Renewal Information


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The Board has made every effort to include the information you need to renew your licensure on this website. You can visit our Help CenterFAQs and Resources page for frequently asked questions, links, forms, applications and other helpful information. If you have additional questions about your renewal process, please contact a renewal specialist.

Click on the appropriate tab below to see the Renewal Requirements, Process, Fees and Continuing Education (CE) for Physical Therapists & Assistants.

Current licenses expire at midnight, Eastern Time, on November 30, 2017.

To ensure you receive your renewal notification from the department, your current mailing address must be on file. Failure to renew an active or inactive license by the expiration date will result in the license being placed in delinquent status. Failure by a delinquent licensee to renew before the expiration of the current licensure cycle renders the license null and void without any further action by the board or the department.

Licensees requesting to reactivate their license from inactive or retired status are required to pay additional fees and comply with specific continuing education requirements. Please contact the board office at info@floridasphysicaltherapy.gov to request your reactivation requirements.


If you are reactivating your license, please refer to the Laws & Rules governing your practice for additional requirements.

The department will renew your license upon receipt of:

  • Completed renewal application
  • Required fees
  • All courses successfully submitted to your CEBroker account. For more information please visit www.CEAtRenewal.com

By submitting the completed renewal application along with the appropriate renewal fees to the department, a licensee acknowledges compliance with all requirements for renewal, including continuing education.


Renewal Instructions:
Please select the answer below that best applies to you for further instructions.

Have you registered for an account and linked your license in the new MQA Online Services Portal?

No, I have not registered for a new account

  1. Click the Renew Online button.
  2. Select your board and profession and click Submit.
  3. If you have not created an account in the new MQA Online Services Portal, select Click HERE for New User Registration. Please note that your user ID and password mailed with your physical license will no longer work with our new system. You must register for a new account using a valid email address.
  4. Follow the prompts to create your new account.
  5. After you Sign In with your new user ID and password, you will then be prompted by a 3-step process to link your license to your account before you can renew. You will need three (3) items:
    1. Your social security number
    2. Your date of birth
    3. Your mailing address zip code on file with the Department of Health (Please note that your mailing address zip code can be found on your renewal postcard or your physical license)
  6. Once you have successfully linked your license to your account, you will see the Manage My License section on your Quick Start Menu.
  7. During renewals, a “It is time to Renew” message will populate no later than 90 days prior to your license expiration date (Note: If you do not see the “It is time to Renew” message, please check back at a later time). Under It is time to Renew, select Renewal Application to submit your renewal application and payment.

Yes, I have registered for an account, but I have not linked my license

  1. Click the Renew Online button.
  2. Select your board and profession and click Submit.
  3. If you have an account but have not linked your license to your account, enter your user ID and password, then click Sign In.
  4. Once on your account, you must select Add My License or Previous Application to link your license. You will then be prompted by a 3-step process to link your license to your account before you can renew. You will need three (3) items:
    1. Your social security number
    2. Your date of birth
    3. Your mailing address zip code on file with the Department of Health (Please note that your mailing address zip code can be found on your renewal postcard or your physical license)
  5. Once you have successfully linked your license to your account, you will see the Manage My License section on your Quick Start Menu.
  6. During renewals, a “It is time to Renew” message will populate no later than 90 days prior to your license expiration date (Note: If you do not see the “It is time to Renew” message, please check back at a later time). Under It is time to Renew, select Renewal Application to submit your renewal application and payment.

Yes, I have registered for a new account and linked my license

  1. Click the Renew Online button.
  2. Select your board and profession and click Submit.
  3. If you have already created an account, enter your user ID and password, then click Sign In.
  4. During renewals, a “It is time to Renew” message will populate no later than 90 days prior to your license expiration date (Note: If you do not see the “It is time to Renew” message, please check back at a later time). Under It is time to Renew, select Renewal Application to submit your renewal application and payment.

Additional Information:

  • You may renew online if you have a credit or debit card to complete the transaction. Please note that you can now renew online, print a copy of your application summary and mail it with your cashier’s check or money order to:
    Division of Medical Quality Assurance
    P.O. Box 6320
    Tallahassee, FL 32314-6320
  • Licensees requesting to reactivate their license from inactive or retired status are required to pay additional fees and comply with specific continuing education requirements. Please contact the board office at info@floridasphysicaltherapy.gov to request your reactivation requirements.
  • If you are renewing your license after the expiration date and your status still indicates Clear/Active, you will be assessed a delinquency fee. The delinquency fee will be in addition to your renewal fees.
  • If your license was Delinquent/Active before the renewal deadline, it will be moved to Null and Void status after the renewal deadline. You should contact your board office for further instruction.
  • The process of renewing a license and receiving a printed license in the mail may take 7-10 business days. Initiating contact to confirm the receipt of fees or the status of your license prior to this time will not expedite the renewal process.
  • Note: Do not submit certificates of completion of in-service hours to the Florida Board of Physical Therapy. All continuing education hours must be submitted to www.CEBroker.com.

