Mississippi Board of Physical Therapy

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  Applying for Licensure

  • All new applicants for licensure will be required to undergo a criminal history background check. After you have initiated the application process and paid applicable fees, the Board will mail a fingerprint card to you. No license will be issued until the Board office has received and reviewed the background results.

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    to get more information.

    Before you take the Jurisprudence Exam you must verify that your
    license home state has agreed to participate in the PT Compact Privilege Program.
    You may click here to see if your home state is participating.
    Do Not take the Jurisprudence Exam if your home state is not participating.

    Steps for PT Compact Privilege Program approval in Mississippi:

    1. 1. Pass the Mississipi Jurisprudence Exam
      You must pass the Jurisprudence Exam before
      you can be approved for Compact Privilege.

      Click here for the exam.

    2. 2. Once you have passed the Jurisprudence Exam go to the
      PT Compact website to apply for and purchase a Compact Privilege.

  • Effective May 1, 2018
    the Board will no longer be accepting paper applications.

  • Application Packet - Reciprocity   Online
  • Steps to Licensure by Endorsement/Reciprocity

  • Application Packet - By Examination (New Graduates)  Online
    Graduating applicants may not sit for the NPTE prior to graduation.
  • Steps to Licensure by Examination

  • ADA Special Accommodations Request Form
  • Regulations Governing Licensure of Physical Therapists & Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Jurisprudence Exam

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