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Welcome to the Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

The Board of Physical Therapy Examiners has been in existence since 1947 to regulate the practice of physical therapy in the State of Maryland. Physical therapist assistants have been licensed in this State since 1972. Board meetings are held every third Tuesday of the month and are open to the public.

Duties of the Board include writing regulations, interpreting the scope of practice, educating licensees, and disciplining those who violate the law. The most important function is protecting the citizens of Maryland

CRIMINAL BACKGROUND CHECK 
Starting January 1, 2015, all initial applicants for a Physical Therapy or Physical Therapy Assistants license will have to have a Criminal History Records Check completed prior to receiving a license.  CLICK HERE to view requirements

MARYLAND HEALTH CONNECTION letter from Joshua M. Sharfstein, M.D., Secretary of DHMH. Click Here to view letter.

Written License Verifications
To verify the status of a license to another state, please submit your request in writing accompanied by a check or money order for $25.00 made payable to the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy. Mail request and check to the Board Office

 Changes to FSBPT Coursework Tool:

In March 2014, FSBPT passed a motion to modify the Interpretive Guidelines for the FSBPT
Coursework Tool, to eliminate the distinction between General Education and Professional Education. This change was implemented November 1, 2014 by FSBPT.
 
The Maryland Board of Physical Therapy has agreed to adopt this recommendation for removal of the General Education requirements, and will become effective December 1, 2014.
This does not eliminate the required courses within General Education, however, what it does do, is eliminate the minimum amount of credits required. There is no change to the Professional Education.
 
The current CWT requires 150 total credits (90 of which must be Professional Education) which is comparable to what is needed for a post-baccalaureate degree.

The NPTE scores can be viewed one week after testing, at www.fsbpt.org
Passing the examination does not mean that you are licensed to practice 
Allow up to 3 weeks, after scores are reported, for license numbers to be issued
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  • For the  2014 and 2015 PT and PTA exam dates, please refer to .www.FSBPT.org/fixeddatetesting.

  • Send Questions and Comments to the Board HERE!

     
     Board Members:

    John Baker, PT, DScPT
    ,                        Krystal Lighty, PT
    Chairperson                                             Vice Chairperson   
     
    Kimberly Rotondo, PTA                        Katharine Stout, PT
     
    Sumesh Thomas, PT                             Rhea Cohn, PT, DPT
     
    Ved Gupta,                                              Delores Alexander,
    Consumer Member                                  Consumer Member
     
    Board Staff:
    Executive Director.......................................carlton.curry@maryland.gov 
    Deputy Director .............................................. joy.aaron@maryland.gov 
    Licensing Coordinator..........................deborah.jackson@maryland.gov
    Secretary................................................patriciay.miller@maryland.gov
    Secretary............................................michelle.cutkelvin@maryland.gov  
     
    Compliance Manager/Investigator....................john.bull@maryland.gov

    Eric Jordan

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    nvestigator....................................................eric.jordan@maryland.gov

    Send Questions and Comments to the Board HERE!

     
     

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    4201 Patterson Avenue
    Baltimore, Maryland 21215-2299
    Phone: (410) 764-4752
    Fax: (410) 358-1183