California Occupational License

License Title:
    Physical Therapist Assistant
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Licensing Agency:
     Department of Consumer Affairs
     Physical Therapy Board of California
     Applications and Licensing Services Unit

Licensing Agency Contact Information:
     Address: 2005 Evergreen Street, Suite 1350
Sacramento,  CA  95815

     Phone Number: (916) 561-8200
     Fax Number: (916) 263-2560

     E-mail Address: Applicant: or Licensee:
     Internet Address:

License Requirements, Fees, and Examination Information:
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.
Occupations To Which This License Applies:
Occupation TitleSOC Code
Physical Therapist Assistants 312021