104 Fairlane Drive
Lafayette, LA 70507
Phone: 337.262.1043
Fax: 337.262.1054
Intra-State Toll Free: 888.400.9110

Welcome to the Louisiana Physical Therapy Board...

Department of Health and Hospitals

The Louisiana Physical Therapy Board was created within the Department of Health and Human Resources. The Board consists of seven members who shall be appointed by the Governor.

This board is legislatively mandated to license and regulate the physical therapists and physical therapist assistants who wish to work in Louisiana. The Board is mandated to interpret the scope of practice for physical therapy, write regulations, and discipline licensees who have violated the law. The most important function of the Board is to protect the citizens of Louisiana.

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CEU and Verification of License Link Broken

Please contact the board office to submit payment or fill out the printable form and mail in payment.

Verification of License link: http://www.laptboard.org/_rs/pdf/WrittenVerificationofLicense.pdf

CEU Approval Request link: http://www.laptboard.org/_rs/pdf/PriorApproveApp.pdf

APTA-Sponsored vs. APTA-Hosted Courses

Please note that an APTA-sponsored course is acceptable as CEU credit when renewing your license. However, to receive credit for APTA-sponsored courses, you must submit an Attendee Course Approval Application to the board office. The link for the application can be found under ıformsı on our website as well as below. You must contact the LPTA or APTA to determine that the course is an APTA-sponsored and not APTA-hosted course. APTA-hosted courses are not sponsored by the APTA and may be submitted for approval by the Course Sponsor or an individual licensee in accordance with the fee schedule set forth in Rule ı193 .


Verification of a Drug or Device Supplier

To verify that your Legend (prescription) drug or device supplier is licensed in Louisiana, please visit:


1) Visit the link above

2) Type in the name of your supplier and click "Lookup"

3) Check to see if your supplier is displayed on the list

4) If you supplier is on the displayed list, expand the selection and print a copy for your records as proof of due diligence

5) If your supplier is NOT on the displayed list, then the prescription drug or device supplier is not authorized (licensed) to sell or distribute in or into the State of Louisiana.

2015 Jurisprudence Calendar

Alexandria - Thursday, November 5, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm Louisiana College, Bolton Chapel, 1140 College Drive, Pineville, LA 71360

Monroe - Thursday, December 10, 2015 6:00pm - 8:00pm Louise Williams Public Library 140 Bayou Oaks Drive, Monroe, LA 71203

AG Opinion: Dry Needling

The Attorney General issued an opinion stating that it is within the scope of practice for physical therapists to practice dry needling.

The Attorney General Opinion on Dry Needling is on the website: http://www.lpta.org/news.html

Here is the direct link to the document: http://www.lpta.org/pdf/Opinion%2014-0216.pdf

APTA Ethics Course

This is a free 2 hour Ethics course that can be used for renewal, but it will count against online hours. If the link does not work, you may need to go to APTA Learning Center Page and search by title of the course, "Navigating the Regulatory Environment: Ensuring Compliance While Promoting Professional Integrity"


SCR 19

For information regarding SCR 19 please follow the link: http://laptscr19.weebly.com/


The Patient Access Review Committee, which was created by the Senate Concurrent Resolution 19, has hosted four meetings to investigate the potential benefits of removing the current restrictions tied to patient access to a Physical Therapist's services by allowing direct patient access to a Physical Therapist's services without restrictions and report its findings and make recommendations to the legislature. The findings of the committee will be reported as recommendations to the legislature during the 2016 legislative session. This is a study and the recommendations to follow are in no way a change of law. Licensed Physical Therapists in Louisiana must follow the Practice Act and Rules regarding direct access. Licensees who violate the Practice Act and/or Board Rules are subject to disciplinary action. If you have any question about the current restrictions that Louisiana has to patient access, please refer to the Practice Act (La R.S. 37:2418 and Rule 307). If you have any questions regarding clarification of the Practice Act or Board Rules, you are encouraged to email Charlotte Martin, Executive Director at charlotte@laptboard.org


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