Continuing Education


Effective October 1, 2014, the Board does not pre-approve continuing education providers, sponsors or individual programs. It is the licensee’s responsibility, using her/his professional judgment, to determine if the continuing education activities they complete are applicable, appropriate, and meet the requirements of the Board. All continuing education offerings, regardless of source will be accepted provided that it is directly related to the licensee’s practice of physical therapy and meets the GENERAL GUIDLEINES.

Licensee Requirements:

Each physical therapist and physical therapist assistant licensed to practice by this Board shall complete for each compliance period, a minimum of ten (10) hours of continuing education activities, unless license was obtained by Exam within the past calendar year. One hour of continuing education is defined as 50 minutes of engagement in the continuing education activity. October 1 through September 30 of the next year shall constitute a compliance period.

If your Alabama license was obtained by Endorsement in 2016, a minimum of two (2) hours of Alabama Jurisprudence continuing education is required as part of the 10 hour standard for license renewal.

All licensees must complete a minimum of two (2) hours of Alabama Jurisprudence continuing education every five years beginning in 2020.

For additional information, instructions, and tips it is strongly suggested each licensee also read the CE Overview Handout.