Pocket License

Pocket licenses will no longer be issued for initial licensure or license renewal.  Therefore, duplicate pocket licenses have been discontinued. 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:




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.

Wall Certificate (Physical therapists only)

Submit duplicate wall certificate requests online through your Breeze account. The fee for a duplicate wall certificate is fifty dollars ($50). When you submit your request, please verify your address of record is current and correct.