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 Illinois

PTA Licensing in IllinoisAll PTA licensing in Illinois is regulated by the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.

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See PTA Licensing by state

Below are the requirements to become a licensed PTA in Illinois.

PTA License Requirement
Required in Illinois?
Complete Accredited PTA ProgramYes
Send Official Transcript Directly from School to State PT BoardYes
Evaluation of your education by the Foreign Credentialing Commission
on Physical Therapy (FCCPT)
Complete PTA License ApplicationYes
Pay non-refundable application feeYes, $100
Pass the National Physical Therapy Assistant Exam (NPTAE)Yes, $370

Illinois PTA License Application

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

Illinois PTA Board Contact Info

Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation
ATTN: Division of Professional Regulation
P.O. Box 7007
Springfield, IL 62791
Phone Numbers and Email

Why Be a PTA in Illinois?

Illinois has 13 PTA Programs available making it a PTA friendly state. There are also many jobs and salaries range from $43,500 to $52,200 annually. Learn more about becoming a physical therapist assistant in Illinois by clicking the links below.

More PTA Info for Illinois:


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