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Georgia Physical Therapy License by Endorsement

The Board may, in its discretion register a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant without an examination upon payment of applicable fees.

Education and License

Any applicant applying for licensure and who is a graduate of a physical therapy or physical therapist assistant program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) and approved by the Board, must provide:

  • Verification of an active license in good standing from another state board; and,
  • A verification of licensure in good standing from the state board of all states in which the applicant has held a license to actively practice; and,
  • Verification of active practice in the two years immediately preceding the date of application; and,
  • Official transcript from the institution granting the entry level degree in physical therapy or physical therapist assistant indicating the date of graduation; and,
  • Scores from the national licensing examination.

Proof of graduation from an accredited physical therapy or physical therapist assistant program or credential evaluations deemed substantially equivalent to the professional degree, and satisfactory completion of the licensing examination shall be deemed to be prima facie evidence of compliance. The Board, however, may request further verification of any credential submitted if deemed necessary to evaluate the application.

Licensure by Endorsement for Military Spouses and Transitioning Service Members

The Board may, in its discretion register a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant without an examination upon receipt of a complete application and payment of applicable fees.

A military spouse or transitioning service member is deemed eligible to apply for licensure if the applicant is a holder of a valid physical therapy or physical therapist assistant license in another State for which the training, experience and testing substantially meet or exceed the requirements under this state to obtain a license.

“Military spouse” means a spouse of a service member or transitioning service member.

“Transitioning service member” means a member of the military on active duty status or on separation leave who is within 24 months of retirement or 12 months of separation.

Any military spouse or transitioning service member applying for licensure who is a graduate of a physical therapy or physical therapist assistant program not accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) or approved by the Board, must provide:

  • Verification of an active license in good standing from another state; and,
  • Within six (6) months of the issuance of a license, submit verification of licensure in good standing from the state board of all states in which the applicant has actively practiced in the two years immediately preceding the date of this application; and,
  • Verification of active continued competence in physical therapy in the two years immediately preceding the date of this application; and,
  • Official evaluation and transcript from a credential evaluation organization approved by the State of Georgia; and,
  • Scores from the national licensing examination.

Proof of graduation from an accredited physical therapy or physical therapist assistant program or credential evaluations deemed substantially equivalent to the professional degree, and satisfactory completion of the licensing examination shall be deemed to be prima facie evidence of compliance. The Board, however, may request further verification of any credential submitted if deemed necessary to evaluate the application.

Citation

O.C.G.A § 43-33-15

Rule 490-2-.09

O.C.G.A § 43-1-34

Rule 490-2-.10


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