Oregon PT / PTA Continuing Education Requirements

Oregon Physical Therapist and Assistants are due to complete continuing education by March 31st - that's right around the corner! If you're an Oregon PT or PTA and you're unsure about your continuing education requirements, read on as we break it down for you!

How many hours of CE do I need?

Physical Therapists in Oregon will need 24 total continuing education hours, while Physical Therapist Assistants need 12 hours of continuing education.

What courses can I take?

Physical Therapists & Assistants must take courses approved by the Oregon Physical Therapy Licensing Board or any other Physical Therapy licensing board. HomeCEConnection.com offers a full catalog of continuing education courses which will meet Oregon PTs and PTAs requirements; to find a course that suits your needs search our state and profession specific continuing education course catalog.

What's the Pain Management Requirement?

If you are a Physical Therapist and you were initially licensed between 4/1/2008 through 3/31/10, as part of your 24 hours of mandatory CE due 3/31/12, you must have completed the mandatory 1-hour online presentation by the Oregon Pain Commission (see link below); additionally, as part of your 24 hours, you must also complete 6 hours of CE relative to the management or treatment of pain. This is a one-time legislative requirement.

Link to Pain Commission's Mandatory 1 Hour Pain Management CE

Physical Therapist Assistants are not required to meet this mandate but, if they do so, they may count the 1 contact hour of CE towards their 12 hour CE requirement.

What now?

Get up and dance! You can complete your entire continuing education requirement at your convenience via HomeCEU's one-stop-shop! But don't wait until the last minute - your continuing education hours are due by March 31st! For questions give us a call at 1.800.554.2387, or contact the Oregon Physical Therapy Licensing Board:

800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 407
Portland 97232-2187
Email: Physical.Therapy@state.or.us
Phone: 971-673-0200
Fax: 971-673-0226

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This article was written by Amy-Lynn Corey

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