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Board of Physical Therapy

Perimeter Center
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico, VA 23233-1463

Phone: (804) 367-4674
Fax: (804) 527-4413
Complaints: (800) 533-1560
Automated License Verification: (804) 270-6836

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This information has been added to assist the public in understanding Physical Therapy practice and selecting a Physical Therapist or a Physical Therapist Assistant.

New Regulations Effective February 27, 2014

Click here to view the specific changes in the regulations effective as of February 27, 2014.

Healthcare Workforce Data Findings

Virginia’s Physical Therapist Workforce: 2012

Virginia’s Physical Therapy Assistant Workforce: 2012

Continuing Education Courses

To review Type 1 and Type 2 continuing education requirements for renewal and reinstatement of a Physical Therapist or a Physical Therapist Assistant license please click here for more information.

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.

Regulations Effective July 17, 2013
Effective July 17, 2013, The Board of Physical Therapy has new regulations which 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 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)

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 here for information about the dates and deadlines for applying.

Verification Information

Please click here for information on how to request a verification of licensure.

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 ExploitationMore information...
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.

Regulated Professions

The following professions are regulated by the Board of Physical Therapy.

Laws & Regulations

Keep in the know about important laws and regulations:
Laws and Regulations Governing Physical Therapy

Board Members, Meetings and Minutes

View the calendar of upcoming Board meetings and minutes from past Board meetings.
View the current Members of the Board of Physical Therapy.

Guidance Documents

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.

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.