PTs require 24 CEUs and PTAs require 12 CEUs, both in a two-year renewal period
The Ohio Physical Therapy Association, through the Continuing Education Committee, is an entity authorized by the Physical Therapy Section of the Ohio Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Athletic Trainer's Board (hereafter referred to as the PT Section of the OT, PT, AT Board) to review and approve continuing education courses, programs and activities that contribute to the growth of a participant's professional competence in the practice of physical therapy. Refer to Section 4755.53 (C) of the Ohio Revised Code
Applying for CE Approval
Notice: You do not need to submit an application for OPTA approval in the following instances:
- Coursework completed at a CAPTE accredited Entry-Level DPT
- Coursework completed during a Transitional DPT program
- Service as an APTA PT/PTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor (CI)
- Service as a mentor in an APTA credentialed residency / fellowship program
- Passing the following specialty examinations will qualify for twenty-four contact hours of CE in the year the examination is taken:
- Specialty examinations administered by the American board of physical therapy specialties (ABPTS).
- The hand therapy certification commission (HTCC) certification examination.
*OPTA will be transitioning to a fully digital CEU application system in the near future. Please watch for future communications regarding this topic, as mailed, faxed or emailed applications will not be accepted at that time.
- Individual (CEU Holder) Application for CEUs
- Individual Teaching/Publication Application
- Sponsor (CEU Provider) Application for CEUs
Submit Your Application
Notice: The application/approval process may take up to 60 days to complete, please plan your application(s) accordingly. Incomplete applications will be delayed until all necessary documentation is provided. Please note that submission via email is the preferred and most efficient method.
- Email: CEapps@ohiopt.org - Must be submitted as 1 (one) .pdf file
- Mail: OPTA - 1085 Beecher Crossing North, Suite B - Gahanna, OH - 43230
- Fax: (614) 855-5914
If you are a sponsor or individual that faxed an application to OPTA during the month of September, please resubmit your application as soon as possible. Due to fax malfunction we were unable to receive faxes during this time period.