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Welcome to the Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

The Board of Physical Therapy Examiners has been in existence since 1947 to regulate the practice of physical therapy in the State of Maryland. Physical therapist assistants have been licensed in this State since 1972. Board meetings are held every third Tuesday of the month and are open to the public

Duties of the Board include writing regulations, interpreting the scope of practice, educating licensees, and disciplining those who violate the law. The most important function is protecting the citizens of Maryland 

Pursuant to a 
change in Statute effective October 1, 2015, eligibility for licensure has changed. Please click on the link above to review the changes.

Starting January 1, 2015, all initial applicants for a Physical Therapy or Physical Therapy Assistants license will have to have a Criminal History Records Check completed prior to receiving a license.  CLICK HERE to view requirements

CLICK HERE for Dry Needling Documents

Written License Verifications
To verify the status of a license to another state, please submit your request in writing accompanied by a check or money order for $25.00 made payable to the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy. Mail request and check to the Board Office.

The NPTE scores can be viewed one week after testing, at
Passing the examination does not mean that you are licensed to practice 
Allow up to 3 weeks, after scores are reported, for license numbers to be issued

  • For the  2015 and 2016 PT and PTA exam dates, please refer to

  • Send Questions and Comments to the Board HERE!

     Board Members:

    Krystal Lighty, PT                                  Rhea Cohn, PT
    Chairperson                                             Vice Chairperson   
    Kimberly Rotondo, PTA                        Katharine Stout, PT
    Sumesh Thomas, PT                             
    Meredith Levert                                      Delores Alexander,
    Consumer Member                                  Consumer Member
    Board Staff:
    Deputy Director .............................................. 
    Compliance Manager/

    Eric Jordan


    Send Questions and Comments to the Board HERE!

    Office of the Governor 

    Calendar of Events

      Board meetings are held on the
      3rd Tuesday of each month at:
      4201 Patterson Ave.,
      Balto., MD 21215

      CLICK HERE for current

    BPHTE Calendar of Events

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    4201 Patterson Avenue
    Baltimore, Maryland 21215-2299
    Phone: (410) 764-4752
    Fax: (410) 358-1183