104 Fairlane Drive
Lafayette, LA 70507
Phone: 337.262.1043
Fax: 337.262.1054
Intra-State Toll Free: 888.400.9110

Welcome to the Louisiana Physical Therapy Board...

Department of Health and Hospitals

The Louisiana Physical Therapy Board was created within the Department of Health and Human Resources. The Board consists of seven members who shall be appointed by the Governor.

This board is legislatively mandated to license and regulate the physical therapists and physical therapist assistants who wish to work in Louisiana. The Board is mandated to interpret the scope of practice for physical therapy, write regulations, and discipline licensees who have violated the law. The most important function of the Board is to protect the citizens of Louisiana.

Latest News

AG Opinion: Dry Needling

The Attorney General issued an opinion stating that it is within the scope of practice for physical therapists to practice dry needling.

The Attorney General Opinion on Dry Needling is on the website: http://www.lpta.org/news.html Here is the direct link to the document: http://www.lpta.org/pdf/Opinion%2014-0216.pdf

APTA-Sponsored vs. APTA-Hosted Courses

Please note that an APTA-sponsored course is acceptable as CEU credit when renewing your license. Licensees must verify that APTA courses are approved by checking our website. You must contact the LPTA or APTA to determine that the course is an APTA-sponsored and not APTA-hosted course.

2015 Lake Charles Jurisprudence

Thursday August 6, 2015

Lake Charles Central Library

DeBakey Meeting Room

301 W. Claude St.

Lake Charles, LA 70605

5:30pm - 7:30pm

To Register Email: stephanie@laptboard.org

Live vs. Online CEUs

There has been some confusion about what is considered a "traditional" course. A webinar is not considered to be live/traditional because you are not participating in the classroom in the presence of the instructor. Webinars are considered "distance learning" and will be counted against the 15 hours permitted for distance learning hours (online, webinars, home study). If an instructor tells you otherwise, please be advised that you are being misinformed.

Verification of a Drug or Device Supplier

To verify that your Legend (prescription) drug or device supplier is licensed in Louisiana, please visit:


1) Visit the link above

2) Type in the name of your supplier and click "Lookup"

3) Check to see if your supplier is displayed on the list

4) If you supplier is on the displayed list, expand the selection and print a copy for your records as proof of due diligence

5) If your supplier is NOT on the displayed list, then the prescription drug or device supplier is not authorized (licensed) to sell or distribute in or into the State of Louisiana.

2015 Jurisprudence Calendar

Shreveport- Thursday, July 16, 2015

Lake Charles- Thursday, August 6, 2015

Lafayette- Thursday, August 27, 2015

Baton Rouge- Sunday, September 13, 2015

New Orleans- Thursday, October 22, 2015

Alexandria- Thursday, November 5, 2015

Monroe- Thursday, December 10, 2015

CEU and Verification of License Link Broken

Please contact the board office to submit payment or fill out the printable form and mail in payment.

Verification of License link: http://www.laptboard.org/_rs/pdf/WrittenVerificationofLicense.pdf

CEU Approval Request Link: http://www.laptboard.org/_rs/pdf/PriorApproveApp.pdf

APTA Ethics Course

This is a free 2-hr. Ethics course that can be used for renewal, but it will count against online hrs.


Agenda: July 2015 Board Meeting

Attached is the agenda for the board meeting scheduled for July 22, 2015.

Link: Board Meeting Agenda


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