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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

NCBPTE Office is closed to the public during the NC State of Emergency

You may experience some delays in response time as staff are working remotely. 

To contact the Board office email is preferred: angela.licensing@ncptboard.org or view the Contact Us page for additional email addresses. 

To change your address or contact information go to Address Change

Name changes must be verified using personal information.    EMAIL the Board office and include: phone number and a good time to call.  You will receive a phone response within 2-3 days.

To apply for your initial NC PT/PTA LICENSE, click the button below
Please note: If you are applying for a COMPACT PRIVILEGE, please click button to the RIGHT. For more information on the COMPACT http://ptcompact.org/.

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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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