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CEU Approval Applications

CEU Approval Applications

As outlined in the Physical Therapy Board of California's (PTBC) Continuing Competency Regulations, all hours used towards license renewal must be taken through a provider that has received approval by a California Recognized Continuing Competency Approving Agency, including the CPTA. View the full regulations on the PTBC website.

Course Providers

If you are providing a continuing education course for physical therapy, professionals, you may be able to offer continuing education units (CEUs) for those participants by applying for CEU Course Approval. Be sure to read the list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) below for any questions you might have regarding the application and/or process.

Individual Licentiates

If you took a continuing education course that was not pre-approved for CEUs, you may be able to secure CEUs for the course by completing the individual. Individual applications can only be submitted after the conclusion of the course or conference. Individual applications will not be accepted prior to the start of a course. Check with the course provider if you are unclear if CEUs have been awarded.

Approved Continuing Education (CE) Program

The California Physical Therapy Association (CPTA) is dedicated to fostering and building a body of evidence-based continuing education courses in California. To assist with this goal, CPTA has established the Approved Continuing Education (CE) Program status for continuing education providers. In addition to reviewing continuing education courses for quality content, this next level in approval evaluates the Program as a whole to ensure a consistent history of providing quality education. These Programs should be viewed as a valuable source for continuing education courses.

Course Providers that currently have courses approved with CPTA have the opportunity to apply for Approved CE Program status. To qualify, Providers must have at least a continuous three (3) year history as an approved course provider through CPTA directly prior to applying. In the twelve (12) months directly prior to applying, they must have offered a minimum of ten (10) courses or one hundred (100) contact hours to be eligible. Providers must be in good standing with CPTA. (Eligibility will be verified by CPTA records).

Course Providers should contact Kristy Murchison to verify qualifications and for an application.

General Application FAQs

To help facilitate the application process, we have created a list of FAQs to serve as a resource when filling out the CEU Approval Application.

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For additional questions, please contact Kristy Murchison.