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Physical Therapy Licensing


DC HEALTH HAS MOVED!

On February 23, 2024, the DC Department of Health (DC Health) relocated.
The Health Regulation and Licensing Administration's
Processing Center and other offices are located at:

DC Health
2201 Shannon Place SE
Washington, DC 20020

(The new building is 0.3 miles from the Anacostia Metro)

PROCESSING CENTER Hours:
The Health Regulation and Licensing Administration (HRLA) Processing Center is open to the public Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday, 9 am – 1 pm, and Wednesday, 9 am - 3:30 pm (except holidays).

Office Hours:
The HRLA Office Hours are Monday through Friday, 8:15 am - 4:45 pm (except holidays).

If you require assistance from the Board of Physical Therapy, please contact the Board at [email protected].


Physical Therapy Compact

The District of Columbia Board of Physical Therapy is pleased
to announce the rollout of the  Physical Therapy Compact (PT Compact)
Starting Monday, November 6, 2023, eligible physical therapists,
and physical therapist assistants can obtain privileges in
multiple member states using one application.  

Letter from the DC Board of Physical Therapy
Regarding PT Compact


ALERT: PHONE SCAM

DC HEALTH has become aware of a PHISHING PHONE SCAM
in which individuals pose as DC Health representatives to request money.
Please be advised that DC Health representatives will never
contact you with a request for money.

 

Please review the application checklist and regulations before applying for a license. 

 

*NEW Endorsement Checklist 

Examination  Checklist

Re-Examination Checklist 

*NEW Supplemental Form

Board of Physical Therapy Regulations

Board of Physical Therapy Assistant Regulations

 

 


Important Notice regarding Paper Applications: 
DC Health No Longer Accepting Paper Applications (Beginning June 14, 2021)

ONLINE LICENSING APPLICATIONS

DC Health’s online licensing application system is now LIVE. (See link below.)

 

The District of Columbia Department of Health, Health Regulation and Licensing Administration (HRLA) is excited to announce the opening of our new online licensing system. Effective immediately, any healthcare provider interested in applying for a new health professional license or renewing, reinstating, or reactivating an existing license may do so by going to the below link and submitting an online application. All users are strongly encouraged to review the instructions prior to beginning the process.

https://doh.force.com/dchealthrenewals/s/portal-page

 

Please submit supplemental application documents to DC Board of Physical Therapy, 2201 Shannon Place SE, Washington, DC 20020, or to [email protected].

If you require assistance from the Board of Physical Therapy, please contact [email protected]. Individuals may also call the Processing Center at 1 (877) 672-2174 to get an update on their pending applications.


The Board of Physical Therapy regulates the practice of physical therapy in DC. The Board advises the Mayor and administers and enforces the law. The Board also evaluates applicants' qualifications, administers exams, and recommends standards and procedures. Moreover, the Board issues licenses, receives and reviews complaints, requests investigations, conducts hearings, issues subpoenas, examines witnesses and administers oaths, and issues an annual report. Members file personal financial disclosure statements. 

The Mayor appoints the board members, including the chair. The Board consists of five DC residents: four licensed physical therapists and one consumer. The physical therapists must have been engaged in practice for at least three years preceding the appointment. The consumer member must be at least 18 years old, not be a health professional or in training to become one, and may have no household member involved directly or indirectly in providing health care. Licenses expire on January 31 for odd years.
 

BOARD MEETINGS
The Board meets monthly on the second Wednesday. Please note that meeting dates can change.

In FY2024, the Board plans to meet on the following dates:

Virtual Dates

  • October 11, 2023
  • November 8, 2023
  • December 13, 2023
  • January 10, 2024

In-Person Dates

  • March 13, 2024
  • April 10, 2024
  • May 18, 2024
  • June 12, 2024
  • July 10, 2024
  • September 11, 2024
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Contact Phone: 
(877) 672-2174
Contact Fax: 
(202) 724-8677
Contact TTY: 
711
Office Hours: 
Processing Center: M-F: 9 am-1 pm, W: 9 am-3:30 pm; Office Hours M-F: 8:15 am-4:45 pm
Service Location: 

Health, Department of

GIS Address: 
2201 Shannon Place SE
City: 
Washington
State: 
DC
Zip: 
20020