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Physical Therapist (PT)
**UNLICENSED PRACTICE IS A CRIMINAL OFFENSE IN VIOLATION OF SDCL 36-10. THE BOARD INTENDS THIS NOTIFICATION TO SERVE AS NOTICE UPON YOU THAT UNLICENSED PRACTICE IS UNPROFESSIONAL CONDUCT, A VIOLATION OF THE ABOVE CODIFIED LAWS, AND GROUNDS FOR DENIAL OF LICENSURE OR CERTIFICATION.**
If you receive an application or associated forms from a source other than directly from this office or its official web site, the documents may be outdated or not official versions. Application forms will be rejected if not on the current version.
Initial Application Process
Please note that an initial license will vary in duration dependent upon its issuance date. This initial license will expire on January 1. It is the responsibility of all licensees to renew their license before January 1. Failure to renew by January 1 shall result in automatic expiration of the license by statute. Licenses which have expired or forfeited are not automatically entitled to renew.
To begin the application process please complete and submit the Non-Physician Online Account Request form. Your will be emailed your username and password after the form is processed in the order it was received. Your username and password will be needed to login and complete the online application. You can start and stop the application at your convenience and your information will be saved. Once the application is submitted an initial review is completed and a "To Do List" of the required items for your application file is created. The "To Do List" is viewable online and updated as items arrive so your application status can be viewed at all times.
Foreign Trained Physical Therapist *
- Request Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores be sent from that agency directly to our office. These must be no older than the past 2 years.
- Have education evaluated by Foreign Credentialing Commission on Physical Therapy (FCCPT), who then must submit directly to our office for review:
FCCPT Website: http://www.fccpt.org
FCCPT Contact Info: http://www.fccpt.org/contactus.html
Please see the renewal schedule on the home page to determine if the renewal is available. Renewal applications will be open and available 90 days prior to the expiration date.
Send explanation of why your license was allowed to forfeit and if you worked with the expired license to the Board office. An email is fine as long as you include complete contact information. Once your statement is evaluated, you will receive written instructions as to whether your previous license can be reinstated and instructions on how to begin the process.
National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) Scores
For more information regarding National Physical Therapy Examination scores please see the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy website (FSBPT).
The Rural Healthcare Facility Recruitment Assistance Program provides a $10,000 payment to eligible health professionals who complete a three-year, full-time service commitment. The eligible health professionals that are licensed by this board are: Dietitian or Nutritionist, Occupational therapist, Physical therapist, Paramedic, and Respiratory therapists.
Use this link for more information: http://doh.sd.gov/providers/ruralhealth/recruitment/Facility.aspx