Continuing Education Requirements

Physical Therapist Assistant

CEU Requirements

10 CEUs every year by September 30th

Our research shows the current CEU Cycle is Oct. 1, 2023 to Sept. 30, 2024.

Special Requirements

Jurisprudence (one time only) - 2 CEUs

Jurisprudence - 2 CEUs

Compact State

No

Additional Info

Jurisprudence is listed twice under Special Requirements. One is a one time only requirement of 2 hours for the first license renewal. The other does not track with the normal CEU cycle and requires 2 hours in years ending in 0 and 5.

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Alabama Physical Therapy Board

Alabama requirements

CEU Requirements

24 CEUs every two years by June 30th of even years

Our research shows the current CEU Cycle is July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2024.

Special Requirements

Board Approved Courses - 12 CEUs

Compact State

No

Additional Info

An applicant for renewal shall document having provided physical therapy services for at least 60 hours during the concluding licensing period (every two years).

An applicant for renewal shall document completion of the jurisprudence questionnaire prepared by the board during each continuing education cycle (this is part of the renewal application).

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Alaska Physical Therapy Board

Alaska requirements

CEU Requirements

10 CEUs every two years by August 31 of even years

Our research shows the current CEU Cycle is Sept. 1, 2022 to Aug. 31, 2024.

Special Requirements

Category A - 6 CEUs

Compact State

Yes

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Arizona Physical Therapy Board

Arizona requirements

CEU Requirements

10 CEUs every two years by December 31st of even years

Our research shows the current CEU Cycle is Jan. 1, 2023 to Dec. 31, 2024.

Special Requirements

Jurisprudence Exam - 1 CEU

Special Limitations

Online Limit - 5 CEUs

Compact State

Yes

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Arkansas Physical Therapy Board

Arkansas requirements

CEU Requirements

30 CEUs every two years by the last day of your birth month

Special Requirements

Ethics, Law and Regulations - 2 CEUs

Basic Life Support - 4 CEUs

Compact State

No

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California Physical Therapy Board

California requirements

CEU Requirements

20 PDA points every two years by October 31st of even years

Our research shows the current CEU Cycle is Nov. 1, 2022 to Oct. 31, 2024.

Special Requirements

Educational Coursework, Fellowships, or Residency - 15 CEUs

Learning Plan - 0 CEUs

Self Assessment Tool - 0 CEUs

Compact State

Yes

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Colorado Physical Therapy Board

Colorado requirements

CEU Requirements

No CEUs are required for PTAs

Special Requirements

No special requirements

Compact State

No

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Connecticut Physical Therapy Board

Connecticut requirements

CEU Requirements

30 CEUs every two years by January 31st of odd years

Our research shows the current CEU Cycle is Feb. 1, 2023 to Jan. 31, 2025.

Special Requirements

CPR - 1 CEU

Ethics - 2 CEUs

Compact State

Yes

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Delaware Physical Therapy Board

Delaware requirements

CEU Requirements

30 CEUs every two years by January 31st of odd years

Our research shows the current CEU Cycle is Feb. 1, 2023 to Jan. 31, 2025.

Special Requirements

LGBTQ Awareness - 2 CEUs

Public Health - 3 CEUs

Special Limitations

Online Limit - 15 CEUs

Compact State

No

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District of Columbia Physical Therapy Board

District of Columbia requirements

CEU Requirements

24 CEUs every two years by November 30th of odd years

Our research shows the current CEU Cycle is Dec. 1, 2023 to Nov. 30, 2025.

Special Requirements

Medical Error - 2 CEUs

HIV/AIDS (one time only) - 1 CEU

Special Limitations

Home Study/Online Limit - 12 CEUs

Compact State

No

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Florida Physical Therapy Board

Florida requirements

CEU Requirements

30 CEUs every two years by December 31st of odd years

Our research shows the current CEU Cycle is Jan. 1, 2024 to Dec. 31, 2025.

Special Requirements

Ethics - 4 CEUs

Compact State

Yes

Additional Info

Continuing education hours may not exceed 10 hours per calendar day.

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Georgia Physical Therapy Board

Georgia requirements

CEU Requirements

No CEUs are required for PTAs

Special Requirements

No special requirements

Compact State

No

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Hawaii Physical Therapy Board

Hawaii requirements

CEU Requirements

16 CEUs every year by your birthday

Special Requirements

No special requirements

Compact State

No

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Idaho Physical Therapy Board

Idaho requirements

CEU Requirements

20 CEUs every two years by September 30th of odd years

Our research shows the current CEU Cycle is Oct. 1, 2023 to Sept. 30, 2025.

