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Physical Therapist Temporary Permit


Before applying for licensure, please familiarize yourself with the general licensing policies.


Recent graduates of APTA accredited programs, or graduates of foreign physical therapy programs who have received a favorable evaluation from the FCCPT may apply for a temporary permit to practice under the direct and immediate supervision of a Connecticut licensed physical therapist.  The permit is valid for 120 calendar days from date of application.


Temporary permits are not renewable and may not be issued to individuals who have previously failed the examination or are licensed in another jurisdiction.  Should the applicant fail the examination, the permit becomes void.


In order to obtain a temporary permit as a physical therapist, an applicant must provide the following documentation:


A completed application with photograph and fee of $285.00.  Applications are only accepted online.  Please select this link to apply online Opens in a new window Opens in a new window;


A completed temporary permit application form;


A transcript verifying the award of a degree in physical therapy and date of graduation sent directly from the college granting the physical therapy degree. 


Please note that for purposes of issuance of a temporary permit this office will accept a letter from an appropriate official (such as a Registrar, Dean or Program Director), on official university letterhead, specifying that all academic requirements for graduation have been completed and the date on which the degree will be conferred.  A final, official transcript verifying completion of the degree program is required before a license will be issued.    

Foreign trained applicants are required to arrange for the submission of a credentials evaluation sent directly to this office by the Foreign Credentialing Commission on Physical Therapy (FCCPT) prior to being eligible for a temporary permit.




Filling out the application form for a temporary permit does not authorize an applicant to begin work as a physical therapist. Applicants may not work within the scope of practice of physical therapy until a permit is issued by this office.