Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Baylor University discloses that the Doctor of Physical Therapy program will fulfill state/territory educational requirements for professional licenses.

Some state licensing boards require additional requirements beyond education, which may include (but are not limited to): additional post-graduation examinations or experience, application and licensing fees, criminal background checks, reference checks, fingerprint submissions, etc. Continuing education may also be required for maintenance of certification/licensure. Make sure you understand and review any additional requirements prior to enrolling in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program.

State licensing requirements are always subject to change at the discretion of the state licensing board. The University will routinely update this page, but we strongly recommend you inquire with the applicable state board to confirm your eligibility for licensure prior to enrolling in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program. For any questions regarding licensure, please contact the state/territory agency directly.

Licensing requirements vary by state/territory and relocating could impact whether you will meet eligibility requirements for licensure. For any questions about relocation eligibility, contact the agency where you desire licensure before relocating to ensure that you will be eligible for licensure or reciprocity.

Carefully review the educational prerequisites for your intended state/territory of licensure and whether our program meets those requirements for licensure. Use the agency contact information provided below to clarify or confirm any requirements.

If questions remain after reviewing the information provided below, contact your program advisor. While the University can provide initial guidance, it is ultimately your responsibility to continually check with the state/territory where you intend to seek licensure to confirm all licensing/certification requirements.

The State Licensing Requirements should indicate if the program curriculum Meets the requirements in these states and US Territories, Does NOT Meet the requirement in these states and US Territories or Undetermined if the program has not yet determined if the curriculum requirements are met for these states and US Territories.

Search Disclosures by State

StatesName and URL of State Licensing Board or DepartmentState Licensing Requirements?
AlabamaAlabama Board of Physical TherapyMeets
AlaskaState Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy BoardMeets
ArizonaArizona State Board of Physical TherapyMeets
ArkansasArkansas State Board of Physical TherapyMeets
CaliforniaPhysical Therapy Board of CaliforniaMeets
ColoradoColorado State Physical Therapy BoardMeets
ConnecticutOffice of Practitioner Licensing and CertificationMeets
DelawareDivision of Professional RegulationMeets
FloridaMQA/Board of Physical TherapyMeets
GeorgiaGeorgia Board of Physical TherapyMeets
HawaiiBoard of Physical TherapyMeets
IdahoBureau of Occupational LicensesMeets
IllinoisDepartment of Financial and Professional RegulationMeets
IndianaIndiana Physical Therapy CommitteeMeets
IowaIowa Dept of Public HealthMeets
KansasKansas State Board of Healing ArtsMeets
KentuckyKentucky Board of Physical TherapyMeets
LouisianaLouisiana Physical Therapy BoardMeets
MaineMaine Department of Professional and Financial RegulationMeets
MarylandBoard of Physical Therapy ExaminersMeets
MassachusettsBoard of Allied Health ProfessionalsMeets
MichiganMichigan Board of Physical TherapyMeets
MinnesotaMinnesota Board of Physical TherapyMeets
MississippiMississippi State Board of PTMeets
MissouriAdvisory Commission for Professional PTs and PTAsMeets
MontanaBoard of Physical TherapyMeets
NebraskaBoard of Physical TherapyMeets
NevadaNevada Physical Therapy BoardMeets
New HampshirePT Governing Board of New HampshireMeets
New JerseyNew Jersey State Board of PT ExaminersMeets
New MexicoNM Physical Therapy BoardMeets
New YorkPhysical Therapy, Podiatry & Ophthalmic DispensingMeets
North CarolinaNorth Carolina Board of Physical TherapyMeets
North DakotaNorth Dakota Board of Physical TherapyMeets
OhioOhio Occupational Therapy, PT & Athletic Trainers BoardMeets
OklahomaOklahoma Board of Medical Licensure & SupervisionMeets
OregonOregon Physical Therapist Licensing BoardMeets
PennsylvaniaPennsylvania State Board of Physical TherapyMeets
Rhode IslandRhode Island Dept. of HealthMeets
South CarolinaSouth Carolina Board of Physical TherapyMeets
South DakotaSD State Board of Medical and Osteopathic ExaminersMeets
TennesseeTN Board of Physical TherapyMeets
TexasTexas Board of Physical Therapy ExaminersMeets
UtahDivision of Occupational and Professional LicensingMeets
VermontPhysical Therapy AdvisorsMeets
VirginiaVirginia Board of Physical TherapyMeets
WashingtonWashington Board of Physical TherapyMeets
West VirginiaWest Virginia Board of Physical TherapyMeets
WisconsinWI Department of Safety & Professional Services Physical Therapy Examining BoardMeets
WyomingWyoming Board of Physical TherapyMeets
American SamoaN/An/a
District of ColumbiaD.C. Board of Physical TherapyMeets
Northern Mariana IslandsN/An/a
Puerto RicoPuerto Rico Office of Regulation and Certification of Health ProfessionalsMeets
US Virgin IslandsVI Board of PT ExaminersMeets

* Reciprocity: The examination shall be waived for CCC holders and for persons who have met the educational, practical, experience, and examination requirements of another state/jurisdiction with equivalent requirements.

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Last Updated: September 08, 2021 by VL