To renew your license as a Physical Therapist in Rhode Island, you must complete 24 continuing education hours every two years by March 31st of even years.
Physical Therapist Assistants must also complete 24 continuing education hours for license renewal. The Rhode Island Physical Therapy continuing education requirements are listed in detail below.
Rhode Island – 24 PT CEU hours every 2 years by March 31 in even years.
Rhode Island Physical Therapy CEU Requirements
From the Rhode Island American Physical Therapy Association Practice Act Website:
“A license to practice physical therapy in this state, unless sooner suspended or revoked, shall expire on the first day of May of the next even year following the date of issuance of the original license.
“On application for renewal of license, physical therapists shall attest to completion of twenty- four (24) hours biennially in scope of practice-specific offerings that may include, but not be limited to: formal presentations, conferences, coursework from a regionally accredited college/university and/or self-study courses, such as on-line courses, one (1) continuing education hour awarded for each hour completed. Teaching and/or clinical supervision of student affiliates by licensed physical therapists in APTA approved programs shall be approved for a maximum of three (3) hours per licensure cycle. Such programs or offerings shall be approved or sponsored by a Board-approved organization as set forth in § 13.4.5(D)(3).”
What CEU Courses are Allowed in Rhode Island?
All continuing education courses must be approved by RIAPTA in order to qualify towards the 24 CEU requirement. They’ve provided a list of approved courses here. If you are in RI, the CEU course should make it clear that it has been approved by the RIAPTA.
However, contacting the RIAPTA to confirm approval is OK to do if you are unsure of the eligibility. If you are interested in conducting a CEU course in Rhode Island, you must complete the Physical Therapy Continuing Education Course Application.
Yes, you can use an online CEU company like MedBridge to complete required CEUs for your Rhode Island Physical Therapy license renewal. A quick check on the MedBridge website shows hundreds of approved courses for Rhode Island PT license holders looking to renew their license.
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How much is a Physical Therapy License in Rhode Island?
It costs $155 to renew your PT license and $50 to renew your PTA license.
When does my Rhode Island Physical Therapy license expire?
All Physical Therapy licenses expire March 31st every 2 years.
How long does it take to renew a Rhode Island Physical Therapy license?
It can take 4-8 weeks to process your request, so be sure to start the process early!
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