Kentucky Physical Therapist Licensing

• 27 March 2020

Kentucky Licensing Overview for a Physical Therapist

Licensing for a physical therapist in Kentucky is controlled by the Kentucky State Board of Physical Therapy
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General Guidelines for a Physical Therapist in Kentucky

Specific state 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?

• Make written application to the board, on forms to be provided by the board
• If it appears from the application that the applicant possesses the qualifications required by this chapter and has not yet successfully completed the board-approved examination, the applicant shall be allowed to sit for the examination and tested in the subjects the board may determine to be necessary.
• Examinations are held within the state at least once a year at the time and place as the board shall determine.
• An applicant who is admitted to the examination or an applicant who has submitted satisfactory evidence that he has been accepted as a candidate for licensure by examination in a state which offers an examination approved by the board may be granted a temporary permit which shall be valid until his examination is graded and he is notified by the board of his score. The board may withdraw a temporary permit upon determination that the person has made any false statement to the board on the application, or the person fails to pass an examination approved by the board.
• An applicant who receives a passing score as determined by the board and who meets the other qualifications required by this chapter shall be licensed as a physical therapist.

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

Kentucky State Board of Physical Therapy

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?

Check with local governing body for updated details.

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