OT and PT License Board Virginia

Virginia​ Therapy Licensure

Skilled occupational and physical therapists are in demand throughout the country, including in Virginia, where you can find lucrative, well-paying positions. Once you've obtained your state license to practice, you can access a variety of OT and PT jobs in school, healthcare and skilled nursing settings.

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How to Get Your Virginia License

Navigating Your PT and OT Licensure

The Virginia Board of Physical Therapy's average turnaround time for PT license applications is only a few weeks, which is well below the national average. However, if you don't have a license or have been licensed for less than a year in other jurisdictions, you may need to go through an exam process, which takes longer. Virginia physical therapy salaries are typically higher than the national average. And since the cost of living in the state is around the national average, they can be a good deal for someone looking for a PT travel position.

 

OT Licenses are issued by the Virginia Occupational Therapy Advisory Board. The board processes applications as quickly as possible but doesn't provide an estimated timeline. Virginia ranks among the eight highest-paying states in the country for occupational therapists, based on annual mean salaries. The cost of living in Virginia is slightly above the national index but still cheaper than many of the other higher-paying states.

Helpful Info for Virginia Therapy Licensure

State Board Address

Occupational Therapy

Virginia Board Of Medicine
Occupational Therapy Advisory Board
9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300
Henrico, Virginia 23233-1463

 

Physical Therapy

Virginia Board of Physical Therapy
Perimeter Center
9960 Mayland Dr., Ste. 300
Henrico, VA 23233

State Board Contact

Occupational Therapy

Email: medbd@dhp.virginia.gov
Phone: (804) 367-4600
Fax: (804) 527-4426

 

Physical Therapy

Email: ptboard@dhp.virginia.gov
Phone: (804) 367-4674
Fax: (804) 939-5973

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OT and PT Salary in Virginia

Boost Your Income With Travel Therapy Positions

Being an allied traveler, especially with AMN Healthcare, comes with a lot of amazing benefits. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that occupational therapists in Virginia earn an annual mean salary of $91,970, while PTs make between $91,480 and $108,550 on average. Therapists on short-term travel assignments earn roughly 20% more than staff therapists. Our travel professionals also enjoy furnished, move-in ready accommodations, comprehensive medical and dental benefits, retirement plans and free continuing education.

 

There are also benefits that are hard to put a price tag on, such as the opportunity to travel, meet new people and create lasting memories. If you're interested in a travel occupational therapy career, contact us to learn how our recruiting, licensure, housing and benefit experts can facilitate your journey.

Life In Virginia

Advantages of Working in Virginia

From mountains to beaches to bays, Virginia has a lot to offer, and you can experience it all in a travel therapy position. If you need help getting through the licensing process in the state or finding a new assignment in the right area, reach out to our recruiters and support staff. We can help you land a PT or OT travel job in Virginia.

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