Name Change

If you are renewing online and need to change your name, please follow these instructions prior to renewing your license:

Name changes require legal documentation showing the name change. Please log into your MQA Online Services Portal account to submit your request and enter your full name as it appears on your legal documentation. If you are submitting your request online, please attach/upload supporting documents, which must be one of the following:

  • A copy of a state issued marriage license that includes the original signature and seal from the clerk of the court
  • A divorce decree showing the name change
  • A court order showing the name change (Adoption, legal name change, federal identity change)
  • A copy of a certificate of naturalization or H1B Employment Visa (Note: Foreign applicants and/or licensees may not have state issued documents)

Any one of these will be accepted unless the department has a question about the authenticity of the document.

NOTE: Please allow 5-7 business days for your request to be processed. If you are requesting a name change outside of renewal and wish to receive a new license reflecting the name change, you must request a duplicate license and pay the $25.00 fee.

Certified check or money order should be made payable to the Florida Department of Health.

If renewing BEFORE your license expires, your fees will be:

Active to Active$80.00
Inactive to Inactive$55.00
Active to Inactive$55.00
Inactive to Active$130.00
Active to Retired$55.00
Inactive to Retired$55.00

If renewing AFTER your license expires, your fees will be:

Active to Active$135.00
Inactive to Inactive$110.00
Active to Inactive$150.00
Inactive to Active$225.00
Active to Retired$150.00
Inactive to Retired$150.00

If renewing 120 day Notified Delinquent, your fees will be:

Active to Active$215.00
Inactive to Inactive$165.00
Active to Inactive$165.00
Inactive to Active$265.00
Active to Retired$190.00
Inactive to Retired$165.00

Licenses become Null & Void1 on December 1, 2017.

By submitting the appropriate renewal fees to the department, a licensee acknowledges compliance with all requirements for renewal, including continuing education.

A licensee who remains on inactive status for more than two consecutive biennial licensure cycles and who wishes to reactivate the license may be required to demonstrate competency to resume active practice by sitting for a special purpose examination or by completing other reactivation requirements.

Inactive license requesting Active status: please call the board office at 850-245-4373

*After renewal closes, a $55 “Delinquent” fee will be added to all transactions. A “Change of Status” fee will also be added for licensees wishing to change from Active-Inactive in the amount of $40.

 

 

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 1Null & Void -The licensed practitioner failed to renew their licensure status for two renewal cycles, resulting in their license expiring.

Continuing Education (CE) Requirements

REQUIRED SUBJECT AREAREQUIRED NUMBER OF HOURSIMPORTANT INFORMATION
General Hours22
Medical Error2Medical Error courses approved by any Board within the Division of Medical Quality Assurance are approved by the Board of Physical Therapy
HIV/AIDS1HIV/AIDS course required for first renewal only and are accepted if approved by any Board within the Division of Medical Quality Assurance

 

Twenty-four (24) contact hours of continuing education (CE/CEU*) must be completed within the current biennium for which the license is being renewed. (Bienniums run from 12/1/odd year-11/30/next odd year. For example, 12/1/2013 – 11/30/2015 is a licensure biennium).

Continuing Education Unit (CEU): One continuing educational unit shall be considered equivalent to 10 contact hours. You must complete 24 contact hours of approval continuing education per biennium.

No more than 12 hours may come from home study/online courses. All licensees must complete 2 hours on the Prevention of Medical Errors for each licensure renewal cycle.

Licenses issued in the second half of the biennium are exempt from the renewal requirements with the exception of 2 hours of Prevention of Medical Errors and 1 hour of HIV/AIDS

Licenses Issued in Second Half of the Biennium

Continuing Education (CE) Requirements

REQUIRED SUBJECT AREAREQUIRED NUMBER OF HOURSIMPORTANT INFORMATION
Prevention of Medical Errors2
 HIV/AIDS1HIV/AIDS courses required for first renewals are accepted if approved by any Board within the Division of Medical Quality Assurance

 

 

Board Rule Approved Providers

  • Courses sponsored or approved by the Florida Physical Therapy Association (FPTA)
  • Courses sponsored or approved by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). This includes other state APTA chapters and APTA sections.
  • Courses sponsored by a college or university which provides a curriculum for training physical therapists or physical therapist assistants which is accredited by, or has status with an accrediting agency approved by, the United States Department of Education. One credit hour is the equivalent of one contact hour.

Other Methods of Obtaining Continuing Education per Biennium

  • Attendance at a Florida Board of Physical Therapy meeting (this does not apply if the licensee is on the agenda or appears for another purpose)
  • Past Board members serving on a Probable Cause Panel
  • Passing the Florida Laws and Rules exam within the biennium.  This does not apply if taking the exam due to a disciplinary order of the Board, initial licensure, reactivation or reinstatement
  • Course Instructors providing continuing education can receive up to six contact hours.
  • Clinical Instructors can receive 1 contact hour for every 160 hours of clinical internship limited to a maximum of 6 contact hours per instructor per biennium. Clinical instructors must be credentialed by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) to receive clinical continuing education credits.

Helpful Information

  • No more than 12 hours can be earned by home study/online courses
  • No more than five contact hours of courses in risk management shall be accepted within a biennium.
  • No more than three contact hours in HIV/AIDS education.
  • No more than three contact hours in prevention of medical errors education.

Click on Chapter or Section Number to View

Florida Statutes

Chapter 456: Health Professions and Occupations: General Provisions
Chapter 486: Physical Therapy

Florida Administrative Codes

Rules: Chapter 64B17, Board of Physical Therapy Practice