Board of Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy

Proposed Changes in Regulations

The Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development proposes to adopt regulation changes in Title 12, Chapter 02 of the Alaska Administrative Code, dealing with occupational licensing fees related to the State Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Board.

The public may comment on the proposed regulation changes, including the potential costs to private persons of complying with the proposed changes, by submitting written comments by mail, fax, or e-mail to the division's Regulations Specialist. Public comment due no later than April 1, 2014, at 4:30 p.m.

ALERT: Regulations Effective August 18, 2013

ATTN: Occupational Therapy Assistants - the regulations that went in to effect on August 18, 2013 directly impact the July 1, 2014 license renewal. Your continuing education requirements have been increased. For more information please see Board News.

The State Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Board is staffed by the Division of Corporation and Professional Licensing. The Board consists of one physician, three physical therapists or physical therapy assistants, two occupational therapists or occupational therapy assistants, and one public member. Board members are appointed by the governor and confirmed by the Legislature.

The Board adopts regulations to carry out laws governing the practice of physical therapy and occupational therapy in Alaska. It makes final licensing decisions and takes disciplinary actions against people who violate licensing laws. The Board meets two times a year and offers a public comment period at each meeting. Meeting agendas and minutes are available from the licensing examiner and will be posted to this website once prepared.

Professions Regulated by the Board

  • Occupational Therapist
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Physical Therapist
  • Physical Therapy Assistant

State Organizations

State organizations provide information on Board approved continuing education courses.

National Organizations

National organizations may provide information on the regulation of the practice of occupational therapy and physical therapy in other states.

Contact Information

Connie Petz
Licensing Examiner
Telephone: (907) 465-2580
Fax: (907) 465-2974
E-mail: connie.petz@alaska.gov
P.O. Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806