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.

Physical Therapy Compact Commission Notice of Proposed Rulemaking

The Physical Therapy Compact Commission is requesting public comment on the proposed amendments to its Rules. Pursuant to Section 9 of the Physical Therapy Compact, the Commission is required to post this Notice at least thirty (30) days in advance of the meeting at which the Rules will be considered and voted upon by the Commission.

Publication Date


Summary Of The Proposed Rules Or Amendment To Existing Rules


Summary of Changes


Clarifies the jurisprudence requirement when purchasing a compact privilege


Adds new rule 3.11 requiring self-reporting of confidential alternative programs by the individual


Meeting Date, Time, And Location

The Physical Therapy Compact Commission will consider and vote on the adoption of the attached amendments to its Rules at its public meeting on October 24, 2021. The meeting will take place virtually via Zoom at 3:00 p.m. EDT.

Deadline And Process To Submit Written Comments

Written comments must be received by 5:00 PM, EDT, on October 22, 2021. All comments or intentions to attend the Commission meeting should be submitted electronically by the deadline to [email protected] All comments must be provided in a single file and must include the name of the submitter, any organization the submitter represents, and the rule numbers the comments address. If electronic submission of comments is not feasible, please contact the PT Compact Commission using the contact information below for special instructions.

For Further Information Contact

T.J. Cantwell, Compact Administrator, by email at [email protected] or by telephone at 703- 299-3100 ext. 261 or at 124 West Street South, Suite 300, Alexandria, VA 22314-2825.