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. The PT Compact’s online system makes the process of purchasing and renewing a compact privilege in other states simple.
In order to purchase and maintain a compact privilege you must meet each of these requirements:
The interactive state map lists the current PT Compact member states and other states proposing to join the PT Compact
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.
Get answers to the most frequently asked questions and examples of common scenarios here.
You must complete the jurisprudence requirements of each state in order to be eligible for compact privileges. In some cases, jurisprudence must be completed before a compact privilege may be obtained. A list the jurisprudence requirements is available here.
You can verify your eligibility and purchase compact privileges through an easy online process. Once jurisprudence requirements are met the process takes only a matter of minutes. A step-by-step walkthrough is available here or go directly to purchase compact privileges here.
For answers to other questions about the PT Compact visit Resources and Tools.
The PT Compact offers physical therapists and physical therapist assistants a fast and effective way to start practicing in states across the U.S. Click now to purchase your privilege.