State Board of Physical Therapy
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Rules and regulations - A hard copy is available from the Board office upon request.  Remember to include your mailing address with your request.

Name change - Will be made only when a copy of an official document (marriage certificate, divorce decree or court order) is submitted with a letter of request.  The fee for a duplicate license is $5.00 (check or money order) payable to the Commonwealth of PA.

Address change - Written requests should include the old address, new address and license number and/or social security number.  The Board must be notified within 10 days of any change in address.

Certification of Licensure - A physical therapist or physical therapist assistant needing certification (letter of good standing) of their Pennsylvania license sent to another state, must submit a $15.00 check or money order payable to "Commonwealth of PA" to the Board office along with the form showing your license number and the state to which the verification is being sent.

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Board application forms are available to be downloaded.

>Application: Certificate of Authorization for Direct Access

>Application: Continuing Education Sponsor

>Application: Continuing Education Program - Individual 

>Application: National Physical Therapy Examination (PT & PTA)

>Application: Physical Therapist Assistant to Practice with Indirect Supervision

>Application: PT & PTA Licensure by Endorsement

>Application: Foreign Educated Physical Therapist Licensure by Endorsement

>Reactivation Application - PT and PTA **NEW**

>Reactivation Application - Direct Access Certificate **NEW**

>Name and/or Address Change Form

>Request for Certification of Licensure Form 

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Board Examination Information:

National Physical Therapy Examination (PT & PTA) 

For examination application download above or contact:  State Board of Physical Therapy, P.O. Box 2649, Harrisburg, PA  17105-2649.  
Phone:  (717) 783-7134;  FAX:  (717) 787-7769.

The application process also requires registration with the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT)  
Examination information and the NPTE Candidate Handbook are available on that site.

Examination Dates: 

Examination Dates can be accessed by visiting

Score Reports:

FSBPT provides a free score report to candidates for a period of time after each fixed-date administration.  The free score reports will be available from Check the Status of My Request 10 business days after each administration and will remain accessible for 30 days.  The Board will no longer be mailing the report.  Visit and click on Status of My Request at the bottom of the page.


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License renewal cycle and fees:

Licenses expire December 31 of every even-numbered year.  The board mails renewal notices 2 to 3 months prior to the license expiration date.  Separate notices are mailed for the Certificate of Authorization and Physical Therapist license, however the Certificate cannot be renewed unless the PT license of the certificate holder is concurrently renewed.  Notices are mailed to the most recent address the licensee has reported to the Board.  The Postal Service does not forward licenses.

Physical Therapist $90.00
Physical Therapist Assistant


Certificate of Authorization (direct access) $45.00
Continuing Education required for Certificate renewal (see regulations 40.63, 40.67 and 40.192)  NOTE:  CE is NOT required for the first renewal of a license/certificate.  The CE requirement must be completed in the 24 months preceding the second and subsequent renewals of the license/certificate. 
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State Board of Physical Therapy
P.O. Box 2649, Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649
Phone - (717) 783-7134
Fax - (717) 787-7769

Modified Date: 09/22/2014 08:56 AM