Maryland Physical Therapist Licensing

• 23 June 2021

Maryland Licensing Overview for a Physical Therapist

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

General Guidelines for a Physical Therapist in Maryland

Follow state requirements to perform physical therapist services, but always check with your local governing rules and regulations as well.

Who’s allowed to perform these services?

Physical Therapist

General requirements for a physical therapist license?

• Completed Criminal History Records Check
• Post-graduation transcript with degree and date earned, mailed to the Board Office directly from the Registrar’s office. They do not accept electronic transcripts. FSBPT will notify the Maryland Board electronically of your registration.(Go online to When your application is complete, the Board will notify FSBPT to authorize you to sit for the examination. FSBPT no longer accepts checks. All payments must be by credit card or debit card. Examination scores are sent electronically to the Board Office. The Board will notify you of your score. Do not call or e-mail the office regarding score reports.
• Passing score on the Maryland Jurisprudence Examination. The Maryland Jurisprudence Exam is an open book exam which is emailed as an attachment upon receipt of a paid application. Passing score is 90%.
• Photograph – Current head and shoulder photo

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

Maryland 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?

Check with local governing body for updated details.