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Physical Therapy

• Michigan Board of Physical Therapy Welcome to the Michigan Board of Physical Therapy website! Our goal is to provide up-to-date information on various topics related to the practice of physical therapy in Michigan. We hope you find this information helpful and invite you to check out our website often.


Licensing Applications and Forms

• Data Change/Duplicate License Request Form PDF icon

• Disciplinary Limited License Reclassification Application Packet PDF icon

• Physical Therapist Assistant by Endorsement Application PDF icon

• Physical Therapist Assistant by Examination Application PDF icon

• Physical Therapist Assistant Relicensure Application PDF icon

• Physical Therapy by Endorsement Application PDF icon

• Physical Therapy by Examination Application PDF icon

• Physical Therapy Relicensure Application PDF icon

• Suspended/Revoked License Reinstatement Application Packet PDF icon


Licensing Information

• All physical therapy requirements can be found under the specific profession's application packet and under FAQ's.

• How To File A Complaint

• New Evaluation Requirement for Foreign-Educated Physical Therapy Applicants - Effective for Applications Received On or After September 1, 2009 PDF icon

• Physical Therapist Assistant Examination

• Physical Therapist Assistant Licensure and Medicare Requirements PDF icon

• Physical Therapy Examination

• Physical Therapy Legislative Update


Board Information

• Administrative Rules for Health Boards

• Michigan Board of Physical Therapy Members

• Physical Therapy 2014 Board Meetings PDF icon

• Physical Therapy 2015 Board Meetings PDF icon

• Physical Therapy Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes

• Public Health Code - Article 15, Part 161 General Provisions

• Public Health Code - Physical Therapy Section


Frequently Asked Questions

• How do I verify my Michigan license to another state?

• How long are the Physical Therapist/Physical Therapist Assistant licenses issued for? Can I renew my license early? How will I know when I need to renew?

• As a physical therapist who has earned a DPT degree, can I present myself to clients or the general public as "Dr."?

• Are the physical therapy services received in a physician's office comparable to the therapy received in a physical therapist's clinic?

• What is the legal duration of a physical therapy prescription?

• Since the Public Health Code does not list many specifics on how to handle various practice issues, how do I know what standards to use?

• Is there a graduate physical therapist category between graduation and licensure?

• What is the difference in the quality of physical therapy offered by a therapist who uses the letters: DPT, LPT, MPT, PTA, RPT or just PT?

• How can I change my name or address?

• I need to verify whether someone has a license. How can I do that?

• What happens if my license or registration expires?

• How long will you keep my licensure application on file?

• The application asks for the state(s) I have been licensed in and asks for the basis of licensure. What does that mean? What if I'm licensed in more than one state? Do you need verification from all states I have ever held a license in?

• If I have been convicted of a felony or a misdemeanor, will this stop me from obtaining a Michigan license?

• How long does it take for your office to receive my correspondence?

• What is the purpose of the different types of applications?

• How long does it take to process my application?

• Is everything in my file complete? How can I find out what is missing?

• I want to have Educational Testing Service (ETS) submit my TOEFL scores directly to the Board. What is the institutional code I need?

• What are the Michigan requirements to become licensed as a PT by Examination for a US graduate? What are the requirements for a foreign graduate?

• How many times may I take the NPTE exam?

• What licenses are available?

• If I am Foreign Educated and I have been licensed in another state over 5 years, do I still have to take and pass the TOEFL/TSE?

• Do I need to complete continuing education?

• My renewal date is coming up soon. I know that the license/registration will be valid until the expiration date after I renew. Since I will be moving next year, I only want to renew it for 1 year. Can I do that?




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