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Mission: To ensure that Minnesota citizens receive appropriate physical therapy services from competent physical therapists and physical therapist assistants.

Vision: To protect the public through licensure of qualified physical therapists and physical therapist assistants to provide timely and impartial resolution of complaints against licensees.

Attention applicants: The Bureau of Criminal Apprehensive (BCA) is undergoing a move to a new Criminal History System (CHS) in March. There will be an interruption in service while the BCA transitions to this new system. The BCA will not process fingerprints starting March 13th through approximately March 20th (at the earliest). This interruption in service may create a backlog and may cause delays in processing times. It is anticipated that background checks will take 5-6 weeks to process during this time period. There may also be delays in receiving reports for fingerprints transmitted through the end of March or until BCA catches up with their backlog.  The Board recommends you submit your fingerprints to the Criminal Background Check Program as soon as possible after you submit your application to avoid potential delays in the application process. Please contact the Criminal Background Check Program for any questions regarding scheduling or the fingerprinting process. 


Online Users: Internet Explorer Update Necessary to Access Online Services

The U.S. Bank E-Payment service will be updated on April 21, 2018. Us Bank is increasing the security level browsers use to communicate with their systems. This change may impact licensees when they got to pay for their licenses. Attached is a help document from US Bank with instructions for updating your Internet Explorer web browser. Please note the Board recommends using Google Chrome as the primary web browser for our online services.


Please visit our Frequently Asked Questions about Continuing Education Rules page for information regarding implementation of the new Rules.

2017 RULEMAKING Update

The Minnesota Board of Physical Therapy has proposed Rule making for 2017. The proposed Rules are available at this link.


The Minnesota Board of Physical Therapy's annual newsletter has been emailed to all licensees with an email address on file. Visit the Newsletter section of this website to view the document.


The fee for Criminal Background Checks for new applicants and license reinstatements will change from $34.75 to $32.00 effective October 1, 2016. Please take this into consideration if you plan to send a check for payment to the Board.


If Licensee Search indicates Board Discipline Order or Corrective Action, please click on Public page. The full text of all Board Orders are available on the Public page. For text of Agreements for Corrective Action, please contact Board office.


Board Meeting Information

Dates: January 11, 2018, March 8, 2018, May 10, 2018, August 9, 2018, September 13, 2018, November 15, 2018
Location: 2829 University Ave SE, Conference Room A, 4th floor, Minneapolis, MN 55124

All meetings begin at 4:00 PM.

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