Physical Therapy


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What you need to know

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Applications, Requirements & Fees


​Fee Information

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 

Compact Information

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:

  • Hold an unencumbered active license in a state that is a member of the Physical Therapy Compact and be a permanent resident in that state
  • Be free of disciplinary actions for at least two years and have no encumbrances on any license
  • Apply for the compact privilege throu​gh the Physical Therapy Compact's website:

For more information about the PT Compact, or to see if your state is a member, please visit 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.

Renewal & Continuing Competency

The Board of Physical Therapy does not pre-approve Continuing Education or Continuing Education Providers.

Physical Therapist:

  • Expiration date: November 1 of each odd-numbered year.
  • Continuing Education (CE) Requirements: 20 hours of acceptable CE

Physical Therapist Assistant:

  • Expiration date: November 1 of each odd-numbered year.
  • Continuing Education (CE) Requirements: 10 hours of acceptable CE

Advisory opinion: Sharp Wound Debridement​​

Office of Rehabilitation & Community Services
Department of Health & Human Services/Division of Public Health/Licensure Unit
Phone Number
(402) 471-2299
Fax Number
(402) 742-1152
Mailing & Physical Addresses

DHHS Licensure Unit

Attn: Physical Therapy

PO Box 94986

Lincoln NE 68509-4986


Nebraska State Office Building

301 Centennial Mall South

14th & M Streets, 3rd Floor

Lincoln NE 68508

Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Closed federal holidays.​