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 Washington

PTA Licensing in WashingtonAll PTA licensing in Washington is regulated by the Washington State Department of Health. Below are the requirements to become a licensed PTA in Washington.

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PTA License Requirement
Required in Washington?
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 Board with applicationYes
Pay non-refundable application, license, and state regulatory fees?Yes, $100 payable to “Department of Health”
Pass the National Physical Therapy Assistant Exam (NPTAE)Yes, $370
Provide a recommendation letter completed by a registered Physical Therapist or Physical Therapist AssistantYes

Washington PTA License Application

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

Washington PTA Board Contact Info

Department of Health
PO Box 1099
Olympia, WA 98507-1099
Phone Numbers and Email

Why Be a PTA in Washington?

Washington has 6 PTA Programs available which is a higher number compared to the number of PTA schools available in many states. PTA jobs and salaries are good as well ranging from $48,173 to $53,686 annually. Learn more about becoming a physical therapist assistant in Washington by clicking the links below.

More PTA Info for Washington:


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