Special Requirements

Ethics - 3 CEUs

Sexual Harassment Prevention - 1 CEU

Implicit Bias - 1 CEU

Dementia Training (if applicable) - 1 CEU

Special Limitations

Online Limit - 15 CEUs

Compact State

No

Additional Info

NOTE: BEGINNING JANUARY 2023 - *if you have direct patient interaction with adults age 26 and older* you are required to complete a one-hour course in dementia training for every renewal.

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Illinois Physical Therapy Board

Illinois requirements

CEU Requirements

22 CEUs every two years by June 30th of even years

Our research shows the current CEU Cycle is July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2024.

Special Requirements

Ethics and Jurisprudence - 2 CEUs

Category 1 - 10 CEUs

Compact State

Yes

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Indiana Physical Therapy Board

Indiana requirements

CEU Requirements

20 CEUs every two years by the 15th day of your birth month

Special Requirements

Clinical Application - 15 CEUs

Compact State

Yes

Additional Info

Mandatory reporter training is required for all PTAs consisting of 2 hours of training within six months of employment or self-employment, and one hour of additional training every 3 years. This is provided by DHS and can count toward total CEUs required.

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Iowa Physical Therapy Board

Iowa requirements

CEU Requirements

20 CEUs every two years by December 31st of even years

Our research shows the current CEU Cycle is Jan. 1, 2023 to Dec. 31, 2024.

Special Requirements

No special requirements

Compact State

No

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Kansas Physical Therapy Board

Kansas requirements

CEU Requirements

20 CEUs every two years by March 31st of odd years

Our research shows the current CEU Cycle is April 1, 2023 to March 31, 2025.

Special Requirements

Jurisprudence Exam - 2 CEUs

Category 1 - 10 CEUs

Compact State

Yes

Additional Info

Five Category 1 contact hours can be earned per renewal cycle by engaging in the practice of physical therapy for at least 1,000 hours during that two year period.

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Kentucky Physical Therapy Board

Kentucky requirements

CEU Requirements

30 CEUs every two years by March 31st depending on your birth year. Even year birth licensees are due in even years; odd year birth licensees are due in odd years.

Special Requirements

Clinical/Administrative - 26 CEUs

Jurisprudence - 2 CEUs

Ethics or Professionalism - 2 CEUs

Compact State

Yes

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Louisiana Physical Therapy Board

Louisiana requirements

CEU Requirements

No CEUs required

Special Requirements

No special requirements

Compact State

No

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Maine Physical Therapy Board

Maine requirements

CEU Requirements

20 CEUs every two years by March 31st. License numbers ending with an odd-number are due in odd-numbered years; license numbers ending with an even-number are due in even-numbered years.

Special Requirements

Implicit Bias (one time only) - 0 CEUs

Compact State

Yes

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Maryland Physical Therapy Board

Maryland requirements

CEU Requirements

24 CEUs every two years by your birthday

Special Requirements

Law and Ethics - starting August 2024 - 2 CEUs

Compact State

No

Additional Info

NOTE - "The Board will prorate the continuing competence activities required for a licensee’s first renewal that is due on or after September 1, 2022.  The schedule of continuing competence activities licensees must complete is based on a licensee’s renewal date". The rest of the proration schedule is as follows:

November 2023 - 15 CEUs
December 2023 - 16 CEUs
January 2024 - 17 CEUs
February 2024 - 18 CEUs
March 2024 - 19 CEUs
April 2024 - 20 CEUs
May 2024 - 21 CEUs
June 2024 - 22 CEUs
July 2024 - 23 CEUs

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Massachusetts Physical Therapy Board

Massachusetts requirements

CEU Requirements

24 PDRs every two years; the date depends on your initial licensure date

Special Requirements

Pain and Symptom Management - 1 CEU

Special Limitations

Code 1 Activities Limit - 20 CEUs

Compact State

No

Additional Info

No more than 12 PDR credits shall be earned for approved online continuing education programs or activities during one 24-hour period.

Implicit Bias Training is now required for all renewals. For each 2 year renewal cycle you will need 2 hours of Implicit Bias Training. This requirement is *in addition* to the 24 PDRs required for renewal.

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Michigan Physical Therapy Board

Michigan requirements

CEU Requirements

20 CEUs every two years by December 31st. The first two-year continuing education cycle begins on January 1st following the date of initial licensure. Future cycles will run consecutively from that point.

Special Requirements

Ethics - 2 CEUs

Compact State

No

Additional Info

There is a Jurisprudence Exam required with the annual license renewal. This is a 6 question open book exam and is available when you log into your online account to renew your license.

Applicants for renewal must include a list of locations or institutions where they have practiced during the previous five years, and must demonstrate that they have practiced for 320 hours over the past five years.

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Minnesota Physical Therapy Board

Minnesota requirements

CEU Requirements

30 CCUs every two years by June 30th. The year depends on the first letter of your last name; A-L in odd years, M-Z in even years.

