North Carolina Physical Therapist Licensing

• 27 March 2020

North Carolina Licensing Overview for a Physical Therapist

Licensing for a physical therapist in North Carolina is controlled by the North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners.

General Guidelines for a Physical Therapist in North Carolina

Follow state requirements to perform physical therapist services, but also check your local governing rules and regulations.

Who’s allowed to perform these services?

Physical Therapist

General requirements for a physical therapist license?

General Requirements For Licensure:

1. Good Moral Character;
2. Graduation From An Accredited P.t. Or P.t.a. Educational Program;
3. Examination Scores That Meet The North Carolina Passing Level.
4. Jurisprudence Exercise

Licensure By Examination:

An applicant seeking initial licensure or who fails to meet the requirements for endorsement is required to pass a written exam to be licensed in North Carolina.

•The Passing Level for the examination is 600 on a scale of 200 – 800. Persons who fail exam m7ust repeat and pass to become licensed. There is a fee to retake the examination.

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

North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

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?

$120

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