To apply for licensure by endorsement, a military member, military spouse, veteran or veteran spouse must have an active physical therapist or physical therapist assistant license in another state. NOTE: A physical therapist or physical therapist assistant MUST have a current North Carolina license PRIOR to practicing physical therapy in North Carolina. Military Trained applicants click here for additional information. All Military/Military Spouse/Veteran/Veteran Spouse will have an expedited process to licensure.
Using the Application Instructions, Military Applicants who have Active Military/Military Spouse/Veteran/Veteran Spouse status will apply for a PT/PTA license the same as other applicants with these differences:
Military applying by Endorsement may also be eligible for a Military permit. A temporary military permit holder has the privilege of working as a PT or PTA in NC for one year or until the licensure process is completed. To obtain a Temporary Military permit, the Military must complete and submit the following:
Temporary Permits are valid only if and when the permit holder is licensed in another state. Therefore, the permit holder must at all times maintain an active license in another state for the temporary permit to remain valid. The Board must be advised of any change in status of the underlying license immediately.
To obtain full Licensure Status, the applicant must complete the rest of application within one year.