Becoming a Physical Therapist in Mississippi – MS

To become a physical therapist in Mississippi one must be granted a license from the Mississippi State Board of Physical Therapy.  A person looking to obtain licensure must have the following:

  • Good morals
  • Have successfully completed an accredited physical therapy educational program.  Accreditation of  program is through the US Department of Education, Office on Postsecondary Education
  • Must have passed all required examinations such as the jurisprudence exam
  • Must have a Social Security number to include

The application must include:

  • Filled out application that is notarized
  • Filled out form entitled “Request to Schedule the NPTE form”
  • Total fees are $325.00
  • Photograph of applicant that is like a passport photo
  • History of someone’s practice of physical therapy
  • Ensure all names on forms match that on Social Security card
  • Check needs to be made out to the Mississippi State Board of Physical Therapy
  • See the Mississippi board’s website for more information on the National Physical Therapy Exam information and how to sign up for the exam
  • Jurisprudence exam in Mississippi, that must be passed and scores sent to the board
  • Verification of completion of educational program
  • There are other requirements if the applicant is from outside of the country or completed a program from outside of the US. 

The board’s contact information is as follows:

Mississippi State Board of Physical Therapy
P.O. Box 55707
Jackson, MS 39296-5707
Telephone: (601) 939-5124
Fax: (601) 939-5246
Email: info@msbpt.state.ms.us
Website:  http://www.msbpt.state.ms.us/msbpt/PhysicalTherapy.nsf

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