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Indiana Professional Licensing Agency

PLA > Professions > Physical Therapy Committee > Instructions for Temporary Permit Applicants Instructions for Temporary Permit Applicants

To obtain a temporary permit to practice as a physical therapist or a physical therapist's assistant, you must also apply for full licensure or certification to practice in the state of Indiana.

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.

Required Documentation for Exam Applicants

  • Completed application with the $50.00 temporary permit fee, plus the initial application fee of $100.00;
  • Social security number
  • Two (2) recent passport type photographs of the applicant, approximately two (2) inches by two (2) inches in size;
  • 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.
  • The affirmation of supervision form must be completed by the supervising Indiana licensed physical therapist indicating he/she will be providing direct supervision to the applicant.
  • An original detail credentials evaluation specifically for the state of Indiana. Approved credentialing services are available here.

Required Documentation for Endorsement Applicants

  • Completed application with the $50.00 temporary permit fee, plus the initial application fee of $100.00;
  • Social security number;
  • Two (2) recent passport type photographs of the applicant, approximately two (2) inches by two (2) inches in size;
  • 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.
  • The affirmation of supervision form must be completed by the supervising Indiana licensed physical therapist indicating he/she will be providing direct supervision to the applicant.
  • An original detail credentials evaluation completed specifically for the state of Indiana Approved credentialing services are available here.