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The Physical Therapy Board of California's (PTBC) regulates continuing competency standards for the physical therapy profession in California. Every California licensed PT and PTA must earn 30 contact hours or 3.0 CEUs during their license renewal period. Your renewal period begins the day after your license expires or issue date and ends on your expiration date. Continuing competency hours must be obtained in subjects related to either the professional practice of physical therapy or patient/client management (CCR Section 1399.92). View the full regulations on the PTBC website.

CEU Approvals

If you are providing a continuing education course for physical therapists or physical therapist assistants, you may be able to offer continuing education units (CEUs) for those participants.

Conferences & Courses

The CPTA is pleased to announce the 2020 Continuing Education Courses and Conferences for physical therapists, physical therapist assistants and PT/PTA students. Most courses have a maximum capacity and may fill prior to the start of the course so, please register early!

Online Education

Learn from the comfort of your home at your convenience.

Calling All Speakers

If you are interested in presenting at the CPTA Annual Conference or continuing education course, please submit your proposal to CPTA using our online submission form. The Education Committee meets three times throughout the year to plan upcoming courses. Your submission will be reviewed at the closest upcoming meeting, and you will be contacted if they are interested in having your present. Please note, that all continuing education courses are planned approximately 12 months in advance, and Annual Conference is planned approximately 18 months in advance.

Submission Form

Continuing Competency Regulations

What you NEED to know about CEUs for your license renewal.

CPTA Continuing Education Policies

Familiarize yourself with the policies we have in place.

Store Your CEUs

All credits issued by CPTA are automatically uploaded to your profile, and any non-CPTA courses can be inputted manually.

Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program

This program is recognized by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) as a Clinical Instructor (CI) Education and Credentialing Program.

Accredited PT and PTA Programs

Search the directory for an accredited physical therapy program.

Map of Accredited PT and PTA Programs

View all California accredited physical therapy and physical therapy assitant programs.

Physical Therapist Centralized Application Services

The Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS) is a service of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). PTCAS allows applicants to use a single application and one set of materials to apply to multiple DPT programs.

Residency & Fellowship

The American Physical Therapy Association recognizes the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE) as the agency for the accreditation of physical therapy residency and fellowship education programs.

For Education-related questions, please contact Rita Pierson or Kristy Murchison