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Eligibility Requirements

PT/PTA | Eligibility Requirements

Physical Therapist:
To be eligible for a license to practice, you must have a bachelor's, master's, or doctorate degree in physical therapy from a CAPTE accredited program. You must be planning to take the National Physical Therapy Exam, or have already taken the exam and successfully passed.

Foreign Trained Physical Therapist:
Please see the link for "Foreign Educated PT Applicants".

Physical Therapist Assistant:
To be eligible for a license to practice, you must have a Physical Therapist Assistant Associate's degree from a CAPTE accredited program. You must be planning to take the National Physical Therapy Assistant Exam, or have already taken the exam and successfully passed.

Verification of graduation from a CAPTE accredited school is required.

If you received a MASTER'S, the transcript must state the degree received as a Master's in Physical Therapy.
If you received a BACHELOR'S or DOCTORATE, the transcript must state the degree received as a Bachelor's OR Doctorate in Physical Therapy.
If you received an ASSOCIATE'S, the transcript must state the degree received as an associate's degree for Physical Therapist Assistant.

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