As the application process for obtaining a Florida PT or PTA license can seem overwhelming, the board office if offering the below suggested steps to assist you. Completing these steps in the order listed below will ensure a more smooth and successful application.
Licensure by Examination:
Foreign Trained Applicants: Effective August 6, 2010, the Florida Board of Physical Therapy no longer requires graduates of foreign trained programs to submit proof of English proficiency as a licensure requirement. Our application is currently under revision to change this requirement.
Important Message: In order to address security concerns and protect the integrity of the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE), FSBPT began fixed-date testing for ALL candidates for the PT NPTE. FSBPT will move to fixeddate testing for all candidates for the PTA NPTE after February 29, 2012. The Federation plans on maintaining fixed-date testing indefinitely for both the PT and PTA exams. For more information, please visit FSBPT or contact FSBPT directly.
Licensure by Endorsement:
|Examination Fees for PT/PTA||$180.00|
|Endorsement Fees for PT/PTA||$180.00|
Other Payer Code
The Florida Department of Health, Division of Medical Quality Assurance (MQA), is pleased to offer employers, recruiters and schools of Physical Therapist and/or Physical Therapist Assistant applicants an option to pay for the applicant’s licensure fees.
Beginning in March 2010, Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants may complete and submit an application for licensure online. Instead of providing their own credit card for payment, applicants will have the option to enter the ‘Other Payer Code’ to complete the application process. The application will be uploaded for processing and will stay in pending status until the other payer makes payment.
Interested parties will need to register with the Florida Board of Physical Therapy by providing, in letter format, their Business Name, Mailing Address, Phone Number and Federal ID Number. In addition, we will need a contact person and email address. Please indicate if you require more than one payment code, or a code expiration date and sign the letter indicating that all of the provided information is true and correct. Please mail this letter to:
Florida Board of Physical Therapy
4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin # C-05
Tallahassee, Florida 32399-3254
Once the third party payer is registered, the Florida Board of Physical Therapy will mail a notification letter including the payment code and instructions on how to submit payment for applicants who applied for a Physical Therapist or Physical Therapist Assistant license. The third party payer will need to provide their “Other Payer Code” to applicants prior to them applying.
Third party payers who elect to use the Other Payer Code will be required to log-on to MQA’s secure on-line services website to approve and submit payment. The payer will be able to deselect applicants who are not eligible to use their ‘Other Payer Code’. Then the payer will be prompted to a Credit Card payment screen where they can pay by using Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express.
Third party payers wishing to pay by check will need to send a cashiers check or money order along with a list of applicants and their file number. Applicants are issued a file number as a part of their application confirmation e-mail. The applicant’s file number is required when submitting payments by this method:
Department of Health
Post Office Box 6330
Tallahassee, FL 32314