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Continuing Education

PT/PTA Continuing Education Rules

All licensed physical therapists and physical therapist assistants are required to biennially complete thirty hours (30) hours of acceptable continuing education. Hours must be reported to the Advisory Commission each even-numbered year at the time of renewal. The Federation of State Board of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) offers a free continuing competence resource called aPTitude. This service includes a free tracking tool to assist physical therapist and physical therapy assistant's track completed continuing competency/continuing education (CC/CE) activities. During the audit of CC/CE, licensees may submit the aPTitude report in lieu of each CC/CE certification of completion. To learn more about this free service visit FSBPT's website.

FSBPT is pleased to announce a new partnership with APTA

The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) has partnered with us to use aPTitude, a free continuing competence resource that was developed as part of our continuing competence program.

aPTitude is a user-friendly online system that allows licensees and physical therapy licensing boards to track continuing competence and education requirements for license renewal. Course and activity providers are also able to list and manage their activities online. Sharing APTA's Learning Center courses in aPTitude will assist physical therapists, physical therapist assistants, and students of physical therapy in managing, reporting, and tracking their educational courses.

You can read the full APTA press release on the partnership here.

Physical Therapy Compact Commission

View up to date information on the Physical Therapy Compact

STATUS OF THE COMPACT: As of December 12, 2017 14 states have adopted legislative language. Compact boards are in the process of promulgating rules necessary to implement the compact in their state. It is anticipated the Commission will begin issuing compact privileges mid 2018.

For Physical Therapy Compact Commission's Public Notice of Proposed Rules Amendments please "Click Here"

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