Louisiana Physical Therapy Board

Initial/Examination CAPTE Graduates

January 29 Test Date: PTs

October 31st

November 7

December 26

January 15

February 5

February 12

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 9 Test Date: PTAs

October 11

October 18

December 5

December 26

January 16

January 24

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.

 

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.
  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 

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. 

**If your local police department has a digital fingerprint scanner, LSP Headquarters should accept these prints. You must still submit the same forms. This may help decrease the processing time compared to traditional fingerprint cards. 

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.

Resources for completing the Background Check

Instructions
Authorization Form
RAP Disclosure Form 

  

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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