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Theresa in Denton, Texas

87 months ago

I have failed the Texas licensure exam twice and am having a difficult time finding tutoring, review courses that don't cost an arm and a leg, or even CE that is relevant. Any information would be great.

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matthew adeleke in los angele, California

87 months ago

CAN ANYONE PLEASE ADVICE ME ON HOW TO STUDY FOR MY PTA EXAM.

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Nellz in Kissimmee, Florida

81 months ago

I graduated from PTA school back in 2002 and toke the exam once and failed. I would like to take it again and want to know what is the best way to study since it been so long since I been out of school?

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suzy in Chicago, Illinois

80 months ago

I am a PT from TUrkey. i wanna take the PTA and PT exam soon which ever is easy? Do u guys know the differences between rhe exams. can anyone give me some advise how to study and what to study? thank you very much

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Emm in Fort Myers, Florida

79 months ago

Do you mind elaborating a bit more about why SALUS is so awful?

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bluelineman in McKinney, Texas

77 months ago

Tom in Nashville, Tennessee said: I am working as a PT tech in a nursing home, and it's really working out for me. The PT's and PTA's are really nice, and I also help out the OT's and COTA's a little. I plan to take the exam again in 2009, but no definite date yet. My boss isn't pressuring me to take the exam, something I have to do on my own. The hardest thing for me is to review my material daily. After not having been in the field for quite a while, I feel really behind, but they answer questions for me and help me. I just take things one day at a time, because my kids and family are a big part of my life.

Tom, maybe this will help you study...just think of how much better off you & your family will be when your salary more than doubles.

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J in Jordan, Montana

77 months ago

JOLENE in Rockledge, Florida said: Does anyone have any good study tips??

Join our email study group. trvlabrd@excite.com

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TinaPTA in Ocala, Florida

77 months ago

DavidT in Berwyn, Illinois said: I got the Giles book as above, but to be honest.. i didnt really use it... Heck, i didnt really study and i passed easily. You just have to use common sense.. its especially easy if you've already worked in a field etc.

Before taking my exam i worked for 10 months at a hospital in Canada.. then i moved down to IL in feb, 2008. did nothing for about 8 months related to my field (waiting for authorization to work visa to go through) then at the beginning of Oct, 2008 i got a job as a Tech waiting to take my exam on Nov 19, 2008.. i passed it and now im a full fledged PTA once again..

Either you know the material or you dont. if you've failed twice.. take some review courses or go pay to audit some classes as a reminder...

I would disagree with you, I just finished a PTA two year associates degree program in the fall, graduated and took the board exam yesterday. I passed but I did not think it was very easy. I would say that the scorebuilders (Giles) book was a big help for me. Some of the information on the exam was extremely easy but for the most part I really found it challenging. Good luck to anyone taking the exam. Everyone is different and some people really have to study more than others, its up to you to know if you are that type of person. I also worked as a tech for a while before and during school.

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Nellz in Windermere, Florida

77 months ago

J in Jordan, Montana said: Join our email study group. trvlabrd@excite.com[/QU

email nellz_place@yahoo.com

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Lainey in Troy, Michigan

77 months ago

I'm looking to take PTA exam- Graduated in 2004 as PTA but have been working in P.T. field for 27 years. I currently live in Michigan- we have NO licensure but they are quickly changing this. There is talk of "us" grads of 2004 and prior to be grandfathered in... but I am thinking a move to Texas area may be in my near future. Any tips on study books? Are the exams different in diff. states? Thank you for any help.

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J in Jordan, Montana

77 months ago

I have many of the books and Giles appears to be the best. We are forming a study group and sending questions to each other. If you'd like to join, my address is trvlabrd@excite.com.

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Lainey in Troy, Michigan

77 months ago

J in Jordan, Montana said: I have many of the books and Giles appears to be the best. We are forming a study group and sending questions to each other. If you'd like to join, my address is trvlabrd@excite.com.

Thank you! I'm sending you my email address.

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clc5 in Peru, New York

76 months ago

I graduated in 2005 and worked for a year with my temporary license, and have failed the test twice, once by 2 points once by 4...:(
I am a terrible test taker, but wondered if anyone had any advice on what I should study or maybe any online study courses?

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J in Jordan, Montana

76 months ago

While going over questions in study guides, I noticed that if I don't physically play out the question on myself, I often get it wrong. We have a email study group going. If you'd like to join, email us. My email is trvlabrd@excite.com.

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stewart in Hyattsville, Maryland

76 months ago

I recently took my exam for the third time last week and passed. I used the scorebuilders book but didn't find it too helpful for the first two times i took it. For the third time i took the PEAT test provided on the fsbpt website and used that to study off of. When i took my test i felt very comfortable because my practice test had a lot of questions similar to what was on my actual exam.

