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Indiana Professional Licensing Agency

PLA > Professions > Physical Therapy Committee > Information Pertaining to Temporary Permits Information Pertaining to Temporary Permits

To obtain a temporary permit to practice physical therapy or a physical therapist assistant, you must also apply for full licensure or certification to practice in the state of Indiana. The application can be downloaded from our website. If you wish to have the information mailed, you may contact our office at 317-234-2051 or by e-mail at pla6@pla.IN.gov. Please provide your name, full mailing address, and indicate you want an application to practice physical therapy or as a physical therapy assistant.

A person with a temporary permit may only practice physical therapy under the direct supervision of an Indiana licensed physical therapist who is responsible for the patient.

A temporary permit shall expire on the earliest date that any one (1) of the following occurs:

  1. Applicant becomes licensed or certified.
  2. Application for licensure or certification is disapproved.
  3. Ninety (90) days has passed since the issuance of the temporary permit.

Examination applicants must submit the following to the Professional Licensing Agency to receive a temporary permit:

  1. Completed application with the $50.00 temporary permit fee, plus the initial application fee of $100.00;
  2. Social security number
  3. Two (2) recent passport type photographs of the applicant, approximately two (2) inches by two (2) inches in size;
  4. An official (certified) transcript of grades from the school the applicant obtained his or her degree that shows the degree has been conferred. Graduates of a foreign program must submit notarized copies of their transcripts; an official translation needs to also be included if the transcript is not in English.
  5. The Supervision Letter must be completed by the supervising Indiana licensed physical therapist indicating he/she will be providing direct supervision to the applicant.
  6. An original detail credentials evaluation.

Endorsement applicants must submit the following to the Professional Licensing Agency to receive a temporary permit:

  1. Completed application with the $50.00 temporary permit fee, plus the initial application fee of $100.00;
  2. Social security number;
  3. Two (2) recent passport type photographs of the applicant, approximately two (2) inches by two (2) inches in size;
  4. A notarized copy of your current physical therapist or physical therapist assistant license/certification OR license verification from the state in which you are currently licensed.
  5. The Supervision Letter must be completed by the supervising Indiana licensed physical therapist indicating he/she will be providing direct supervision to the applicant.
  6. An original detail credentials evaluation completed specifically for the state of Indiana.

PLEASE NOTE: Applications and documentation will not be returned to you.

Fees are not refundable.

Please refer to the application for detailed information.