Physical Therapy Compact

The Physical Therapy Compact is a state-based solution to the challenges of interstate licensure portability for physical therapists (PTs) and physical therapist assistants (PTAs). It  improves patient access to physical therapy services by giving eligible licensees in participating states a faster, less expensive alternative to traditional licensure.

Texas joined the PT Compact with the enactment of the enabling statutes in Senate Bill 317 that was signed into law by Governor Greg Abbott on June 9, 2017. 

The  PT Compact Commision (PTCC) has set a fee of $45, and the Texas fee of $50 was adopted by the Executive Council of Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy Examiners (ECPTOTE) on February 9, 2018 to be effective March 1, 2018.

Compact privileges for Texas  licensees to practice in another member state and for licensees of other member states to be able to practice in Texas became available January 02, 2019.

Individuals applying for a compact privilege to Texas must:

     – take and pass the TX Jurisprudence Assessment Module (TX JAM) prior to issuance of the compact privilege.

         (For more information on the TX JAM, please go to

      – complete and submit a Compact Privilege Practice Location form.

Information regarding the availability of compact privileges and the procedure for applying for a privilege is available online at

If you have any questions regarding the PT Compact, please email the Compact Commission at