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Florida Physical Therapy Temporary Permits

Temporary Permit Request

Who is eligible for a temporary permit?

The board shall issue a temporary physical therapist permit to an applicant who meets the following requirements:

    • Completes an application for a temporary permit on a form approved by the department.
    • Is a graduate of an approved United States physical therapy educational program and meets all the eligibility requirements for licensure and related rules, except passage of a national examination approved by the board is not required.

What is required for the application?

An application for licensure.

Proof of possessing malpractice insurance.

Documentation verifying that the applicant will practice under the direct supervision of a licensed physical therapist.

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

A physical therapist who is practicing under a temporary permit must do so under the direct supervision of a licensed physical therapist.

A supervising physical therapist shall supervise only one permittee at any given time.

The supervising physical therapist must be licensed for a minimum of six (6) months before the supervision period begins and must cosign all patient records produced by the physical therapist who is practicing under a temporary permit.

Duration of the permit

A temporary permit is not renewable and is valid until a license is granted by the board.

A temporary permit is void if the permittee does not pass a national examination approved by the board within six (6) months after the date of graduation from a physical therapy training program.


Fla. Stat. ยง 486.0715

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