Washington Licensing Overview for a Physical Therapist

Licensing for a physical therapist in Washington is controlled by the Washington State Department of Health Health Systems Quality Assurance .

General Guidelines for a Physical Therapist in Washington

Follow state requirements to perform physical therapist services and also check with your local governing rules and regulations.

Who’s allowed to perform these services?

Physical Therapist

General requirements for a physical therapist license?

• Must have credentials evaluated by one of the following organizations:
1) ICA
2) FCCPT
3) ICD
4) IERF
• Foreign-trained graduates must pass TSE, TWE and TOEFL.
• Must have obtained either a bachelor’s degree in physical therapy from an institution of higher learning approved by the board or a bachelor’s degree from an institution of higher learning and a certificate or advanced degree from a school of physical therapy approved by the board.

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

Washington State Department of Health Health Systems Quality Assurance

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.