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Therapy Licensure in New Jersey

A New Jersey PT or OT license and a travel job in the state can make it possible for you to live temporarily in one of the most historic parts of the country. During off days, you can explore metropolises or historic sites, and getting your New Jersey PT/OT license doesn't have to be difficult. We've provided what you need to know to go through the process below, along with information about New Jersey physical therapy salaries and how to find out more about travel physical therapy jobs.

If you need more assistance, feel free to contact us here at AMN Healthcare. Our recruiters, mentors, and support staff can help guide you through the process of obtaining your license and finding the ideal PT or OT job.

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Navigating PT and OT Licensure

Once you've submitted a complete licensure application to the New Jersey State Board, you can expect:

  • OT: As the state board doesn't provide a timeline for processing OT licensure applications in New Jersey, it's smart to apply as early as possible. Once you've submitted your application, you can check its status online to see items as they're received and checked off.
  • PT:  It typically takes up to 4 months to receive your physical therapy license in New Jersey. This is slow compared to other physical therapy licenses across the United States.

Helpful Links for OT/PT Licensure in New Jersey

NJ FAQ Address

Physical Therapy Licensure


State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners
P.O. Box 45014
Newark, New Jersey 07101

Occupational Therapy Licensure


New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs
Occupational Therapy Advisory Council
124 Halsey Street
Newark, New Jersey 07102


State Board Contact

Physical Therapy

Phone: (973) 504-6455
Fax: N/A

Occupational Therapy

Phone: (973) 504-6570
Fax: N/A

Licensure Helpful Links
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OT and PT Salary in NJ

Travel Therapy Equals Great Pay and Benefits

In 2024, PT and OT salaries for travelers with AMN Healthcare can as earn as much as the following in New Jersey:

  • Physical therapists could earn up to $2,100/week*
  • Occupational therapists could earn up to $1,890/week*
In addition, our OT and PT travelers enjoy the following benefits:
  • A housing stipend
  • Day one health, vision, and dental insurance
  • 401k retirement plan options
  • Travel reimbursement

*Disclaimer: Wages for New Jersey therapy jobs are based on average rates and may be impacted by facility budgets and seasonality and may include a combination of taxable and non-taxable earnings and reimbursements.

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Life In New Jersey

Advantages of Therapy Jobs in NJ

Whether you've always wanted to see Atlantic City and the Boardwalk or you like the idea of being a few hours away from other exciting locations, a PT or OT travel job in New Jersey gives you plenty of opportunities. We can help make those opportunities happen by providing everything you need to know to get or renew your New Jersey physical or occupational therapy license and find a travel assignment that meets your needs.


Ranked as one of the 12 best states by U.S. News, New Jersey offers a fantastic quality of life and plenty of year-round recreation, including skiing, surfing, kayaking, camping, hiking, and fishing. Take a look at some of the OT/PT jobs available in New Jersey to get an idea of where your skills are in demand, and get in touch with us for more information.

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