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Delaware Physical Therapy Continuing Education

How many continuing education hours are required during a reporting period?

Physical Therapists: PTs licensed in Delaware are required to complete three (3) CEUs every two (2) years.

New Licensees: CEU requirements shall be prorated for new licensees. If the license is granted during the six (6) month period shown below, the following will be required for renewal:

    • If an applicant is granted a license during the first six months of a license period, between the dates of February 1 of an odd-numbered year and July 31 of that year, the new licensee must complete 2.5 CEUs.
    • If an applicant is granted a license during the second six months of a license period, between the dates of August 1 of an odd-numbered year and January 31 of an even-numbered year, the licensee must complete 2.0 CEUs.
    •  If an applicant is granted a license during the third period of six months during a license period, between the dates of February 1 of an even-numbered year and July 31 of an even-numbered year, the licensee must complete 1.5 CEUs.
    • If an applicant is granted a license during the last period of six months during a license period, between the dates of August 1 of an even-numbered year and January 31 of an odd-numbered year, the licensee must complete .5 CEUs.

Physical Therapy Assistants: PTAs licensed in Delaware are required to complete three (3) CEUs every two (2) years.

How long is the reporting period?

Two (2) years.

Due Date

The required CEU's shall be completed no later than January 31 of every odd-numbered year and every 2 years after such date.

How is CEU defined?

One (1) CEU will be given for every ten (10) hours of an approved continuing education course. (1 contact hour = .1 CEU).

Can CE credits be carried over into the next reporting period?

CEU's shall not be carried over from one biennial period to the next.

Are there any specific courses that must be taken?

The required hours shall include 0.2 units of Ethics and proof of current CPR certification by the American Red Cross, American Heart Association, National Safety Council or other agency approved by the Board and posted on the Division of Professional Regulation's website. Proof of current CPR certification will count for 0.1 CEU.

What types of activities can be used for the continuing education requirements?

The following are examples of acceptable continuing education which the Board may approve. The Board will determine the appropriate number of contact hours for these categories of continuing education, subject to any limitation shown below.

    • Professional meetings including national, state, chapter, and state board meetings
    • Seminars/workshops
    • Staff/faculty in-services
    • First time presentation of professionally oriented course/lecture (0.3 CEU/hour per presentation)
    • Approved self studies including online courses that demonstrate time requirements and are related to physical therapy or athletic training if there is a sponsoring agency and the sponsoring agency provides a certificate of completion.

The following are also examples of acceptable continuing education in the amount of CEU's shown.

University/college courses:

    • 0.34 CEU for each 1 credit profession-related course per semester
    •  0.27 CEU for each 1 credit profession-related course per trimester
    • 0.24 CEU for each 1 credit profession-related course per quarter
Passing of licensing examination (1.5 CEU's)

Original publication in peer reviewed publication (0.3 CEU)

Original publication in non-peer reviewed publication (0.1 CEU)

Holding of an office (0.3 CEU), to include:

    • Executive officer's position for the national or state professional associations (President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer)member, Examining Board of Physical Therapists
Acting as the direct clinical instructor providing supervision to a Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant or Athletic Trainer student officially enrolled in an accredited institution during an internship (40 contact hours = 0.1 CEU)

Are there limitations on the types of courses that can be taken?

N/A

What type of courses or activities are not allowed?

N/A

What type of approval is needed for the courses?

Continuing education units that have been previously approved during the current licensing period by another agency such as a national governing body, for example, APTA and BOC, or a fellow state licensing board shall be acceptable to the Examining Board for the State of Delaware as appropriate CEU's.

What are the reporting requirements?

Proof of continuing education is satisfied with an attestation by the licensee that he or she has satisfied the requirements.

Continuing Education (CE) is tracked in DELPROS, the Delaware Professional Regulation Online Service.

How long must continuing education records be retained?

N/A

Waiver

An applicant for license renewal may be granted an extension of time in which to complete CEU hours or a total or partial waiver of CEU requirements upon a showing of hardship. Hardship may include, but is not limited to, disability, illness, extended absence from the country and exceptional family responsibilities. No extension of time or waiver shall be granted unless the licensee submits a written request to the Board prior to the expiration of the license.

Audit

Random audits will be performed by the Board to ensure compliance with the CEU requirements.

The Board will notify licensees within sixty (60) days after January 31 that they have been selected for audit.

Licensees selected for random audit shall be required to submit verification within twenty (20) days of receipt of notification of selection for audit.

Verification shall include, but is not limited to, the following information:

    • Proof of attendance. While course brochures may be used to verify contact hours, they are not considered to be acceptable proof for use of verification of course attendance;
    • Date of CEU course;
    • Instructor of CEU course;
    • Sponsor of CEU course;
    • Title of CEU course; and
    • Number of hours of CEU course.

References

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