How to Become a Physical Therapist in Delaware (DE)

Physical therapy is becoming an increasingly important part of America’s healthcare sector and they are very much in demand. Physical therapy is a set of methods and procedures that assists a patient to rehabilitate and gain full use of their bodies after an accident or medical procedure or general health care conditions. It depends upon the conditions, injury or ailment how long the treatment would continue. In some cases it is short and for some cases it continues for the entire life. Few examples where we require a physical therapist:

A patient who suffered an amputation and now learning how to best use the prosthetic replacement.

A young person who had an ankle sprain during a basket ball match

An old person who cannot look towards left due to a chronic muscle pull

Information for new students who consider in becoming a Physical therapist

Students should take a degree in physical therapy accredited by CAPTE

Association Group Responsible for providing license

The Examining Board of Physical Therapists and Athletic Trainers regulate the practice of physical therapy and licensing of physical therapists.

Processing Fees of License Applications for Physical Therapist: $117

Mailing address:

Cannon Building,
Suite 203
861 Silver Lake Blvd.
Dover, DE 19904
Phone: (302) 744-4500
Fax: (302) 739-2711

Application process


For people from US who has received a degree accredited by CAPTE

If the applicant is educated in the U.S., then arrange for the Board office to receive an official transcript sent directly from the college or university to the Board office.

There are few important conditions to be met:

The school must be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).

The transcript must show that the applicant have received a degree in physical therapy.

The physical therapy degree cannot be a transitional Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree.

Relaxation for recent graduates and if degree is still not available: The applicant must submit the official transcript showing the degree conferred and date as soon as it is available. No permanent license will be granted until the Board office receives the official transcript.

NPTE Exam: The applicant needs to take the examination. He should go to FSBPT’s Candidate and Licensee Services website and follow the instructions there to register online.

If the applicant is eligible to take the examination, the Board office will notify FSBPT. When FSBPT receives both the Board’s approval and your registration and payment, FSBPT will then send the instructions on how to schedule the examination.

FSBPT will the send the Board office the results of the examination directly to them.

If the applicant successfully passes the exam, the Board office will issue the license else if the applicant fails, instructions for re-taking the exam will be sent in the notice.


Applicants who hold a current license in another jurisdiction (state, D.C. or U.S. territory)

If the applicant is educated in the U.S., then arrange for the Board office to receive an official transcript sent directly from the college or university to the Board office.

If the applicant has received physical therapy education outside the U.S. at a school that is not CAPTE-accredited, arrange for the Board office to receive a credential evaluation sent directly from the credentialing agency to the Board office. Only the Board-approved agencies must prepare the evaluation:

Board-approved agencies:

International Consultants of Delaware Inc. –

International Educational Research Foundation Inc. –

Foreign Credentialing Commission for Physical Therapists –

The applicant should arrange the Board office to receive the scores on the national examination, sent directly from the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) to the Board office

Other Information about the exam

Q: What is the passing score of NTPE exam?

A: The passing score is 600, the criterion-referenced score set by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy

Q: Is there any law exam?

A: There is no examination on Delaware law and regulations

Q: Is TOEFL examination required?

A: TOEFL is not required

Verify Delaware Licensure: It can be viewed online on the official website (Verify License Online link).

Information about jobs and salary

Job in State: As per data of May 2012 there are 550 jobs in DelawareState.

Salary: The average mean wage is $ 86,090. The bottom 10% is at $ 63,550 and the top 10% is earning a handsome amount of $ 118,740.

Links for reference

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