Temporary Permits for PT New Graduates in 2021
Temp Permit Issued Exam Date
Expiration: 90 Days
Expiration: If the
License Issue Date with Passing
Score on Exam & Final Transcript
Dec 2020 – March 11, 2021 1/26/21 N/A April 26, 2021* OR March 11, 2021* January 26, 2021
Feb 11 or 25, 2021
**March 12 or March 25, 2021
Dec 2020– January 26, 2021 4/28/21 1/26/21 N/A N/A N/A **May 14 or 27, 2021
January 27 – May 13, 2021 4/28/21 N/A July 27, 2021* OR May 13, 2021* April 28, 2021
**May 14 or 27, 2021
June 10 or 24, 2021 or
July 8 or 22, 2021
January 27 – April 28, 2021
4/28/21 N/A N/A N/A **Aug 13 or Aug 26, 2021
April 29 – August 12, 2021
N/A Oct 25, 2021* OR August 12, 2021* July 28, 2021 **Aug 13 or Aug 26, 2021
April 29 – July 28, 2021 10/27/21 7/28/21 N/A N/A N/A **Nov 5 or Nov 18, 2021
July 29 – Nov 4, 2021 10/27/21 N/A Jan 25, 2022* OR Nov 4, 2021* Oct 27, 2021 **Nov 5 or Nov 18, 2021
*The Temporary Permit Expiration Date is whichever date occurs first. Board meetings are scheduled however there is always a remote
possibility of a cancellation or postponement of the meeting. NOTE: If the applicant fails the exam then the Temporary Permit expiration date will
be changed by operation of statute when the application is reviewed at the next Board meeting. Shaded rows show the uninterrupted temporary
permit to licensure routes, assuming the application achieves a passing score on the NPTE.
**PT Board meeting date. Applicants who answer “yes” to a question on their application or provide incomplete information must be
reviewed by the Licensure Committee and Board at a PT Board meeting.
The practice of physical therapy by an applicant after the Temporary Permit expiration date has been changed by operation of
statute will be considered to be unlicensed practice and subject to possible disciplinary action under MS 148.75 (a)(1), (18), and 148.76,
Subd. 1, (1).
148.71 TEMPORARY PERMITS.
Subdivision 1. [Repealed, 2007 c 123 s 137]
Subd. 2. Issuance. (a) The board may, upon completion of the application prescribed by the board and payment of a fee set by the board,
issue a temporary permit to practice physical therapy under supervision to an applicant for licensure as a physical therapist or physical therapist
assistant who meets the educational requirements of section 148.721 or 148.722 and qualified for admission to examination for licensing as a
physical therapist or physical therapist assistant. A temporary permit may be issued only once and cannot be renewed. It expires 90 days after the
next examination for licensing given by the board or on the date on which the board, after examination of the applicant, grants or denies the
applicant a license to practice, whichever occurs first. A temporary permit expires on the first day the board begins its next examination for license
after the permit is issued if the holder does not submit to examination on that date. The holder of a temporary permit to practice under supervision
may practice physical therapy as defined in section 148.65 if the entire practice is under the supervision of a person holding a valid license to
practice physical therapy in this state. The supervision shall be direct, immediate, and on premises.
(b) An applicant from another state who is licensed or otherwise registered in good standing as a physical therapist by that state and meets the
requirements for licensing under section 148.721 does not require supervision to practice physical therapy while holding a temporary permit in this
state. The temporary permit remains valid only until the meeting of the board at which the application for licensing is considered.