TITLE 68: PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
CHAPTER VII: DEPARTMENT OF FINANCIAL AND PROFESSIONAL REGULATION
SUBCHAPTER b: PROFESSIONS AND OCCUPATIONS
PART 1340 ILLINOIS PHYSICAL THERAPY ACT
SECTION 1340.40 EXAMINATION


 

Section 1340.40  Examination

 

a)         The examination for a physical therapist license shall be the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) of the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy for physical therapists.

 

b)         The examination for a physical therapist assistant license shall be the NPTE for physical therapist assistants.

 

c)         The passing score for the physical therapy and physical therapist assistant examination shall be the passing score established by the testing entity. The scores shall be submitted to the Division from the designated testing service.

 

d)         An applicant who fails the examination 3 times in any jurisdiction will be required to furnish proof of remedial training to the Division or Board.  The proof shall include certification that the applicant successfully completed a structured clinical or didactic training program of not less than 3 months on a full-time basis.  The training shall be under the direct, on site, personal supervision of a licensed physical therapist preapproved by the Department or Board.

 

e)         Any person licensed in Illinois as a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant shall not be admitted to the examination.  However, in no way shall this provision limit the Division's ability to require reexaminations for restoration or enforcement purposes.

 

(Source:  Amended at 42 Ill. Reg. 14185, effective July 11, 2018)