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Texas Physical Therapy License Restoration 

The board may reinstate a license that has been expired one (1) year or more through the process of restoration if certain requirements are met.

Duration

The original expiration date of a restored license will be adjusted so that the license will expire two (2) years at the end of the birth month of the licensee.

Persons who are currently licensed in good standing in another state, district, or territory of the U.S.

The requirements for restoration are:

  • A completed restoration application form;
  • A passing score on the jurisprudence examination;
  • Verification of Licensure from all states in which the applicant holds or has held a license; and
  • The restoration fee.

Persons who are not currently licensed in another state or territory of the U.S.

A licensee whose Texas license is expired for one (1) to five (5) years.

The requirements for restoration are:

  • A completed restoration application form;
  • A passing score on the jurisprudence examination;
  • The restoration fee; and
  • Verification of licensure from all states in which the applicant has held a license; and
  • Demonstration of competency. Competency may be demonstrated in one of the following ways:
    • Reexamination with a passing score on the national physical therapy exam;
    • Completion of an advanced degree in physical therapy within the last five years;
    • Supervised clinical practice (SCP) completed over a continuous twelve (12) month period and board approved continuing competence activities. For PTs, the requirement is 480 hours of SCP and thirty (30) CCUs. For PTAs, the requirement is 320 hours of SCP and twenty (20) CCUs.

A licensee whose Texas license is expired for five (5) years or more may not restore the license but may obtain a new license by taking the national examination again and getting a new license by relicensure. The requirements for relicensure are:

  • A completed application form;
  • A passing score on the jurisprudence examination;
  • The application fee; and
  • A passing score on the national exam, reported directly to the board by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy.

Military Service Members, Military Veterans, and Military spouses

The board will expedite the restoration of a license to a military service member, a military veteran or a spouse of a member of the U.S. armed forces on active duty. The applicant must provide official documentation of active duty status, military veteran status, or the active duty status of the spouse.

Citation

3 Tex. Admin. Code ยง 341.6



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