Physical Therapy Licensure Timeframes

One of the core requirements of a travel physical therapist job is having a current state license from the destination you wish to travel to. PT licensure timeframes vary from state-to-state, making it easier to obtain an physical therapist license from some states over others. This table below outlines the standard timeframe to obtain an PT license from the state's board of physical therapy. You may want to bookmark this page as physical therapy licensure timeframes may change throughout the course of the year.

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State Time Frame Application Form
Alabama Varies AL PT Licensure Application
Alaska 4-6 weeks AK PT Licensure Application
Arizona Varies AZ PT Licensure Application
Arkansas Varies AR PT Licensure Application
California**^ 6-8 weeks CA PT Licensure Application
Colorado 5-14 business days CO PT Licensure Application
Connecticut 10-14 business days CT PT Licensure Application
Delaware 6-8 weeks DE PT Licensure Application
District of Columbia Varies DC PT Licensure Application
Florida 20-30 days FL PT Licensure Application
Georgia About 25 business days GA PT Licensure Application
Hawaii Varies HI PT Licensure Application
Idaho 2-3 business days ID PT Licensure Application
Illinois 2-4 weeks IL PT Licensure Application
Indiana 2-4 weeks IN PT Licensure Application
Iowa 5-10 business days IA PT Licensure Application
Kansas 30-45 days KS PT Licensure Application
Kentucky^ Within 7 business days KY PT Licensure Application
Louisiana 1-3 weeks LA PT Licensure Application
Maine^ 3 weeks ME PT Licensure Application
Maryland^ 2-3 days MD PT Licensure Application
Massachusetts^ Up to 4 weeks MA PT Licensure Application
Michigan**^ 6-8 weeks MI PT Licensure Application
Minnesota Licenses are issued twice/month MN PT Licensure Application
Mississippi 1-3 days MS PT Licensure Application
Missouri 3-5 weeks MO PT Licensure Application
Montana 30 days MT PT Licensure Application
Nebraska Varies NE PT Licensure Application
Nevada**^ Varies Call 702.876.5535 or email atresca@govmail.state.nv.us to obtain an application
New Hampshire^ 6-12 weeks Call 603.271.8389 to obtain an application
New Jersey**^ 2-3 months NJ PT Licensure Application
New Mexico 3-5 business days NM PT Licensure Application
New York About 3 weeks NY PT Licensure Application
North Carolina 5-10 business days NC PT Licensure Application
North Dakota 1-4 weeks ND PT Licensure Application
Ohio**^ 4-6 weeks OH PT Licensure Application
Oklahoma^ Varies OK PT Licensure Application
Oregon^ 5-7 business days Call 971.673.0200 or email Physical.Therapy@state.or.us to obtain an application
Pennsylvania Varies PA PT Licensure Application
Rhode Island Varies RI PT Licensure Application
South Carolina 4-6 weeks SC PT Licensure Application
South Dakota^ Varies SD PT Licensure Application
Tennessee**^ 2-3 business days TN PT Licensure Application
Texas 3 business days TX PT Licensure Application
Utah Within 7 business days UT PT Licensure Application
Vermont Within 7 business days VT PT Licensure Application
Virginia^ 3-5 business days VA PT Licensure Application
Washington^ 8 weeks WA PT Licensure Application
West Virginia 7 business days WV PT Licensure Application
Wisconsin Immediately WI PT Licensure Application
Wyoming**^ Varies WY PT Licensure Application

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