Montana Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

Physical Therapist or Physical Therapy Assistant

The following outlines general licensing information. For specific information on filing an application, you will need to obtain the Application which includes a detailed listing of the requirements.

Click the button for the physical therapist  Application Checklist

Click the button for the physical therapist assistant Application Checklist.

  • All Fees are Non-Refundable
    $100.00 Original License Fee (must be paid by all applicants) 
    $100.00 Temporary Licensee Fee (applicants who have not taken the NPTE/NPTAE)
    $125.00 Endorsement Fee (must be paid by applicants licensed in another state)
  • Completion of a Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) accredited Physical Therapy or Physical Therapy Assistant program.
  • Must have passed the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) or National Physical Therapy Assistant Examination (NPTAE) and Jurisprudence Examination.
  • Each licensee shall obtain 30 hours/credits of continuing education in each 24-month period prior to the renewal date in odd-numbered years.

    The reporting period is April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2021.

    No continuing education is required for licensees renewing for the first time.

  • Feb. 1 - April 1
    Late Renew Online for 45 days until May 16
  • Active and Late $60
  • To obtain the score transfer form please go to the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy web site.

    - If licensed in another state, license verifications from all states or jurisdictions that the licensee has held or holds a license.

    Fingerprint-Background Check:  Applicants must complete a background check through

    submission of fingerprints to the Department of Justice, Montana Criminal Records prior to being licensed. Results of the background check are sent directly to the Board Office by the Montana Department of Justice.

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