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.

    Re: Reciprocity Applicants

    Applications submitted after July 1, 2021 cannot be verified as transferrable under MS Law. See Section 73-50-1 et. seq.

    Compact Privilege licensees are exempt.

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

  • Application Packet - By Examination (New Graduates)  Online
  • Steps to Licensure by Examination

    *Any applicant for licensure in Mississippi must have taken or take the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) that correlates with the discipline in which they obtained their physical therapy degree. Contact the Board for further information.*

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

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 or if you are planning to establish permanent residency in Mississippi. If you are establishing permanent residency in Mississippi use one of the applications above.

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.

Physical Therapy Licensure Compact in Mississippi: Effective July 16, 2018

The official site to verify whether a Physical Therapist or Physical Therapist Assistant has a compact privilege license to practice in the State of Mississippi, you can visit the PT Compact Commission public verification website https://purchase.ptcompact.org/verify.

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