Continuing Education Approvals

Are you hosting a course in or around Connecticut in the near future?  Have it approved by CTAPTA!

The Connecticut Physical Therapy Association would like to offer you the opportunity to have your course approved by one of our licensed physical therapist experts.  The CTAPTA applies an evidence-based standard in reviewing all courses to ensure that our members know that the courses bearing our seal are taught by qualified instructors, include clear and appropriate, measurable behavioral objectives, are suitable for their audience and supported by recent peer reviewed articles on the content of the course.  Additionally, we ensure that the course is consistent with the APTA Code of Ethicsand the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice

Benefits of course approval by the Connecticut Physical Therapy Association (CTAPTA) include the following:

  • Guarantee that your attendees will receive full credit for their hours should they be audited by the CT Department of Public Health (C.G.S. 20-73b)
  • Course listing on our CTAPTA website, www.ctpt.org.
  • The option to purchase display advertising on our website (only approved courses may advertise).
  • One complete set of CTAPTA Member Mailing Labels to advertise the course
  • Our permission to use our logo on your materials with the wording "Approved by the CT Physical Therapy Association for XX CE hours"

    All for a reasonable fee of between $80 and $225, depending on the length of your course.

 

Click below for an application with fee structure outlining specific criteria that must be addressed for approval.

Please note new application process, address and email change below ****


 

CE Application


 

Instructions:

Procedure:

1. Complete application with all appropriate supporting materials: Helpful hints: Objectives need to be behavioral and measurable – use this website as a guide

https://www.apa.org/ed/sponsor/resources/objectives.pdf

http://www.sbm.org/UserFiles/file/ObjectiveVerbs.pdf

References should be current (within past 5 years) and PEER REVIEWED

Please include course schedule and break times for accurate CEHs granted.
One course title and hours earned per application: Courses offered in a series must be submitted separately (attendees register for courses separately).
Courses offered congruently on the same day and sponsored by one company / location (i.e. – symposiums, Annual Conference) must be submitted separately.

2. Submit to CPTA Continuing Education Approval. Applications should be sent electronically to PTCEUapproval@gmail.com.

The review will not begin until payment is received.

Checks made out to CPTA and credit cards accepted on form.  Checks mailed to CPTA, PO Box 459, Tolland, CT 06084

3. Applications will not be accepted if the course has already occurred.

4. Application review will take approximately 3 weeks. Incomplete applications can be delayed.

5. Once approval is granted, you will receive the letter electronically. This course approval is good for one year from approval date. (See below for renewal process) When your course is approved through CPTA, you are entitled to a FREE listing on the CPTA web site. 

Credit for Shortened Version of Approved Course

If you would like to offer a shortened version of an approved course (6 hours approved but would like to offer a 3 hour version), please do the following:

1. Complete application form – include title and hours of shortened version

2. Please send to CPTA, PTCEUapproval@gmail.com

3. Objectives of shortened version must correlate with objectives of approved course

4. Original Course schedule

5. Shortened Course schedule Please include a $50 processing fee. Shortened course may use same references and instructors listed in initial approval Course Renewal.

If you are renewing a course that previously received CPTA approval, you may submit a streamlined application by submitting any changes to the course and confirm that references are within 5 years.

 

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