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Virginia PT Inactive Status

Inactive Status

A physical therapist or physical therapist assistant who holds a current, unrestricted license in Virginia shall, upon a request on the renewal application and submission of the required renewal fee of $70 for a physical therapist and $35 for a physical therapist assistant, be issued an inactive license.

    • The holder of an inactive license shall not be required to meet active practice requirements.
    • An inactive licensee shall not be entitled to perform any act requiring a license to practice physical therapy in Virginia.

Reactivation

A physical therapist or physical therapist assistant who holds an inactive license may reactivate his license by:

    • Paying the difference between the renewal fee for an inactive license and that of an active license for the biennium in which the license is being reactivated;
    • Providing proof of 320 active practice hours in another jurisdiction within the four years immediately preceding application for reactivation.
      • If the inactive physical therapist licensee does not meet the requirement for active practice, the license may be reactivated by completing 320 hours in a traineeship that meets requirements or documenting that he has attained at least Level 2 on the FSBPT assessment tool within the two years preceding application for reactivation of licensure in Virginia and successfully completing 160 hours in a traineeship.
      • If the inactive physical therapist assistant licensee does not meet the requirement for active practice, the license may be reactivated by completing 320 hours in a traineeship that meets the requirements.

Completing of the number of continuing competency hours required for the period in which the license has been inactive, not to exceed four (4) years.

Citations

18 VAC 112-20-135

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