Maryland Physical Therapy Continuing Education Requirements

Maryland Physical Therapy Continuing Education RequirementTo renew your license as a Physical Therapist in Maryland, you must complete 30 continuing education hours (“3 CEUs”) every two years by March 31st. A license ending in an odd number will renew on odd-numbered years, whereas a license ending in an even number will renew on even years.

Physical Therapist Assistants in Maryland must take 20 continuing education hours (“2 CEUs”) every two years as well. The Maryland Physical Therapy continuing education requirements are listed in detail below.

Maryland – 30 CE hours every 2 years by March 31st.

Maryland Physical Therapy CEU Requirements

From the Maryland Physical Therapy Practice Act Website:

“Licenses are renewed biennially on an odd-even basis via on-line system. License numbers ending with an odd-number renew in odd-numbered years. License numbers ending with an even number renew in even-numbered years.

“Continuing education is a requirement for renewal or reinstatement of licenses…and may be obtained by:

  • Postgraduate studies;
  • Attendance or presentation at seminars, conferences, or workshops;
  • Authoring, co-authoring, or editing of a book, book chapter, refereed article, or abstract; or
  • Home study, including internet courses.

“Professional education eligible for continuing education credit shall be relevant to the clinical practice of physical therapy and directed to a professional audience. The Board shall have final approval of the relevancy of the program to the practice of physical therapy.”

What CEU Courses are Allowed in Maryland?

To qualify towards the 3 CEU requirement, all continuing education courses must be approved by the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. They’ve provided a list of approved courses here. If you are in MD, the CEU course should make it clear that it has been approved by the MD Board. However, it’s ok to contact the Board to confirm approval if you are unsure of the eligibility. If instead you are interested in conducting a CEU course in Maryland, you must complete the CEU Course Sponsor Application.

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Yes, you can use an online CEU company like MedBridge to complete required CEUs for your Maryland Physical Therapy license renewal. A quick check on the MedBridge website shows hundreds of approved courses for Maryland PT license holders looking to renew their license.

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How much is a Physical Therapy License in Maryland?

It costs $231 to renew your PT license and $150 for PTAs.

When does my Maryland Physical Therapy license expire?

In order to practice Physical Therapy, your license must be renewed by midnight on March 31st of your renewal year.

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

If you file your renewal electronically, the process can take about 7-10 days. If you do it by mail, it may take 3 to 6 weeks to process your request, so be sure to start the process early!

Compare CEUs by State

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

Physical Therapy Continuing Education Requirement by State

Tim Fraticelli DPT, MBA, CFP®

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