Licensing and Registration


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To learn more about the licensure process, select the type of license you wish to apply for from the list of professions below.

The Board has made every effort to include the information you need to apply for licensure on this website. You can visit our Help CenterFAQs and Resources page for frequently asked questions, links, forms, applications and other helpful information.

Florida law provides that an initial application must be reviewed within 30 days. Listed below is the current average number of days at which staff are processing each application type.

2021 Dates & Deadlines for PTs:

Test dateRegistration and payment deadline to FSBPTJurisdiction Approval deadlineiSeats are reserved for candidates untilScores reported to JurisdictionFree Candidate report available online:
January 26December 22January 4January 12February 2February 9
April 28March 24March 31April 14May 5May 12
July 27 & 28June 22June 29July 13August 4August 11
October 27September 22September 29October 13November 3November 10

2022 Dates & Deadlines for PTAs:
All deadlines are 11:59 PM Eastern Time.

Test dateRegistration and payment deadline to FSBPTJurisdiction Approval deadlineiSeats are reserved for candidates untilScores reported to JurisdictionFree Candidate report available online:
January 5-6December 1December 8December 22January 13January 21
April 6-7March 2March 9March 23April 14April 21
July 5-6May 31June 7June 22July 13July 20
October 5-6August 31September 7September 21October 14October 21

i This is the latest date that your state board can notify FSBPT that you are eligible for the examination. It is your responsibility to ensure your jurisdiction has what it needs to approve you to sit for the NPTE by this date. NOTE – Some states may have earlier application deadlines.

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Choose a Profession or Registration

Foreign Trained Physical Therapist & Assistant by Endorsement

Foreign Trained Physical Therapist & Assistant by Examination

U.S. Trained Physical Therapist Assistant by Endorsement

U.S. Trained Physical Therapist Assistant by Examination

U.S. Trained Physical Therapist Assistant by Examination with Temporary Permit

U.S. Trained Physical Therapist by Endorsement

U.S. Trained Physical Therapist by Examination

U.S. Trained Physical Therapist by Examination with Temporary Permit

Out-of-State Telehealth Provider Registration