Policy statement: Reciprocity – mutual recognition

Many physical therapists choose to seek practice opportunities at some time in their professional careers in a country other than the one in which they qualified, and the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) supports the opportunities this provides. It also recognises the value of , where one country recognises the qualifications of another. Although this type of mutual facilitates professional mobility, it can only exist when two or more legislative/regulatory/recognition authorities agree that their physical therapy qualifications are substantially equivalent and that there are enough similarities or minor differences in professional practice to ensure protection of the public. 

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