Information for the License:

Physical Therapist Assistant

Licensing Agency:

Agency or Department Name:  Department of Consumer Affairs
Board or Council Name:  Physical Therapy Board of California
Division Name: Applications and Licensing Services Unit
Telephone:  (916) 561-8200
Agency Web Address:

License Description:
     (Always confirm this information with the licensing agency.)

Practitioners of physical therapy.

Fees: Application: $125
Renewal: $200
National examination: $370
Examination on California law & regulation: $30
Criminal history background check based on fingerprints: $51

Examination Frequency: Fixed Date testing 4 times a year.
Exam Locations: Throughout California and most other states.

Experience Requirement: Graduation from a Board-approved physical therapist assistant education program or documentation of training and experience equivalent to approved education program.

Average Time to Process Application: 120 days.

Renewal Period: Biennially (birth month).

Special License Requirements: N/A

Comments: N/A

Authority: Business and Professions Code, Sections 2655, 2655.3-2655.6, 2655.71, 2655.75, 2655.9.
California Code of Regulations, Title 16, Chapter 13.2, Sections 1398.40, 1398.47, 1398.50-1398.54.