Join APTA of Maryland

When you are a member, APTA and APTAMD function as your advocates and work everyday to protect your right to practice, ensure fair billing, and eliminate barriers preventing people from accessing the benefits of physical therapy. 

Your membership pays for itself. APTAMD provides free continuing education to match the dues. In 2020 mermbers receive 1.4 CEUs free (worth $145). You also receive 25% off our Fall Annual Conference. 

Why Join APTA of Maryland?

In this era of disruptive change in healthcare, it has become increasingly important for physical therapists to stay informed of legislative and other issues impacting the practice of physical therapy. Equally important is that physical therapists have a voice in both national and state-level healthcare debates concerning issues affecting the future of physical therapy.

To be eligible for APTA membership, you must be accepted to, enrolled in, or a graduate from a PT or PTA program that is accredited or is seeking or has been granted candidacy status by the Commission on Accreditation for Physical Therapy Education (program must be accredited at time of graduation). All membership is coordinated by APTA. 

Simultaneous payment of national and chapter dues is required. You must belong to the chapter of the state in which you live, work or attend school, or of an adjacent state if more active participation is possible. CLICK HERE TO JOIN TODAY!

Your Impact through Membership

Among other policy priorities, here are just some of the items the Association is pursuing: These legislative and regulatory opportunities have a far-reaching impact on individuals’ ability to access physical therapy services and warrant the Association’s resource allocation in the form of finances, staff time, and volunteer efforts. Join/Renew today and make an impact.

Membership Dues

Membership Dues Calculator Includes dues calculator for PTs, PTAs, and students, and includes national and chapter fees. Click here to find information about APTA's Installment Dues Plan.

Qualifications

All categories of membership are based on education, not on licensure. Both national and chapter memberships are required. Exception: Active uniformed services personnel or spouses/partners of active uniformed services personnel, may choose to be assigned to any chapter. Membership is effective for 12 months. Corresponding dues entitle APTA members to participate in additional chapters. These dues are in addition to your 2019 chapter dues.

Physical therapist applicants: To qualify, you must be a graduate of a CAPTE-accredited physical therapy program. Exception: If educated abroad and living in the United States, submit a credentials evaluation OR a license from a United States jurisdiction that requires a credentials evaluation prior to licensure. Further Details

Physical therapist assistant applicants: To qualify, you must be a graduate of a CAPTE-accredited PTA program. Exception: If educated abroad and living in the United States, submit a credentials evaluation OR a license from a United States jurisdiction that requires a credentials evaluation prior to licensure. Further Details

Student applicants: To qualify, you must be enrolled in an entry-level physical therapy program (full- or part-time) that is accredited, or is seeking or has been granted candidacy status, by CAPTE.

PT postprofessional student applicants: To qualify, you must submit verification that you are enrolled full-time in an advanced postprofessional program or APTA-accredited residency or fellowship program, or a postdoctoral research fellowship, know your anticipated completion date, and meet all of the qualifications for physical therapist membership (see above). Transition DPT students are not eligible for PT postprofessional student membership. Submit verification of enrollment form with application. Download form at www.apta.org/SVF.

For any questions regarding APTA membership, please contact a Member Services Representative at 800/999-2782, ext 3395 or by e-mailing memberservices@apta.org.

Career Starter Dues

The APTA of Maryland has joined APTA's career starter expansion project that began in 2014.  This program supports early career members as they transition from student membership into full membership by drastically discounting their membership dues for recent graduates (from 2010 and later). To learn more about about the program and whether or not you qualify see below.