Physical Therapy Assistant Guide

Welcome to the PTA Guide, a physical therapy assistant education & career resource. We have everything you need to become a licensed PTA in your state. A few of the helpful things that you'll find here are information resources by state such as tools and info on PTA Schools, PTA license requirements, PTA Jobs, PTA salary data for states & major cities.
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PTA in North Carolina

PTA Licensing in North CarolinaAll PTA licensing in North Carolina is regulated by the North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners . Below are the requirements to become a licensed PTA in North Carolina.

More PTA Info for North Carolina:

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PTA License Requirement
Required in North Carolina?
Complete Accredited PTA ProgramYes
Send Official Transcripts Directly from School to State PT BoardYes
Complete PTA License ApplicationYes
Mail passport style photo to State PT BoardYes
Provide 2 professional referencesYes
Pay non-refundable application feeYes, $150
Pass Jurisprudence ExamYes
Pay jurisprudence exam feeNo
Pass the National Physical Therapy Assistant Exam (NPTAE)Yes, $370

North Carolina PTA License Application

Download-PTA-Application-IconFor detailed information and instructions to become a PTA in North Carolina, see the board’s Application form. To download the form, right click the icon to the right and then click on “Save As” to save the PDF file.

North Carolina PTA Board Contact Info

N.C. Board of Physical Therapy Examiners
18 West Colony Place, Suite 140
Durham, NC 27705
Phone Numbers and Email

Why Be a PTA in North Carolina?

North Carolina has 10 PTA Programs available which is a high number compared to the number of PTA schools available in many states. PTA jobs and salaries are mid range as well ranging from $42,874 to $49,554 annually. Learn more about becoming a physical therapist assistant in North Carolina by clicking the links below.

More PTA Info for North Carolina:


1) Click on any schools below to learn more about their programs
2) Under “Program of Interest” choose “Physical Therapist Assistant” or another degree of interest