Physical Therapy
Technician Certification (PTTC)

Role of a Physical Therapy Technician

A Physical Therapy Technician can participate in a variety of healthcare settings such as Health Practitioners’ Offices, or General Medical and Surgical Hospitals. Under close supervision of a physical therapist or physical therapy assistant, Physical Therapy Technicians perform only delegated, selected, or routine tasks in specific situations. These duties include preparing the patient and the treatment area.

Exam Information

  • Abbreviation: PTTC
  • Total Number of questions on exam: 100
  • Allotted time for exam: 2 hours
  • Modality available: Online, Paper/Pencil
  • Live Remote Proctoring Available: Yes
  • Cost: $119.00 (Study material included)
  • AMCA PTTC Exam Statistics


  • Anatomy and Physiology (12%)
  • Patient Care/Administrative (26%)
  • Medical Law and Ethics (12%)
  • OSHA/Infection Control (4%)
  • Patient Prep/Positioning (8%)
  • Therapeutic Modalities (22%)
  • Medical Terminology (16%)

For more information, please view the Certification Program Outline and Exam Blueprint.

Additional Information

If you would like to learn more about the role of a Physical Therapy Technician, please visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics or the Occupational Information Network (O*NET).

State Guidelines

The laws and regulations pertaining to minimum requirements and the allied health industry vary by state. It is highly recommended that test candidates familiarize themselves with their particular states rules and regulations regarding certification requirements.

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