Licensure is managed by individual state regulatory boards and is required to practice as a PT or work as a PTA in the United States.
Licensure is required in order to practice as a PT or work as a PTA in the United States.
You must pass the National Physical Therapy Exam, which is administered by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy.
May 1, 2020
The NPTE is administered by FSBPT. You must pass the NPTE if you are seeking to become a licensed PT or PTA in the United States.
May 1, 2020
Licensure is required in order to practice as a PT or work as a PTA in the United States. Licensure is managed by individual state regulatory boards.
May 30, 2020 / Website
Aug 1, 2019 / Article
Additional Licensure Content
Jul 26, 2022 / Feature
The PT Compact has streamlined the process for PTs and PTAs to serve patients across state borders.
Aug 5, 2020 / Podcast
T.J. Cantwell of FSBPT answers some common questions about the PT Compact, including requirements for eligibility, what happens if you move, and much more.
Jun 3, 2020 / Podcast
Scott Giles, PT, DPT, wants to make sure that you're not only prepared to take the NPTE, but you're over prepared.
Jun 6, 2020 / Column
An increasing number of states are joining the Physical Therapy Compact.
Jun 1, 2020 / Column
A busy PT is taken to task.
May 8, 2020 / News
Now available: a CMS MLN Matters resource verifying the agency’s recognition of interstate license compacts.
Feb 25, 2020 / News
CMS says that PTs and PTAs with physical therapy compact privileges are considered valid license-holders for purposes of meeting Medicare licensure requirements.
Jun 27, 2019 / Perspective
It's that it is never too early to start studying.
Dec 1, 2018 / Column
Do you want to provide physical therapist services in more than 1 state? The Physical Therapy Licensure Compact may help you achieve your goal.
Jun 12, 2018 / Perspective
Here are ways that you can actually reduce the amount of test anxiety you have about the exam.