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Texas Physical Therapy Designations and Notifications

How can I use “Dr” in my title?

In using the title "doctor" as a trade or professional asset or on any manner of professional identification, including a sign, pamphlet, stationery, or letterhead, or as a part of a signature, a physical therapist shall designate the college or honorary degree that gives rise to the use of the title, or the authority under which the title is used.

Any letters designating other titles, academic degrees, or certifications must follow the initials PT or PTA (example: Jane Doe, PT, DPT).

Are there any specific requirements for posting notifications or licenses?

A license holder under this chapter shall display the license holder's license in a conspicuous place in the principal office in which the license holder practices physical therapy.

Consumer Information Sign

There shall at all times be prominently displayed in the place of business of each licensee a sign containing the name, mailing address, web address and telephone number of the board and a statement informing consumers that complaints against licensees can be directed to the board.

The consumer information sign shall read: Complaints regarding non-compliance with the Texas Physical Therapy Practice Act can be directed to Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners, 333 Guadalupe Suite 2-510, Austin, Texas 78701, www.ptot.texas.gov, 800-821-3205 (toll free, for complaints only) or 512-305-6900. The minimum size of the sign shall be five inches by seven inches.


Tex. Occ. Code § 453.006

Tex. Occ. Code § 453.212

3 Tex. Admin. Code §335.1

3 Tex. Admin. Code §337

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