Physical therapist providing care to child in therapy gym

Physical Therapy Compact License

The Physical Therapy Compact:
What You Need to Know to Sign Up


The Physical Therapy Compact gives licensed Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants the ability to work in a Compact member state, other than their home state, without going through the usual process for licensure in the remote state. This exciting new way to work in travel PT and PTA jobs increases access to positions across the country, which increases access to care. PT and PTA licensees who meet all eligibility requirements can purchase for a small fee a Compact Privilege in a Compact member state you want to work in, you'll instantly be qualified to practice in that state!

Illustrated map of the contiguous United States

The Steps to Get Your PT Compact License

Step - 1

The Steps to Get Your PT Compact License

Step - 2

Enter your Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) ID and associated password. (If you do not have your login information it can be requested) Once logged in click Purchase.

Step - 3

Using your driver’s license you’ll confirm your eligibility. Once eligibility is confirmed select the state(s) you want a compact privilege in! (Make sure you met the jurisprudence requirements of each state!).

Step - 4

You will immediately be sent to a confirmation page that provides you with your new compact privilege number(s) and all other necessary information.

What are the Benefits of the PT Compact?

The PT compact brings a lot of value for both clinicians and facilities. With increased portability of the license, clinicians will be able to help fill shortages in staffing across the country. This will only make physical therapy easier to access for patients. It truly is a win-win for everyone involved.

Need Help Obtaining Your PT Compact License?

We understand that obtaining the PT Compact License may be stressful and confusing. That is why we offer licensure assistance to our allied travelers. Med Travelers will reimburse your PT compact privilege fees if you take an assignment with us in the state wherein the compact was purchased. Our dedicated credentialing team is available to help you obtain your license.

* Indicates Required Fields


By clicking "SUBMIT" I agree to receive emails, automated text messages and phone calls (including calls that contain prerecorded content) from and on behalf of {{site_name}}, its parent, AMN Healthcare, and affiliates. I understand these messages will be to the email or phone number provided, and will be about employment opportunities, positions in which I’ve been placed, and my employment with AMN companies. See privacy policy or cookie policy for more details.