|Board of Physical Therapy|
Phone: (804) 367-4674
Hours: Mon-Fri 8:15 to 5:00
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New Regulations Effective July 17, 2013
Effective July 17, 2013, The Board of Physical Therapy will have new regulations which will increase the flexibility and accountability of traineeships by: 1) offering the option of passage of the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy’s Practice Review Tool (PRT) in lieu of some training hours for applicants returning to practice through reinstatement, reactivation or endorsement; 2) reducing the traineeship hours for physical therapist assistants; 3) allowing part-time traineeships for graduates of non-approved physical therapy schools; and 4) limiting the numbers of supervisors for each trainee and requiring co-signing of trainee documentation in patient records and identification of a trainee for the patient. The new regulations will also eliminate the face to face continued competency requirements for Type 1 hours although the number of Type I hours have increased for both PT’s and PTA’s. (For PT’s, at least 20 hours must be Type 1 and 10 hours may be Type 2 for a total of 30 hours. For PTA’s, at least 15 hours must be Type 1 and 15 hours may be Type 2 for a total of 30 hours)
Exemption of Continuing Competency Requirements
The Virginia Board of Physical Therapy in accordance with Section 18VAC112-20-131(C) of the Regulations, entitled “Continued Competency Requirements for Renewal of an Active License”, exempts a licensee from the continuing competency requirements for the first biennial renewal following the date of initial licensure by examination in Virginia. This exemption does not include those who were licensed by endorsement.
Extension of renewal requirements for deployed military and spouses
Virginia law allows active duty service people or their spouses who are deployed outside the U.S. to have an extension of time for any requirement or fee pertaining to renewal until 60 days after the person’s return from deployment. The extension cannot last beyond 5 years past the expiration date for the license. For more information, please read attached policy and contact the applicable board for your license.
Fixed-date testing information for the PT and PTA NPTE
FSBPT has gone to fixed date testing for all PT and PTA National exams. Please click on the following link for information about the dates and deadlines for applying.
To request a verification of licensure submit your request in writing; include your full name, license number or social security number, your current mailing address and the address of where you want the verification sent. Attach the required processing fee of $10.00 check or money order made payable to the Treasurer of Virginia.
Allow five to seven business days for processing. The board verifies profession, license number, issue date, expiration date, how the licensee obtained Virginia licensure, and if there have been any disciplinary actions. Should a licensee need their national scores verified they should contact the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) www.fsbpt.org
Verifications received without the required fee will not be processed.
Mail your request and fee to:
Board of Physical Therapy
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico, Virginia 23233-1463
You may request a fax confirmation of your licensure information at no additional charge by calling our automated verification line at 804-270-6836. Just enter your license number or social security number and you will be prompted to enter a fax number for delivery of the fax. You may also verify licensure information online by using License Lookup.
Online Licensing - Physical Therapy licensees can renew a license, change an address and request a duplicate license online.
Duty to Report Adult Abuse, Neglect or Exploitation
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The Adult Protective Services Program at the Virginia Department of Social Services is pleased to announce the availability of a new online educational opportunity for mandated reporters of abuse, neglect and exploitation of older or incapacitated individuals. This online training course has been developed for, and with the assistance of, mandated reporters and APS professionals to assist mandated reporters in understanding adult abuse and their responsibilities as mandated reporters. Read More...(word .doc)
Applications & Forms
Download the available forms and applications from the Board.
The following professions are regulated by the Board of Physical Therapy.
- Physical Therapist
- Physical Therapist Assistant
Laws & Regulations
Keep in the know about important laws and regulations:
Laws and Regulations Governing Physical Therapy
Board Members, Meetings and Minutes
Report on Spinal Manipulation (Word .doc)
View and download the list of available guidance documents from the Board of Physical Therapy. These documents provide information or guidance to the public to interpret or implement statutes or the agency's rules or regulations.
Read the latest news in the Board's Newsletter.
Regulatory Town Hall
The Virginia Department of Planning & Budget has designed a Regulatory Town Hall for anyone interested in the proposal of regulations or meetings of regulatory boards.