For the definition of physical therapy or physiotherapy, please see the statute, here.
Advisory opinion: Sharp Wound Debridement
The below forms may be completed online but must be physically signed and dated. Please fill out the form, then print, sign, and date it and mail it to our office with the appropriate fee.
Examinations - Register and pay examination fee(s) and transfer exam scores with FSBPT
NELAW (Jurisprudence) Examination Study Material Nebraska candidate handbook CDs are no longer mailed to applicants.
All study materials are located in the links below. Please download or review the Candidate Information Booklet and the Study Guide first. Then follow the Study Guide. The Study Guide indicates what category and section in a statute or regulation you should review for the NELAW examination. Anything not listed in the Study Guide will not be in the NELAW Examination.
Foreign Trained Physical Therapists
Approved Education Credential Evaluators:
Please refrain from visiting the below website if you are not a licensed Physical Therapist or Physical Therapy Assistant. Overuse of the site can prevent licensed individuals from accessing it as needed. Nebraska Law Tutorial – requirement for license renewals and reinstatements only
The Physical Therapy Compact allows eligible licensed physical therapists to practice and licensed physical therapist assistants to work in a Compact member state, other than their home state, without going through the usual process for licensure in the remote state.
In order to obtain a compact privilege in Nebraska, you must:
For more information about the PT Compact, or to see if your state is a member, please visit www.ptcompact.org or:
If you did not find a licensee please also check the PT Compact Commission verification page to see if the PT or PTA holds a compact privilege in Nebraska.
The Board of Physical Therapy does not pre-approve Continuing Education or Continuing Education Providers.
Physical Therapist Assistant:
Nebraska Law Tutorial is a free online, open book tutorial developed by the Board of Physical Therapy for the purpose of assuring that all physical therapists and physical therapist assistants understand the Physical Therapy Practice Act and the Physical Therapy Regulations, 172 NAC 137.
Acceptable Continuing Education
DHHS Licensure Unit
Attn: Physical Therapy
PO Box 94986
Lincoln NE 68509-4986
Nebraska State Office Building
301 Centennial Mall South
14th & M Streets, 1st Floor
Lincoln NE 68508
Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Closed federal holidays.