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.
Any use of "Physical Therapist Assistant" title within New York State requires licensure.
To be certified as a Physical Therapist Assistant in New York State you must:
The specific requirements for licensure are contained in Title 8 Article 136, Sections 6734 and 6740 of New York's Education Law and Part 77 of the Commissioner's Regulations.
To meet the professional education requirement for certification as a physical therapist assistant, if your education was from a:
Effective February 9, 2003, the National Physical Therapist Assistant Examination is required for physical therapist assistant applicants.
If you are seeking licensure as a physical therapist assistant in another state, you must contact the licensing authority in that jurisdiction for examination application materials.
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.
In 2014, there were 567 licenses issued for this occupation.
In 2015, there were 509 licenses issued for this occupation.
As of July 1, 2016, there were 6,245 active licenses 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)
31-2021 - Physical Therapist Assistants
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American Physical Therapy Association
1111 North Fairfax Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314-1488
Phone: (800) 999-2782
Fax: (703) 684-7343
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 12/19/16.
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