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North Carolina Physical Therapy

Welcome to our North Carolina Physical Therapy FAQs.  We've combined the state laws, board rules, and position statements to create a clear guide on the rules that must be followed by PTs and PTAs.

North Carolina Medicaid Coverage of PT and PT

North Carolina PT Forum


Continuing Education

  • How many continuing education hours are required during a reporting period?
  • How long is the reporting period?
  • When are CE requirements due?
  • How is credit hour defined?
  • Can CE credits be carried over into the next reporting period?
  • Are there any specific requirements for continuing education?
  • What types of activities can be used for the continuing education requirements?
  • What type of approval is needed for the courses?
  • What type of courses or activities are not allowed?
  • What are the reporting requirements?
  • How long must continuing education records be retained?
  • Can I request a waiver?
  • What happens if I am audited?
  • CE requirements for lapsed license

Scope of Practice

Supervision and Delegation 



Supervision and Documentation Chart


Identification and Notification

Temporary Permits

Licensure by Endorsement

License Reinstatement

License Exemptions

Unprofessional Conduct 

Board Fees

Fee Schedules

North Carolina Medicaid and Workers Comp Fee Schedules

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