# CTE Resource Center - Verso - Physical/Occupational Therapy II Task 1018606915

CTE Resource Center - Verso

Virginia’s CTE Resource Center

Describe the requirements for licensure and credentialing in PT and OT.

Definition

Description should include
  • degree (associate for an occupational therapy assistant [OTA] and physical therapy assistant [PTA], masters of occupational therapy, doctorate of occupational therapy [OTD], and doctorate of physical therapy [DPT]) from an accredited program
  • application submission for licensure
  • passage of national examination (PT passing score is 600; OT passing score is 450)
  • licensure renewal requirements and continuing education units (CEUs)
  • criminal barriers and background requirements.

Process/Skill Questions

  • What are the requirements for National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT) and American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) relative to licensure?
  • What is the application process in Virginia?
  • What constitutes a passing score on the national PT/OT examinations?
  • How do the criminal barriers differ between the two areas?
  • What constitutes unlicensed practice?
  • Are there any laws or regulations that would allow unlicensed practice? If so, what are the requirements to work without a license?

Related Standards of Learning

English

11.5

The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts including employment documents and technical writing.
  1. Apply information from texts to clarify understanding of concepts.
  2. Read and correctly interpret an application for employment, workplace documents, or an application for college admission.
  3. Analyze technical writing for clarity.
  4. Paraphrase and synthesize ideas within and between texts.
  5. Draw conclusions and make inferences on explicit and implied information using textual support.
  6. Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
  7. Analyze false premises, claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.
  8. Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, sarcasm, overstatement, and understatement in text.
  9. Generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, evaluative, synthesizing, and critical thinking questions about the text(s).

12.5

The student will read, interpret, analyze, and evaluate a variety of nonfiction texts.
  1. Use critical thinking to generate and respond logically to literal, inferential, and evaluative questions about the text(s).
  2. Identify and synthesize resources to make decisions, complete tasks, and solve specific problems.
  3. Analyze multiple texts addressing the same topic to determine how authors reach similar or different conclusions.
  4. Recognize and analyze use of ambiguity, contradiction, paradox, irony, overstatement, and understatement in text.
  5. Analyze false premises claims, counterclaims, and other evidence in persuasive writing.