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Illinois Physical Therapy License Reinstatement

More than Five Years

Any person seeking restoration of a license that has expired or been placed on inactive status for more than five (5) years shall submit:

    • A completed and signed application, on forms provided by the Division;
    • The required fee set forth in Section 1340.57; and
    • Proof of having met the CE requirements.  CE must be completed during the twenty-four (24) months preceding application for restoration.  In addition, the applicant shall submit one of the following:
      • Certification of current licensure from another state or territory completed by the appropriate state board and proof of current active practice; 
      • An affidavit attesting to military service as set forth in Section 15 of the Act. If application is made within two (2) years after discharge, the applicant will not be required to pay a restoration fee or any lapsed renewal fees;
      • Proof of passage of the examination; or
      • Evidence of recent attendance at educational programs in physical therapy, including attendance at college level courses, special seminars, or any other similar program, or evidence of recent related work experience to show that the applicant has maintained competence in the applicant's field.  The Division will accept:
        • For an applicant whose license has lapsed five (5) to ten (10) years, 160 contact hours of clinical training under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist preapproved by the Board.
        • For an applicant whose license has lapsed for ten (10) years or more, 320 contact hours of clinical training under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist preapproved by the Board.

Less than Five Years

A person applying for restoration of a license that has expired for five (5) years or less shall submit:

      • A completed and signed application, on forms provided by the Division;
      • The required fees. If application is made within two (2) years after discharge from military service, the applicant will be required to pay only the current renewal fee; and 
      • Proof of the required hours of CE.  These CE hours shall be earned within the two (2) years immediately preceding the restoration of the license.

Military Service Exception

Any physical therapist or physical therapist assistant whose license has expired while he has been engaged (1) in the federal service in active duty with the Army of the United States, the United States Navy, the Marine Corps, the Air Force, the Coast Guard, or the State Militia called into the service or training of the United States of America, or (2) in training or education under the supervision of the United States preliminary to induction into the military service, may have his license restored without paying any lapsed renewal fees or restoration fee, if within 2 years after termination of such service, training or education, other than by dishonorable discharge, he furnishes the Department with an affidavit to the effect that he has been so engaged and that his service, training or education has been so terminated.

Citation

225 ILCS 90/15

Ill. Admin. Code 1340.60

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