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Approval in Rhode Island

State of Rhode Island Department of Health CE Information

Applies To:

  • Rhode Island Physical Therapists
    • PT
    • PTA
  • Rhode Island Occupational Therapists
    • OT
    • OTA

Physical Therapists/Physical Therapist Assistants:

  • 24 CE hours are to be completed biennially in scope of practice-specific offerings that may include, but not be limited to: formal presentations, conferences, coursework from a regionally accredited college/university and/or self-study courses, such as on-line courses.
  • Teaching and/or clinical supervision of student affiliates by licensed physical therapists/physical therapist assistants in APTA approved programs shall be approved for a maximum of 3 CE hours per licensure cycle. Such programs or offerings shall be approved or sponsored by a Board-approved organization.

For more information: https://rules.sos.ri.gov/regulations/part/216-40-05-13

Occupational Therapists/Occupational Therapist Assistants:

  • 20 CE hours are to be completed biennially in presentations, clinical instruction, publications, research, inservice programs, continuing education activities offered by the American Occupational Therapy Association or American Occupational Therapy Association approved providers, Rhode Island Occupational Therapy Association, National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, university courses, and/or self-study courses.

For more information: https://rules.sos.ri.gov/regulations/part/216-40-05-12

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Note: It shall be the sole responsibility of the physical therapist assistant to obtain documentation (e.g., course descriptions, proof of attendance) from the sponsoring organization, agency, or institution of his/her participation in a continuing education program and/or activity. These documents shall be retained by each licensee for no less than four (4) years and are subject to random audit by the Department.

Board Contact Info

State of Rhode Island Department of Health
3 Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02908
Phone: 401-222-5960
After Hours Phone: 401-276-8046
RI Relay 711

Select the relevant credential above for detailed info.

Physical Therapist

24 CE hours are to be completed biennially in scope of practice-specific offerings that may include, but not be limited to: formal presentations, conferences, coursework from a regionally accredited college/university and/or self-study courses, such as on-line courses.

Credential Renewal

24 CE credit hours required for renewal.

You can use CE-Credit.com for renewing your PT credential.

CE-Credit.com does not currently offer any courses applicable to this credential.

Physical Therapist Assistant

24 CE hours are to be completed biennially in scope of practice-specific offerings that may include, but not be limited to: formal presentations, conferences, coursework from a regionally accredited college/university and/or self-study courses, such as on-line courses.

Credential Renewal

24 CE credit hours required for renewal.

You can use CE-Credit.com for renewing your PTA credential.

CE-Credit.com does not currently offer any courses applicable to this credential.

Occupational Therapist

20 CE hours are to be completed biennially in presentations, clinical instruction, publications, research, inservice programs, continuing education activities offered by the American Occupational Therapy Association or American Occupational Therapy Association approved providers, Rhode Island Occupational Therapy Association, National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, university courses, and/or self-study courses.

Credential Renewal

20 CE credit hours required for renewal.

You can use CE-Credit.com for renewing your OT credential.

CE-Credit.com does not currently offer any courses applicable to this credential.

Occupational Therapist Assistant

20 CE hours are to be completed biennially in presentations, clinical instruction, publications, research, inservice programs, continuing education activities offered by the American Occupational Therapy Association or American Occupational Therapy Association approved providers, Rhode Island Occupational Therapy Association, National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy, university courses, and/or self-study courses.

Credential Renewal

20 CE credit hours required for renewal.

You can use CE-Credit.com for renewing your OTA credential.

CE-Credit.com does not currently offer any courses applicable to this credential.

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Disclaimer

We do our best keep our information current, but rules and regulations sometimes change without notice. Please remember it is ultimately your own responsibility for interpreting your state's laws, board rules, course relevancy and all requirements for your state.

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