Sec. 17826. (1) An applicant for licensure as a physical therapist assistant shall meet the
requirements of section 16174 1 and, except as otherwise provided in subsection (2), all of the following requirements,
(a) Is a graduate of a program for the training of physical therapist assistants approved
by the board.
(b) If graduated from a program described in subdivision (a) after January 1, 2008,
has passed an examination approved by the board.
(2) For the purposes of subsection (1)(a), the board shall approve a physical therapist
assistant training program from the United States military or from outside of the
United States if that training program is determined to be substantially equivalent
to physical therapist assistant entry level training in the United States by a credentials
evaluation organization approved by the American physical therapy association or is
listed as a credentialing organization in 8 CFR 212.15(e).
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