General information about earning CEUs through AASPT

Acceptable Continuing Education for PT Licensure Renewal 

Foot manipulation In order to issue acceptable continuing education credits to licensed PTs or PTAs, continuing education providers must meet the standards set forth by those state licensure boards. Some state licensure boards identify pre-approved providers of acceptable continuing education in their rules, regulations, or administrative code. A number of state licensure boards only outline the continuing education standards that must be met – lacking any pre-approval process or system. APTA, Sections, Chapters, or a combination of these organizations may be defined as approved providers in state regulations; or they may meet the definitions of acceptable providers of continuing education in the state regulations. The Academy seeks to align their courses with APTA’s standards of quality for continuing education in order to ensure acceptance to the broadest audience.

All continuing education content must pertain to the practice of physical therapy. Some states have content restrictions such as Pennsylvania, which does not accept anything related to practice management, payment policy, practice building, or dry-needling. Further information from the licensure boards can be accessed starting from the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy website.

By nature of the Academy's affiliation with the APTA we are either deemed approved providers in the following states or may follow the state requirements without a need to apply for pre-approval:

Alabama Arizona
Colorado Connecticut
Delaware Georgia
Idaho Illinois
Indiana Iowa
Kansas Kentucky
Minnesota Mississippi
Missouri  Montana
Nebraska New Hamshire
North Carolina North Dakota
Oregon Pennsylvania
Rhode Island South Carolina
Tennessee Utah
Vermont Virginia
Washington State Wisconsin
Wyoming  

States that currently do not require continuing education for licensure renewal:
1. Maine
2. Massachusetts
3. South Dakota

Please note: The information provided is offered for general informational purposes only. It is not offered or intended, nor should it be relied upon, as legal advice. Legal doctrines, statutes, and case law vary from state to state. You should consult with your own attorney for specific legal advice on particular legal issues. State regulations may change. Neither APTA nor AASPT guarantees the acceptance of courses. This web page serves only as a guide.

It is recommended that if you have any questions about AASPT course status approval for your state that you contact your state PT association. In the remaining states, in most cases, one can gain individual approval for a course to use toward your PT requirements in your state. AASPT does not obtain a specific state by state approval in most cases.