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The Minnesota Board of Physical Therapy encourages you to use our online renewal system for your 2017 license renewal. The online renewal service will be activated beginning November 7, 2016. All Minnesota PT and PTA licenses expire on December 31. The annual renewal fee is $60 and the late fee is $20. You are able to make a secure payment through US Bank with a MasterCard or Visa card. You are strongly encouraged to renew early online, allowing time for any technical difficulties which may occur.

You must have an active license to practice as a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant in Minnesota. Practice under a lapsed or non-renewed credential is a basis for discipline under MS 148.75 (a) (18). Any practice after December 31, 2016, will be considered practicing without a license until your license has been renewed for 2017.

Additional information about renewals can be found on our License Renewal webpage.

Name changes:  Prior to renewing your license please submit a certified copy or notarized copy of the legal document specifying the name change. Your renewal card will be printed with the name you view when you log into your online account. If you have submitted a name change that is not reflected on your account, contact the Board office before renewing. Replacement cards will not be printed without a fee for name changes occurring after you renew your license.

License renewal status is available on this website by clicking on Look up a License on the home page.

Online license renewal will be available on November 7, 2016 by clicking Licensee login.

If you do not intend to renew your MN PT license for 2016 then please notify the Board in writing. Contact information is located at the bottom of this page.

Thank you.



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.


The Minnesota Board of Physical Therapy (Board) has initiated the rulemaking process to modify its current administrative rules (Minn.R.5601). This process was commenced by the Boards publication of the Request for Comments in the Minnesota State Register on March 31, 2014. You may review the Request for Comments by clicking here: Request for Comments. You may review the Boards proposed rule modifications by clicking here: Proposed Rules. New rule language is underscored. Language to be deleted is stricken through. Please note that these modifications to the Boards rules are proposed only. The final rule language may be different.

Should you have any questions, comments or concerns about the proposed modifications, or any of the Boards other rules, please feel free to submit them in writing to the Board as indicated in the Request for Comments.

Please note that this will not be your final opportunity to comment on the proposed modifications. Once the final modifications are approved by the Board, it will publish a Notice of Intent to Adopt Rules in the Minnesota State Register. At that time, interested parties will have the opportunity to submit written comments, support or objections to the modifications, as well as request a public hearing. If the Board receives 25 or more written requests for a hearing, it will be held in the time and place indicated in the Notice of Intent to Adopt Rules.


  • HPSP: To enhance public protection and provide support for regulated health care professionals whose ability to practice with reasonable skill and safety may be impaired due to illness. You can find more information on the HPSP website.
  • Mailing list of all Minnesota Licensed P.T.s and P.T.A.s may be requested from or 651-296-0930
  • Contact information for P.T. Boards in other states, and P.T. and P.T.A. educational programs under Resources.
  • Military Exemption from License Renewal under Board - FAQ
  • Minnesota Responds! Preparing for an Emergency. Giving P.T.s a chance to help. Information and links under Resources.

Website information is available in alternative formats for individuals with disabilities upon request from 612-627-5406 or

Minnesota Relay Service for Hearing Impaired 1-800-627-3529

Board of Physical Therapy Affirmative Action Plan 2016-2018

About the Board


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


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


All meetings begin at 4:00 PM.

  • November 17, 2016 (Conf Rm C)
  • January 12, 2017
  • March 9, 2017
  • August 10, 2017
  • September 14, 2017
  • November 16, 2017

Meeting Location:

  • 2829 University Ave SE
    Conference Room A, 4th floor
    Minneapolis, MN 55124
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