The PTA Program at Wallace State Community College is fully accredited. This rigorous honor reflects an initial achievement of the minimal level of program quality necessary for successful operation as well as a systematically ongoing program of continuous quality monitoring and improvement. If you have program related questions or questions regarding this program’s accreditation or you need to contact the program/institution directly, please call 256-352-8332 or email email@example.com.
The PTA Program at Wallace State Community College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; telephone: 703-706-3245; email:firstname.lastname@example.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org.
Further information about the accreditation process, or the filing of a complaint related to program accreditation or integrity, can be obtained online at http://www.capteonline.org.
Ongoing program accreditation assures that program graduates are eligible to sit for the PTA version of the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) administered by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT)*. Successful completion of this exam is a necessary component for licensure and practice in the field of physical therapy in most states, including Alabama. In addition to passing the NPTE, each state includes rigorous legal and ethical standards of practice. For example, the State of Alabama may deny licensure to any individual for reasons including, but not limited to, conviction of a felony or crime involving moral turpitude, or violation of state or federal narcotics laws. For more detail on the practice standards for Alabama, please visit the State of Alabama Board of Physical Therapy website at www.pt.alabama.gov/. You may also find more information about the NPTE and a listing of other state regulatory agencies and their requirements for licensure by visiting the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy at www.fsbpt.org.
*The Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy
124 West Street South, Third Floor
Alexandria, VA 22314
Licensure Disclosure Statement
This program has determined that its curriculum meets the state educational requirements for licensure or certification in all states, the District of Colombia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands secondary to its accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education, based on the following: CAPTE accreditation of a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant program satisfies state educational requirements in all states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Thus, students graduating from CAPTE-accredited physical therapist and physical therapist assistant education programs are eligible to take the National Physical Therapy Examination and apply for licensure in all states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. For more information regarding state qualifications and licensure requirements, refer to the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy website.