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 Pennsylvania

PTA Licensing in PennsylvaniaAll PTA licensing in Pennsylvania is regulated by the Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy. Below are the requirements to become a licensed PTA in Pennsylvania.

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PTA License Requirement
Required in Pennsylvania?
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 BoardNo
Pay non-refundable application feeYes, $30
Pass Jurisprudence ExamNo
Pay jurisprudence exam feeNo
Pass the National Physical Therapy Assistant Exam (NPTAE)Yes, $370

Pennsylvania PTA License Application

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

Pennsylvania PTA Board Contact Info

State Board of Physical Therapy
P.O. Box 2649
Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649
Phone Numbers and Email
(717) 783-7134

Why Be a PTA in Pennsylvania?

Pennsylvania has 14 PTA Programs available which is a high number compared to the number of PTA schools available in many states. PTA jobs and salaries are good as well ranging from $46,792 to $58,557 annually. Learn more about becoming a physical therapist assistant in Pennsylvania by clicking the links below.

More PTA Info for Pennsylvania:


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