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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 see if your new license has been issued click here.

After logging in, if you see a license card that means you have been licensed in the state of North Carolina.


NC PT/PTA License Renewal for 2021 is now closed.  If your NC PT/PTA license lapsed on 2/1/2021 after 5 pm, do not practice physical therapy in North Carolina until your license has been revived.  Links to the revival forms are located below.

Please note, revival forms MUST :

  • be printed, with all fields completed including signature and explanations for any questions answered “yes,”
  • be accompanied by payment of $150.00 dollars ($120.00 is the 2021 license renewal fee plus $30.00 dollar revival fee)
  • include copies of certificates showing evidence of 20 points of continuing competence activities (PTA), or 30 points of continuing competence activities (PT) within  the past two years (if your continuing competence reporting period ended 1/31/2021 or you are reviving with continuing competence).

Please mail or send via expedited service your completed revival application and attachments and fee to:

NC Board of PT Examiners
8300 Health Park, Suite 233
Raleigh, NC  27615

Revival Forms: click here

Questions?? Please email Debbie Ragan, NCBPTE Deputy Director at dragan@ncptboard.org or call 919-490-6393 and leave a voicemail with contact phone number and email address.

Notice of Text and Proposed Rules for Official Notice for NC Register

Notice of Text and Proposed Rules for
Official Notice for NC Register

These proposed rules are published on the Board’s website as a public service.  However, the official versions of the proposed rules are maintained by the Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH), and can be reviewed at http://www.ncoah.com/.

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.

Apply Online Application Instructions
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Application Documents
Check if you have been licensed

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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