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Virginia PT License by Endorsement

A physical therapist or physical therapist assistant who holds a current, unrestricted license in the United States, its territories, the District of Columbia, or Canada, may be licensed in Virginia by endorsement.

An applicant for licensure by endorsement shall submit:

    • Documentation of having met the educational requirements. In lieu of meeting such requirements, an applicant may provide evidence of clinical practice consisting of at least 2,500 hours of patient care during the five (5) years immediately preceding application for licensure in Virginia with a current, unrestricted license issued by another U. S. jurisdiction;
    • The required application, fees, and credentials to the board;
    • A current report from the Healthcare Integrity and Protection Data Bank (HIPDB);
    • Evidence of completion of fifteen (15) hours of continuing education for each year in which the applicant held a license in another U.S. jurisdiction, or 60 hours obtained within the past four years;
    • Documentation of passage of an examination equivalent to the Virginia examination at the time of initial licensure or documentation of passage of an examination required by another state at the time of initial licensure in that state; and
    • Documentation of active practice in physical therapy in another U. S. jurisdiction for at least 320 hours within the four (4) years immediately preceding his application for licensure.

A physical therapist who does not meet the active practice requirement shall:

    • Successfully complete 320 hours in a traineeship in accordance with requirements in 18 VAC 112-20-140; or
    • Document that he attained at least Level 2 on the FSBPT assessment tool within the two years preceding application for licensure in Virginia and successfully complete 160 hours in a traineeship in accordance with the requirements in 18 VAC 112-20-140.
    • A physical therapist assistant seeking licensure by endorsement who has not actively practiced physical therapy for at least 320 hours within the four (4) years immediately preceding his application for licensure shall successfully complete 320 hours in a traineeship in accordance with the requirements in 18 VAC 112-20-140.

Citation

Va. Code Ann. ยง 54.1-3479

18 VAC 112-20-65

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