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Nellz in Kissimmee, Florida

76 months ago

stewart in Hyattsville, Maryland said: I recently took my exam for the third time last week and passed. I used the scorebuilders book but didn't find it too helpful for the first two times i took it. For the third time i took the PEAT test provided on the fsbpt website and used that to study off of. When i took my test i felt very comfortable because my practice test had a lot of questions similar to what was on my actual exam.

Congrats on passing your exam. I am trying to study to take my exam by March. How much is for the PEAT exam? I"m using the NPTAE study guide than the scorebuilder.

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stewart in Washington, District of Columbia

76 months ago

The PEAT was $75 when I took it but i Believe they recently raised the price of it. You get two exams and your able to review the correct answers and rationale after completing the exams. You also will have access to the exams for 30days.

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Charles PTA in Keller, Texas

76 months ago

Is there any review courses out now to take for the NPTA because I did not pass!
I need to here from anyone that can help me.

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IMKYGIRL in Isom, Kentucky

75 months ago

Lainey in Troy, Michigan said: I'm looking to take PTA exam- Graduated in 2004 as PTA but have been working in P.T. field for 27 years. I currently live in Michigan- we have NO licensure but they are quickly changing this. There is talk of "us" grads of 2004 and prior to be grandfathered in... but I am thinking a move to Texas area may be in my near future. Any tips on study books? Are the exams different in diff. states? Thank you for any help.

The pta exame is a national exam. it is not different for different states but if you have to take it more than once or try to compare it with someone elses exame you will find that every exam is different because the exam is pulled from a pool of questions when sitting for it. Also like 50 of the questions dont count towards your score. You should check out fsbpt.org for more information

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michelle

75 months ago

HI guys and girls. I am loking into PTA and have 5 questions.
1: If I am licensed in one state will I be licensed in all or do I have to take
an exam for the state I am moving to. (live in FL moving to IL or IN maybe)
2: What state has the highest need for PTA's?
3: Where is the best place for a beginner PTA to apply
4: Is there anything I can do to better my chances for immediate placement in a hospital- rehab center while I finish my schooling.
5: I want a job where you make a difference, your employer cares about you.
If you can't answer all PLEASE answer one! Thanks.. Blessings to all.

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michelle

75 months ago

J in Jordan, Montana said: While going over questions in study guides, I noticed that if I don't physically play out the question on myself, I often get it wrong. We have a email study group going. If you'd like to join, email us. My email is trvlabrd@excite.com.

I tryed to email you some questions and it says messagefailed, do you have any other email address?

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bluelineman in McKinney, Texas

75 months ago

michelle said: HI guys and girls. I am loking into PTA and have 5 questions.
1: If I am licensed in one state will I be licensed in all or do I have to take
an exam for the state I am moving to. (live in FL moving to IL or IN maybe)

You will be licensed in the state that you pass the state boards in. In order to move, you will need to reply to that state's licensing board & apply for reciprocity. They usually want a lot of money to do that. You will have to verify licensure, passing exam score, school, etc.

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bluelineman in McKinney, Texas

75 months ago

Almost forgot, you usually don't have to take the boards again if you move. Most states have reciprocity with eachother as long as you meet their requirements.

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Tom in Nashville, Tennessee

75 months ago

bluelineman in McKinney, Texas said: I'll second the recommendation on the Scott Giles book. I just typed his name in Amazon & found the 2008 edition. It's worth the price.

Is the Giles book pretty expensive, and is Amazon the best place to find it? What's the title of it? Did you do any other reviewing/studying, and how long did you review the book?

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Michelle in FL

75 months ago

Lainey in Pontiac, Michigan said: To Michelle in FL-
A lot of PTA students work as contingents (aide or tech level) in PT and get known for a chance of hiring. Also when you do your internships at clinicals or hospital you may find they are hiring and you may want to pursue that. In my class a lot of my classmates had job offers before we ended our program. It helps to do the clinicals to find out where your interests are... sometimes you think you know what you want and then you go and experience it and find it is not the area you want to be in, (example: Rehab setting, hospital setting vs. outpatient facilities). It is a rewarding field where ever you end up... if you care- you will make a difference where ever you are. I think PTA's are in demand everywhere there are PT's. We are cheaper labor costs and we are a big help to the PTs. Some places may have a Freeze on hiring right now because of the state of the economy. Best wishes to you.

