Paperless licensing is here!

Pocket licenses will no longer be issued for initial licensure or license renewal. Licenses must be verified online using the Department of Consumer Affairs License Search, which will provide comprehensive, real-time license information, including enforcement actions.

The Physical Therapy Board of California (PTBC) held discussions regarding pocket licenses at its September 2019 and December 2019 meetings.  You may access the meeting materials and discussions below:


Meeting

Materials

Webcast

September 18-19, 2019

Agenda Item # 21

Webcast (Discussion begins at 46 minutes)

December 12-13, 2019

Agenda Item # 14

Webcast - First item discussed on video

Following the PTBC’s decision at its December 2019 meeting to move forward with eliminating the pocket license, an article was included in its last newsletter issued April 2020: https://www.ptbc.ca.gov/forms/progressnotes_042020.pdf.  The article, Less is More, is on page 13.

The PTBC is excited about this important consumer protection measure that promotes online license verification to more fully inform consumers, employers, and all who interact with physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensees about a licensee’s status.