About The Physical Therapy Compact

PT Compact The Physical Therapy Compact (PTC) is a state and jurisdictional approach to decreasing barriers to interstate mobility and increasing consumer access to physical therapy services.  The PTC is a less expensive approach to traditional licensure as it allows eligible physical therapists (PTs) and physical therapist assistants (PTAs) to work in a Compact member state, in addition to their home state, without having to submit an application for a license in each state or jurisdiction in which they wish to practice.

For more information, please view the list of PT Compact Frequently Asked Questions.

Purchasing A Compact Privilege

Interested in purchasing a compact privilege? Visit the How To Get Compact Privileges page and follow the Step-By-Step Process to make your purchase.

Compact Privilege Renewal

All Compact Privileges expire on the same date as your home state license.  Therefore, licensees must first be sure that their home state license has been renewed BEFORE they can renew any compact privilege(s) if they want to continue to have the ability to practice in that remote state.  If your home state license has been renewed, log into your PT Compact dashboard to renew your compact privilege(s).

If you change your permanent residence to a new home state that is a member of the PT Compact, you will need to obtain a license in the new state and report the change to the PT Compact Commission within 30 days by logging into your dashboard to complete a change of address.  The expiration of your compact privilege(s) will then coincide with the expiration date of your new home state.

Physical Therapy Compact Commission Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

Pursuant to Section 9 of the Physical Therapy Compact, the Commission and its members are required to post a notice at least thirty (30) days in advance of a meeting at which rule amendments will be considered and voted upon by the Commission. 

PT Compact Commission shall hold a public hearing on the proposed rules or rule amendments if a hearing is requested by:

1. At least twenty‐five (25) persons;
2. A state or federal governmental subdivision or agency; or
3. An association having at least twenty‐five (25) members.

If one of the three standards above are met, the Commission will post a Notice of Hearing on the proposed rules to be held at a public meeting. Any such notices will posted on this webpage and include: the publication date, summary of proposed rule or rule amendments, text of the proposed rule or rule amendment, meeting date, time and location, deadline to submit comments, and a contact for further information. 

If there is no information provided below this paragraph, no new rules or rule amendments have been proposed at this time.