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2020 Florida Statutes

SECTION 102
Physical therapist assistant; licensing requirements.
F.S. 486.102
486.102 Physical therapist assistant; licensing requirements.To be eligible for licensing by the board as a physical therapist assistant, an applicant must:
(1) Be at least 18 years old;
(2) Be of good moral character; and
(3)(a) Have been graduated from a school giving a course of not less than 2 years for physical therapist assistants, which has been approved for the educational preparation of physical therapist assistants by the appropriate accrediting agency recognized by the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation or the United States Department of Education, at the time of her or his graduation and have passed to the satisfaction of the board an examination to determine her or his fitness for practice as a physical therapist assistant as hereinafter provided;
(b) Have been graduated from a school giving a course for physical therapist assistants in a foreign country and have educational credentials deemed equivalent to those required for the educational preparation of physical therapist assistants in this country, as recognized by the appropriate agency as identified by the board, and passed to the satisfaction of the board an examination to determine her or his fitness for practice as a physical therapist assistant as hereinafter provided;
(c) Be entitled to licensure without examination as provided in s. 486.107; or
(d) Have been enrolled between July 1, 2014, and July 1, 2016, in a physical therapist assistant school in this state which was accredited at the time of enrollment; and
1. Have been graduated or be eligible to graduate from such school no later than July 1, 2018; and
2. Have passed to the satisfaction of the board an examination to determine his or her fitness for practice as a physical therapist assistant as provided in s. 486.104.
History.s. 10, ch. 67-537; s. 6, ch. 73-354; s. 2, ch. 79-116; ss. 2, 3, ch. 81-318; ss. 11, 24, ch. 83-86; ss. 17, 18, ch. 86-31; s. 8, ch. 89-124; s. 4, ch. 91-429; s. 29, ch. 94-310; s. 464, ch. 97-103; s. 181, ch. 97-264; s. 17, ch. 2013-93; s. 32, ch. 2016-230; s. 7, ch. 2017-134.