I'm going to have to bust my hump with prereq's just to boost my GPA and what else can I do to get my foot in the door as a PTA student. I want it but there is soooo much you have to go thru. I am willing to do it but...wow.

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bluelineman in McKinney, Texas

75 months ago

Tom in Nashville, Tennessee said: Is the Giles book pretty expensive, and is Amazon the best place to find it? What's the title of it? Did you do any other reviewing/studying, and how long did you review the book?

Yes, Amazon is probably the best source. You might want to google as well. The title is - "PTAEXAM: The Complete Study Guide (Scorebuilders)". Maybe you can find a used one. Make sure to look at what year it was published to get the latest one.

I took my boards over 10 years ago, so I don't remember, but I'm sure I studied it for a few months.

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bluelineman in McKinney, Texas

75 months ago

The author is Scott M. Giles

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Tom in Nashville, Tennessee

75 months ago

Thanks man, I'm definitely going to check it out!! I really need to move on this, and I'm finding out there's more material than stars in the sky!! Thanks again!

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iwrist in Chicago, Illinois

75 months ago

hema devnani in Austin, Texas said: hello, i have joined this forum recently. can anybody please give me basic guidelines about getting the credential evulation done for NPTE for texas state. i m an international student and know little about the procedure. please do mail me at hemadevnani@gmail.com..i would appreciate any kind of help. thanks.

Did you go to www.ecptote.state.tx.us? It has all the info on OT and PT for the state of Texas

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J in Jordan, Montana

75 months ago

michelle said: I tryed to email you some questions and it says messagefailed, do you have any other email address?

1: If I am licensed in one state will I be licensed in all or do I have to take
an exam for the state I am moving to? To take the test you must apply to one of the state's PT boards. The National Exam is offered in all states and if you apply for a license in IN or IL, you can take the test at a Florida Prometric Center. If you want to transfer your license to another state, you have to apply to another state's PT board. A passing exam score is good there also unless your license is expired.

2: What state has the highest need for PTA's? Texas probably. Getting a job should be easy in Florida and probably in all states. Physical therapy facilities pay big bucks to recruit PTAs.

3: Where is the best place for a beginner PTA to apply?
a. If you want finding a job to be easy, place your resume (minus names) on the internet with your email or phone. Recruiters will contact you. A recruiter called me based on my email address. He made the interviews so easy and took the work and tension out of job hunting and interviewing. Hospitals pay lots of money to find PTAs.
b. In your first year you know just enough to be dangerous. It is important for you to get the best supervising PT in your first year because they can make or break you. I recommend one that has worked in the field 20 years, has experience with many new PTA graduates, and has a long checklist of things for you to learn.

4: Is there anything I can do to better my chances for immediate placement in a hospital- rehab center while I finish my schooling. Have your internship where you want to work.

5: I want a job where you make a difference, your employer cares about you. Just stating this makes them want you. Interview multiple places. classjackie@yahoo.com

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krystle3556 in Pennsylvania

74 months ago

Hey everyone! I graduated from PTA school in 2004. I had to conquer some obstacles during my last semester of college after suddenly losing my mother. I failed my exam twice. I am so happy i found this blog. I felt like i was the only one out there who let such time pass by. Now I won't give up and ya'll gave me HOPE. I have the hardest time making a study outline & daily review schedule for myself. If anyone has any suggestions ..I'd really appreciate it!! Thanks, Good Luck & Congrats : ) ...

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J in Jordan, Montana

74 months ago

krystle3556 in Pennsylvania said: Hey everyone! I graduated from PTA school in 2004. I had to conquer some obstacles during my last semester of college after suddenly losing my mother. I failed my exam twice. I am so happy i found this blog. I felt like i was the only one out there who let such time pass by. Now I won't give up and ya'll gave me HOPE. I have the hardest time making a study outline & daily review schedule for myself. If anyone has any suggestions ..I'd really appreciate it!! Thanks, Good Luck & Congrats : ) ...

What's helped me is making questions out of the study guide, so that I learn the difficult material. My instructors recommended studying one hour in the AM and one hour in the PM. I have had a study group and found that the people that recently graduated are motivated and quickly take the exam and pass. People that have been out a while are distracted with other things and seem less motivated.

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krystle3556 in Pennsylvania

74 months ago

I really appreciate any advice.. Thanks so much!

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Tom in Nashville, Tennessee

74 months ago

One of the hardest things for me to do is make time to review, with all the other family things going on!! I do know the benefits, it's just hard to make myself review/study!! Ugh!

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Maria in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

74 months ago

Hello everyone,

I have taken my boards twice in the last 6 months, and failed! I dont know if there is any study material you guys recommend? I have the Giles book and I dont know how else to study..I bought the PEAT and the score buolders test online,,still did not pass...I am so confused ... and scared to take it a third time..any help?

