PT and OT Licensure Information for New Mexico Explore Travel Jobs

Therapy Licensure in New Mexico

One of the first steps to getting to work as an OT or PT in the Land of Enchantment is getting your New Mexico occupational therapist or physical therapist license. That process doesn't have to be a hair-pulling endeavor, either. We've gathered the information you need to renew or obtain your license along with some information about PT/OT salaries in New Mexico. You'll also find some links and information about New Mexico PT/OT travel jobs to get you started.

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 Mexico State Board, you can expect:

  • OT:  It typically takes around 2 weeks to receive your occupational license in New Mexico. This is fast compared to other occupational therapy licenses across the United States.
  • PT: It typically takes up to 3 weeks to receive your physical therapy license in New Mexico. This is a bit faster compared to other physical therapy licenses across the United States.

Helpful Links/Info. on Getting Your PT/OT License in NM

NM FAQ Address

Physical Therapy Licensure


Toney Anaya Building
2550 Cerrillos Road
Santa Fe, NM 87505

Occupational Therapy Licensure


Board of Examiners for Occupational Therapy
2550 Cerrillos Road, Second Floor
Santa Fe, New Mexico


State Board Contact

Physical Therapy

Email: N/A
Phone: (505) 476-4500
Fax: N/A

Occupational Therapy

Phone: (505) 476-4940
Fax: (505) 476-4645

Licensure Helpful Links
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OT and PT Salary in NM

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 Mexico:

  • Physical therapists could earn up to $2,196/week*
  • Occupational therapists could earn up to $2,000/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 Mexico 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 Mexico

Advantages of Therapy Jobs in NM

With plenty to explore, including the majestic White Sands National Park and iconic Carlsbad Caverns, New Mexico is a wonderful location for a PT or OT travel assignment or two. The links and data on this page provide what you need to get or renew a New Mexico PT or OT license, and you can reach out to us for more assistance if necessary.


As you check out sandy landscapes or climb into caves, know that we've got your back. Our recruiters work to help you line up lucrative assignments, and if you have any questions during the process, you can reach out to us for more help.

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