Any use of "Physical Therapist" or "Physical Therapist Assistant" titles within New York State requires licensure.
To be licensed as a Physical Therapist or certified as a Physical Therapist Assistant in New York State you must:
- be of good moral character;
- be at least 21 years of age for Physical Therapist (18 for Physical Therapist Assistant);
- meet education and examination requirements; and
- file an application (Form 1 and fee).
All required forms, along with the appropriate fee, must be submitted to the Office of the Professions at the address specified on each form. It is your responsibility to follow up with anyone you have asked to send us material.
You should also read the general licensing information applicable for all professions.