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PT Application Process Guide

By Luna
PT Application Process Guide

How do you get your physical therapy license in the US? It's worth researching since the median salary for a physical therapist in the United States is $95.6k per year, with some making as much as $127.1k. Moreover, demand for physical therapists in the US is projected to grow 20.5% from 2020 to 2030, with 15,600 PT job openings annually. And since we're in the business of helping physical therapists grow their practice, we're sharing how to become licensed in the US with this helpful, state-by-state guide. 

Physical therapy licensure is a requirement for practicing as a PT and is managed by individual state regulatory boards. Also, a physical therapy license is required in each state where a PT wishes to practice. They must renew each regularly. Most states require continuing education as a requirement for renewal. 

Each state listed below is one where Luna currently offers in-home physical therapy. When you click on a state, you'll learn the specific requirements for: 

  • Earning your physical therapy degree
  • Applying for your PT license
  • Taking the requisite examinations
  • Maintaining and renewing your PT license

Arizona

California 

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

District of Columbia (DC)

Florida

Georgia

Illinois

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota 

Missouri 

Nevada

New York

North Carolina

Ohio 

Oklahoma

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Virginia

Washington

Wisconsin

Upon successful completion of the exams and fulfillment of all other applicable licensing authority requirements, a license is awarded, allowing the applicant to practice as a PT in their state. Each of the above links provides the requirements for obtaining and keeping a physical therapy license current. 

For additional support, we recommend contacting your state's chapter of APTA (The American Physical Therapy Association.) APTA supports more than 100,000 member PTs, PTAs, and students. It offers timely information on careers, practices, patient care, advocacy, and more. It is an excellent resource for anyone interested in physical therapy. In-text-Blog_2 (1)

From all of us at Luna, we wish you all the best in obtaining and keeping your physical therapy license. Also, please note that the states listed above are where Luna currently offers in-home physical therapy, and we're hiring! At Luna, you make your own schedule, and we handle all the billing, patient marketing, and booking, so you don't have to. So don't wait – take ownership of your career, and consider joining our team today.

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