Florida Physical Therapist Licensing

• 27 March 2020

Florida Licensing Overview for a Physical Therapist

Licensing for a physical therapist in Florida is controlled by the Florida Board of Physical Therapy Practice .

General Guidelines for a Physical Therapist in Florida

Specific requirements to perform physical therapist services can generally be used as a guideline, but make sure to check with your local governing rules and regulations.

Who’s allowed to perform these services?

Physical Therapist

General requirements for a physical therapist license?

• Be at least 18 years old;
• Be of good moral character; and
• Have been graduated from a school of physical therapy which has been approved for the educational preparation of physical therapists by the appropriate accrediting agency recognized by the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation or the United States Department of Education at the time of her or his graduation and have passed, to the satisfaction of the board, the American Registry Examination prior to 1971 or a national examination approved by the board to determine her or his fitness for practice as a physical therapist as hereinafter provided;
• Have received a diploma from a program in physical therapy in a foreign country and have educational credentials deemed equivalent to those required for the educational preparation of physical therapists in this country, as recognized by the appropriate agency as identified by the board, and have passed to the satisfaction of the board an examination to determine her or his fitness for practice as a physical therapist as hereinafter provided; or
• Be entitled to licensure without examination as provided in s. 486.081.

What’s the state licensing site for a physical therapist?

Florida Board of Physical Therapy Practice

What are some training programs available for a physical therapist?

See training programs

How long is a license good for and when do I need to renew?

Check with local governing body for updated details.

What are fees associated with licensing?

$135

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