As a Physical Therapist in Oregon, you must complete 24 continuing education hours every two years by March 31st in even-numbered years. Physical Therapist Assistants must also complete 24 continuing education hours for license renewal. The Oregon Physical Therapy continuing education requirements are listed in detail below.
Oregon – 24 CEU hours every 2 years by March 31st in even years.
Oregon Physical Therapy CEU Requirements
From the Oregon Physical Therapy Practice Act Website:
“The current Certification Period is 2022 and runs from April 1, 2020 – March 31, 2022. The number of hours required during this certification period depends on when your initial license is effective:
- 24 hours, if your license was issued in the first year of the period, prior to April 1, 2021.
- 12 hours, if your license was obtained between April 1, 2021 and December 31, 2021.
- 0 hours, if your license is obtained between Jan 1, 2022 and March 31, 2022.
“Effective April 1, 2020, all licensed physical therapists and physical therapist assistants must complete a minimum of one hour of continuing competence that meets the criteria for cultural competency education. This requirement must be completed each certification period.”
What CEU Courses are Allowed in Oregon?
The Oregon PT Licensing Board accepts courses approved by the Oregon Health Authority (OHA), as well as CEU courses approved by other states, so long as the course “addresses attitudes and skills that enhance a licensee’s ability to communicate and interact effectively with individuals across various cultures, groups and communities” (source). If you are in Oregon, the CEU course should make it clear that it qualifies for Oregon PT Licensing. However, it’s ok to contact the Board if you are unsure of the eligibility.
Yes, you can use an online CEU company like MedBridge to complete required CEUs for your Oregon Physical Therapy license renewal. A quick check on the MedBridge website shows hundreds of approved courses for Oregon PT license holders looking to renew their license.
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How much is a Physical Therapy License in Oregon?
It costs $170 to renew your PT license, and $110 to renew a PTA license.
When does my Oregon Physical Therapy license expire?
All Physical Therapy license expire March 31 every even year.
How long does it take to renew an Oregon Physical Therapy license?
For many states, it can take 4-8 weeks to process your request, so be sure to start the process early!
Compare Physical Therapy CEUs by State
Take a look at all of the requirements for CEUs based on your state in this comprehensive article.