Idaho Admin. Code r. 24.13.01.250 - CONTINUING EDUCATION REQUIREMENT

Current through August 30, 2021

01. Renewal of License. Every person holding a license issued by the Board must annually complete sixteen (16) contact hours of continuing education prior to license renewal. (7-1-21)T
02. Reinstatement of License. Any license canceled for failure to renew may be reinstated in accordance with Section 67-2614, Idaho Code, with the exception that the applicant must submit proof of having met the following continuing education requirements: (7-1-21)T
a. For licenses expired for three (3) years or less, one (1) year of continuing education; or (7-1-21)T
b. For licenses expired for more than three (3) years, two (2) years of continuing education; (7-1-21)T
03. Contact Hours. The contact hours of continuing education must be obtained in areas of study germane to the practice for which the license is issued as approved by the board. (7-1-21)T
04. Documentation of Attendance. The applicant must provide documentation verifying attendance by securing authorized signatures or other documentation from the course instructors, providers, or sponsoring institution substantiating any hours attended by the licensee. This documentation must be maintained by the licensee and provided to the board upon request by the board or its agent. (7-1-21)T
05. Excess Hours. Continuing education hours accumulated during the twelve (12) months immediately preceding the license expiration date may be applied toward meeting the continuing education requirement for the next license renewal. Hours in excess of the required hours may be carried forward. Excess hours may be used only during the next renewal period and may not be carried forward more than one (1) time. (7-1-21)T
06. Compliance Audit. The board may conduct random continuing education audits of those persons required to obtain continuing education in order to renew a license and require that proof acceptable to the board of meeting the continuing education requirement be submitted to the Division. Failure to provide proof of meeting the continuing education upon request of the board are grounds for disciplinary action. (7-1-21)T
07. Special Exemption. The board has authority to make exceptions for reasons of individual hardship, including health or other good cause. The licensee must provide any information requested by the board to assist in substantiating hardship cases. This exemption is granted at the sole discretion of the board. (7-1-21)T
08. Continuing Education Credit Hours. Hours of continuing education credit may be obtained by attending and participating in a continuing education activity approved by the Board. (7-1-21)T
a. General Criteria. A continuing education activity which meets all of the following criteria is appropriate for continuing education credit: (7-1-21)T
i. Constitutes an organized program of learning which contributes directly to the professional competency of the licensee; (7-1-21)T
ii. Pertains to subject matters integrally related and germane to the practice of the profession; (7-1-21)T
iii. Conducted by individuals who have specialized education, training and experience to be considered qualified to present the subject matter of the program. The Board may request documentation of the qualifications of presenters; (7-1-21)T
iv. Application for Board approval is accompanied by a paper, manual or outline which describes the specific offering and includes the program schedule, goals and objectives; and (7-1-21)T
v. Provides proof of attendance to licensees in attendance including: Date, location, course title, presenter(s); Number of program contact hours (One (1) contact hour equals one (1) hour of continuing education credit.); and the official signature or verification of the program sponsor. (7-1-21)T
b. Specific Criteria. Continuing education hours of credit may be obtained by: (7-1-21)T
i. Presenting professional programs which meet the criteria listed in these rules. Two (2) hours of credit will be awarded for each hour of presentation by the licensee. A course schedule or brochure must be maintained for audit; (7-1-21)T
ii. Providing official transcripts indicating successful completion of academic courses which apply to the field of physical therapy in order to receive the following continuing education credits: (7-1-21)T
(1) One (1) academic semester hour = fifteen (15) continuing education hours of credit; (7-1-21)T
(2) One (1) academic trimester hour = twelve (12) continuing education hours of credit; (7-1-21)T
(3) One (1) academic quarter hour = ten (10) continuing education hours of credit. (7-1-21)T
iii. Attending workshops, conferences, symposiums or electronically transmitted, live interactive conferences which relate directly to the professional competency of the licensee; (7-1-21)T
iv. Authoring research or other activities that are published in a recognized professional publication. The licensee will receive five (5) hours of credit per page; (7-1-21)T
v. Viewing videotaped presentations if the following criteria are met: (7-1-21)T
(1) There is a sponsoring group or agency; (7-1-21)T
(2) There is a facilitator or program official present; (7-1-21)T
(3) The program official may not be the only attendee; and (7-1-21)T
(4) The program meets all the criteria specified in these rules; (7-1-21)T
vi. Participating in home study courses that have a certificate of completion; (7-1-21)T
vii. Participating in courses that have business-related topics: marketing, time management, government regulations, and other like topics; (7-1-21)T
viii. Participating in courses that have personal skills topics: career burnout, communication skills, human relations, and other like topics; (7-1-21)T
ix. Participating in courses that have general health topics: clinical research, CPR, child abuse reporting, and other like topics; (7-1-21)T
x. Supervision of a physical therapist student or physical therapist assistant student in an accredited college program. The licensee will receive four (4) hours of credit per year; and (7-1-21)T
xi. Completion and awarding of Board Certification or recertification by American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists (ABPTS). The licensee will receive sixteen (16) hours for the year the certification or recertification was received. (7-1-21)T
09. Course Approval. Courses of study relevant to physical therapy and sponsored or provided by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) or any of its sections or local chapters; CAPTE; the National Athletic Trainers Association; an accredited, or candidate for accreditation, college or university; or otherwise approved by the Board. (7-1-21)T
10. Submitting False Reports or Failure to Comply. The Board may condition, limit, suspend, or refuse to renew the license of any individual whom the Board determines submitted a false report of continuing education or failed to comply with the continuing education requirements. (7-1-21)T

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Idaho Admin. Code r. 24.13.01.250

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