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Keller Tiemann
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Asked a question 9 months ago

Are physical therapist assistants in Pennsylvania required to have CPR certification?

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Pennsylvania has 2 special requirements to become a licensed physical therapy assistant:

2 hours law and/or ethics

4 hours must be in recognizing emergency health conditions (CPR certification through the American Red Cross of the American Heart Association meets this requirement)

The following link goes to a resource with all of the requirements to become a PTA in Pennsylvania along with the state PT board contact info that you may find helpful:

https://alliedhealthprograms.com/physical-therapy/physical-therapy-assistant/#Pennsylvania