Licensure Application Process

Idaho law requires the licensure of all persons who practice or offer to practice physical therapy in the State of Idaho. Licensure as a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant is available through either endorsement or examination. 

Applicants for licensure as either a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant must file application with the board.  All applicants must provide documentation of their education and proof of graduation from a nationally accredited school of physical therapy approved by the board and a detailed summary of any other qualifications relevant to licensure. Applicants are also required to disclose any criminal convictions other than minor traffic infractions, and any disciplinary actions or licensure denials from any professional regulatory agency, in Idaho or any other state.  The application form must be complete and include all requested information and the required fees before it will be considered by the Board. 

If you are a foreign-educated physical therapist applying for licensure, please review Idaho Code 54-2212 for the qualifications.  

In situations where the processing of an application requires extraordinary expenses, the Board may charge the applicant reasonable fees to cover all or part of the extraordinary expenses.

All applicants must complete and submit an application with the required documentation and appropriate fees.

Please also review the Board's Frequently Asked Questions page for additional information or inquiries you may have.

You may download Application Forms here or request an application by writing:

Physical Therapist Licensure Board
Division of Occupational and Professional Licenses
700 West State Street, PO Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0063

Please include your name, address, and daytime phone number with your request.