Louisiana Physical Therapy Board

Instructions to Reinstate your License

An expired license may be reinstated pursuant to the requirements set forth below.
(Louisiana Physical Therapy Rule §187)

Step 1: Complete the Paper Application

  1. Click here to obtain the application.
  2. Complete the application by typing in the fields.  
  3. Print the entire application and sign each page.
  4. Have the complete application notarized.

Step 2: Continuing Education Compliance with the LPTB*
* This step is only required for those licensees who are reinstating because of failure to timely renew their license, as provided in §181.
Provide proof (in the form of course completion certificates) of continuing education compliance with the Louisiana Physical Therapy Board. 

Step 3: Mail the following documents to the Board office

All information must be sent to the Board office at 104 Fairlane Drive, Lafayette, Louisiana 70507.

  1. Your complete, original, signed and notarized application.
  2. Passport-Sized Photo - If you have not updated your photo within the five years previous to this application, submit one (1) recent passport size photograph (taken within six (6) months of the application date) to be used for identification purposes. Write your full name on the back of the photo. You may also email your photo to Licensing@Laptboard.org. Emailed photos must be in the form of a .jpg and you must include your full name in the email.
  3. Proof of continuing education compliance with the Louisiana Physical Therapy Board from the previous 24 months (in the form of course completion certificates).*
  4. Payment in the form of a domestic cashier's check or money order made payable to Louisiana Physical Therapy Board. (see Fee Schedule for payment amount).

For licensees who failed to timely renew their license as provided in §181, you do not need to complete the following steps.  If you allowed your license to lapse for reasons other than failing to timely renew as provided in §187.B, please complete the following additional steps.

Step 4: Set up a User Account and Pass the Jurisprudence Exam

  1. From an Internet Browser, go to www.laptboard.org
  2. Located at the top of the Home page, select “LOGIN”
  3. Click on “No account? Sign up!”
  4. Select "I am a Physical Therapist/Physical Therapist Assistant” and type in the required information.
    • Remember to write down the password that you create.
    • Be advised that the information you use to create your account must match exactly what we have in our database. If any of your information has changed or if you are unable to set up your account, contact the board office for assistance.
  5. Click “Create Account
  6. Log in using your email address and password that you used to create your account.  It will take you to your Dashboard
  7. Pass the Jurisprudence Exam - All applicants must make a 75% or higher to pass the Board's online jurisprudence.  The exam is free of charge and consists of 20 questions from the Louisiana Practice Act and Rules
    • To take the exam online, click the link at the top of your Dashboard, and then click on “Jurisprudence Exam”

Step 5: Continuing Education Compliance from Other Jurisdictions
Provide proof (in the form of course completion certificates) of continuing education compliance, from all jurisdictions in which the applicant has held an active license in the previous 24 months along with a personal statement explaining the requirements of each jurisdiction. 

Remit Certificates and Personal Statement(s) to:
Louisiana Physical Therapy Board
104 Fairlane Drive
Lafayette, LA 70507

Step 6: Statement from Licensee

Letter to the Board explaining the reason for allowing your license to lapse as stated in §187.E.5.

Step 7: Letters of Recommendation

Submit two (2) letters of character recommendation as stated in §187.E.6.

Step 8: Verification of licensure from all states in which you currently hold a license/permit OR have ever been licensed

If you have ever been licensed, certified or registered (including temporary permits) to practice in the profession for which you are now making application, a written verification of licensure is required.  You must provide verification for each jurisdiction in which you were granted a permit or license.  Contact the licensing board where you are requesting verification for their instructions.  Written verification of licensure must be forwarded directly from the licensing board to the Louisiana Physical Therapy Board. 

Remit Verifications to:
Louisiana Physical Therapy Board
104 Fairlane Drive
Lafayette, LA 70507

 


§187. G. Any person whose license has lapsed for more than five years may apply for reinstatement of licensure upon payment of the renewal fee and the reinstatement fee under the following conditions:
  1. licensee shall be subject to a three month period of supervised clinical practice;
  2. licensee may only practice under the on-premises supervision of a board-approved PT who has practiced no less than three years with a Louisiana license in good standing;
  3. completion of the General Practice Review Tool offered by the FSBPT and satisfactory completion of continuing education courses indicated by that tool to bring the Applicant’s knowledge to current standards.
  4. a supervision agreement must be approved by the executive director before a provisional license will be issued. The supervision agreement shall be in force for the entire three month supervisory period. This licensee may only practice in those facilities and under the supervision of the PT named in the approved supervision agreement. Any change in practice site or supervisor must be submitted in a revised supervision agreement prior to the change taking place. At the end of the supervisory period, the Supervising PT of Record shall report to the board the satisfactory or unsatisfactory completion of the supervision period. If an unsatisfactory supervision period is reported by the Supervising PT of Record, the board, in its discretion, may require an additional three-month supervisory period; and
  5. completion of remedial courses which may be prescribed by the board. 

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