Continuing Education Insight
California Continuing Education Update
By: Lindsey Tatum, Milestone Continuing Education
The Physical Therapy Board of California (PTBC) rules indicate that PTs and PTAs must fulfill a 30 hour continuing education credit requirement, including 2 hours of PT ethics. California PTs: your continuing education requirements roll like the waves on the Golden Coast! What do I mean by roll? The due date for your credit fulfillment is based on the date of your license, rather than having one big deadline (but I’m sure you already knew that). Here's another fact:
You can complete these requirements by attending the numerous live physical therapy seminars offered throughout the state. Or, you can attend the annual CPTA conference in September (if that coincides with your personal CE deadline). Any of these options are good outlets for obtaining those pesky physical therapy CEUs. But if you’re like many PTs (and PTAs) that juggle a busy practice schedule and family responsibilities, you might find it difficult to take time off for traveling to attend live courses. And let’s not forget budgeting to afford the price of conference registration, hotels and travel fare. If you’re looking for a different option to fulfill your PT or PTA CEUs, consider online resources.
If you find the multitude of online resources difficult to navigate, look for continuing education agencies that are approved providers by the Physical Therapy Board of California