BECOME A
PHYSICAL THERAPY AIDE
Certified Physical Therapy Aide (CPTA) 

Overview

 

Physical therapy aide works under the direct supervision of a physical therapist. Performs duties assigned by the physical therapist under direct supervision, may be assigned with clerical tasks on the front office. They only perform delegated, selected, or routine tasks in specific situations. They may be assigned with specific tasks such as observing patient during treatment sessions, other tasks may involve securing patients into or onto the therapy equipment., transporting patients to and from the treatment areas, keeping the treatment area well organized, answering telephone calls and directing it to the appropriate staff members, 

Requirements

Candidates registering for the exam must qualify in (at-least 1) of the GROUPS (A or B or C) as shown below. Training and experience may be completed within united states of america or outside united states of america. 

GROUP A

EDUCATION

Training or

Equivalent

(Nationally or Internationally)

GROUP b

experience

Have work experience

or

Equivalent

GROUP C

MILITARY

Must submit proof of education or experience.

Duties

General:

Administrative Duties

Clerical Duties

Patient Care

Patient Transport

Observe Patient During Treatment Session

Assist Physical Therapist

Communication

Opening and Closing Office

Computer Skills (Basics)

Organizing Therapeutic Equipment

Cleaning Treatment Areas

Assist in Gait Training

Track Inventory

Order Supplies

Appointment Scheduling

Follow Up Scheduling

Follow Missions and Objectives of the Facility

Other Duties as Provided by the Facility

Duties

Exam Test Plan

The exam content topic includes the following:

  1. Anatomy and Physiology

  2. Medical Terminology

  3. Legal Issues

  4. Infection Control

  5. Patient Care

  6. Therapeutic Modalities

  7. Administrative & Clerical Skills

 
 
 

Renewal

AECA believes in continuing education more frequently so that the candidate can have a constant touch with knowledge, Candidate’s are required to attend the continuing education units / credits every year to renew their certification.

Certification is required to be renewed annually.

On submitting a renewal application the candidate will receive an email with links to CEUs that must be completed and submitted online. 

Fee Schedule for Renewal

Renewal Fee: $50

Renewal: 

Certification that are expired must apply for reinstatement.

If you wish to apply to reinstate your expired certification you may proceed by submitting a reinstatement application. 

 

Fee Schedule for Reinstatement

Expired Less than 1 Year: $99  

Expired More than 1 Year but Less than 2 Years: $199

Reinstatement