Apply for Dry Needling Approval

How To Apply

Since September 1, 2012, physical therapists desiring approval to perform dry needling in Georgia were required to provide the Board proof of education in OSHA Blood Borne Pathogens Standard and dry needling instruction consisting of a minimum of 50 hours total and competency assessment and achievement in a dry needling curriculum. You may not use Dry Needling techniques in Georgia without gaining approval from the board. Dry Needling permissions in the State of Georgia are available only to Georgia PT License Holders and PT Compact Privilege Holders.

Follow the steps outlined in these sections, below.

For Georgia PT License Holders

In order to demonstrate that you have received specific and competent education and training in dry needling and be approved to receive the designation on your license, you must do the following:

PT Compact Privilege Holders

In order to demonstrate that you have received specific and competent education and training in dry needling and be approved to practice Georgia Needling in the state of Georgia under your compact privilege, you must do the following:

Verify Compact Privilege Holders Approved To Perform Dry Needling In Georgia

Contact Georgia Board of Physical Therapists