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State CEU Approvals for Independent Study Courses

CEU Information

AOPT CEUs are accepted by the majority of state physical therapy licensure boards, as allowed by the type of course requirements in state regulations. For individual state requirements, please visit your state licensure board website.

Continuing education requirements are regulated by the state boards of physical therapy. Each state licensing board has its own policies and procedures related to continuing education of its licensees. State boards of physical therapy place the responsibility on licensees to follow rules and regulations related to the practice of physical therapy and maintenance of licensure in their states. Licensees should verify acceptance of continuing education courses with their state licensing board by reviewing the relevant state practice act and/or administrative code.

AOPT applies for pre-approval of courses on a course by case basis in the states of California, Ohio, and Texas. The approval codes for these states are listed below.

PLEASE NOTE: Accrediting agencies may change the number of contact hours awarded for an independent study course. If you have questions pertaining to your individual state requirements, you will need to go to your state board’s site and research regulations and requirements. It is the registrant and/or student’s responsibility to become knowledgeable about requirements within their own state. Course participants are responsible for submitting their own continuing education certificates and additional requirements independently per their own licensure and state board regulations

California

The AOPT is an Approved Provider through the California Physical Therapy Association Approved Continuing Education Program; the AOPT's Approved Provider number is CPTAAP-19, effective dates: January 1, 2020 - December 31, 2022.

Nevada

Nevada Board of Physical Therapy Examiners does not approve credits above 1.5 CEUs (15 contact hours) since licensees must earn 1.5 CEUs (15 contact hours) per year for licensure renewal and no hours may be carried over to the next licensure cycle. Additionally, the Nevada Board of Physical Therapy Examiners does not allow more than .8 CEUs (8 contact hours) to be awarded for content that is not considered clinical. The number of credit hours approved by the Nevada Board of Physical Therapy Examiners is listed in each course’s details page.

Ohio

  • ISC 29.3, Screening for Orthopaedics
    Approval Number: 21S1464 Hours Granted: 15 Effective Date: 6/17/21-6/17/22
  • ISC 30.1, The Running Athlete: Prevention & Intervention Strategies
    Approval No: 22S2572, Hours granted: 30, Effective Dates: 7/6/22-7/6/23  
  • ISC 30.2, Tissue Tolerances
    Approval No: 22S2571; Hours granted: 15, Effective Dates: 6/1/22-6/1/23
  • ISC 31.2, Current Concepts of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy, 5th ed
    Approval No: 22S2567, Hours granted: 96, Effective Dates: 8/27/22-8/27/23
  • ISC 31.2.1, Current Concepts of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy: Upper Quadrant
    Approval No: 22S2568, Hours granted: 56, Effective Dates: 8/27/22-8/27/23
  • ISC 31.2.2, Current Concepts of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy: Lower Quadrant
    Approval No: 21S2185, Hours granted: 48, Effective Dates: 8/27/22-8/27/23
  • ISC 31.3, Physical Therapy Management of Tendinopathies
    Approval No: 22S1054, Hours granted: 25, Effective Dates: 2/22/22 to 2/22/23
  • ISC 32.1, The Mechanisms of Manual Therapy Interventions
    Approval No: 21S2793, Hours granted: 10, Effective Dates: 11/30/21-11/3/22
  • ISC 32.6, Management of Headaches
    Approval No: 22S2203, Hours granted: 15, Effective Dates: 6/28/2022-6/28/2023
  • 32.2, The Female Athlete Throughout the Lifespan
    Approval No: 22S2570, Hours granted: 15, Effective Dates: 8/27/22-8/27/23
  • 32.4, Bridging the Gap Between the Workplace and Therapy Clinic
    Approval No: 22S2573, Hours granted: 15, Effective Dates: 2/1/22-2/1/23

Pennsylvania


The AOPT is designated as a pre-approved provider by the Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy. Pennsylvania does not accept CEUs or contact hours awarded for courses pertaining to practice management, practice building, dry-needling, payment policy or regulatory requirements. Pennsylvania approval information is listed in each course’s details page. The following courses have been approved for direct access credit:

  • ISC 28.1, Physical Therapy Management of Concussion: 2 direct access hours
  • ISC 29.2, Neurology in Orthopaedics: 2 direct access hours
  • ISC 29.3, Screening for Orthopaedics: 10 direct access hours
  • ISC 32.2, The Female Athlete Throughout the Lifespan: 5 direct access hours

Texas

  • ISC 29.1, Physical Therapy Approaches to the Lower Quarter
    State of TX granted for: 30 continuing competency units (CCUs), Valid: 7/18/21-8/18/23. Approval: 75019TX
  • ISC 29.2, Neurology in Orthopaedics
    State of TX granted for: 30 continuing competency units (CCUs), Valid: 10/2/2021 – 10/2/2023. Approval: #53767TX
  • ISC, 29.3, Screening for Orthopaedics
    State of TX granted for: 15 continuing competency units (CCUs), Valid: 6/19/21-6/19/23. Approval: 74890TX
  • ISC 30.1, The Running Athlete
    State of TX granted for: 30 continuing competency units (CCUs). Valid 7/6/2022 - 7/6/2024. Approval: 76493TX
  • ISC 30.2, Tissue Tolerances
    State of TX granted for: 15 continuing competency units (CCUs), Valid: 6/1/2022 – 6/1/2023. Approval: 76189TX
  • ISC 30.3, Special Topics: Enhancing Performance Using a Mind, Body, Metric Approach
    State of TX granted for: 30 continuing competency units (CCUs), Valid: 10/1/2020 – 10/1/2022. Approval: 74392TX
  • ISC 31.2, Current Concepts of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy
    State of TX granted for: 96 continuing competency units (CCUs), Valid: 8/28/2021 – 8/28/2023. Approval: #75183TX
  • ISC 31.2.1, Current Concepts of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy: Upper Quadrant
    State of TX granted for: 56 continuing competency units (CCUs), Valid: 8/28/2021 – 8/28/2023. Approval: #57767TX
  • ISC 31.2.2, Current Concepts of Orthopaedic Physical Therapy: Lower Quadrant
    State of TX granted for: 48 continuing competency units (CCUs), Valid: 8/27/2021 – 8/27/2023. Approval: #57769TX
  • ISC 31.3, Mechanisms of Manual Therapy Interventions
    State of TX granted for: 10 continuing competency units (CCUs), Valid: 11/30/2021 - 11/30/2023. Approval: #75833TX
  • ISC 32.1, PT Management of Tendinopathies
    State of TX granted for: 25 continuing competency units (CCUs), Valid: 2/22/2022 - 2/22/2024. Approval: #76473TX
  • ISC 32.2, The Female Athlete Throughout the Lifespan
    State of TX granted for: 15 continuing competency units (CCUs), Valid: 8/15/2022 - 8/15/2024. Approval: #76468TX 
  • ISC 32.6, Management of Headaches
    State of TX granted for: 15 continuing competency units (CCUs), Valid: 6/28/22 - 6/28/2024. Approval: #76468TX 

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