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Reciprocal recognition is when OMPT organisations of two countries agree that a member of one Member Organisation is able to become a member of another Member Organisation without added requirements such as further examination, portfolio review, or additional education. Reciprocal recognition is linked to allowing the OMPT trained physical therapist to have the same rights and privileges within the Member Organisation as others within the organisation who have successfully completed an IFOMPT approved OMPT educational programme.
The Member Organisations from Austria, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the UK, USA, Germany, Denmark, Sweden, and Finland accept all graduates of IFOMPT approved OMPT programmes as OMPT specialists within their organisations. This is essentially expands the concept of "Reciprocal Recognition" to "Universal Recognition" of the expertise of physical therapists trained in IFOMPT approved programmes for all the Member Organisations that represent these countries.