PT/PTA Applications

Application Instructions and Forms

Applicants must first register in the eLicense system at Log-in instructions.
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 as a physical therapy in Ohio at any time.

Jurisprudence Assessment Module accepted in addition to Ohio Law Exam for PT and PTA Applicants

In recognition that available slots at Ohio Prometric locations are currently limited, the PT Section will now accept the new Ohio Jurisprudence Assessment Module (JAM) as an alternative to the Ohio Law Exam for the purposes of granting licensure by examination, endorsement, or reinstatement for the duration of the Executive Order 2020-01D, which declares a state of emergency in Ohio due to COVID-19. You may register and take the JAM at the following link: The cost of the JAM is $48. Please note that when you register, you will be asked if you have ever held a license in Ohio. When you select “No” you will get a pop up message that indicates that you must take the Ohio Law exam for initial licensure. Please disregard this alert and select the "Confirm and Continue" button.

If you have already registered for the Ohio Law exam, the PT Section will continue to accept that exam for the purposes of licensure. If you wish to cancel your Law exam and register for the JAM, please follow these instructions.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the Board at

Individual Forms And Documents

Process change announcement for PT and PTA students registering for the NPTE and law exams - March 2019

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

Guidelines for Non-U.S. Educated Applicants for Physical Therapy Licensure

Certification of Entry-Level Education Form

Verification of Licensure Form

Employment History Form

Requirements for Applicants with Felony Convictions

NPTE Examination Preparation Courses

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



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