Knowledge and skills in practice administration are important for members whether they own a practice, direct a department, manage a facility, or practice as an employee.  Effective patient care requires clinical knowledge and understanding of issues that enable physical therapy practice and affect the delivery of care.

APTA District of Columbia works closely with The Board of Physical Therapy that regulates the practice of physical therapy in DC. The Board advises the Mayor and administers and enforces the law. The Board also evaluates applicants’ qualifications, administers exams, and recommends standards and procedures.


APTADC is actively pursuing legislation on the Interstate Physical Therapy Compact is being considered by the DC Council  

To qualify for the renewal of a license, two hours of LGBTQ continuing education are required.