Colorado has recently announced that physical therapists will be required to complete continuing education courses, or "professional development activities," in order to qualify for license renewal in 2016. Physical therapy assistants do not have any updated requirements at this time. Helpful links are listed at the end of this post!
Please keep in mind that these new regulations are still in development, and you should periodically check the Department of Regulatory Agencies Division of Professions and Occupations for updates to the rules. As of the date of this post, physical therapists licensed in Colorado will be expected to obtain 30 Professional Development Activity "points" between November 1, 2014 and October 31, 2016.
Similar to continuing education credit hours, PDA points can be gained from university courses, specialist certifications, residency or fellowship completion (APTA program accreditation is required), as well as physical therapy online courses and other board designated activities. These PDAs are considered Category 1, out of which at least 20 of the 30 points must come from during the biennial renewal period. For any activity completed, the practitioner must keep the documentation showing completion for four years in their records.
Milestone Continuing Education meets the board requirements for Category 1 in the state of Colorado for physical therapy continued professional development courses. Browse through our current PT Course Catalog and view over 900 hours of continuing development courses that are sure to meet your professional interests. Visit our website, download your courses and get started today, or contact one of our friendly CE Specialists who will help you get started! 1-800-709-8820 or info@MilestoneCE.com.
Helpful Links to the Colorado PT Board: