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Alabama Physical Therapy Temporary License

Who is eligible for a temporary license?

Graduates who have not yet taken the exam.  Each applicant for licensure as a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant must have completed a CAPTE approved program of physical therapy education appropriate for preparation as a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant.

What is required for the application?

Completed Application with Application ($100) Fee paid.

2 Character Reference Forms.

Official School Transcript.

Jurisprudence requirement met.

Passport Style Photo.

What type of supervision is required for a temporary license holder?

Physical therapists practicing under a temporary license must be under the direct, on-site supervision of a licensed physical therapist.

Physical therapist assistants practicing under a temporary license must be under the direct, on-site supervision of a licensed physical therapist or a licensed physical therapist assistant, with the approval of the supervising physical therapist.

How long is the license valid for?

The temporary license shall be valid only until the first examination is scored and the Board determines whether a license shall be issued.

How should the temporary license holder be designated?

The name tag should indicate that the provider has a temporary license.


Ala. Code ยง 34-24-215

Ala. Admin. Code r. 700-X-2-.07

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