Physical Therapy Licensure Compact
The Physical Therapy Licensure Compact (PTLC) is a state-based solution to the challenges of interstate licensure portability for physical therapists (PTs) and physical therapist assistants (PTAs). It will improve patient access to physical therapy services by giving eligible licensees in participating states a faster, less expensive alternative to traditional licensure.
Texas joined the PTLC 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 Commission has continued to work on establishing the various systems necessary to issue Compact Privileges with anticipated rollout of Texas actively issuing and accepting Compact Privileges starting January 1, 2019.
The Compact Commision has set a fee of $45, and the Texas fee of $50 was adopted by the Executive Council of Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy Examiners on February 9, 2018 to be effective March 1, 2018.
For updates on the progress of the Physical Therapy Licensure Compact, visit http://www.ptcompact.org.
If you have any questions regarding the PT Licensure Compact, please email the Compact Commission at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 will be 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 https://www.ptot.texas.gov/page/PT-JAM)