Rhode Island Licensing Overview for a Physical Therapist

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

General Guidelines for a Physical Therapist in Rhode Island

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

Who’s allowed to perform these services?

Physical Therapist

General requirements for a physical therapist license?

• Is at least 18 years old
• Is of good moral character
• Has graduated from an accredited education program in physical therapy: Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) or other accrediting agency as approved by the Department in consultation with the board
• Has passed the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) of the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) or other physical therapy certification examination as approved by the Department in consultation with the Board to determine the applicant’s fitness to engage in the practice of physical therapy.

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

Rhode Island 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.