Board of Physical Therapy
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Physical Therapy License Types
- Physical Therapist
- Temporary PT License
- Physical Therapist Assistant
APPLICANT AND LICENSEE INFORMATION
Applicants and Licensees...
RENEWAL AND RESTORATION INFORMATION
- All licenses regardless of issuance date, are subject to renewal by December 31, every even-numbered year.
|On-time renewals for the licensing period of January 1, 2020 to December 30, 2022|
|Renew Online: https://pvl.ehawaii.gov/mypvl|
|Renewals Accepted: November 9, 2020 to December 31, 2020|
|Renewal Postcard Reminder Mailout: November 6, 2020|
|Renew By License Expiration Date: December 31, 2020|
Licenses not renewed by license expiration date are unlicensed and may not practice.
|On-Time Cost to Renew|
|Physical Therapist (PT) – active status – $230.00|
|Physical Therapist (PT) – inactive status – $12.00|
|Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) – active status – 230.00$|
|Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) – inactive status – 12.00$|
|Forfeited licenses may be restored within 1 year and subject to meeting restoration requirements.|
|Failure to restore a forfeited license within 1 year after the license expiration date will result in the termination of the license and the person must apply as a new applicant and meet current licensing requirements.
|Cost to Restore (late renewal)|
|Physical Therapist (PT) – active status – $345.00|
|Physical Therapist (PT) – inactive status – $18.00|
|Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) – active status – 345.00$|
|Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) – inactive status – $18.00|
CONTINUING COMPETENCE INFORMATION
- 2019 – 2020 List of Board – Approved Continuing Competence
- (As of September 8, 2020)
- Important Announcement Regarding Continuing Competence Requirements for Physical Therapists
- Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the PT Continuing Competence Requirements
- List of Other Competence Related Activities Approved by the Hawaii Board of Physical Therapy
- Requirements for Course Approval by the Hawaii Board of Physical Therapy
- Requirements for Approval of Ethics, Laws, and Rules (Jurisprudence) Courses
Accrediting Bodies and Organizations
- Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
- Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT)