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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 

 

January 1, 2016 - Administrative Rule Change

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Board Fees and Refunds

848*005*0020 2 Year renewal fee - Summary

PT - Two year renewal fee $170.00

PTA - Two year renewal fee $110.00

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848*010*0033  Renewal Of License Required - Summary

All PT's and PTA's licenses expire on March 31 of each even numbered year regardless of when the license was issued. A license is considered lapsed if a completed renewal application is postmarked after March 31 of an even numbered year. A person whose license has lapsed must stop practicing as a PT or PTA and shall not practice until the license is renewed.  The renewal period shall be Jan 1st - March 31 of even numbered years. The Board will provide renewal notification during the month of January. All PT's and PTA's must complete the Continuing Competency requirements before they may renew.

September 1, 2015 - Administrative Rule Change

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848*040*0180 Standards for Telehealth Services - See Oregon Administrative Rules

 

April 1, 2014 - Administrative Rule Change 
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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.
 
Holiday Closure Schedule
  
Jan 1, 2016      New Years Day
Jan 18, 2016    Martin Luther King Jr's Day
Feb 15, 2016    Presidents' Day
May 30, 2016   Memorial Day
Jul 4, 2016       Independence Day
Sep 5, 2016     Labor Day
Nov 11, 2016   Veterans Day
Nov 24, 2016   Thanksgiving Day
Nov 25, 2016    Day after Thanksgiving
Dec 26, 2016    Christmas
 
 
2016 - 2018 Renewal Information 
 BEFORE you start your renewal, you will need your Continuing Competency information available.  Date, hours and name of course or activity will be required to complete your renewal.
Option # 1 - online renewal with electronic payment  - You will need to provide your last name, your Oregon PT/PTA license number, and the last four digits of your social security number.  You will be able to complete your renewal online and pay through the P.T. Board secure US Bank Merchant account system.  You will be able to use a credit card, debit card, electronic check or Automatic Clearing House (ACH) transaction moving money from your account directly into the Board's account.
Option # 2 - online renewal with a manual payment - If you don't want to pay online, you will have the option to complete the renewal form online and printout a renewal confirmation page.  You will then mail the confirmation page along with your check or money order directly to the Board office.  Confirmations received without a payment will be returned.  Issuance of the license will take up to 5 business days from the date the confirmation and payment are received. 
Regardless of what method you select be certain to allow enough time to complete the renewal process by Thursday March 31st, 2016.  Any license not renewed by that date will lapse at 12:01am Friday April 1st,  2016, and the licensee can not provide patient care in the State of Oregon.  All renewals received and or postmarked after March 31st, 2016 will be assessed a $50.00 lapsed license renewal fee.
 
Courses in CPR will be limited to one hour of continuing competence credit, regardless of the lenth of the course
  
 
Renewal of Lapsed License
 
To renew a lapsed license there are three basic requirements. You will be required to have completed the required amount of Continuing Competency which is based on how long your license is lapsed. OAR 848-010-0035.  All back licensing fees and a one time late fee must be paid. You must take and pass the Oregon Jurisprudence exam.
The lapsed license form may be obtained by contacting the Oregon PT Board
 
Pain Management Module
 
If your are a PT applicant you will be required to complete the Pain Management and send it a completed copy of the certificate with your application.
As a PT or PTA you may take the Pain Managemetn Module and count if for one hour of Continuing Competency.  There is no fee to take the Pain Management module.