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Applications & Forms

Important Information for Applicants

Criminal Background Checks

Effective January 1, 2020, the Virginia Board of Physical Therapy implemented fingerprint-based criminal background checks (CBCs) under Virginia Code Section 54.1-3484 through the Board contractor Fieldprint. This requirement applies to all new or pending applicants. Please review the Board’s Frequently Asked Questions pertaining to this requirement.

To apply for a PT Compact privilege, please visit the website for the Physical Therapy Licensure Compact at www.ptcompact.org.

Please be aware that payments made in person to the Board office will not be processed until the next business day, with the exception of renewal payments received on the last day of the month.

 

Please select an application type:

Examination

If you have been licensed for less than one year in another U.S. jurisdiction, you will need to apply for licensure by examination.

Applications for Physical Therapist License by Examination and Physical Therapist Assistant License by Examination are now accepted online.

Please read the instructions below before begining the application process:

Application Checklist and Instructions for Licensure by Examination to Practice Physical Therapy

Application Checklist and Instructions for Licensure by Examination to Practice Physical Therapy (Graduate of a Non-Approved Program).

Click here to download the Verification of Physical Therapy Education For Graduates of Approved Programs Only.

Click here to begin the online application process.

 

Endorsement

If you have been licensed for less than one year in another U.S. jurisdiction, you will need to apply for licensure by examination.

Applications for Physical Therapist License by Endorsement and Physical Therapist Assistant License by Endorsement are now accepted online.

Please read the instructions below before begining the application process:

Application Checklist and Instructions for Licensure by Endorsement to Practice Physical Therapy.

Checklist and Instructions for Licensure by Endorsement to Practice Physical Therapy (Graduate of a Non-Approved Program).

Click here to begin the online application process.

 

Direct Access Certification

Applications for Direct Access Certification are now accepted online.

Please read the instructions below before begining the application process:

Application Checklist and Instructions for Direct Access Certification

Direct Access Patient Attestation and Medical Release Form (revised July 1, 2023)

Click here to begin the online application process.

 

Virginia Board of Physical Therapy
Email: ptboard@dhp.virginia.gov
Corie E. Tillman Wolf, J.D., Executive Director
Mira H. Mariano, PT, PhD, OCS, President