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Board of Physical Therapy

Perimeter Center
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico, VA 23233-1463
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Phone: (804) 367-4674
Fax: (804) 527-4413
Complaints: (800) 533-1560
Email: ptboard@dhp.virginia.gov

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Opioid Addiction Crisis Declared a Public Health Emergency in Virginia

On November 21, 2016 Governor McAuliffe issued a News Release stating that State Health Commissioner Marissa Levine has declared Virginia’s opioid abuse crisis a Public Health Emergency in the Commonwealth.

Visit the Virginia Department of Health for more information.
Download Commissioner Levine’s message to healthcare practitioners on dispensing Naloxone.



Growing number of Zika virus cases reported in Virginia

Image of Asian tiger mosquito. Zika. www.ZikaVA.orgPrimarily a mosquito borne disease, the Zika virus is most impactful in warmer seasons when illness can be transmitted by insects carrying the virus from one person to another.  In fact, 15 cases have been reported in the Commonwealth as of May 12, 2016.  Maintaining a keen awareness for the transmission and treatment of Zika virus infection is an imperative for healthcare practitioners.  The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) offers a variety of related information and tools on its website.

Download the Virginia State Zika Response Plan
For quick information, consult VDH’s Zika Fact Sheet




Consumer Information

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


Important Licensure Renewal Information

Please click here to read important information regarding your 2016 renewal.


Licensure Verification and Change of Name/Address Information

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

Please click here for information on how to change your address or make a name change.


Online Licensing - Physical Therapy licensees can renew a license, change an address and request a duplicate license online. 


2016 NPTE Examination Dates and Deadlines for PT and PTA’s

Please click here to view the 2016 NPTE dates and deadlines for applying.


Use aPTitude for Tracking your CEU's

Read more about the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) aPTitude System


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.


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.


Discipline Case Information:

The Board of Physical Therapy would like to share with you the top three types of cases that came before the board during FY15 (July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015) and that resulted in disciplinary action:

  • Fraudulent billing cases
  • Cases that resulted from out of state disciplinary orders
  • Continuing Education violations

Healthcare Workforce Data Findings

Virginia’s Physical Therapist Workforce: 2014

Virginia’s Physical Therapy Assistant Workforce: 2014


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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)

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. Please click here for more information on how to become a Registered Public User of the Regulatory Town Hall.