OT and PT License Board California

California Therapy Licensure​

Kickstart a rewarding career as a physical therapist or occupational therapist in California and obtain your state license today. Whether you live in the state or are interested in a travel therapy jobs, check out these key resources, including information about licensure, job opportunities and average salaries.

Our team of specialists can help you find a position that matches your skills and guide you through the licensing process so you can start working as soon as possible. 

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How to Get Your California License

PT and OT Licensure Guide

Once exam and other requirements are met, you'll apply to the appropriate therapy State Board and you can expect:

  • OT licensure process to typically take three to four weeks
  • PT licenses are issued in about 8-10 weeks

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Helpful Info for California Therapy Licensure

State Board Address

Physical Theapy

Physical Therapy Board of California
2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 1350
Sacramento, CA 95815

Occupational Therapy

California Board of Occupational Therapy
1610 Arden Way, Suite 121
Sacramento, CA 95815

State Board Contact

Physical Therapy

Email: PT@dca.ca.gov
Phone: (916) 561-8200
Fax: (916)263-2560

Occupational Therapy

Email: cbot@dca.ca.gov
Phone: (916) 263-2294
Fax: (916) 567-9534

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OT and PT Salary in California

Explore, Earn, Excel

Many healthcare facilities in California need OTs and PTs to fill staffing gaps and offer generous compensation for temporary assignments:

  • Physical therapists could earn up to $99,920 yearly
  • Occupational therapists could earn up to $98,450 yearly
  • Receive a housing stipend
  • Health insurance
  • 401(k) Retirement plan
  • Travel reimbursement

Explore The Golden State

California Dreaming

Whether you want to live and work in a bustling metropolitan area or escape the crowds in a smaller community, there's a reason the country's most populous state is so desirable. California boasts a pleasant year-round climate, beautiful beaches, stunning national and state parks, and plenty of cultural attractions. Contact our recruiters with any inquiries about working as an occupational therapist or physical therapist in the Golden State — we're happy to help.

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