Physical Therapist Assistant
A physical therapist assistant is a licensed health care professional who provides treatment according to a plan developed by and under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist.
An applicant must file an application for licensure/registration with the New York State Education Department, Office of the Professions, to practice as a physical therapist assistant in New York State. The latest information and requirements for licensure are available on the New York State Education Department's website at http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/pt/.
Applicant must be of good moral character.
Applicant must be 18 years of age.
Education and Experience Requirements:
Applicants must meet education requirements specified by the New York State Education Department.
Applicants must meet examination requirements specified by the New York State Education Department.
Fees: (as of January 28, 2011)
The fee for certification as a physical therapist assistant is $103.
The fee for a limited permit for a physical therapist assistant is $50.
NOTE: Effective February 9, 2003, limited permits may be issued to physical therapist assistants.
Licenses Issued and Active:
In 2010, there were 290 licenses issued for this occupation.
In 2011, there were 455 licenses issued for this occupation.
New York State Education Department
Office of the Professions
Division of Professional Licensing Services
Physical Therapy Unit
89 Washington Avenue
Albany, New York 12234-1000
(518) 474-3817, ext. 270 (voice)
(518) 402-5354 (fax)
Standard Occupational Classification:
31-2021 - Physical Therapist Assistants
To learn more about this occupation search the Occupational Information Network (O*Net).
American Physical Therapy Association
1111 North Fairfax Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314-1488
Phone: (703) 684-2782
Fax: (703) 684-7343
Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy
124 West Street South, 3rd floor
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
Phone: (703) 299-3100
Fax: (703) 299-3110
Fees stated and other information contained in this report are subject to change. Please contact the licensing authority listed above for the most current information.
This page was last updated on 10/15/12.
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