U.S. Lifts Ban on Pinoy Physical Therapists | Balitang America

MANILA, Philippines – Filipino physical therapists (PTs) can take the US licensure exams again.

The US Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) said it did not find evidence to prove that Filipino PTs cheated in the 2007 tests.

There were allegations that answers to the 2007 exams were leaked in some schools and review centers in the Philippines.

The FSBPT launched an investigation into the issue and banned Filipino PTs from taking licensure tests starting in July.

Filipino PTs need to pass the exams before they can work in the US.

Dr. Reynaldo Matias, president of the Association of Physical Therapist and Occupational Therapist Schools of the Philippines, welcomed the FSBPT’s decision to lift the ban.

“This is a positive development. We want the therapist to embody the oath of professionalism and keep commitment to the country, profession, and public that we promise to serve,” he said.

He added that the suspension also served as a lesson for them.

“Through the Commission on Higher Education, we wanted the schools to teach the students that there is ethics. There should be ethics regarding contractual agreement,” Matias said.

The FSBPT, meanwhile, has revised the format of its licensure exams that will be offered in May and December next year.

Under the new format, examinees must answer 250 items in 5 hours.

The public can get more information at the FSBPT’s website http://www.fsbpt.org / http://www.abscbnnews.com

via U.S. Lifts Ban on Pinoy Physical Therapists | Balitang America.

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