Continuing Education Requirements

Continuing Education Requirements by State (PT)

State regulations/requirements for continuing education in physical therapy can be found below. Please note that all information is for your reference only.  Please click on your state to find the most current and updated information regarding continuing education regulations/requirements.

Alabama: 10 PT contact hours every year with a renewal date of September 30.

Alaska: 24 PT contact hours every two years with a renewal date of June 30 (in even-numbered years).

Arizona: 20 PT contact hours (2 CEUs) every two years with a renewal date of August 31 (in even-numbered years).

Arkansas: 20 PT contact hours every two years with a renewal date of December 31 (in even-numbered years).

California: 30 PT contact hours (3 CEUs) every two years with a renewal date that falls on the last day of the licensee’s birth month, beginning two years post-issuance.

Colorado: 30 PT contact hours (30 points) every two years with a renewal date of October 31 (in even-numbered years).

Connecticut: 20 PT contact hours every year with a renewal date that falls on the last day of the licensee’s birth month.

Delaware: 30 PT contact hours (3 CEUs) every two years with a renewal date of January 31 (in odd-numbered years).

District of Columbia: 40 PT contact hours (4 CEUs) every two years with a renewal date of January 31 (in odd-numbered years).

Florida: 24 PT contact hours every two years with a renewal date of November 30 (in odd-numbered years).

Georgia: 30 PT contact hours every two years with a renewal date of December 31 (in odd-numbered years).

Hawaii: 30 contact hours (30 CCUs) every two years with a renewal date of December 31 (in even-numbered years).

Idaho: 16 PT contact hours every year with a renewal data that falls on the last day of the licensee’s birth month.

Illinois: 40 PT contact hours every two years with a renewal date of September 30 (in even-numbered years).

Indiana: 22 PT contact hours every two years with a renewal date of June 30 (in even-numbered years).

Iowa: 40 PT contact hours every two years with a renewal data that falls on the 15th day of the licensee’s birthday month.

Kansas: 40 PT contact hours every two years with a renewal date of December 31 (in even-numbered years, but reported in odd-numbered years).

Kentucky: 30 PT contact hours every two years with a renewal date of March 31 (in odd-numbered years).

Louisiana: 30 PT contact hours every two years with a renewal date of March 31 (in odd- or even-numbered years based on the licensee’s birth year).

Maine: There are no continuing education requirements in Maine; licenses renew March 31 (in even-numbered years).

Maryland: 30 PT contact hours every two years (CEUs must be completed by March 31; licenses renew May 31 in odd- or even-numbered years based on the license ID number).

Massachusetts: There are no continuing education requirements in Massachusetts; licenses renew on the licensee’s birthday.

Michigan: 24 professional development requirements (PDR) credits every two years with a renewal date of July 31 based on original licensure date (PDRs aren’t required for the first renewal).

Minnesota: 20 PT contact hours every two years with a renewal date of Dec 31 annually (CEUs are due every two years based on the license issue date).

Mississippi: 30 PT contact hours every two years with a renewal date of June 30 (last names beginning with A-L renew in odd-numbered years; last names beginning with M-Z renew in even-numbered years).

Missouri: 30 PT contact hours every two years (CEUs are due December 31 in odd-numbered years prior to license renewal).

Montana: 30 PT contact hours every two years with a license renewal date of April 1 annually (CEUs are due in odd-numbered years).

Nebraska: 20 PT contact hours every two years with a renewal date of November 1 (in odd-numbered years).

Nevada: 15 PT contact hours (1.5 CEUs) every year with a renewal date of July 31.

New Hampshire: 24 PT contact hours every two years with a renewal date of December 31 (in even-numbered years)

New Jersey: 30 PT contact hours every two years with a renewal date of January 31 (in even-numbered years).

New Mexico: 30 PT contact hours every two years with a renewal date of January 31 (even-numbered licenses renew in even-numbered years; odd-numbered licenses renew in odd-numbered years).

New York: 36 PT contact hours every three years (CEUs are due on the last day of the licensee’s birth month beginning three years after the license issue date).

North Carolina: 30 PT contact hours every two years with a renewal date based on licensure date.

North Dakota: 25 PT contact hours every two years with a renewal date of January 31.

Ohio: 24 PT contact hours every two years with a renewal date of January 31 (in even-numbered years).

Oklahoma: 40 PT contact hours every two years with an annual license renewal date of January 31 (CEUs are due December 31 in odd-numbered years).

Oregon: 24 PT contact hours every two years with a renewal date of March 31 (in even-numbered years).

Pennsylvania: 30 PT contact hours (10 of which must be approved for direct access) every two years with a renewal date of December 31 (in even-numbered years).

Rhode Island: 24 PT contact hours every two years with a renewal date of March 31 (in even-numbered years).

South Carolina: 30 PT contact hours every two years with a renewal date of December 31 (in even-numbered years).

South Dakota: 15 PT contact hours every year with a renewal date of January 1.

Tennessee: 30 PT contact hours every two years with a renewal date based on the licensee’s birth date (CEUs are due by the last day of the month prior to the birth month).

Texas: 30 PT contact hours every two years with a renewal date that falls on the last day of the licensee’s birth month.

Utah: 40 PT contact hours every two years with a renewal date of May 31 (in odd-numbered years).

Vermont: 24 PT contact hours (24 CCUs) every two years with a renewal date of September 30 (in even-numbered years).

Virginia: 30 PT contact hours every two years with a renewal date of December 31 (in even-numbered years).

Washington: 32 PT contact hours every two years with an annual renewal date that falls on the licensee’s birthday.

West Virginia: 24 PT contact hours (24 units) every two years with a renewal date of December 31.

Wisconsin: 30 PT contact hours every two years with a renewal date of February 28 (in odd-numbered years).

Wyoming: 30 PT contact hours every two years with an annual license renewal date of October 1.