Indiana Physical Therapy Continuing Education Requirements

Indiana physical therapy continuing education

Are you a PT or PTA in Indiana? In this article, you’ll learn all the state specifics for your license renewal. I’ll cover everything from Indiana physical therapy continuing education to fees and deadlines.

Firstly, as a Physical Therapist in Indiana, you must complete 22 continuing education hours every two years by June 30th of even-numbered years. A Physical Therapist Assistant also needs to complete 22 hours.

At least two of your continuing education hours must be directly related to Ethics and Indiana Jurisprudence.

At a glance:

Indiana – 22 PT CEU hours every 2 years by June 30th in even years.

Indiana Physical Therapy CEU Requirements

From the Indiana Physical Therapy Practice Act Website:

“The Committee will require all licensees to have completed twenty-two (22) hours of continuing competency activities for the biennial renewal period, of which two (2) hours must be in an ethics and Indiana jurisprudence course as it relates to the practice of physical therapy.” 

What CEU Courses are Allowed in Indiana?

To qualify as a CEU, continuing education courses or activities must be directly related to the practice, management, competency, or education of PTs. Plus, your continuing education instructors should be experts in their subject. 

It also matters where you take your course – who your provider is. Indiana requires that all coursework be approved or provided by one of the following groups:

  1. American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) or Indiana Chapter (INAPTA)
  2. Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT)
  3. United States Department of Education or Council on Postsecondary Education
  4. Joint Commissions on Accreditation of Hospitals or Health Care Organizations
  5. Federal, state, and local governmental agencies

If you’re unsure whether a course or activity qualifies for continuing education, contact the Board.

Can I Use MedBridge in Indiana?

The Indiana Board of Physical Therapy hasn’t specified a limit for online coursework. Therefore, you could take all your courses online!

For instance, you could use an online CEU company like MedBridge Education to complete all the CEUs required for your Indiana Physical Therapy license renewal. A quick check on the MedBridge website shows hundreds of approved courses for Indiana PTs looking to renew their license.

When it comes to state specifics, the Medbridge library includes several courses that meet Indiana’s ethics requirement. For instance, “Ethics for Physical and Occupational Therapy Professionals” by Ron Scott is worth 2 hours of continuing education. 

Whether you’re a PT or a PTA, you can find plenty of eligible courses on MedBridge. Use the MedBridge promo code PTProgress to save 40% on unlimited CEUs.

Do I need to submit proof of my completed CEUs?

Every approved CEU provider, including MedBridge, will give you a certificate of completion when you finish a CEU course or activity. But the Indiana Board of Physical Therapy does not require this document or any other proof of your CEU completion with your license renewal. 

Instead, you will simply report the CEU information on your application and retain the records for a few years after your license renewal period ends. Be sure to store these documents safely in case you are selected by the board for a continuing competency audit.

May I carry over any completed CEUs?

No. The Indiana Board of Physical Therapy Examiners does not allow any CEUs to be carried over to a future renewal period.

How much is the renewal fee?

It costs $100 to renew a PT or PTA license.

When does my Indiana Physical Therapy license expire?

All Physical Therapy licenses expire June 30th of even-numbered years.

How long does it take to renew a Indiana Physical Therapy license?

For many states, it can take 4-8 weeks to process your request, so start the process early!

Compare Physical Therapy CEUs by State

How does your state compare? Take a look at all of the state-specific CEU requirements in this comprehensive article.

Tim Fraticelli DPT, MBA, CFP®

Tim Fraticelli is a Physical Therapist, Certified Financial Planner™ and founder of PTProgress.com. He loves to teach PTs and OTs ways to save time and money in and out of the clinic, especially when it comes to documentation or continuing education. Follow him on YouTube for weekly videos on ways to improve your financial health.