Louisiana Physical Therapy Board

Initial/Examination CAPTE Graduates

January 26 Test Date: PTs

October 30

November 9

December 22

January 12

February 2

February 9

Send printed application to LPTB

Submit for background check w/ La State Police

Register for the Exam w/ FSBPT

Reserve seat w/ FSBPT

FSBPT issues scores

License issued by LPTB

 

January 6 Test Date: PTAs

October 12

October 18

December 2

December 23

January 13

January 20

Send printed application to LPTB

Submit for background check w/ La State Police

Register for the Exam w/ FSBPT

Reserve seat w/ FSBPT

FSBPT issues scores

License issued by LPTB

 

Read completely prior to beginning the application process. It is advised that applicants follow the steps in the order they are written.

 

Step 1: Set up a User Account and Apply Online

  1. Located at the bottom of the Home page, select “Apply for a License”.
  2. Click on “No account? Sign up!”.
  3. Select “New Applicant”, type in your information, and create a password. *It is advised not to use a university email address as most students eventually lose access to their school email accounts.*
  4. Click “Create Account”.
  5. Log in using the email address and password that you used to create your account.  It will take you to your Dashboard.
  6. 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 40 questions from the Louisiana Practice Act and Rules. 
    • To take the exam online, click the link at the top of your Dashboard.
  7. Complete the Online Application - Click the link at the top of your Dashboard, or go to www.laptboard.org/apply.
    • Please be advised that once you complete the online application, you will not be able to go back and edit it. Put your school’s name and anticipated graduation date on the application.
    • Print and sign each page of the completed application.  The Applicant’s Oath will need to be signed and notarized.
    • Mail the entire packet, along with all other information stated in step 2 to the Board office.

 

Step 2: Mail the Following Documents to the Board Office

All information must be sent to the Board office at 2110 W Pinhook Road, Suite 202, Lafayette, LA 70508.

Emailed copies of documents will not be accepted.

  1. Your complete, original, signed and notarized application.
  2. Official Transcript -  The transcript must not be a copy and must be mailed directly from the school to the Board. When you request a final transcript from your institution, verify that the transcript states that the degree was conferred or awarded. 
  3. Passport-Sized Photo - Submit one (1) 2 in. x 2in. recent passport-type photograph (taken within six (6) months of the application date) to be used for identification purposes. Computer-printed photos are not acceptable and will delay the processing of your application. Photos must be on standard photographic paper. Write your full name on the back of the photo and attach it to your application packet. *Photos must be only of the applicant and cannot include animals or other people. You must be fully dressed in the photo, no tank tops or other revealing clothing.
  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)
  5. Proper form of identification to prove identity and authorization to work in the United States. A copy of your social security card must be submitted. You must also submit either a copy of your Driver's License (front and back) or your passport. If you are not a citizen of the United States, submit proper documentation evidencing that you have obtained legal authority to work in the United States. *Please do not submit originals as they will not be mailed back.

 

Step 3: Complete Background Check 

 

All applicants must complete the online application prior to starting the background check process.

 

An official background check report from the La State Police must be received by the LAPT Board office prior to the board office being able to make candidates eligible for the NPTE.

Completion time varies from 1 to 8 weeks, depending on circumstances. Criminal history rap sheet findings will extend the completion time. Note that inadequate fingerprints and incorrect payment amount (either too much or too little) will result in delays with the Louisiana State Police. 

Option 1: Mail forms, payment, and fingerprint cards to the LSP Headquarters in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Recommended for applicants who are not able to be physically present at the LSP Headquarters. Completion time for this option is approximately 6-8 weeks.
For more information, click the “Instructions” link below and read Option A.  

Option 2: Present in-person to the LSP Headquarters in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

Recommended for applicants who are able to be physically present at the LSP Headquarters. Completion time for this option is approximately 2-3 weeks.
For more information, click the “Instructions” link below and read Option B.

COVID-19 Note for Option 2: With the Covid-19 event, LSP has made adjustments to the way they do business as follows. Due to limited seating, they are asking that only the person being fingerprinted enter the building. You MUST be wearing a mask to enter the building. Please make sure you come with the appropriate Authorization Form (with the Board information and contact signature at the top) and a Rap Disclosure form completed, driver license /DL and payment (money orders, debit/credit card).  All money orders must be made payable to Louisiana State Police.

 

 

Resources for completing the Background Check

Instructions
Authorization Form
RAP Disclosure Form 

Noncriminal Justice Applicant's Privacy Rights
Privacy Act Statement

Step 4: Register for the NPTE through FSBPT. 

Visit www.fsbpt.org for more details. 
Once you take the exam, FSBPT will send the Board your score report. 
§169.A. The Board adopts a criterion–referenced passing point of 600 which is based on a scale ranging from 200 to 800.  

Test Accommodations: 

If you require accommodations on the national exam, please fill out the ADA Accomodations Request form and return with your application.

§169.A. The Board adopts a criterion–referenced passing point of 600 which is based on a scale ranging from 200 to 800.  

  

OPTIONAL: Apply for a Provisional License (pending examination)

A provisional license is available when the NPTE is only offered on limited fixed dates (§172.A).  A provisional license shall be issued for 90 days (§172.B).  To obtain a provisional license, you must complete ALL steps above plus submit a Supervisory Request Form  to the Board office. Your Supervisory Request Form must be submitted no fewer than 5 business days prior to your employment start date.

Please refer to your checklist for updates on your application status. 

 

 


FEE SCHEDULE
§501.A. the board may collect the following fees...

The application fee must be submitted in the form of a domestic cashier's check or a money order and made payable to the
Louisiana Physical Therapy Board.  A personal check is not acceptable and your application will be returned.

A license issued to an applicant for the first time shall be for a term of one year or two years, to be determined by the birth year of the applicant (Rule §175.C).  THIS FEE IS NON-REFUNDABLE.

  • Even Birth Year & Odd Application Year  $250
  • Odd Birth Year & Even Application Year  $250
  • Even Birth Year & Even Application Year  $390
  • Odd Birth Year & Odd Application Year  $390

 

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