The PDF links below are provided to PTs and PTAs as reference materials and tools on various topics related to physical therapy compact privileges.

  • 2021 Physical Therapy Compact Commission Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (PDF)
  • VIDEO: How to Renew PT Compact Privileges: A Step-by Step Process .
  • Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)
  • VIDEO: What jurisprudence requirements must be met to get a compact privilege?
  • VIDEO: How is a licensee's home state defined by the PT Compact?
  • Eligibility Requirements to Obtain a Compact Privilege (PDF)
  • Who is Eligible for Compact Privileges? Handout
  • How to Get a Compact Privilege in Minutes Process Map (PDF)
  • MLN Matters Article – Medicare Clarifies Recognition of Interstate License Compacts (PDF)
  • PT Compact Privilege Fees, Jurisprudence Requirements and Waiver ChartClick Here
  • Guidance on the Home State Eligibility Requirement (PDF)
  • Guidance for Active Duty Military and Spouses Regarding Flexibility for Selecting Home State (PDF)
  • Primary Responsibilities of Compact Privilege Holders (PDF)
  • Scope of Practice Resources (PDF)
  • Step-By-Step Guide to Using the Compact Privilege Purchasing System (PDF)
  • PT Compact Commission Annual Reports Click Here
  • Sign up to receive updates and announcements about the PT Compact here

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  • Access to PT Compact Privilege Database
  • Access to Online Processing System
  • Member state fee guidance
  • Member state requirements checklist

Compact Privilege Holder Verification



The PT Compact offers several benefits to the public.

  • Improves continuity of care
  • Improves portability for military spouses
  • Improves access to physical therapy providers
  • Increases choice of physical therapy providers
  • Facilitates alternate delivery methods (Telehealth)
    • Simplifies/speeds up the current process
    • Addresses portability & barriers to access
    • Practice of physical therapy occurs in the state where the patient/client is located at the time of the patient/client encounter


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)

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