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Physical Therapy Compact: 13 States and Growing

It’s been a good year for the Physical Therapy Compact. New states have enacted legislation and the list of member states actively issuing and accepting compact privileges continues to grow. What an exciting time to be a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant interested in a travel career.

The PT Compact has dramatically reduced the cost, work and time involved to get travel therapists from one state to another. It takes just a few minutes for eligible therapists to apply for a compact license online!

As long as PTs and PTAs meet the following eligibility requirements, they may apply to obtain compact privileges:

  • Current and valid license held in their home state, without any encumbrances and without disciplinary actions within the past two years.
  • Home state and the state where they are seeking compact privileges must be active PT Compact members issuing privileges.

Today, Colorado joins the list of active member states in the PT Compact. That brings the running total to 13 states. The coveted contract destination joins recent April additions: Arizona and Nebraska, as well as Oregon, Utah, North Dakota, Iowa, Missouri, Texas, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky and New Hampshire.

And new travel PT and PTA opportunities among those states open up daily. In fact, it’s a good idea to subscribe to daily text alerts to lessen the chances of missing out on ideal travel jobs.

PTs and PTAs interested in travel therapy opportunities within the PT Compact can get started now by filling out a quick application. A recruiter will be in touch to discuss travel goals and how Cariant can help therapists with their travel career.

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