California Licensing Overview for a Physical Therapist
Licensing for a physical therapist in California is controlled by the Physical Therapy Board of California .
General Guidelines for a Physical Therapist in California
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?
General requirements for a physical therapist license?
All applicants for licensure are required to take and pass the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) (Physical Therapist or Physical Therapist Assistant Examination) and the California Law Examination (CLE), which relates to the practice of physical therapy in California. The CLE is a one-hour multiple-choice examination. Applicants applying through endorsement who have passed the NPTE for California will only need to register for the CLE.
What’s the state licensing site for a physical therapist?
What are some training programs available for a physical therapist?
How long is a license good for and when do I need to renew?
License expired biennially
What are fees associated with licensing?