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Nellz in Apopka, Florida

74 months ago

Hey Maria, I you thought about a study group maybe that would help.

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adriana in Mesa, Arizona

74 months ago

I am trying to start a PTA program, and just by hearing everyone who says that it is so hard.. i'm getting kind of nervous, can anyone tell me what classes to take and anything else i may need? i appreciate it, i have worked in a hospital in the pt department. and i have always been a back up tech but i want to move up. so any info would be helpful.

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CL in Phoenix, Arizona

73 months ago

I took the PTA exam 2 years ago and passed the first time with over a 90%. I studied 3-5 hours a day for 2 months prior, which after taking the exam I thought was overkill. The exam has alot of clinical scenarios with really just critical thinking/judgement type questions. Not too many academic type questions. I studied with a study guide book and computer disc with sample tests which had questions posed very similarly to the boards. It was called PTA exam, by scott giles/scorebuilders. I also studied all of my notes/resources from the program. The book/CD was around $75, and worth every penny.... as it has sample timed tests that were very similar to the real thing. I hope this helps someone.....

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adriana in Phoenix, Arizona

73 months ago

CL in Phoenix, Arizona

Thank you so much. I've been feeling really low, Where we live I just found out that they don't have a pta school. My counselor didn't even know what it was. She told me to try in Phoenix but wasn't sure. hhmm Thank you for the infor. I appreciate it.

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CL in Phoenix, Arizona

73 months ago

Gateway CC has a 2 year program with about 2 years of prerequisite courses. They also have an online program which is accelerated and finished in 15 months, but you do need to go in for 25 hrs a weekend every other weekend. This is what I did so I was still able to work. Good luck!

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adriana in Phoenix, Arizona

73 months ago

CL in Phoenix, Arizona said: Gateway CC has a 2 year program with about 2 years of prerequisite courses. They also have an online program which is accelerated and finished in 15 months, but you do need to go in for 25 hrs a weekend every other weekend. This is what I did so I was still able to work. Good luck!

Thank you! you have made my week! I sent the info you gave to another person who is interested and both of us were stuck. Thank you so much for your time you have been alot of help. Adriana

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sannthia in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

72 months ago

hello everyone. I went to PTA school awhile ago and i am now getting a chance to take the exam. i have a couple of questions. 1.how long does it take for the state to respond back with and exam date? and 2.what would be the best type of review guide i can do?

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Jason in Saginaw, Michigan

72 months ago

I am a MI PTA who will need to take and pass a licensure exam before 2010 to practice in MI. Since MI does not offer a PTA exam, does anyone have any recommendations as to which state would be best to go through for testing? Does any one state have a particularly good reputation as having their act together with licensure? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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sahana in New York

71 months ago

HI I finally passed PTA exam. I am selling my Review guide. If anyone interested, please go to amazon.com and search for IER National Physical Therapist Assistant Examination Review & Study Guide. I am selling this for $53.99.
Thanks

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rhay in San Jose, California

71 months ago

anybody there who could give me input for preparing pta board ?

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sahana in New York

71 months ago

Hey friends,
Study IER review guide properly. Read basics like anatomy,manual muscle testing, special test and tables from guide book. Take PEAT just 2 weeks before your exam.
Do lots and lots of questions. Get giles from nearby book store and do questions from there.
Let me know if you have more doubt. read RG book line by line. They are asking everything from the same book

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nellz_place in Kissimmee, Florida

71 months ago

sahana in New York said: HI I finally passed PTA exam. I am selling my Review guide. If anyone interested, please go to amazon.com and search for IER National Physical Therapist Assistant Examination Review & Study Guide. I am selling this for $53.99.
Thanks

Hey Sahana, how many times did you take your exam?

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nellz_place in Kissimmee, Florida

71 months ago

sahana in New York said: Hey friends,
Study IER review guide properly. Read basics like anatomy,manual muscle testing, special test and tables from guide book. Take PEAT just 2 weeks before your exam.
Do lots and lots of questions. Get giles from nearby book store and do questions from there.
Let me know if you have more doubt. read RG book line by line. They are asking everything from the same book

what is RG book I'm lookin to take my exam in July?

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sahana in New York

71 months ago

nellz_place in Kissimmee, Florida said: Hey Sahana, how many times did you take your exam?

I passed in my 1st attempt. RG MEANS review guide of IER

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Raj in Santa Clara, California

71 months ago

hi
iam looking for study partner for PTA exam. iam in fremont.CA.Let me know if your intrested.

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