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Application Instructions and Forms

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.
        Individual Forms And Documents
          Getting an Ohio License by Exam - Steps and Timelines - updated May 7, 2015

            Ohio Jurisprudence Examination Candidate Handbook - All applicants for licensure (examination, endorsement, and reinstatement) are required to take the online Ohio Physical Therapy Jurisprudence Examination as part of the application process. Please review the candidate handbook for information on the content of the examination and how to register for the examination.

              BCI/FBI Criminal Records Check Instructions
                Changes to Licensure by Examination Application Process as a Result of Fixed Date Testing - updated September 18, 2013 to include 2014/15 dates
                  Fixed Date Testing and BCI/FBI Criminal Records Check and Testing Accommodation Submission Deadlines - updated September 18, 2013
                    Guidelines for Non-U.S. Educated Applicants for Physical Therapy Licensure
                      Certification of Applicant for Online Applications
                        Certification of Entry-Level Education Form
                          Entry Level Education Pre-Completion Form
                            Military Request Application Addendum - this form applies to members of  the armed forces, veterans, and spouses of members/veterans
                              Verification of Licensure Form
                                Employment History Form
                                  Testing Accommodations Request Form
                                    Instructions for Retaking the NPTE
                                      Requirements for Applicants with Felony Convictions
                                        NPTE Examination Preparation Courses
                                          Passport Photograph Guidelines
                                            Credit Card Payment Authorization Form

                                              Notification to Teach Physical Therapy Without an Ohio License - Per ORC 4755.482 & OAC 4755-23-13, this form must be completed to teach a physical therapy theory and procedures course as the faculty of record without an Ohio license for up to one year



                                              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