Special Requirements

Certified Activities - 15 CEUs

Ethics, Professionalism and/or Jurisprudence - 3 CEUs

Clinical Practice - 7.5 CEUs

Compact State

Yes

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Mississippi Physical Therapy Board

Mississippi requirements

CEU Requirements

30 CEUs every two years by December 31st of odd years

Our research shows the current CEU Cycle is Jan. 1, 2024 to Dec. 31, 2025.

Special Requirements

No special requirements

Compact State

Yes

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Missouri Physical Therapy Board

Missouri requirements

CEU Requirements

30 CEUs every two years by March 31st of odd years

Our research shows the current CEU Cycle is April 1, 2023 to March 31, 2025.

Special Requirements

Category A - 15 CEUs

Compact State

Yes

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Montana Physical Therapy Board

Montana requirements

CEU Requirements

10 CEUs every two years by November 1st of odd years

Our research shows the current CEU Cycle is Nov. 2, 2023 to Nov. 1, 2025.

Special Requirements

No special requirements

Compact State

Yes

Additional Info

There is no live/in-person requirement. However, there are limits on different types of online activities. Details can be found at the requirements link.

Home study - 10 hours; the home study program must have a testing mechanism.
Webinars - 10 hours; webinars must have a sponsoring group or agency and attendance can not be self-monitored.

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Nebraska Physical Therapy Board

Nebraska requirements

CEU Requirements

15 CEUs every year. The due date depends on when you were licensed. If you were licensed before October 1, 2017, CEUs are due on July 31st of each year. If you were licensed on or after October 1, 2017, CEUs are due each year on the date your license was issued.

Special Requirements

No special requirements

Special Limitations

Professional Activities Limit - 8 CEUs

Compact State

No

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Nevada Physical Therapy Board

Nevada requirements

CEU Requirements

24 CEUs every two years by December 31st of even years

Our research shows the current CEU Cycle is Jan. 1, 2023 to Dec. 31, 2024.

Special Requirements

Jurisprudence Assessment Module - 2 CEUs

Clinical Application - 12 CEUs

Compact State

Yes

Additional Info

NOTE: Applicants for renewal must be “active in the profession” for 100 hours per each 12 month period for the 24 months immediately preceding the completed application. Being active includes acting as: a direct caregiver, a PT educator, a PT administrator, a PT consultant, a student enrolled full time in an advanced PT degree program, or a PT researcher.

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New Hampshire Physical Therapy Board

New Hampshire requirements

CEU Requirements

30 CEUs every two years by January 31st of even years

Our research shows the current CEU Cycle is Feb. 1, 2024 to Jan. 31, 2026.

Special Requirements

Jurisprudence Assessment Module - 1.5 CEUs

Ethics - 2.5 CEUs

Special Limitations

Home Study/Online Limit - 10 CEUs

Compact State

Yes

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New Jersey Physical Therapy Board

New Jersey requirements

CEU Requirements

30 CEUs every two years by January 31st; the year depends on your initial license date.

Special Requirements

No special requirements

Compact State

No

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New Mexico Physical Therapy Board

New Mexico requirements

CEU Requirements

36 CEUs every three years by the last day of your birth month

Special Requirements

No special requirements

Compact State

No

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New York Physical Therapy Board

New York requirements

CEU Requirements

30 points every 2 years by January 31st; the year depends on the year you were licensed.

Special Requirements

Jurisprudence Exercises - 1 CEU

Compact State

Yes

Additional Info

Live, in-person, activities are not required. However, there are limits on different types of online activities. Details can be found at the requirements link under the FAQ section.

Live webinars - 15 points
Recorded webinars - 10 points
Home study furnished by an approved provider - 10 points

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North Carolina Physical Therapy Board

North Carolina requirements

CEU Requirements

25 CEUs every two years by January 31st. Odd license numbers are due in odd years, even numbers are due in even years.

Special Requirements

No special requirements

Compact State

Yes

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North Dakota Physical Therapy Board

North Dakota requirements

CEU Requirements

12 CEUs every two years by January 31st of odd years

Our research shows the current CEU Cycle is Feb. 1, 2023 to Jan. 31, 2025.

Special Requirements

Jurisprudence Assessment Module - 2 CEUs

Compact State

Yes

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Ohio Physical Therapy Board

Ohio requirements

CEU Requirements

30 CEUs every two years by December 31st of odd years

Our research shows the current CEU Cycle is Feb. 1, 2024 to Jan. 31, 2026.

Special Requirements

Professional Development Coursework - 15 CEUs

Ethics - 3 CEUs

Compact State

Yes

Additional Info

Per the Oklahoma Administrative Code: "To renew a license, each Physical Therapist Assistant must complete a jurisprudence examination prepared by the Board focusing on the areas of the Oklahoma Physical Therapy Practice Act and related Oklahoma Administrative Code."

