COVID-19 UPDATES & INFORMATION
Wisconsin Executive Order #72, Relating to Declaring a Health Emergency in Response to the COVID-19 Coronavirus, and subsequent Emergency Orders have extended the temporary licensure period and suspended some licensing and/or late renewal requirements for specific professions. Please see the "COVID-19 UPDATES & INFORMATION" section at dsps.wi.gov for detailed information and related forms.
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 Assistant 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.
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 (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)|
2829||Malpractice Suits or Claims Form (If applicable)|
3085||Application for Predetermination|
||Convictions and Pending Charges|
||Fax Payment Form|