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Classification & Qualifications General Schedule Qualification Standards

Physical Therapy Series, 0633

Individual Occupational Requirements

Basic Requirements


Employees currently assigned to positions in this occupational series as of September 2017 will be considered to have met the basic requirements for the position occupied.


A graduate or higher level degree that included:


For all grade levels and positions, applicants must possess a current, active, full, and unrestricted license or registration as a Physical Therapist from a State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, or a territory of the United States; and must have passed the National Physical Therapy Examination administered by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT).


Applicants who have completed an approved graduate level curriculum and who subsequently completed additional graduate training in a specialized field of clinical practice designed to assure professional competence to practice in the specialty meet the requirements for GS-11. Additional information concerning specialty practice areas is available at the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) website.

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