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 Iowa

PTA Licensing in IowaAll PTA licensing in Iowa is regulated by the Iowa Board of Physical & Occupational Therapy. Below are the requirements to become a licensed PTA in Iowa.

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PTA License Requirement
Required in Iowa?
Complete Accredited PTA ProgramYes
Send Official Transcript Directly from School to State PT BoardYes
Complete PTA License ApplicationYes
Pay non-refundable application feeYes, $140
Pass the National Physical Therapy Assistant Exam (NPTAE)Yes, $370

Iowa PTA License Application

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

Iowa PTA Board Contact Info

Iowa Board of Physical & Occupational Therapy
Bureau of Professional Licensure
Lucas State Office Building, 5th Floor
321 E 12th St.
Des Moines, IA 50319-0075
Phone Numbers and Email
(515) 281-4287

Why Be a PTA in Iowa?

Iowa has 6 PTA Programs available making it a PTA friendly state. There are also many jobs and salaries range from $38,700 to $47,600 annually. Learn more about becoming a physical therapist assistant in Iowa by clicking the links below.

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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