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    Temporary License Requirements

    Effective Date: April 04, 2022

    ​​The Board of Physical Therapy Examiners may issue a Temporary License to new Licensure by Examination applicants 
    (both foreign-educated and U.S. graduates) who have not yet taken the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE). 

    The Temporary 90-day License allows a new applicant to practice physical therapy while waiting to take the NPTE.  ​

    In accordance with §13–313, the Board may issue a temporary license to an applicant who has completed the following:

    • Online license application and payment
    • Registered to take the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE)
    • Criminal History Records check
    • Maryland Jurisprudence examination with a passing grade of 90%
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    A temporary license is valid until:

    1. 90-days after issuance; 
    2. The Board issues a full license to practice physical therapy or limited physical therapy to the holder of the temporary license; or
    3. The Board revokes the temporary license. ​

    ​​​If you meet the above criteria and would like to request a temporary license, contact us at mdh.bphte@maryland.gov​​ . 

    Subject Line -"Temporary License Request - [Your application number]" and attach a copy of your Authorization To Test Letter to that email.