Washington DC Physical Therapy Assistant Programs

If you are interested in a career as a physical therapist assistant (PTA) then there could be no better time to pursue your dreams. The demand for and remuneration of physical therapist assistants has been steadily on the increase over the last decade.

Learn how to become a PTA and get started today by reaching out to physical therapy assistant schools in Washington DC.

How to become a Physical Therapist Assistant in Washington DC

  1. Graduate from an Accredited PTA program
  2. Pass local Washington DC and/or National Certification Exams
  3. Obtain your license to work as a Physical Therapist Assistant in Washington DC
  4. How much do Physical Therapist Assistants make in Washington DC?

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Listed below are some of the top PTA schools and related programs near you in Washington DC.

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Top Accredited Physical Therapy Assistant Schools in Washington DC

CollegeMetro AreaAcredittionFind Out More
Eastern Washington UniversitySpokaneSpring 2017Request Information
University of Puget SoundTacomaFall 2018Request Information
University of WashingtonSeattleFall 2022Request Information

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Physical Therapy Assistant Certification Exam Requirements in Washington DC

Once you have graduated from an accredited school in Washington DC you will need to obtain a license to work as a physical therapist assistant there. To obtain your license it is a requirement that you have successfully passed additional certification exams.

Washington DC is one of 27 States in which it is a requirement to undertake both a State level exam as well as the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE).

The purpose of the state exam, where required, is to ensure that the candidate has a thorough understanding of the local laws and regulations under which they are allowed to work.

The purpose of the NPTE exams is to ensure a minimum standard or knowledge and competence after graduation and before entering into the workplace. The NPTE exams are developed and administered by the US Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT).

Washington DC PTA License Requirements

Once you have graduated from an accredited PTA program it is required by Washington DC law that you obtain a license to work as a Physical Therapist Assistant in the State. The D.C. Board of Physical Therapy regulates the licensing of Physical Therapist Assistants in Washington DC. You can contact the Board directly using the contact details below:Address: Health Professional Licensing Administration, 899 North Capitol St NE 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20002
Email: alma.white@dc.gov
Phone: (202) 724-7325
Website:http://doh.dc.govUpdate 2018: The Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) has recently launched the Physical Therapy Licensure Compact for PT’s and PTA’s.

The purpose of the compact is to essentially create an interstate license which will allow a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant to practice outside of the state in which they obtained their license.

Average Physical Therapy Assistant Salary in Washington DC

Hourly Wage$27.60
Bottom 10% of Earners$41,430
Top 10% of Earners$78,090
# Employed1,290

According to the most recent Bureau for Labor Statistics data physical therapist assistants in Washington DC earn an average salary of $43,310. This represents an hourly wage of $20.82 and is 24.8% below the national average.

The top 10% of earners in the profession in Washington DC earned $70,200 whilst the bottom 10% earn $24,830.

There are approximately persons currently employed as PTA’s in Washington DC.

PTA Salaries and Employment in Washington DC by Metro Area

The table below breaks down salary and employment of physical therapist assistants by Metro area across the state.

AreaSalaryHourly Wage# Employed
Mount Vernon-Anacortes$56,540$27.1880
Spokane-Spokane Valley$49,610$23.85190