Physical Therapy Licensure Compact

Physical Therapy Licensure Compact

The Physical Therapy Licensure Compact (PTLC) is a state-based solution to the challenges of interstate licensure portability for physical therapists (PTs) and physical therapist assistants (PTAs). It will improve patient access to physical therapy services by giving eligible licensees in participating states a faster, less expensive alternative to traditional licensure.

Texas joined the PTLC with the enactment of the enabling statutes in Senate Bill 317 that was signed into law by Governor Greg Abbott on June 9, 2017. The PT Board elected Chair Harvey Aikman as the delegate to the inaugural meeting of the PTLC which was held June 14, 2017 via WebEx. Mr. Aikman was elected as a Member-At-Large on the Executive Board and will be serving on the Rules Task Force.

The PT Compact Commission continues to work on establishing the various systems necessary to issue Compact Privileges with anticipated rollout sometime in the first half of 2018.

The  Compact Commision has set a fee of  $45, and the Texas fee of $50 was adopted by the Executive Council of Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy Examiners on February 9, 2018 to be effective March 1, 2018.

For updates on the progress of the Physical Therapy Licensure Compact, visit

 If you have any questions regarding the PT Licensure Compact, please email the Compact Commission at



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