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Therapy Licensure in New York

Launch an exciting career as a physical therapist or occupational therapist in New York by applying for your state license to practice. Licensure is a straightforward process and opens the door to opportunities in PT/OT home health, rehabilitation, and skilled nursing settings. Explore this page for more information about acquiring your PT/OT license in New York.

We've also included details about landing an amazing PT/OT job so you can start practicing once your licensure is approved. Learn about average salaries, benefits, and job opportunities. If you're ready to take the first step toward a therapy career in the Empire State, our staffing specialists are here to help smooth the way.

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Navigating PT and OT Licensure

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

  • OT: It typically takes between 1 and 3 weeks to receive your occupational license in New York. This is fast compared to other occupational therapy licenses across the United States.
  • PT: It typically takes four to eight weeks to receive your physical therapy license in New York. This is slow compared to other physical therapy licenses across the United States.

Check the state board's website for OT and PT to see which batch of applications are currently under review.

Helplful Links/Info. for New York PT/OT Therapy Licenses

NY FAQ Address

Physical Therapy Licensure


New York State Board for Physical Therapy
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12234-1000

Occupational Therapy Licensure


NY State Education Department
Office of the Professions
State Board for Occupational Therapy
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12234-1000


State Board Contact

Physical Therapy

Phone: (518) 474-3817 ext. 180
Fax: (518) 402-5944

Occupational Therapy

Phone: (518) 474-3817
Fax: (518) 473-0532

Licensure Helpful Links
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OT and PT Salary in NY

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 York:

  • Physical therapists could earn up to $2,196/week*
  • Occupational therapists could earn up to $2,288/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 York 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 York

Advantages of Therapy Jobs in NY

A diversity of experiences awaits you in New York, including sparkling lakes, tranquil forests, scenic mountains, and big-city energy. Apply for your physical therapy or occupational therapy license today and discover the many charms of this dynamic state. If you have additional questions, reach out to our placement specialists who are happy to assist you.


Whether you want to take the elevator to the top of the Empire State building or see the autumn leaves in upstate New York, you'll need your New York OT or PT license before you start. We've done the work to gather the info you need to apply, and you can also reach out to us for more information.

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