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Important Licensure Deadline

The current licensure period ends November 30, 2017. This means that the 24 required continuing education hours per biennium of licensure must be met by November 30, 2017.

Annual Renewal

Courses are approved on a calendar-year basis and will be need to be submitted for approval yearly. For example, if you provided a course in 2016 and plan to provide it in 2017, you will need to update and resubmit the application for approval. Please remember it can take six to eight weeks for processing.

Application Fees

1-3  hours: $125
4-7 hours: $250
8-15 hours: $350
16+ hours: $500

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Florida Law

Florida law requires continuing education as a part of license renewal for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants in the state of Florida. These requirements for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants are defined in the state practice act and in the rules of the Florida Board of Physical Therapy.

In accordance with Florida Statute 486.109, Florida Physical Therapy Association approves courses that are required under this statute to be completed by Florida licensed physical therapists and physical therapist assistants.

Within that law (and rule), the APTA and the FPTA have been given general jurisdiction over all matters pertaining to the approval of Continuing Education courses offered by entities other than CAPTE approved PT and PTA Educational programs.

The Board of Physical Therapy has defined by rule, specific areas as outlined by the law that the FPTA Continuing Education Accreditation Policies and Procedures Committee looks for when accrediting courses, they are:

  • professional ethics
  • clinical education
  • clinical management
  • clinical science
  • Florida law relating to physical therapy
  • basic sciences
  • risk management
  • HIV/AIDS.

No more than 5 hours may be received in the area of risk management, no more than 3 hours in HIV/AIDS and only 12 total hours may be achieved in home study per biennium. The current biennium began December 1, 2015 and will end November 30, 2017.  For more information on Continuing Education requirements refer to rule 64B17-9.

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Course Providers New to CE Broker

 

Course providers who are new to CE Broker will need to go to www.cebroker.com.   Please refer to the following directions once on the CE Broker website:

  1. Register to be a CE Provider on the CE Broker website.
  2. Choose the option Florida Department of Health.
  3. Scroll down on  the next page  for  Florida Board of Physical Therapy Practice register/apply now.
  4. You are now ready to create a Login and Password. Click here to view a sample of the registration form.

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Submitting a New Course

 

To submit a new course for approval click on the link below.

  1. Choose Information Updates/Additions at the top of the page
  2. Select Courses from the drop down menu and then click the button to Add a Course.
  3. The CE Broker system is programmed with the specific requirements of the FPTA. You will be required to attach all documents electronically.
  4. Click Here to view a sample .pdf file of the application.
  5. Click here for the Course Provider Application in CE Broker.

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