Kentucky Physical Therapy Continuing Education Requirements

Kentucky Physical Therapy Continuing Education Requirement

To renew your license as a Physical Therapist in Kentucky, you must complete 30 continuing education hours every two years by March 31st in odd-numbered years. Physical Therapist Assistants in Kentucky must take 20 continuing education hours every two years as well. The Kentucky Physical Therapy continuing education requirements are listed in detail below.

Therapists must also complete an open book jurisprudence exam when renewing their license. This accounts for 2 hours of the continuing education requirements for Kentucky.

What CEU Courses are Allowed in Kentucky?

To count towards your renewal requirements, all continuing education courses must be approved by the Continued Competency Committee of the APTA Kentucky chapter. You can search for approved courses here.

There are two kinds of continuing education courses in Kentucky: “Category 1” or “Category 2.”

To qualify as Category 1, a course must include the following:

  •         A length of three (3) hours or longer (unless it’s from APTA)
  •         Course objectives and description
  •         Timed agenda or outline
  •         Biographical data for each speaker

If a continuing education course doesn’t meet this criteria, it’s considered Category 2 and does not require an application for approval.

Below is a table showing the CEU requirements per category for PTs and PTAs:

CEU typePT RequirementPTA Requirement
Category 1At least 18 hoursAt least 10 hours
Category 2No more than 10 hoursNo more than 8 hours
Jurisprudence exam2 hours2 hours
Total30 hours20 hours

If you’re unsure whether a course counts as continuing education, simply contact the board.

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How much does it cost to renew a Physical Therapy license in Kentucky?

It costs $190 to renew your PT or PTA license.

When does my Kentucky Physical Therapy license expire?

All Physical Therapy licenses expire March 31st of odd-numbered years.

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

It can take 4-6 weeks to process your request, so be sure to start the process early!

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

While the KPTA does not publish recommendations on malpractice insurance, it’s still a good idea to have coverage. Some states require policies that provide coverage of “$100,000 per claim” with a recommended minimum annual aggregate or total coverage of no less than $300,000 for all claims made during the policy period.

Take a look at our recommended Physical Therapy malpractice insurance article to learn more about coverage.

Compare CEUs by State

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

Tim Fraticelli DPT, MBA, CFP®

Tim Fraticelli is a Physical Therapist, Certified Financial Planner™ and founder of 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.