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This page covers MOSC Requirement 1: Professional Standing and Direct Patient Care Hours.

For All Specialists

In years three, six, and nine, you must submit evidence of current unrestricted licensure as a physical therapist in the United States or any of its possessions or territories.

Also in those years, you must submit evidence of 200 hours of direct patient care acquired in the specialty area within the last three years. Direct patient care hours accrued in year 10 may be applied to the year three requirement for the next MOSC cycle.

Sports specialists must additionally submit:

Successful completion of an APTA-accredited residency or fellowship program in a designated specialty practice area meets all requirements for one three-year MOSC cycle.

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