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  • Welcome to the Oregon Physical Therapist Licensing Board
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    The Physical Therapist Licensing Board was created in 1971 to regulate the practice of physical therapy in Oregon. The Board's purpose is public protection and to establish professional standards of practice which assure that physical therapists and physical therapist assistants are properly educated, hold valid/current licenses, practice within their scope of practice and continue to receive ongoing training throughout their careers. Physical therapy practice is governed by state statutes and rules, which define the scope of practice. The Board issues licenses, promulgates rules, monitors continuing education, investigates complaints, issues civil penalties for violations and may revoke, suspend or impose probation on a licensee or limit his/her practice. The Board is comprised of eight volunteer members: five physical therapists, one physical therapist assistant, and two public members. Each member is appointed by the Governor and may serve a four-year term. A Board member may be reappointed to subsequent terms. The Board is self-supporting and activities are financed solely from licensure and related fees.
STATUTES & RULES/LICENSE VERIFICATION IMPORTANT INFORMATION
 
ON-LINE PT / PTA LICENSE LOOKUP
This site does constitute a "primary issuing source" for purposes of license verification. Unless otherwise noted on an individual document, the Board grants permission to copy and distribute documents and information verbatim for non-commercial use.

 

Maintaining Contact Information 

Any change in your mailing address, phone number, e-mail address or place of employment must be reported to the Board within 30 days.  To change your contact information please mail, fax or e-mail the form below to the Board. 

 Address Change Form

 

 Written Verification of Oregon PT or PTA License

To request a Written Verification of your Oregon PT / PTA license you must complete and submit the form below along wiith the required fee to the Oregon PT Board.

Written Verification Form 

 

 

April 1, 2014 Administrative Rule Change

Division 35 Continuing Competency 

848-00500015 Continuing Education is now "Continuing Competency"

 

848-035-0020  Required Hours for Continuing Competency
Effective with the current Certification Period 04/01/2014 - 03/31/2016 PTA's will now need to have 24 hours of Continuing Competency in order to renew their license for the licensing period beginning April 1, 2016.
 
 Renewal of Lapsed License
 (Summary) OAR 848-010-0035
 
Lapsed 1 year or less; The Board may renew any lapsed license upon payment of all past unpaid renewal fees, lapsed license fee and documentation of completion of continuing competence requirements.
  
Lapsed 2-5 years; The Board may reinstate a license with payment of all past unpaid fees, lapsed license fee and upon licensee showing evidence of completion of 24 hours of continuing competenecy during the 24 months prior to reinstatement. 
 
Lapsed 5 years or more; the license will have expired and an individual seeking re-licensure in Oregon will have to complete the entire application process. If the applicant holds an active license in another state they will complete an endorsement application.  If the applicant does not hold a current license in another state they must demonstrate competence to practice Physical Therapy.  For a PT they will have to complete the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy's Practice Reveiw Tool. For a PTA they will have to compete a PTA refresher course approved by the Board. In addition the Board may require the applicant to serve an intership or take and pass the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE)
 
To renew a lapsed license contact the Board office.
PAIN MANAGEMENT CONTINUING EDUCATION
If you are a Physical Therapist and you were initially licensed between 4/1/10 through 10/31/12, as part of your 24 hours of mandatory CE due 3/31/14, you must have completed the mandatory 1-hour on-line presentation by the Oregon Pain Commission (see link below); additionally, as part of your 24 hours, you must also complete 6 hours of CE relative to the management or treatment of pain. This is a one-time legislative requirement.
 
Physical Therapists initially licensed prior to 4/1/10 have already completed this one time requirement as part of their 2012 CE Certification. 
 
Physical Therapists initially licensed on or after 11/1/12 have also completed the one hour pain management course as part of their application process.
 
Physical Therapist Assistants are not required to meet this mandate but, if they do so, they may count the 1 contact hour of CE towards their 24 hour CE requirement.