Pennsylvania Licensure Requirements
2,000 Hours of Clinical Internship Experience
30 Hours of Continuing Education
30.00 Initial Fee
90.00 Renewal Fee
Licensed healthcare professionals who help injured or ill people improve their movement and manage their pain.
Doctor of Physical Therapy
An applicant for licensure by examination shall have graduated from a physical therapy program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education or by another National organization recognized by the Board that accredits physical therapy programs.
Applicant must pass the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE)
An applicant must complete at least 2,000 hours of experience providing patient-related acts and services verified by a supervising licensed physical therapist.
A physical therapist shall complete 30 continuing education hours during the preceding biennium.
Initial Licensing Fee:
Licensure Renewal Fee:
Biennial renewal of license.
Licensure by Endorsement & Licensure By Act 41:
An applicant for licensure by endorsement who is educated in another state or territory of the United States is required to submit their professional credentials to the State Board of Physical Therapy.
Act 41 allows for portability of out-of-state professional licensees coming to work in Pennsylvania. Act 41 does this by granting all boards and commissions within the Commonwealth the authority to immediately endorse licensees from other states, territories or jurisdictions (with substantially equivalent licensing requirements) who are active, in good standing and without discipline against their license or criminal conviction.