Illinois Physical Therapy License Board

Exciting career opportunities as a physical therapist are within your reach once you obtain your Illinois state license. Use the handy resources on this page to find out how to get started as a PT in the Prairie State. We've put together information about licensure, average physical therapist salaries, cost of living and job opportunities.

Once you're ready to pursue your PT career in Illinois, Med Travelers can guide you through the process of landing a job that suits your qualifications. Our team can also assist you through the licensure process and help ensure your paperwork is in order. Feel free to connect with us if you have questions.


How to Get Your Illinois Physical Therapist License

Applications for physical therapy licensure in Illinois are usually processed in six to eight weeks by the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. Physical therapists in the state earn an annual mean wage that's slightly above the national average. Considering the cost of living index in the state is lower than the U.S. average, a PT job in Illinois can make smart financial sense.

Illinois has plenty to keep you busy when you're not working. Enjoy bustling cities, quaint towns, beautiful state parks and outdoor adventure. If you're contemplating practicing as a physical therapist in Illinois, try designing your dream job and put your state license to work.


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

It typically takes between six and eight weeks to receive your physical therapy license in Illinois. This is slow compared to other physical therapy licenses across the United States.

Illinois physical therapy contact information

Helpful Links


Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation
320 West Washington Street, 3rd Floor
Springfield, IL 62786

Email: Submit web form
Phone: (800) 560-6420
Fax: (217) 782-7645

Illinois Physical Therapist Salary Information

Being an allied traveler, especially with Med Travelers, comes with a lot of amazing benefits. Physical therapists in Illinois earn an annual mean wage of $91,750, slightly above the national average of $90,170. Allied travelers usually make 20% more than those in permanent positions and receive perks such as free housing, travel reimbursement, health benefits and retirement plans.

Whether you live in Illinois or another state, a PT travel assignment combines great benefits and pay with the freedom to work where and when you want. Browse our physical therapist job listings in Illinois and connect with a Med Travelers recruiter today.

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

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