Kansas Physical Therapy Continuing Education Requirements

To renew your license as a Physical Therapist in Kansas, you must complete 40 continuing education hours every two years by December 31st of even-numbered years. Physical Therapist Assistants in Kansas must take 20 continuing education hours every two years. Keeping reading for more details about the Kansas Physical Therapy continuing education requirements!

Kansas Physical Therapy CEU Requirements

The Kansas State Board of Healing Arts (KSBHA) and Kansas Physical Therapy Association (KPTA) work together to approve CEU courses for physical therapists and PTAs in the state of Kansas.

From the Kansas Physical Therapy Practice Act Website:

Each licensed physical therapist or certified physical therapist assistant shall submit, in addition to the annual application for renewal of licensure or certification, evidence of satisfactory completion within the preceding two‐year period of at least 40 contact hours of continuing education for a licensed physical therapist and at least 20 contact hours of continuing education for a certified physical therapist assistant. Evidence of satisfactory completion of a program of continuing education shall not be required to be submitted with the application for renewal of licensure or certification in even‐numbered years. A contact hour shall consist of 60 minutes of activity pertaining to the practice of physical therapy. Meals and breaks shall not be included in the contact hour calculation.

Take note that, while the KSBHA describes the renewal as occurring for each odd-numbered year, the deadline for CEUs is the last day of each even-numbered year.

What CEU Courses are Allowed in Kansas?

The KPTA provides a list of all approved Continuing Education courses via CEU Locker, an online portal for managing your CEUs. However, you can complete a continuing education course that is not on this portal, so long as it is approved by KPTA for Continuing Education.

What is CEU Locker?

CEU Locker securely stores your CEUs and tracks the ongoing CEU requirements for renewing your license. This tool is not free, but as a KPTA member you’ll get a discount.

  • CEU Locker subscription rates are as follows:
    • $50 Physical Therapists (full or any portion of term)
    • $40 Physical Therapist Assistant (full or any portion of term)

Personally, I feel that the list on CEU Locker is difficult to navigate. Plus, it compiles courses from all over the country – which isn’t helpful if you’re trying to avoid travel costs and steep course fees, ranging from $120 to $1,000 or more!

Can I Use MedBridge in Kansas?

Yes, you can use an online CEU company like MedBridge to complete up to 10 required CEUs for your Kansas Physical Therapy license renewal. A quick check on the MedBridge website shows hundreds of courses for license renewal in Kansas.

Use the MedBridge promo code PTProgress to save 40% on unlimited CEUs!

Do I need to submit proof of my CEUs?

Every legitimate CEU provider, including MedBridge, will give you a certificate of completion when you finish a CEU course or activity. The Kansas State Board of Healing Arts requires that you submit this document or any other proof of your CEU completion with your license renewal. 

How much is a Physical Therapy License in Kansas?

It costs $67 to renew a PT or PTA license online, or $70 by mail.

When does my Kansas Physical Therapy license expire?

All Physical Therapy licenses expire on December 31st of even-numbered years.

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

It can take 4-8 weeks to process your request, so be sure to start the process early!

Do I need malpractice insurance as a Physical Therapist in Kansas?

Yes, according to the KSBHA: “Kansas law requires all physical therapist practicing in the State of Kansas to maintain professional liability insurance of not less than $100,000 per claim subject to not less than $300,000 annual aggregate for all claims made during the policy period.” Check out the Physical Therapy malpractice insurance article to learn more about this essential coverage.

Compare CEUs by State

Take a look at all of the requirements for CEUs based on your state in this comprehensive article.

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Tim Fraticelli, DPT | Physical Therapist

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.