Definitions found in Section
apply to this chapter.
education" means an organized educational program designed to expand a
licensee's knowledge base beyond the basic entry level educational requirements
for PTs and PTAs. Course content must relate to patient care in physical
therapy whether the subject is research, treatment, documentation, education,
(2) "CEU" or
"continuing education unit" means ten (10) contact hours of participation in
Certified Activities and/or participation in Approved Activities as set forth
(3) "Contact hour" means a
minimum of fifty (50) minutes of instruction or participation in Certified
Activities or Approved Activities.
(4) "Continuing competency" is the ongoing
ability of a PT or PTA to learn, integrate, and apply the knowledge, skill and
judgment to practice as a PT and/or PTA according to generally accepted
standards and professional ethical standards as defined by the Board.
(5) "Certified Activities" are Board-approved
activities for which a licensee may receive CEU credit. Certified Activities
are measured in contact hours, with one (1) contact hour equaling one-tenth
(.1) of an hour of CEU credit. A certified activity must be subject to an
evaluative process to determine if the activity meets a minimal threshold of
required criteria and how well that activity meets that criteria.
(6) "Approved Activities" are Board-approved
activities for which a licensee may received CEU credit, but which are not
subject to a formal evaluative process. Approved Activities are assigned a set
CEU value measured in contact hours based on the criteria established herein,
with one (1) contact hour equaling one-tenth (.1) of an hours of CEU
Code Regs. 101-01
Added by State Register
Volume 24, Issue No. 5, eff May 26, 2000. Amended by State Register Volume 33,
Issue No. 2, eff February 27, 2009;
Register Volume 43, Issue No. 05, eff.