- Licensing Requirements for Provisional Physical Therapist
A person who holds a Provisional Physical Therapist License (PTLP) may only practice under the supervision of a physical therapist (PTL) actively licensed in Colorado. A provisional license expires 120 days after the date it was issued, may only be issued one time, and cannot be renewed or reinstated. For more information, please review Rules 215 and 202.C.3.
- Do not apply for a PTLP if you have failed to pass the NPTE, as you are not eligible to be issued a provisional physical therapist license.
- Do not apply for a PTLP if you have taken and passed the NPTE since you are eligible to apply for an original PTL by examination or endorsement.
- If you are issued a PTLP and fail to pass the NPTE after the license was issued, then your license will expire within 3 business days of the failing results sent to you.
Forms: All Physical Therapy applications and forms are available below:
- Physical Therapist (PTL) Applications and Forms
- Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) Applications and Forms
- Provisional Physical Therapist Original License (PTLP) - Apply Online
- Fingerprint & Background Check Information (Requirement Starts: May 1, 2019)
- Test Accommodation Request Form
Communication from the Division: The Division of Professions and Occupations' primary communication is via email. Please be sure to include your current email address on your application to receive important information about your application status and process.
License Expiration BumpPeriod for New Applicants: All new applicants who are issued a license within 120 days of the upcoming renewal expiration date will be issued a license with the next expiration date.
License Renewal Information: All Colorado Physical Therapist licenses, except for PTLPs, expire on October 31 of even-numbered years. View your expiration date on your online account. Please note that renewals open approximately six weeks prior to the expiration date.