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Licensing Services

Physical Therapists 


  • Original License by Examination:  You are applying to take an examination in order to qualify for licensure in Colorado, and you were educated within the United States.
  • Original License by Examination: Foreign-Trained Applicant:  You are applying to take an examination in order to qualify for licensure in Colorado, you were educated outside the United States, and you do not currently hold an active physical therapy license in the United States.
  • Original License by Endorsement:  You hold an active license in another state and wish to apply for licensure in Colorado.
  • Renew:  You currently hold a Colorado license and are in a renewal period.
  • Reinstate:  Your Colorado license has expired and you wish to reinstate the license. 


Applications & Forms

Application for Original License by Examination

Application for Original License by Endorsement

Application to Reinstate an Expired License

Application to Change Status from Active to Inactive

Application for Physical Therapy of Animals Authority

Application for Provisional Physical Therapist License


License Expiration Grace Period for New Applicants. All new applicants who are issued a license within 120 days of the upcoming renewal expiration date will be issued a license with the subsequent expiration date. For example, licenses issued between July 1, 2014 and October 31, 2014 will reflect a license expiration date of October 31, 2016. Licenses issued prior to July 1, 2014 will reflect an expiration date of October 31, 2014 and must renew in the upcoming renewal period.

License Expiration for Provisional Physical Therapists.  All applicants who are issued a provisional license will have that license expire no later than 120 days after the date it was issued, or a regular license to practice physical therapy is issued to the licensee, whichever occurs first. A provisional license may only be issued one time and cannot be renewed or reinstated.

License Renewal Information. All Colorado Physical Therapist licenses expire on October 31 of even-numbered years and must be renewed to continue practicing.



Test Accommodations

The Division of Professions and Occupations provides test accommodations to applicants with disabilities in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), including changes made by the ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA). To submit a request for accommodations, please complete the Test Accommodations Request Form provided in the link below and return it and the documentation requested in Part II of the Form with your application materials.


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