Licensure for Contract Therapists
Experienced therapists know that licensure can be one of the more challenging aspects of the career. Established travel companies like ours make it a priority to help you establish licensure credentials in your desired destination. The earlier you can start, the better positioned you will be, and the more options you will have. Your recruiter should be well-versed in the licensing requirements in your state of choice, as well as the specific requirements of local employers such as school districts and medical facilities.
It's a good practice to keep a thorough record of your licensure status and any expenses you have incurred in acquiring a license. If you have multiple licenses, and you wish to keep them active (which is an awesome idea), you will expand your career choices and reduce your ramp-up time.
Be sure to check the official state licensing board for your profession.
- Physical Therapy: The Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT)
- Occupational Therapy: National Board For Certification in Occupational Therapy (NBCOT)
- Speech Language Pathology: American Speech Language Hearing Association – ASHA
Licensing information is also available at your association website:
- Physical Therapists: American Physical Therapy Association – APTA
- Occupational Therapists: American Occupational Therapy Association – AOTA
- School Psychologists: National Association of School Psychologists - (NASP)
- Speech Language Pathologists: American Speech Language Hearing Association - (ASHA)
The Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy is currently considering advocating for a state compact law, much like the Nursing Licensure Compact.