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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.

Attention: SB74 – Physical Therapy Licensure Compact was passed by the Alaska Legislature May, 2024.

This bill enacts fingerprinting and criminal background checks for physical therapy and occupational therapy applicants in Alaska. The requirement for fingerprint cards and fingerprint card fees - $75 will become effective 07/01/2024 or as soon as the Governor signs the bill, whichever is later. We don’t know exactly what date that will be. If your pending application is not completed and license issued prior to the bill’s signature, you will be required to meet this new condition. You will be notified via email with more information if this becomes necessary. (AS 08.84.030(a)(4); 08.84.032(a)&(b)(8))

Limited Permit, Renewal, and Reinstatement applications are exempt from this requirement. (AS 08.84.034)

Open Board Position

The Board of Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy has a vacant board seat available as of August, 2024 for an occupational therapist or occupational therapy assistant. Anyone interested in a board appointment can submit an application online here. For more information, contact boards@Alaska.Gov or visit

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MY LICENSE Online Renewal

Please use our convenient MY LICENSE online renewal application. In most cases your license will be renewed immediately. Due to a heavy volume of renewal activities, processing time for renewal applications received by mail may take up to 4-6 weeks.

In order to receive communication via email, your email address of record must be current at all times. You may verify your current email address via the MY LICENSE self-service portal. If you are expecting communication from our office, please be sure to check your spam/junk mail folder.

If you have not registered, follow these simple steps:

  1. Visit the MY LICENSE customer home page at: ProfessionalLicense.Alaska.Gov/MYLICENSE
  2. If you have an existing myAlaska account, enter your account information. If not, please create an account. You will be redirected to the MY LICENSE customer home page.
  3. Under Access an Existing License, enter your license number and Web Authorization Code, if one has been provided. This information is on your renewal notice.
  4. To renew your license, simply select the license you wish to renew from the Professional Licensing section.

Valid License Numbers Contain Either:

6 numbers
4 letters + at least 1 number

If you have an alpha-numeric license number, you must enter all of the characters in order to renew online. EXAMPLE: ABCD1234

Professions Regulated by the Board

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

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  • Board Meeting Notices
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  • Notice of Proposed Changes to Regulations

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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