The PT Compact Privilege provides several benefits compared to obtaining licenses in multiple states.

  • Reduces paperwork
  • Reduces cost
  • Streamlines requirements and processes

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

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

Physical Therapy Licensure Compact Commission - is the national administrative body whose membership consists of all states that have enacted the Compact.

Compact Privilege - means the authorization granted by a remote state to allow a licensee from another member state to practice as a physical therapist or work as a physical therapist assistant in the remote state under its laws and rules.

Member State - means a state that is participating in the compact.

Home State - means the member state that is the licensee’s primary state of residence. Service members and military spouses may elect a home state based on the service member’s permanent residence, current residence, or the identified duty station in a permanent change of station order.   

Remote State - means a member state, other than the home state, where a licensee is exercising or seeking to exercise the Compact Privilege


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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