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.

What are the benefits of purchasing a Compact Privilege?
  • Reduces paperwork
  • Reduces costs
  • Streamlines requirements and processes
  • Ability to work in another Compact member state almost immediately
Who is eligible to purchase a Compact Privilege?

In order to purchase and maintain a Compact Privilege you must meet each of these requirements:

  • Hold a current, valid PT or PTA license in your home state of residence.
  • Your home state must be a member of the PT Compact.
  • You cannot have any active encumbrances or any disciplinary action against your license for a period of two years.
  • The state where you are seeking a compact privilege must be a member of the PT Compact.
What states are members of the PT Compact?

The interactive state map lists the current PT Compact member states and other states proposing to join the PT Compact

How much does a compact privilege cost?

The fee to purchase Compact Privilege varies from state to state. There will be a Commission fee and a state fee. Fees will be established prior to the issuance of the first Compact Privileges in the first half of 2018.

Still not sure if the PT Compact is right for you?

For answers to other questions about the PT Compact visit the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page.

  • Fee Schedule - Coming soon!


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.


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The Physical Therapy Compact is an interstate agreement between member states to provide a state-developed collaborative structure to protect the public by increasing consumer access to physical therapy services by reducing regulatory barriers to interstate mobility and cross-state practice.

PT Compact © 2017 (Operated by LCASO)