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Created in 1951 by the General Assembly to establish and maintain minimum standards for the practice of physical therapy to protect the safety and welfare of the citizens of North Carolina


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have been licensed in the state of North Carolina.

This is the most effective and quickest way to check your status.

To apply for your initial NC PT/PTA LICENSE, click the button below
At its meeting April 8, 2020, the NCBPTE approved temporarily requiring the FBI CBC results to be completed for review prior to licensure versus exam eligibility.

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To access and complete the Jurisprudence Exercise as part of your COMPACT PRIVILEGE application, click the button below

Exemption from PT/PTA Licensure for out of state licensees during NC State of Emergency

Per NC Governor Executive Orders 116 and 130 and the NC PT Practice Act, the Board has the authority to waive licensure requirements for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants licensed in another jurisdiction of the United States, who enter North Carolina to provide physical therapy during a declared local, State, or national disaster or emergency.  To apply for a privilege to practice in NC during the declared state of emergency, an out of state licensee should complete the form below.  You will receive a confirmation email of application and after Board review, will receive notification being granted via an emailed letter outlining the terms of practice privileges.  Click here  

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Disclaimer: Information on this site is believed to be accurate but not guaranteed. The State of North Carolina and the North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners disclaims liability for any errors or omissions. To verify any information please contact the North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners.
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