Board of Physical Therapy

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

Phone: (804) 367-4674
Fax: (804) 939-5973
Complaints: (800) 533-1560

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Hours: Mon-Fri 8:15 to 5:00
except Holidays

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The mission of the Department of Health Professions is to ensure safe and competent patient care by licensing health professionals, enforcing standards of practice, and providing information to health care practitioners and the public.

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Safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines are now available for anyone age 6 months or older. Talk to your healthcare provider or pharmacist for more information.

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COVID-19 Vaccine information for health professionals

The Virginia Department of Health (VDH) has information on the Coronavirus Disease for both healthcare professionals and the general public which is updated regularly, as new information becomes available. Read more here.

Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for the proposed amendments to the Compact Commission rules

The Physical Therapy Compact Commission requests public comment on the proposed amendments to its Rules by June 20, 2023. Please click here for more information.

2022 Important Information About Continuing Education, Upcoming License Renewals, and Renewing PT Compact Privileges

Click here to read Important Information About Continuing Education, Upcoming License Renewals, and Renewing PT Compact Privileges.

2022 Renewal - Continuing Education

There are no anticipated changes to the renewal requirements for CE or active practice for the 2022 renewal cycle.  To review the Board's biennial requirements for renewal, please visit 18VAC112-20-130 and 18VAC112-20-131.


Do you hold Compact Privileges to practice in other states?

As a reminder, all compact privileges expire on the same date as your home state license. If Virginia is your home state, then your compact privileges are set to expire on December 31, 2022. To avoid the expiration of your compact privileges, you must renew your home state license before you can renew your compact privilege(s) if you want to continue practicing in those state(s). Once your home state license is renewed, visit the PT Compact website
at to initiate the renewal process for your compact privilege(s).

Applicants for Licensure - NPTE Examination Requirement

Documentation of passage of the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) is required for all applicants, whether by examination or endorsement, before licensure in Virginia can be granted. 

PT Licensure Compact

PT Licensure Compact information is available on the Board's website. To apply for a PT Compact privilege, please visit the website for the Physical Therapy Licensure Compact at

Direct Access Patient Attestation and Medical Release Form (Updated July 1, 2021)

New legislation, SB 1187, passed during the 2021 General Assembly and effective July 1, 2021, extends the time allowed for a qualified physical therapist to evaluate and treat patients without a referral under certain circumstances from 30 to 60 days.  Virginia Code § 54.1-3482.

With this change, the Board has revised the Direct Access Patient Attestation and Medical Release Form, also accessible on the Board’s Applications & Forms page.

Scam Alert

The Department of Health Professions (DHP) has been made aware that some licensees have received fraudulent communications from individuals claiming to be from one of our licensing boards, such as the Board of Pharmacy, or another agency, such as the DEA. The communications, often by phone, may threaten arrest or license suspension, demand personal information, or require the payment of fines. Read More.

Telehealth Resources

Board Guidance Document Available

The Board offers the following guidance on telehealth through established Guidance Document 112-21, Guidance on Telehealth, effective January 21, 2021

NPTE Examination Updates

To access the most recent exam announcements from the FSBPT regarding the National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE) for PTs and PTA’s, please click here.

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.