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Georgia Physical Therapy Inactive Status

Application - Inactive Licensure Status

Any licensee who is no longer practicing as a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant in the State of Georgia may request an Inactive License status by filing an application for inactive status and paying the appropriate fee. Refer to fee schedule.

  • An individual holding inactive status may not practice as a physical therapist or work as a physical therapist assistant within the State of Georgia.
  • Any individual holding inactive status is not subject to the biennial renewal fees or continuing competence requirements.
  • An individual whose license is under any sanction may not transfer to inactive status while sanctions are in effect.
  • Any individual holding inactive status may return to active status by meeting all requirements for reinstatement as outlined herein.

Reinstatement

A physical therapist or physical therapist assistant who has been granted an Inactive license may reinstate the license by submitting an application for reinstatement, pay appropriate fee (refer to fee schedule), and shall also be required to meet requirements as provided below:

    • An applicant who is able to document that he/she has practiced as a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant within two (2) years shall be required to submit proof of continuing competence requirements as established by the Board;
    • An applicant who is unable to document that he/she has practiced as a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant within two (2) years but is able to document such practice within five (5) years shall be required to submit proof of continuing and shall be required to work under the supervision of a physical therapist licensed in this state for 480 hours of continuous supervised practice to be completed within three (3) months with specific stipulations as deemed necessary by the Board, and shall be required to take and pass the examination on the laws governing the practice of physical therapy in Georgia and the rules of the Georgia State Board of Physical Therapy; or
    • An applicant who is unable to document that he/she has practiced as a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant within five (5) years shall be required to take and pass the next licensing examination prior to being allowed to work under the supervision of a physical therapist licensed in this state for 1,000 hours of continuous supervised practice which is to be completed in no less than 6 months or no more than 1 year if approved by the Board with specific stipulations as deemed necessary by the Board.

Applicants may in the discretion of the Board be exempted from continuing competence and supervision requirements if such person holds a current license in good standing in another state or if such person is currently employed as a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant by the United States Government if such person provides physical therapy services under the direction or control of the employing organization.

Citations

Rule 490-4-.04

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