Eligibility for Undergoing Optional Practical Training
Optional Practical Training (OPT) program is offered by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS). It is actually the approval given for a student to work off campus in a career in their field of study.
For utilizing optional practical training opportunities, the candidates must have registered with USCIS approved schools at least for nine consecutive months and must be in the F-1 status at the time of application. This training can be also availed of in the following instances:
- As part-time, while school is in session
- During annual vacation and at other times as full-time or part-time
- After the completion of the course requirements for degree (before submitting the thesis or dissertation)
- After obtaining the degree
According to the latest rules prescribed by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) U.S, optional practical training period has been extended from 12 to 29 months, which can be utilized by all candidates having F-1 status.
OPT Improves Your Confidence Level
The optional practical training you receive in reputable healthcare facilities will help to improve your level of confidence. This prepares one to work efficiently in different healthcare environments in the US.
Staffing professionals at TheraKare can help physical therapists find Optional Practical Training job opportunities in excellent healthcare settings. Talented physical therapists who have completed their graduation and received Optional Practical Training, can find permanent or temporary placements in reputable healthcare facilities with the help of TheraKare. Please visit our website www.therakare.com for further clarifications.