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How to Become a Physical Therapist Assistant in Connecticut – CT

To obtain a license and practice as a physical therapy assistant in the state of Connecticut, one must pass the National Physical Therapy Examination for physical therapy assistants (PTA) and apply for a physical therapy assistant license with the Connecticut Department of Public Health.  The list below describes this process.


  1. Obtain an associate's degree from a Connecticut physical therapy assistant training program that is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).
  2. Successfully pass the National Physical Therapy Examination for physical therapy assistants (PTA).  The examination is administered by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT). 
  3. Arrange to have the scores transferred by the FSBPT score transfer service to the Connecticut Department of Public Health.
  4. Complete and send a notarized application, along with a photograph and application fee, which is currently $190.
  5. Arrange to have your official transcripts sent to the Connecticut Department of Public Health verifying your date of graduation and type of degree.

At this point, the Connecticut Department of Public Health will issue you a license to practice as physical therapy assistant in the state of Connecticut.

http://www.ct.gov/dph/cwp/view.asp?a=3121&q=389486&dphNav_GID=1821

Connecticut Department of Public Health
PTA Licensure
410 Capitol Ave., MS #12 APP
P.O. Box 340308
Hartford, CT 06134
Fax:  (860) 509-8457

Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT)
124 West Street South
Third Floor
Alexandria, VA 22314
Exam Services
Phone:  (703) 739-9420
Fax:  (703) 739-9421
Website:    www.fsbpt.org


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