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The Colorado State Physical Therapy Board regulates individual physical therapists and physical therapist assistants. The Board meets regularly to approve license/certification applications and enforce the rules, regulations, and practice act that governs the profession. The Board reviews complaints about physical therapists and physical therapist assistants and utilizes the Division’s Office of Investigations to investigate complaints when necessary. The Board is authorized to take disciplinary action against those who have violated the Physical Therapy Practice Act, Rules, and Regulations.
A referral by a physician is not necessary in order for care to be provided by a licensed physical therapist.
The application for a Provisional Physical Therapist license is now available on the “Professionals (Applications and Forms)” left-hand navigation. Pursuant to C.R.S. 12-41-107.5(2), a person who holds a provisional license may only practice under the supervision of a physical therapist actively licensed in Colorado. DO NOT submit an application for provisional licensure if you plan on taking the July 2014 National Physical Therapy Examination.
Senate Bill 11-169 requires Colorado licensed physical therapists to demonstrate continuing competency (CC) in order to renew or reinstate a license.
Click on the "Continuing Professional Development (CPD)" tab on the left navigation bar to read the program manual and review all program requirements.
Legislation passed during the Legislative Session impacts the Division of Professions and Occupations. Please review the program's Laws, Rules and Policies web page to learn of any changes due to legislation.
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