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NC Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

  • NC PT Board COVID-19 Updates
  • Exemption from PT/PTA Licensure for out of state licensees during NC State of Emergency
    • Per NC Governor Executive Orders 116 and 130 and the NC PT Practice Act, the Board has the authority to waive licensure requirements for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants licensed in another jurisdiction of the United States, who enter North Carolina to provide physical therapy during a declared local, State, or national disaster or emergency.  To apply for a privilege to practice in NC during the declared state of emergency, an out of state licensee should complete the form below.  You will receive a confirmation email of application and after Board review, will receive notification being granted via an emailed letter outlining the terms of practice privileges.  Click here
      Click here for the State of Emergency Exemptions to Licensure Issued

American Physical Therapy AssociationAmerican Ohysical Therapy Association

World Confederation for PhysiotherapyWorld Confederation for Physiotherapy and International Network of Physiotherapy Regulatory Authorities

  • WCPT & INPTRA Report on Digital PT Practice
    • Task force report from World Confederation on Physiotherapy (WCPT) & the International Network of Physiotherapy Regulatory Authorities (INPTRA) on virtual practice from a global perspective

US Department of EducationUS Department of Education

Centers for Disease Control (CDC)Centers for Disease Control

NC Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS)


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Additional COVID-19 Resources

***NC helpline is available for people who need help coping and maintaining resilience during the pandemic. This free service is now available throughout the entire state. Please call 855-587-3463 to get available mental health help. It is available 24/7 to take your call.

***For healthcare professionals, first responders and other health workers who are stressed on the front lines, the North Carolina psychological foundation is providing 24/7 support. Please call 919-226-2002 and a licensed mental health professional will follow up with you.


EVERYONE TAKE NOTE: Contact your administrator, supervisor or EC director for guidance as you plan. Thoughtful discussion (including EC administration, technology personnel, legal counsel, practitioners and all stakeholders), risk analyses, taking measure of all options, thorough documentation, our NC PT Board Rules/Practice Act, PT Code of Ethics and informed consent should be hallmarks of decision-making and individual practice.