2017 Wisconsin Act 278, beginning August 1, 2018, prior to submitting an application for a credential, an individual may apply to the Department for a determination of whether the individual would be disqualified from obtaining the credential due to his or her conviction record. To apply for a predetermination, please fill out
Form #3085 and submit all required documentation specified on the form. Pursuant to
Wis. Stat. §
111.335(4)(e), the offenses or kinds of offenses that may result in a refusal, bar, or termination of licensure are published under Additional Resources on the left side of this page.
Pursuant to 2017 Wisconsin Act 319, beginning August 1, 2018, an applicant for an initial credential may apply for a reduction of the initial credential fee that is equal to 10% of the initial fee. Qualification is based on the federal adjusted gross income being at or below 180% of the federal poverty guideline prescribed for the applicant's family household size by the United States Department of Health and Human Services. To determine eligibility please visit the United States Department of Health and Human Services website at https://aspe.hhs.gov/poverty-guidelines, prior to submitting Form 3217.
Wis. Stat. § 440.08 (2), the required renewal date for the Physical Therapist credential is 02/28/odd years. Should you receive your initial credential in the months leading up to this date, you are still required to renew your license by the statutorily defined date.
Complete and submit appropriate application forms, including all required documentation and fee(s).
An exam applicant for a permanent license may apply for a temporary license at the same time, but must pay both fees and meet the following conditions:
Be a graduate of an approved school and be scheduled to take the National Physical Therapy Examination or be awaiting examination results.
The applicant also must be someone who is not required to take an oral examination.
The holder of a temporary license may practice physical therapy providing that the entire practice be under the direct supervision of a person validly holding a regular license to practice physical therapy in Wisconsin.
A locum tenens license is available for a 90-day period to qualified individuals. A person who holds an active license to practice physical therapy issued by another licensing jurisdiction of the United States may apply to the Board for a locum tenens license.
Determination made of eligibility to sit for the
NPTE. You must register directly and pay the required fees with Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) to take the examination or request a score transfer.
Photograph and Fingerprints - Per Wis. Stat. § 440.03(13)(c), all applicants for a physical therapist license under Wis. Stat. § 448.53 must provide a photograph and fingerprints. (See Form 2687 for details.)
Graduate from a school of physical therapy approved by the Board unless the Board waives this requirement. Foreign-trained physical therapy candidates must obtain verification of educational equivalency from a Board approved foreign graduate evaluation service.
Application for Licensure
3195||Application for License to Practice Physical Therapy or as a Physical Therapist Assistant|
|3217||Application for Fee Reduction (If applying for a fee reduction, this form must accompany the application for the credential.)|
3196||Physical Therapy or Physical Therapist Assistant Certificate of Professional Education This form must be completed by your school. |
3197||Request for Temporary License for Physical Therapy or Physical Therapist Assistant (new graduate only)|
|563||Application for Locum Tenens License to Practice Physical Therapy|
|2687||Authorization for Release of FBI Information Form|
2829||Malpractice Suits or Claims Form (if applicable)|
3085||Application for Predetermination|
2252||Convictions and Pending Charges|
3071||Fax Payment Form|