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State Physical Therapy & Occupational Therapy Board

The State Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Board is staffed by the Division of Corporation and Professional Licensing. The Board consists of seven members: three licensed physical therapists or two physical therapists and a physical therapist assistant; three licensed occupational therapists or two occupational therapist and one occupational therapy assistant; and one public member with no direct financial interest in the health care industry. 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 a minimum of 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 the Board Business website once prepared.

Two Open Board Positions

The Board of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy currently has two vacant board seats available as of March 1, 2024 - one for a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant and the other for an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant.

Anyone interested in a board appointment can submit an application online here!

For more information, contact or visit

Hard Copy License Certificates Discontinued

The division has expanded our online services to allow licensees to download their own license certificates on demand. As a result, the division no longer mails hardcopy license certificates. The certificates will be located under the “initial application” and “renewal” events in the MY LICENSE account.

If you need guidance on how to set up or access your MY LICENSE account, you can access the MY LICENSE instructions here.

Professions Regulated by the Board

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

Licensing Examiner: Sheri Ryan
Phone: (907) 465-2550
Email: PhysicalandOccupationalTherapy@Alaska.Gov
PO Box 110806
Juneau, AK 99811-0806