South Carolina Licensing Overview for a Physical Therapist

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

General Guidelines for a Physical Therapist in South Carolina

Follow state requirements to perform physical therapist services and be sure to 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?

• Be a graduate of a physical therapy educational program approved by the Board; or, if foreign educated, must have a credentials evaluation by a Board approved credentialing evaluation agency that determines the applicant’s education is substantially equivalent to the education of physical therapists educated in an accredited entry level program as determined by the Board. To determine substantial equivalency, the approved credentialing evaluation agency shall use the appropriate Course Work Tool (‘‘CWT’’) adopted by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy. The appropriate CWT means the CWT in place at the time the foreign educated physical therapist graduated from their physical therapy program.
• Submit an application on a form approved by the Board, along with the required fee.
• Speak the English language as a native language or demonstrate an effective proficie.ncy of the English language in the manner prescribed by and to the satisfaction of the board; and
• Pass an examination approved by the Board
• Submit proof of not less than 1,000 clinical practice hours under the on-site supervision of a licensed physical therapist on a form approved by the Board if the applicant is not a graduate of an approved school.

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

South Carolina 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.