California Physical Therapy License Board

Kickstart a rewarding career as a physical therapist in California and obtain your state license today. Whether you live in the state or are interested in a travel PT job, check out these key resources, including information about licensure, job opportunities for PTs in California and average salaries.

Our team of specialists can help you find a position that matches your skills and guide you through the licensing process so you can start working as soon as possible. 


How to Get Your California Physical Therapist License

The Physical Therapy Board of California takes about eight to 10 weeks to review applications and issue a license. Provisional status as a Physical Therapy License Applicant is typically issued after about three weeks. Regular updates on processing times are available on the board's social media accounts.

California is the second most expensive state to live in but offers one of the highest average salaries for physical therapists in the country. It's an exciting destination for travel physical therapists who can explore beautiful coastal towns, world-class tourist attractions and incredible outdoor recreation opportunities. You can offset your living expenses with benefits such as prearranged accommodation or a housing stipend when you work with Med Travelers as a travel PT in California.

Have questions about applying for your California physical therapist license or working as a PT in the Golden State? Feel free to contact us to start your travel PT career today.


How long does it take to receive your physical therapy license in California?

It typically takes between eight and 10 weeks to process a physical therapist license application in California. This is slower than average compared to other physical therapy licenses across the United States.

California physical therapy contact information

Helpful Links

Physical Therapy Board of California
2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 1350
Sacramento, CA 95815

Phone: (916) 561-8200
Fax: (916)263-2560

California Physical Therapist Salary Information

Being an allied traveler, especially with Med Travelers, comes with a lot of amazing benefits. Physical therapists in California are the third highest paid in the country with an annual mean wage of $99,920, higher than the national average of $90,170. Considering that allied travelers typically earn an additional 20% more than non-allied travelers, a travel PT job in California is an extremely lucrative opportunity.

Pursue a rewarding travel physical therapist job in California and explore the beautiful West Coast while advancing your career. Med Travelers can connect you to a wide variety of travel physical therapy jobs in home health, outpatient, skilled, acute and rehabilitation settings. We also provide exceptional perks such as medical and dental benefits, retirement savings plans, housing stipends and travel reimbursement. Contact us today to learn more.

Let us know if you have any questions about PT state boards licensing.

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