Louisiana Physical Therapy Board

Military Licensing Information

For Active Duty Military and their Spouses:

In accordance with La. R.S. 37:3651, active duty military and their spouses will be granted an expedited licensing process. In addition to the primary source standard application components, the LPTB will issue a temporary license to military personnel or military spouses after receiving verification of the applicant's most recent jurisdication of license, a background check affidavit, and a copy of their military ID.

The applicant would be eligible for their full license once all application components have been received and all states where they hold licensure have submitted a verification, and the LPTB confirms that the applicant is in good standing and is free of convictions. 

Please click here to read the LPTB's full policy regarding licensure for active duty military and their spouses.

Primary Source Application Components:

  • Background Check Affidavit
  • Notarized Applicaiton
  • Application Fee
  • Identification--copy of Driver's License (front and back), Social Secuirty Card, and Military ID. (May substitute a copy of your passport for your Driver's License.)
  • Passage of the Jurisprudence Exam
  • Proof of Compliance for CEUs from the Previous 24 months with Active Licenses
  • Interview with a Board Representative
  • Score Transfer
  • Passport-sized Photo

Third Party Application Components:

  • Copy of Diploma or Official Transcript
  • Certificate of Dean
  • Official Background Check
  • License Verification from Other States where License was Held

For Military-Trained PTAs:

Pursuant to §2411.2, the LPTB will recognize Physical Therapist Assistants who have completed a United States armed services training program. Such applicants may qualify for licensure by providing satisfactory evidence showing that said training program is substantially equivalent to the requirements for Physical Therapist Assistants educated in an accredited entry-level program. Applicants may establish substantial equivalency by submitting the following:

  • Documentation showing completion of a United States armed services program of training accredited by a board-approved accrediting agency containing courses which prepared the applicant to work as a Physical Therapist Assistant.
  • A credentials evaluation as directed by the board that determines that the candidate has met uniform criteria for educational requirements as further established by board rule. 
  • Any additional education as required by the board.

Please click here to access the application for Military-Trained PTAs.