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Wednesday, December 6, 2023

You may revive your NC PT/PTA license with this method if your NC PT/PTA license has been lapsed for more than five years and you do not have a current, active license in another state. This option is available if you are not choosing the Revival by 500 Hours option.

The application is active for one year from the date of submission after which it will be destroyed if it has not been completed, including the furnishing of all documents and records that are requested. File to be destroyed per the state functional record retention schedule. 

Note: Applicants without a social security number at the time of application should consider waiting to submit an application until after it has been received. A license cannot be granted without a social security number.

  1. Print and Complete the Revival application and submit to the Board office by mail or email, click here
  2. Submit your payment online, click here   PLEASE NOTE: ALL FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE:
  3. Two character references (forms at end of application) are required from individuals who are not relatives and who have known the applicant for at least one year.
    These forms must be returned to the Board office (mail or email) by the individual completing the reference.  
  4. Complete and pass Jurisprudence Exercise I on the Board website.
  5. Complete and pass the NPTE. See the process noted below.

    Option 1:

    • Go to and register to take the exam. Go to Login to register.
    • To determine your eligibility for the exam: If you graduated from a CAPTE accredited PT/PTA program, your registration to take the exam will be recognized as eligible for the NPTE by the FSBPT.
    • The FSBPT will send you an approval to test letter.

    Option 1:

    • Go to and register to take the exam. Go to Login to register.
    • To determine your eligibility for the exam: a non-CAPTE graduate (examples include: Entry level foreign education or military-trained) requires Board approval to be eligible for the NPTE.
    • At a quarterly meeting of the Board (March, June, September or December) the Board will review the application for Revival by Exam and determine if the applicant is eligible to take the exam.
    • Once approved, Board staff will contact FSBPT staff to communicate Board approval and confirm the individual is taking the exam for NC PT/PTA license revival purposes.
    • The FSBPT will send you an approval to test letter.

    Contact FSBPT for a score transfer report to North Carolina and once the exam is completed, the office will receive the exam score.

    Applicants who have taken and passed the NPTE and have a complete application will be considered for licensure.

After your license is revived:

NOTE: You are reviving a current year license that must be renewed annually by January 31.

  1. Check your reporting period: You will receive an email with the dates of your reporting period. If you have any questions, please contact the Board immediately. 
  2. Review the Practice Act, Board Rules and Position Statements
  3. Understand the Continuing Competence Rules.  Familiarize yourself with the Board rules related to Continuing Competence. One point of Jurisprudence Exercise is MANDATORY; other points may be earned according to the rules applicable to each category. . 
  4. Per Board rule 21 NCAC 48F .0105: Licensee must notify the Board within 30 days of a change of name or work or home address.
If you have further questions or need additional information about reviving a PT or PTA license, send an email to: and add “Revival” to subject line, or call (919) 490-6393 or (800) 800-8982 and leave a message.

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