PT/PTA Applications

Online Applications

Individuals can submit an online examination and endorsement application through the Ohio e-License Center as an alternative to downloading and mailing the paper application. A link to the Online Initial License Application site is located on the Information menu on the left-hand column of this page. After applying online, applicants are required to submit the Certification of Applicant for Online Applications document, in addition to any other supporting materials required as part of the application.

Downloadable Paper Applications

Examination Application - This application is for individuals seeking approval to sit for the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) or for those individuals who passed the NPTE under the approval of another state physical therapy regulatory entity but were never issued a license to practice physical therapy in the state that approved the individual to sit for the NPTE. Applicants are not eligible to apply for a license by exam if the applicant has or will receive a license in another state. If a state does not plan to issue a license to the applicant after successful passage of the NPTE, the applicant must furnish proof of that fact to the Board before the applicant will be considered for a License by Examination.
    Endorsement Application - This application is for individuals who have passed the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) and who hold a current, valid license to practice physical therapy in another U.S. state or territory.
      Reinstatement Application - This application is for individuals who previously held a license to practice physical therapy in Ohio at any time.

        Contact

        Jeffrey M. Rosa, Executive Director
        77 S. High Street, 16th Floor • Columbus, Ohio 43215-6108
        Tel: (614) 466-3774 • Fax: (614) 995-0816 • TTY: (877) 644-6826
        Email:
        board@otptat.ohio.gov