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 License Requirements & Application Forms

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Click on a state to learn the state’s PTA license requirements, download License Applications, Find PT Board contact info, and more.



State PTA License Requirements

Physical therapist assistant licenses are earned at the state level. So, each state has it’s own rules and guidelines for applying and receiving a physical therapy assistant license. Most states have a Physical Therapy Board, or something similar, that regulates applications for PTA licensing.

One thing in common among all states, except for Colorado and Hawaii, is that in order to work as a PTA you must have your state PTA license. However, Hawaii and Colorado offer state PTA licenses, even though they aren’t required to work in those states.

To learn more about the general requirements of a physical therapist assistant, such as PTA program requirements, clinical hours required, general student and career responsibilities and skills needed by a physical therapy assistant, then see What Are Physical Therapy Assistant Requirements?