Louisiana Physical Therapy Continuing Education – Approved Online CE

Louisiana Physical Therapy Board Approved (Approved for 2020)
Online/Home Study Allowed: 15 Hours (Including Ethics)


Louisiana Physical Therapy CEEthics and Professional Responsibility for PTs & PTAs – 2 Hrs
Course Curriculum: Click Here  (Mandatory)
Printable (pdf) Certificate | Category: Ethics (Approved for 2020)
$15
Louisiana Physical Therapy CEInstrument Assisted Soft Tissue Manipulation (IASTM) – 12 Hours
Includes: A 144 Page Course Manual (PDF) + 12 Videos (Watch Demo)
Brochure: Click Here | 100+ Illustrations and Graphics
Printable (pdf) Certificate | Category: Clinical (Approved for 2020)
$85
Louisiana Physical Therapy CEProprioceptive Retraining After Stroke – 5 Hours
Course Curriculum: Click Here
Printable (pdf) Certificate | Category: Clinical (Approved for 2020)
$35

Louisiana Physical Therapy Board CE Requirements (Click Here):

  • §194. states that you need 30 hours of board-approved continuing education courses per biennial renewal period; 2 hours of Jurisprudence (live or online), 2 hours of Ethics, a minimum of 18 hours of Clinical, a maximum of 8 hours of Administrative. No more than 15 hours of CEUs shall be home study, internet, online courses, or by any other distance learning methods. This excludes the Jurisprudence requirement, if taken online. Ethics, however, does count towards your 15 online hours. If you renew your license in 2017, you can only use courses that were completed between April 1, 2015 and March 31, 2017.
  • You will receive 2 credit hours for attending a live Jurisprudence Seminar. To receive credit, you must remember to sign in at the Seminar so we have a record of your attendance. Your certificate will be emailed to you after the seminar is complete. Assuming you have created an account on our new website, when you add courses on your dashboard, select the sponsor name, “Louisiana Physical Therapy Board” and the course title, “Jurisprudence – Live”.
  • No more than 15 hours of continuing education submitted to the board shall be home study, internet or online courses or by other distance learning methods. This excludes the jurisprudence requirement, if taken online.
  • All APTA, LPTA, and CAPTE Sponsored Courses are automatically approved by the Board (§§193.D-F). You are still required to submit an Attendee Course Prior Approval Application to the Board, but the review charge is waived. Once we have received your application, the Board Staff will add the course to your online account.
  • §198.A. states that PTs and PTAs are exempt from CE requirements in the calendar year in which they graduate. This means that if you graduated in 2016 and renew your license in 2017, you do not need any CEUs to renew. Assuming you have created an account on our new website, when you add courses on your dashboard, select the sponsor name, “Louisiana Physical Therapy Board” and the course title, “New Graduate 2016”. This will award you 30 hours of CEUs so you will be able to renew.

IMPORTANT DATES

February 1, 2020
Renewal Period Begins for EVEN-YEAR birth year licensees.
Log in to your account and click “Renew”.

March 31, 2020
Last day of the renewal season for EVEN-YEAR birth year licensees.

April 1, 2020
Late renewal period begins.
Licensees who renew in the month of April will be charged a late fee of an additional $120.

April 30, 2020
License expiration date for EVEN-YEAR birth year licensees.
Renewal applications received after April 30th shall be deemed as applications for license reinstatement pursuant to Rule §187.
Licensees who practice with an expired license are subject to disciplinary action.

CEU REQUIREMENTS (Rule §194)

For ALL Licensees

  • Licensees may report courses completed between April 1, 2018, and March 31, 2020.
  • ALL courses must be BOARD-APPROVED.


For Licensees NOT Exempt Under Rule §198.

You need 30 HOURS of continuing education to renew your 2 YEAR license. Below is a breakdown of the required course categories and course types.

COURSE CATEGORIES – what a course will teach.

  • Administrative – addresses billing or management issues; includes self-help courses such as dealing with stress, anger, etc.
    • NOT mandatory; maximum of 8 hours
  • Clinical – teaches about a diagnosis, treatment techniques or evaluation methods
    • MANDATORY; at least 18 hours (hours can be either live and/or online)
  • Ethics – covers issues of ethics or professionalism
    • MANDATORY; 2 hours
  • Jurisprudence – attend a live seminar hosted by the Louisiana Physical Therapy Board or pass the online Jurisprudence Exam
    • MANDATORY; 2 hours (taking the online exam counts as Tradition/Onsite hours, NOT online hours)

COURSE TYPES – how a course is offered

  • Online/Home Study – not instructed in live time; may be through a DVD, website or selected readings
    • NOT mandatory; maximum 15 hours(in combination with webinar/live stream)
  • Traditional/Onsite – a lecture and/or lab-based course in which the instructor is physically present
    • MANDATORY; minimum 15 hours
  • Webinar/Live Stream – given in real time by an instructor who is not physically present; usually given via website, closed circuit TV, or phone-in method
    • NOT mandatory; maximum 15 hours (in combination with online/home study)

2019 GRADUATE
PTs and PTAs are exempt from CE requirements in the calendar year in which they graduate from an accredited physical therapy education program. If you graduated in 2019 and renew your license in 2020, you do NOT need to report ANY CEU’s for renewal. (Rule §198)   

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