The District of Columbia Board of Physical Therapy is pleased
to announce the rollout of the  Physical Therapy Compact (PT Compact).
Starting Monday, November 6, 2023, eligible physical therapists,
and physical therapist assistants can obtain privileges in
multiple member states using one application.

Letter from the DC Board of Physical Therapy Regarding PT Compact

The Physical Therapy Compact is an interstate agreement between member states to provide a state-developed collaborative structure to protect the public by increasing consumer access to physical therapy services by reducing regulatory barriers to interstate mobility and cross-state practice.

PT and PTA licensees who meet all eligibility requirements can purchase a compact privilege in a Compact member state and, in most cases, start practicing physical therapy in the other state almost immediately. 

Do I need a separate Compact Privilege for each state in which I want to provide physical therapy
Yes. You will need to have a Compact Privilege in each state in which you want to provide  physical therapy services. You may have a Compact Privilege or a license to work legally in a member state. You need to hold a license to practice/work in non member states. It is not a multi-state license.

What states are members of the PT Compact?

The interactive state map lists the current PT Compact member states and other states proposing to join the PT Compact

How much does a compact privilege cost?

The fee to purchase Compact Privilege varies from state to state. There is a $45 Commission fee and an optional state fee charged for each Compact Privilege. A list of state fees is available here.

What are the Frequently Asked Questions?

Get answers to the most frequently asked questions and examples of common scenarios here.