Board of Physical Therapy Licensing Requirements

Physical Therapy Licensing Checklist

  • Application (notarized)
  • Application Fee of $120 (payable to SD Board of Physical Therapy)
  • Education Verification: Please request transcripts come directly to the Board office
    • An official transcript showing evidence of degree completion from a program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE);
    • Evidence of educational equivalence recognized by the Commission on Recognition of Postsecondary Accreditation or an accrediting body recognized by the United States Department of Education 
  • License verification directly from each state you hold/held licensure in: request each state send a verification of current and past licensure directly to the board office. Should include licensure dates and disciplinary status
  • NPTE Exam Scores (requested through FSBPT)
  • Complete Part  1 (DCI) and Part 2 (FBI) Criminal Background Check: Board office will send a packet upon receipt of an application

Fill out the Application


Physical Therapist Assistant

  • Application (notarized)
  • Application Fee of $120 (payable to SD Board of Physical Therapy)
  • Education Verification: Please request transcripts come directly to the Board office from the school.
    • An official transcript showing evidence of degree completion from a physical therapist assistant program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).
  • License verification directly from each state you hold/held licensure in: request each state send a verification of current and past licensure directly to the board office. Should include licensure dates and disciplinary status
  • NPTE Exam Scores (requested through FSBPT)
  • Complete Part  1 (DCI) and Part 2 (FBI) Criminal Background Check: Board office will send a packet upon receipt of an application
  • Supervision from one of the following:
    • Non-working affidavit (agreement to not work until under supervision)
    • PT Supervision Form (filled out by PTA and supervising PT) or
    • Federal Facility Affidavit
    • PTA Supervision Registration Form

Fill out the Application


Dry Needling

Fill Out the Dry Needling Approval Request Form


Licensing Resources

Scope of Practice Decision-Making Algorithm