The Florida Board of Physical Therapy (FBPT) regulates all applicants for Florida PTA Licenses. There are two ways to apply to become a licensed Florida PTA. The first is to apply by examination and the second is to apply by endorsement. Most people will need to apply by examination, but those who have already passed the NPTE and already hold a PTA license in another state may apply by endorsement.
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Steps to Becoming a PTA in Florida
After completing a 2 year accredited PTA program here are the steps to obtain your PTA license in Florida:
- Contact your PTA school’s registrar office and have them send an official transcript or letter of completion to the FBPT (Transcripts will be required before a license can be issued but the letter of completion will allow you to take the NPTE exam)
- Complete the Florida PTA licensure application ($180 application fee. Applications are reviewed within 15 days and a status update will be provided by email and mail)
- Pass the Florida Laws and Rules Exam ($50 fee)
- Register with the FSBPT for the NPTE exam ($370 fee)
- Once you are approved for testing you will be sent the Authorization to Test (ATT) letter from the FSBPT which gives you instructions for scheduling your exam
- Schedule and pass your NPTE exam
- NPTE exam scores are received 7 days after the test is taken, and processed during the next 4
Total Cost of PTA License in Florida = $180 application fee + $50 exam fee + $370 exam fee = $600 in fees
Florida PTA License Application
For detailed information and instructions to become a PTA in Florida, see the board’s licensing info. To apply online, click the icon to the right.
Florida Physical Therapy Board Contact Info
Board of Physical Therapy
4052 Bald Cypress Way
Tallahassee, FL 32399-3255
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET
Why Be a PTA in Florida?
Aside from Florida being the sunshine state there are many other reasons a PTA may want to reside and work in Florida, here are a few:
- A PTA salary in Florida is on the high end of PTA salaries in the U.S.
- There are many great PTA schools in Florida if you are still looking to begin your education
- There are plenty of PTA job opportunities in Florida spanning many different industries