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 Florida

The Florida Board of Physical Therapy (FBPT) regulates all applicants for Florida PTA Licenses. There are two ways to apply to become a licensed Florida PTA. The first is to apply by examination and the second is to apply by endorsement. Most people will need to apply by examination, but those who have already passed the NPTE and already hold a PTA license in another state may apply by endorsement.
PTA Licensing in Florida

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Steps to Becoming a PTA in Florida

After completing a 2 year accredited PTA program here are the steps to obtain your PTA license in Florida:

  1. Contact your PTA school’s registrar office and have them send an official transcript or letter of completion to the FBPT (Transcripts will be required before a license can be issued but the letter of completion will allow you to take the NPTE exam)
  2. Complete the Florida PTA licensure application ($180 application fee. Applications are reviewed within 15 days and a status update will be provided by email and mail)
  3. Pass the Florida Laws and Rules Exam ($50 fee)
  4. Register with the FSBPT for the NPTE exam ($370 fee)
  5. Once you are approved for testing you will be sent the Authorization to Test (ATT) letter from the FSBPT which gives you instructions for scheduling your exam
  6. Schedule and pass your NPTE exam
  7. NPTE exam scores are received 7 days after the test is taken, and processed during the next 4

Total Cost of PTA License in Florida = $180 application fee + $50 exam fee + $370 exam fee = $600 in fees

Florida PTA License Application

Download-PTA-Application-IconFor detailed information and instructions to become a PTA in Florida, 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.

Florida Physical Therapy Board Contact Info

Why Be a PTA in Florida?

Aside from Florida being the sunshine state there are many other reasons a PTA may want to reside and work in Florida, here are a few:

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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