Louisiana Physical Therapy Board

Criminal Background Check

Effective January 1, 2016, all new applicants who which to obtain licensure from the Louisiana Physical Therapy Board (LPTB) are required to furnish a full set of fingerprints to facilitate a national criminal background check.  The Louisiana State Police shall report the result of the criminal background check to the LPTB which may use that information to determine the applicant's moral character and suitability for licensing.  La R.S. 37:2413.B. authorizes the LPTB to conduct a criminal background check on applicants as a condition for eligibility for registration.  It is the responsibility of the applicant to read and understand the instructions below to complete a criminal background check with the Louisiana Department of Public Safety and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).  Criminal background reports generated for or by another agency cannot be accepted to satisfy this requirement.  The LPTB is not permitted to issue any license until the results of the report have been received and approved.