West Virginia Physical Therapist Licensing

• 27 March 2020

West Virginia Licensing Overview for a Physical Therapist

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

General Guidelines for a Physical Therapist in West Virginia

Specific requirements to perform physical therapist services can generally be used as a guideline, 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?

• May issue a license to practice physical therapy without examination, to an applicant who holds a valid physical therapy license issued by another state or territory or possession of the US if the applicant’s qualifications are equal to or greater than the requirements of West Virginia.
• Must have credentials evaluation from ICA.
• Foreign-trained applicants must pass TOEFL, TSE and TWE.
• To be eligible for a license to practice, you must have a “Bachelor’s, Master’s, or Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy” from an accredited program.
• Foreign-trained applicants must have the equivalent of a PT degree. PTA degree equivalencies are not accepted.
• Foreign-trained applicants must be licensed in the country of their education.

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

West Virginia 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?

$25

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