CE Requirements

The following information is from the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

General Information

The following courses are unsatisfactory: Inservice education, on-the-job training, "experimental" courses and short conferences including "overview approaches to numerous unrelated topics." Continuing education activities that involve less than 10 contact hours of instruction will be evaluated carefully for merit as a significant learning experience. Only complete instructional hours are considered in assigning total CEUs. Fractions are disregarded.

Common Questions

I have been enrolled in a Transitional DPT program. What is the CEU equivalent for those courses?
Postgraduate academic course work in PT taken at an accredited college or university may earn 1 CEU per credit hour. 

To: Course Sponsors

The requirements listed below are to be followed when applying for CEU credits. Please note: Under COMAR 10.38.07.the Board is authorized to charge $50 to cover administrative costs of reviewing courses. Checks are to be made payable to The Board of Physical Therapy Examiners and submitted with the CEU application. Course approval will expire four years after date of acceptance. Note: Course application must be sent in at least six weeks in advance of the course date.  

Requirements:

  1. Satisfactory completion of CEU course application.
  2. Physical therapy related subject matter (clinical/application--patient care, e.g., documentation, risk management, quality assurance).
  3. Clear and concise written statements of intended learning outcomes (e.g. behavioral or performance objectives) for each continuing education program/activity
  4. Content and instructional methodologies that are consistent with stated learning outcomes. A complete hour by hour agenda must be included with the application.
  5. The curriculum vitae for all instructors (and potential instructors) shall reflect competence in subject matter and skill in the instructional methodologies. Meeting the criteria requires that the provider will not substitute instructors. A restricted license is required for all out-of-state instructors participating in a "hands-on" course or workshop. Contact the Board office for information.
  6. A plan for assessment of learning outcomes is to be provided (e.g. pre- and post-tests).
  7.  The following is the only statement that can be used in advertising that a course meets the CEU criteria for the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners: "This course has been approved by the Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for ____ CEUs. You will be issued a CEU certificate upon completion of the course. A record of CEUs earned will be retained by the sponsor."
  8. The board shall approve a continuing education course for a period of four years.