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Oklahoma Physical Therapy Board

Oklahoma requirements

CEU Requirements

24 CEUs every two years by March 31st of even years

Our research shows the current CEU Cycle is April 1, 2022 to March 31, 2024.

Special Requirements

Pain Management - 1.5 CEUs

Cultural Competency - 1 CEU

Compact State

Yes

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Oregon Physical Therapy Board

Oregon requirements

CEU Requirements

30 CEUs every two years by December 31st of even years

Our research shows the current CEU Cycle is Jan. 1, 2023 to Dec. 31, 2024.

Special Requirements

Emergency Health Conditions - 4 CEUs

Law or Ethics - 2 CEUs

Child Abuse Reporting - 2 CEUs

Compact State

No

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Pennsylvania Physical Therapy Board

Pennsylvania requirements

CEU Requirements

24 CEUs every two years by March 31st of even years

Our research shows the current CEU Cycle is April 1, 2022 to March 31, 2024.

Special Requirements

No special requirements

Compact State

No

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Rhode Island Physical Therapy Board

Rhode Island requirements

CEU Requirements

30 CEUs every two years by December 31st of even years

Our research shows the current CEU Cycle is Jan. 1, 2023 to Dec. 31, 2024.

Special Requirements

Ethics, Professionalism and/or Jurisprudence - 3 CEUs

Certified Activities - 15 CEUs

Compact State

Yes

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South Carolina Physical Therapy Board

South Carolina requirements

CEU Requirements

15 CEUs every year by December 31st

Our research shows the current CEU Cycle is Jan. 1, 2024 to Dec. 31, 2025.

Special Requirements

No special requirements

Compact State

Yes

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South Dakota Physical Therapy Board

South Dakota requirements

CEU Requirements

30 hours of credits for the 24 months that precede your license expiration date

Special Requirements

Category 1 - 20 CEUs

Ethics and Jurisprudence - 4 CEUs

Special Limitations

Online Limit - 10 CEUs

Compact State

Yes

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Tennessee Physical Therapy Board

Tennessee requirements

CEU Requirements

20 CEUs every two years by the last day of your birth month (the year can be found on the board website)

Special Requirements

Jurisprudence Assessment Module - 2 CEUs

Human Trafficking Prevention Training - 1 CEU

Compact State

Yes

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Texas Physical Therapy Board

Texas requirements

CEU Requirements

20 CEUs every two years by May 31st of odd years

Our research shows the current CEU Cycle is June 1, 2023 to May 31, 2025.

Special Requirements

Ethics/Law - 2 CEUs

Special Limitations

Internet/Distance Learning Limit - 10 CEUs

Compact State

Yes

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Utah Physical Therapy Board

Utah requirements

CEU Requirements

16 CEUs every two years by September 30th of even years

Our research shows the current CEU Cycle is Oct. 1, 2022 to Sept. 30, 2024.

Special Requirements

No special requirements

Compact State

No

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Vermont Physical Therapy Board

Vermont requirements

CEU Requirements

30 CEUs every two years by December 31st of even years

Our research shows the current CEU Cycle is Jan. 1, 2023 to Dec. 31, 2024.

Special Requirements

Type 1 courses - 15 CEUs

Compact State

Yes

Additional Info

Renewal applicants are required to have completed a minimum of 320 hours of active practice in the preceding four years.

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Virginia Physical Therapy Board

Virginia requirements

CEU Requirements

24 CEUs every two years by your birthday

Special Requirements

Suicide Prevention (one time only) - 3 CEUs

Health Equity - BEGINNING JANUARY 1, 2024 - 2 CEUs

Compact State

Yes

Additional Info

To renew a license you must have 200 hours of physical therapy employment every two years.


*NEW* HEALTH EQUITY REQUIREMENT - Beginning January 1, 2024. Two hours of health equity education will be required every two years as part of the current continuing education requirements.

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Washington Physical Therapy Board

Washington requirements

CEU Requirements

24 CEUs every two years by December 31st (in the year your license expires)

Special Requirements

No special requirements

Compact State

Yes

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West Virginia Physical Therapy Board

West Virginia requirements

CEU Requirements

20 CEUs every two years by February 28th of odd years

Our research shows the current CEU Cycle is March 1, 2023 to Feb. 28, 2025.

Special Requirements

Ethics and Jurisprudence - 4 CEUs

Compact State

Yes

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Wisconsin Physical Therapy Board

Wisconsin requirements

CEU Requirements

30 CEUs every two years by October 1st (the year depends on the year you were licensed)

Special Requirements

Category A - 15 CEUs

Compact State

No

Additional Info

The jurisprudence exam must be taken for each renewal and a score of at least 75% is required. The exam can be found on the Wyoming Board of Physical Therapy website.

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Wyoming Physical Therapy Board

Wyoming requirements