Supervision of PTA, PT Aides and Students
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Physical Therapist Assistant Licensure Information

  • Licensure by Examination - Instructions for ND licensure for applicants who have yet to take the National Physical Therapy Examination.
  • Licensure by Endorsement - Instructions for ND licensure for applicants who are currently licensed in another jurisdiction and are seeking licensure in North Dakota.
  • Licensure by Reinstatement - Instructions for ND licensure for applicants who previously held a ND license.
Physical Therapist Assistant Licensure by Examination

The requirements for physical therapists interested in applying for licensure with North Dakota & taking the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) are as follows:
  1. Complete the online license application as a Physical Therapist Assistant or submit a completed application to the ND Board of PT Office.
  2. Payment can be made online using a credit card or enclose a check for $200 payable to the ND Board of PT, for the non-refundable application fee.
  3. Download, complete and return the Juris Prudence Examination. (This is an open book exam which can be completed by using up the Rules & Regulations and ND PT Practice Act in the right menu bar.)
  4. An official transcript, indicating completion of an accredited physical therapist assistant program, must be sent directly from the school of graduation. If an official transcript is not available at the time of application, a letter from the school director indicating graduation will be accepted for approval to sit for the NPTE.
  5. Applications for the NPTE must be done online through the FSBPT, and can be completed at anytime. You will not be cleared to sit for the NPTE until the North Dakota Board of Physical Therapy notifies the FSBPT that they have received all of your application materials and payment. Please refer to the FSBPT website at www.fsbpt.net/pt for information on that process.
The Practice Act, the Rules & Regulations and an explanation of continuing education requirements can be downloaded by clicking the links in the right menu bar. If you are unable to download this information, please contact our office.

Please refer to the FSBPT website, www.fsbpt.org, for the NPTE Handbook, the school codes and general information regarding the examination.

Eligibility for a permanent license is only possible when a passing score on the NPTE and an official transcript indicating graduation have been received.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact:
Tami Anderson-Egeland,
Administrative Assistant
North Dakota Board of Physical Therapy
P.O. Box 69
Grafton, ND 58237
Phone: 701-352-0125
Email: ndptboard@gra.midco.net


Physical Therapist Assistant Licensure by Endorsement

For those physical therapist assistants interested in applying for license by endorsement to practice in the State of North Dakota, the following information is required:
  1. Complete the online license application as a Physical Therapist Assistant or submit a completed application to the Board Office.
  2. Payment can be made online using a credit card or enclose a check for $200 payable to the ND Board of PT, for the non-refundable application fee.
  3. Download, complete and return the Juris Prudence Examination. (This is an open book exam which can be completed by using up the Rules & Regulations and ND PT Practice Act in the right menu bar.)
  4. Contact the institution granting your physical therapist assistant degree to have an official transcript, indicating verification of graduation from an accredited program, sent directly to the ND Board of PT.
  5. Enclose a copy of any current license(s).
  6. Send a verification of license form to each of the states/provinces in which a license is held/previously held. Please request that this completed form be sent directly to the ND Board of PT.
  7. Contact the FSBPT to have your NPTE scores forwarded directly to ND Board of PT.
  8. Enclose letters from the department supervisor or human resources from the last two places of employment, verifying employment.
The Practice Act and the Rules & Regulations can be downloaded by clicking the links in the lower right menu. If you are unable to download this information, please contact our office.

Review the Continuing Education Requirements.

If you have not been employed as a Physical Therapist Assistant during the past 5 years or have not passed the NPTE, you must contact the ND Board of PT.

Eligibility for permanent licensure is only possible upon receipt and review of all required documents and verification of license(s).

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact:
Tami Anderson-Egeland,
Administrative Assistant
North Dakota Board of Physical Therapy
P.O. Box 69
Grafton, ND 58237
Phone: 701-352-0125
Email: ndptboard@gra.midco.net


Physical Therapist Assistant Licensure By Reinstatement

  1. Complete the online license application as a Physical Therapist Assistant or submit a completed application to the Board Office.
  2. Payment can be made online using a credit card or enclose a check for $200 payable to the ND Board of PT, for the non-refundable application fee.
  3. Download, complete and return the Juris Prudence Examination. (This is an open book exam which can be completed by using up the Rules & Regulations and ND PT Practice Act in the right menu bar.)
  4. Enclose a copy of current license(s).
  5. Send a verification of license form to each of the states/provinces in which a license is held/previously held. Please request that this completed form be sent directly to the ND Board of PT.
  6. Contact the FSBPT to have your NPTE scores forwarded directly to ND Board of PT.
  7. Enclose letters from the department supervisor or human resources from the last two places of employment, verifying employment.
Review the Continuing Education Requirements.

If you have not been employed as a Physical Therapist Assistant during the past 5 years or have not passed the NPTE, you must contact the ND Board of PT.

Eligibility for permanent licensure is only possible upon receipt and review of all required documents and verification of license(s).

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact:
Tami Anderson-Egeland,
Administrative Assistant
North Dakota Board of Physical Therapy
P.O. Box 69
Grafton, ND 58237
Phone: 701-352-0125
Email: ndptboard@gra.midco.net
Fax: 701-352-3093


IT IS IN VIOLATION OF THE PRACTICE ACT TO PRACTICE AS A PHYSICAL THERAPIST ASSISTANT IN NORTH DAKOTA WITHOUT BEING ISSUED A PERMANENT LICENSE.