1) An applicant educated in a physical therapy core curriculum outside the United States or its territories shall apply for licensure under one of the categories described in §A(2)—(4) of this regulation.

(2) Examination. The applicant shall file with the Board:

(a) An application on the form the Board provides;

(b) The application and examination fees as specified in COMAR 10.38.07;

(c) Evaluation of educational credentials forwarded directly to the Board from an approved agency that provides evidence that the applicant's education is equivalent to that of an accredited core physical therapy program in the United States;

(d) Evidence of oral competency in the English language; and

(e) Evidence of written competency in the English language.

(3) Transfer of Examination Scores. The applicant shall file the following with the Board:

(a) An application on the form the Board provides;

(b) The application fee as specified in COMAR 10.38.07;

(c) Evaluation of educational credentials forwarded directly to the Board from an approved agency that provides evidence that the applicant's education is equivalent to that of an accredited physical therapy program in the United States;

(d) Evidence of oral competency in the English language;

(e) Evidence of written competency in the English language;

(f) A sworn statement that the applicant is not licensed in another state;

(g) Evidence, satisfactory to the Board, that the applicant is registered to take, or has taken, the national licensing examination in another state; and

(h) A copy of a letter or form to the appropriate reporting service requesting that licensing examination scores be sent to the Board.

(4) Waiver of Examination. The applicant shall file the following with the Board:

(a) An application on the form the Board provides;

(b) The application fee as specified in COMAR 10.38.07;

(c) Evaluation of educational credentials forwarded directly to the Board from an approved agency that provides evidence that the applicant's education is equivalent to that of an accredited core physical therapy program in the United States;

(d) Evidence of oral competency in the English language;

(e) Evidence of written competency in the English language;

(f) A copy of a current physical therapy license;

(g) Verification of current licensure on the form the Board provides; and

(h) A copy of a letter or form to the appropriate reporting service requesting that licensing examination scores be sent to the Board.

B. In addition to the requirements of §A of this regulation, an applicant educated in a core physical therapy curriculum outside the United States or its territories shall comply with §C of this regulation.

C. Additional Requirements. Applicants for licensure shall:

(1) Achieve a passing score on the licensing examinations;

(2) Attend an interview unless the Board waives this requirement; and

(3) Submit to a State and national criminal history records check in accordance with Health Occupations Article, §13302.1, Annotated Code of Maryland.