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NDT Assistant Credential Requirements

  1. Individual must have successfully completed one of the below NDTA sponsored and approved Certificate Courses
    • NDTA Training Course for PT/OT/SLP Assistants Working with Children with Cerebral Palsy and Other Neuromotor Disorders
    • NDTA Training Course for PT/OT/SLP Assistants Working with Adults with Stroke and Brain Injury
  2. Hold active NDTA membership. A lapse in membership will cause a deactivation of NDT Assistant Credential.

Application Process

Applying within 12 months of the successful course completion:

  • Submitted within 30 days of the course end date, the application fee is $0.
  • Submitted after 30 days of the course end date, the fee is $95.

Applying after 12 months of course completion date:

  • An NDTA approved course of 12 hours in length must also be submitted. The application must be submitted within 12 months of the successful completion of that course.
  • The application fee is $95.

Continued Education Requirement (15 Contact Hours)

15 hours of continuing education are required per 3 year certification period.

  • 8 hours minimum must be in NDT training which can include:
    • Any NDTA sponsored education including conferences, seminars, certificate, and Distance Learning courses.
    • Any live course taught by an active NDTA Instructor.
  • The remaining 7 hours can be completed in any profession related courses. They do not need be NDT related.

1 hour of instruction = 1 contact hour of continuing education. NDT hours for re-credentialing may be obtained by attending either pediatric or adult courses.

Renew NDT Assistant Credential Requirements

  1. Hold active NDTA membership
  2. Obtain 15 hours of continuing education within the 3 year certification time period (see section above for specific information)
  3. Log your continued education hours into your "Continuing Education Bank" located on your "My Account" page when logged into your membership account.
    (NDTA does not enter any hours into individual accounts).
  4. Pay the $95 renewal fee. A $50 late fee will be applied for those renewing after the 60 day grace period.

    Application for renewal is permitted 6 months prior to NDT/T expiration date. Early renewal does not change initial certification date.

Benefits of NDT Assistant Credential Status

  • Recognition for the knowledge acquired and the continuous process of updating information that is involved in being NDT trained therapist assistants.
  • Integrate current NDT theory and practice.
  • Prestige in NDT credential accomplishments.
  • Credentials are at times required by employers or state and local agencies.
  • The credentialing letters "NDT/T" are granted for use by approved applicants.

Dual Credential

Successful completion of BOTH Assistant Adult and Assistant Pediatric Training Courses.

  • NDTA Training Course for PT/OT/SLP Assistants Working with Children with Cerebral Palsy and Other Neuromotor Disorders.
  • NDTA Training Course for PT/OT/SLP Assistants Working with Adults with Stroke and Brain Injury.

Dual Re-credentialing Requirements

  1. Hold active NDTA membership.
  2. Obtain 20 hours of continuing education within the 3 year certification time period.
    • 8 hours minimum of NDT training (4 hours related to pediatrics and 4 hours for adults).
    • The remaining 12 hours can be completed in any profession related courses. They do not need be NDT related.
    1. Log your continued education hours into your "Continuing Education Bank" located on your "My Account" page when logged into your membership account. (NDTA does not enter any hours into individual accounts).
    2. Pay the $140 re-credential fee. A $50 late fee will be applied for those re-credentialing after the 60 day grace period.
Arm Yourself: Tools for Improving Function in the Upper Limb Using an NDT Approach (17S25KKPA)
Dates: October 21st-22nd, 2017
Location: Doylestown Hospital
Doylestown, PA
Click here for more information.

NDT/Bobath Certificate Course in the Management of Adults with Stroke and Brain Injury
Dates: October 29, 2017-November 11, 2017
Location: HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital of Columbia
Columbia, SC
Click here for more information.

NDT/Bobath Certificate Course in the Management of Adults with Stroke and Brain Injury
Dates: November 17, 2017-January 29, 2018
Location: Providence Health
Anchorage, AK
Click here for more information.


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