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Tennessee PT Provisional License 

A provisional license shall be issued for an internationally educated applicant who has complied with all the licensure qualifications, except the supervised clinical practice period.

A provisional license may be issued for a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant whose license has been retired or expired for greater than three (3) years and whose license is presently unencumbered with respect to disciplinary action.

An applicant or a licensee seeking a provisional license shall pay the nonrefundable Provisional License/Application fee and, if applicable, the State Regulatory fee, the Reinstatement fee, and the Reciprocity fee when submitting the application.

Duration of License

    • For applicants who are internationally educated, provisional licenses are valid for no less than twelve (12) weeks and no more than forty-eight (48) weeks. The provisional license may not be renewed.
    • For physical therapists or physical therapist assistants whose licenses have been retired or expired for greater than three (3) years, provisional licenses are valid for a period of time as determined by the Board. The provisional license may not be renewed.

Supervision

A physical therapist with a provisional license must work under the direct on-site supervision of a physical therapist who possesses an active, unencumbered license to practice physical therapy in Tennessee and who has completed a minimum of one (1) year of licensed clinical experience.

A physical therapist assistant with a provisional license must work under the direct on-site supervision of a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant who possesses an active, unencumbered license to practice as a physical therapist or as a physical therapist assistant in Tennessee and who has completed a minimum of one (1) year of licensed clinical experience.

Citation

Tenn. Comp. R. & Regs. 1150-01-.10

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