Welcome to the website of the Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation, an agency within the Department of Professional and Financial Regulation. We appreciate your visit to our site, and we look forward to assisting you.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: Staff for this Board is not available at the Gardiner Annex location and continue to work remotely. The best way to contact us for any questions related to the Board of Physical Therapy is by email, phone or through our other online services. Your inquires are important to us and we want to help you. Thank you very much for your cooperation.
You may follow this link to the Secretary of State's office to view a list of board members. Members of the public should not contact board members with questions or comments. All questions, comments or any other board-related matters must be directed to the Board’s administrator. (Geraldine.L. Betts@maine.gov 207-624-8625)
The State Board of Examiners in Physical Therapy was established to assure the citizens of the State of Maine of the highest standards of practice of physical therapy.
The primary responsibilities of the Board are to conduct examinations of candidates for licensure to practice physical therapy, to verify credentials of applicants, to license and renew upon documentation of continuing education activities, to conduct hearings and investigations upon receipt of complaints pertaining to physical therapy.
Effective March 1, 2019, the Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation (OPOR) will no longer issue paper license verifications. License verifications are available, free of charge, on OPOR’s official database, https://www.pfr.maine.gov/ALMSOnline/ALMSQuery/Welcome.aspx?board=4390. This database is updated in real time as changes occur. The Office of Professional and Occupational Regulation considers this information to be a secure, primary source for license verification.
Are You a Mandated Reporter?
Maine law requires that medical, mental health and social services personnel immediately report or cause a report to be made to the Maine Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) when the provider knows or has reasonable cause to suspect that an incapacitated or dependent adult has been or is likely to be abused or neglected or that a suspicious incapacitated or dependent adult death has occurred.
Future correspondence from the Board of Examiners in Physical Therapy will be sent to you by email, so please be sure to keep your contact information current. Follow this link to verify your contact information.
POLICY ON VETERANS PREFERENCE
Laws enacted by the 131st Legislature, 1st Regular and 1st Special Session
Please visit the Maine Legislature website for information on the effective date of laws enacted http://legislature.maine.gov
Public Law Chapter 329 (LD1749) An Act to Establish the Physical Therapy Licensure Compact (PDF). This takes effect January 1, 2026
Current Important Notices/Reminders
Dry Needling by a Licensed Physical Therapist
- Recommended Guideline for the Practice of Dry Needling by Licensed Physical Therapist (PDF)
- Report on Dry Needling and Continuing Education Requirements - Accepted by the Board 1/12/2018 (PDF)
- Maine Board of Examiners in Physical Therapy Advisory Ruling on Dry Needling effective - June 17, 2016 (PDF)