Michigan Physical Therapist Licensing

• 27 March 2020

Michigan Licensing Overview for a Physical Therapist

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

General Guidelines for a Physical Therapist in Michigan

State requirements to perform physical therapist services should be followed, 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?

• Graduate from a physical therapist educational program that is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) or have your education evaluated for equivalency using the Foreign Credentialing Commission on Physical Therapy (FCCPT) course work tool for the year in which you graduated.
• Pass the TOEFL if the physical therapy education was not taught in English.
• Submit verification of licensure in any state or U.S. territory where licensed, even if the license is no longer active.
• Submit the Physical Therapy by Examination Application
• Complete and submit the 25-question jurisprudence examination found in the application packet.
• A fingerprint report and criminal background check are required. Fingerprints must be taken using the instructions and ID numbers that are sent to the applicant after the license application and fee are received.
• Pass the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) for PTs that is administered through the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT)

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

Michigan 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?

License expired every 2 years.

What are fees associated with licensing?


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