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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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Legislation Enacted for Virginia to Join Physical Therapy Licensure Compact

What is the Physical Therapy Licensure Compact?

On March 8, 2019, Governor Northam signed into law SB 1106, which permits the Commonwealth of Virginia to become part of the Physical Therapy Licensure Compact. The provisions of the Compact will become effective in Virginia on January 1, 2020. For more information about the Compact click here.


Current Regulatory Activity of the Board of Physical Therapy:

Proposed Regulations - Practice of Dry Needling - To view the Board of Physical Therapy’s current Regulatory activity regarding the Practice of Dry Needling, please click here.


FSBPT aPTitude, ProCert, and oPTion Discontinuation

The FSBPT Board of Directors recently announced the discontinuation of three programs related to continuing competence - aPTitude, a CE tracking registry; oPTion, a self-directed assessment tool for physical therapists; and ProCert, the FSBPT program for certifying CE programs and courses. The aPTitude and oPTion systems will close down on December 31, 2019.

This will allow you the ability to download any of the certificates of completion that you uploaded to aPTitude. If you do not download your information by December 31, 2019, you will no longer have access to this information. This short video presents a step-by-step process for downloading your information.

Please contact the FSBPT at communications@fsbpt.org or (703) 299-3100 with any questions.


Online License Verification System

Effective June 1, 2018, the Virginia State Board of Physical Therapy will be going to an online license verification system using our agency's License Lookup feature.  While applicants or licensees may request paper or pdf copies of license verifications as needed or required, the online resource will serve as the official hard copy and proof of licensure for all individuals and establishments licensed by the Virginia Department of Health Professions. License Lookup is updated in real time and available 24/7 to anyone seeking public licensure information on healthcare practitioners in Virginia.

If a hard copy verification is required, please click here for instructions and fees.


Board Recognizes FSBPT’s oPTion Assessment Tool

Effective February 7, 2018, updates to the Board’s regulations became effective to recognize the oPTion online assessment tool offered by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) as a means for physical therapists to self-assess their competency level and to review PT concepts.  For more information on oPTion and how the tool can be used for continuing education credit or for reinstatement of a lapsed/inactive license, please click here.


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.



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.


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

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.


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.


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.


Healthcare Workforce Data Findings

The most recent workforce data for Physical Therapy can be found on the Healthcare Workforce Data Center page.


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)

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.