Wyoming Physical Therapy Continuing Education Requirements

Wyoming physical therapy continuing education requirements

As a Wyoming-based PT or PTA, you must complete 30 hours of Wyoming Physical Therapy continuing education. Technically, these hours are called “Continuing Competency Units,” or CCUs, and they’re due every other year by October 1st.

More specifically, at least half (15) of your total CCUs should be from Category A activities. This class of CCU has been certified by select providers which the Board approves. 

In addition to your 30 CCUs, you’ll also need to pass the jurisprudence exam with a score of 75% or better.

At a glance:

Wyoming – 30 PT CEU hours every 2 years by October 1st.

Wyoming Physical Therapy CEU Requirements

From the Wyoming Physical Therapy Practice Act Website:

It is the license or certificate holder’s responsibility to renew before the October first deadline. Renewal of a license or certificate shall include: 

  1. The successful completion of thirty (30) continuing competence units, including successful completion of the jurisprudence examination every two years; 
  2. A score of at least seventy-five percent (75%) is required on the jurisprudence examination.

At least fifteen (15) of the required thirty (30) CCUs shall be from Category A.”

What CEU Courses are Allowed in Wyoming?

Again, the Wyoming Board of Physical Therapy asks that you complete at least half of your 30 hours through “Category A” coursework.

But in order to be eligible for Category A, courses must be live, in real time, and from one of the following providers:

  • APTA or its sections, subsidiaries, and state chapters
  • FSBPT
  • IACET
  • Any provider approved by the above entities

Up to 15 of your CCUs may be earned through Category B activities, which may comprise the following: 

  • Self-study courses
  • In-service education programs and clinical instruction
  • Teaching or lecturing healthcare professionals
  • Authoring or reviewing a publication
  • Serving on a physical therapy association committee or licensing board

If you’re unsure whether a particular course or activity qualifies towards your CCU credit, contact the Board.

Can I Use MedBridge in Wyoming?

Although your Category A courses must be live, that doesn’t mean they have to be in-person. You may be able to take all your courses online, as long as half of them are live webinars or live, interactive coursework.

In fact, you can use an online CEU company like MedBridge Education to complete all the CEUs you need for your Wyoming PT license renewal. A quick check on the MedBridge website shows hundreds of Wyoming-approved courses. 

In addition to their vast library of courses, MedBridge hosts webinars every month that count as CEU credit. Because they’re from an approved provider, these live events also qualify as Category A activities. All you have to do is sign up; webinars are included in the price of a MedBridge subscription. 

Use the MedBridge promo code PTProgress to save 40% on a year’s access of live webinars and CEUs.

Do I need to submit proof of my completed CEUs?

Every valid CEU provider, including MedBridge, will give you a certificate of completion when you finish a CEU course or activity. You’ll need to include this document with your license renewal application. 

Additionally, you’ll need to retain your CCU records for at least a year after your license renewal period ends. Be sure to store these documents safely in case the board choose you for a continuing competency audit.

How much is the renewal fee?

It costs $75 to renew a PT license or $50 to renew a PTA license.

When does my Wyoming Physical Therapy license expire?

All Physical Therapy licenses expire biennially on October 1st.

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

For many states, it can take 4-6 weeks to process your request, so start the process early!

Compare Physical Therapy CEUs by State

How does your state compare? Take a look at all of the state-specific CEU requirements in this comprehensive article.

Tim Fraticelli DPT, MBA, CFP®

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.