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    Continuing Education​​





    ​Approved Continuing Education Courses 
    Denied Continuing Education Courses

    The above links will direct you to the Board’s Approved and Non-Approved CEU course lists. If a course is listed on the Non-Approved list the Board will not accept it for CEU credit. The Board will accept the courses on the Approved list as well as any course approved by the APTA. The Approved list merely contains courses submitted by sponsors for pre-approval, meaning if you are audited during your current renewal period the Board will accept the course automatically upon presentation of the course certificate.

    Courses not appearing on the Approved list may still be accepted by the Board so long as it does not appear on the Non-Approved list. You will be asked to provide the course information for review. After review by the Board, if the course does not meet the requirements of COMAR 10.38.08 you may need to submit additional course work to replace that CEU with a course that does meet the Board’s requirement. 


    The requirements listed below must be followed when applying for Continuing Education (COMAR 10.38.08) continuing education units (CEUs).
    Completed Board approved application
    Payment with application (no exceptions)
    Fee Schedule (COMAR 10.38.07)
    $50.00 application fee per course
    $125.00 per restricted license* for in-person courses taking place in Maryland if instructor is not licensed in Maryland
    Date course will take place (application for in-person course to be received at least 6 weeks in advance)
    A complete hour-by-hour agenda of the course
    A clear and concise written statement describing the course’s intended learning outcomes, behavioral objectives or performance objectives
    A curriculum vitae for each instructor describing the instructor’s competence in the course subject matter and skill in instructional methodologies
    Relevant to the clinical practice of physical therapy
    Directed to a professional audience  
    1. If a course is approved by the Board, the Board shall notify the sponsor of the approval
    2. The Board shall approve a continuing education course for a period of 4 years
    3.*If an instructor is not licensed in Maryland and plans to perform physical therapy in conjunction with the course, a restricted license is required. Provide a copy of the instructor's license with their curriculum vitae. A restricted license will be issued for the dates of the in-person course
    4. Approved course certificates and advertisements shall contain the following statement:
    'This course has been approved by the Maryland State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for ____ CEUs.”
    5. A record of course attendees shall be retained by the sponsor for at least four (4) years
    6. The sponsor shall submit to the Board for approval any changes in an approved course, such as changes in speaker, content, or length




    Application and Payment Instructions: Complete the application, download and save as a pdf. Complete credit card payment, download payment receipt and save as a pdf. Mail the payment receipt with the completed application and all supporting documents to
    Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners
    ATTN: Khadija Ali
    4201 Patterson Ave
    Baltimore, Maryland 21215

    NOTE: Due to the high volume of ceus the Board only accepts ceu applications sent by postal mail. We do not accept applications sent by email or other electronic means.


    Continuing education is a requirement for renewal or reinstatement of licenses for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants (Continuing Education COMAR A licensee shall earn CEUs between April 1 and March 31 during the 2-year period before renewal and maintain the records of the course subject, hours, date, and continuing education units to present to the Board on request.
    A physical therapist shall earn 3.0 CEUs equal to 30 contact hours for the renewal period.
    A physical therapy assistant shall earn 2.0 CEUs equal to 20 contact hours for the renewal period
    The Board shall audit the continuing education records of as many licensees as time and resources allow.

    1. Continuing education courses sponsored by the American Physical Therapy Association are automatically approved by the Board
    2. Licensees have the freedom to take any continuing education course whether it is submitted to the Board for approval or not.
    3. Licensees may request, at no expense, for the Board to review a continuing education course if it is not on either the approved or non-approved lists. Please submit your request​ and course content supporting documents to khadija.ali1@maryland.gov Please put “Licensee CEU Review Request” in the subject line.
    APTA’s Courses on COVID-19 Available to All PT/PTAs

    APTA is offering COVID-19 and telehealth courses in their online learning center to non-members as well. All of the COVID-19 courses are free. These include courses on practitioner well-being, acute PT care, cardiovascular and pulmonary care, considerations for pediatric patients during the pandemic, minimizing the burdens of social distancing for older patients, and other important topics during this time. The online courses are just some of the many open-access resources APTA has developed related to COVID-19