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Resources: Where to Find Information for Earning
Continuing Competence Points

Sources of information for earning continuing competence points that are approved by the NCBPTE are posted for your reference.  This is not intended to be an exhaustive list but a place to start.  This page will be updated as information comes available.

Continuing Education

New Continuing Competence Activity offered by FSBPT (NCBPTE pre-approved provider)

Interested in earning 3 units of continuing competence credit for your North Carolina PT license? Explore oPTion at www.fsbpt.org/oPTion


The PT self-assessment tool available online and on-demand from your personal computer!

NCBPTE Pre-Approved Providers
  • North Carolina AHEC’s
  • CAPTE Accredited PT and PTA Schools
  • State PT licensure Boards in the US and Canada
  • APTA State Chapters, Sections, credentialed residencies and fellowships
  • NC Department of Public Instruction
  • NC Division of Public Health
  • Federation for State Boards of Physical Therapy
  • The International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)
  • Other NCBPTE Approved Courses, www.ncptboard.org, Approved Provider and Course listing
  • NCPTA Approved Providers, www.ncpt.org
  • Use Websites, Periodicals and Private PT continuing education vendors to broaden your search for appropriate education sources. 

 

Advanced Training:


Clinical Education

Credentialed Clinical Instructor, Credentialed Clinical Instructor Trainer and Advanced Credentialed Clinical Instructor Courses:
http://www.apta.org/CCIP/
Forms used to document Clinical Instruction for NCBPTE Continuing Competence Requirements
https://www.ncptboard.org/ContinuingCompetence/CCForms.shtml

Clinical Practice:

Clinical Practice Certification Forms for documenting clinical hours worked go to:
http://www.ncptboard.org/ContinuingCompetence/CCForms.shtml (scroll to the bottom of the page for "Physical Therapy licensee Clincal Practice Certification Form")

Self-Assessment and Reflective Practice Exercise:

For NCBPTE approved self assessment resources and Reflective Practice Exercise tools go to:
https://www.ncptboard.org/ContinuingCompetence/CCSelfAssessment.shtml

Workplace Education:

Contact local PT employers

Professional Service

www.fsbpt.org
www.apta.org
www.ncpt.org

Jurisprudence Exercises

https://www.ncptboard.org/OnlineServices/Secure/login.php?cookies=true

Easily Accessible or Low Cost options

Jurisprudence Exercises- available at www.ncptboard.org, Jurisprudence Exercises, each exercise qualifies for one point, any or all may be taken during a reporting period and count toward the requirement.  Free.  (3 points maximum)

Continuing Competence Self-Assessment- available at www.ncptboard.org, Continuing Competence Self-Assessment, is a 5 part activity.  Completing all 5 parts will earn 5 points.  Free.  (5 points)

Electronic Media, Continuing Education – some websites including NCBPTE and APTA offer free PT continuing education.  To qualify in this category they need to be offered by approved providers and have an assessment component.  These activities are meant to be completed completely via electronic means.  Google options under “free PT CE” Free or low cost.  (10 point maximum)

Specific Activities: Free

NCBPTE Website, www.ncptboard.org:

Video: "PTA Scope of Work and Supervision Requirements in NC" , updated June, 2013 - 1 point

APTA
Online Educational Activity through APTA: http://learningcenter.apta.org/default.aspx - 2 points

Courses for Free at the APTA Learning Center: Free for members; Free and low cost for non-members :
http://learningcenter.apta.org/default.aspx

Home Study – activities designed to advance the knowledge and skill of the participant in the practice of PT qualify under this category.  There are 2 types:
-Self-designed studies earn a maximum of 5 points where 3 hours = 1 point. 
-Home Study courses are also available from CE providers.  Free or low cost options available.  (10 point maximum where 1 hour = 1 point)

Electronic Media, Continuing Education – some websites including NCBPTE and APTA offer free PT continuing education.  To qualify in this category they need to be offered by approved providers and have an assessment component.  These activities are meant to be completed completely via electronic means.  Google options under “free PT CE” Free or low cost.  (10 point maximum)

Home Study – activities designed to advance the knowledge and skill of the participant in the practice of PT qualify under this category.  Self-designed studies earn a maximum of 5 points where 3 hours = 1 point.  Home Study courses are also available from CE providers.  Free or low cost options available.  (5 point maximum)

Study Group – Join or start one that meets the rules requirement.  Free or low cost.  2 hours of activity = 1 point up to 10 points. 

Workplace Education – employer based in-services relating either to safety or governmental regulatory requirements OR clinical practice of PT may earn points 2 hours of activity = 1 point up to a maximum of 1 (safety) or 5 (clinical practice).

Clinical Practice – earn up to 6 points during the reporting period for clinical practice hours worked. Earn 3 points per year for 1750 hours, 2 points for 1000 hours and 1 point for over 200 hours.  Free.
Professional Service – service to PT related organizations or volunteerism earns a varying number of points depending on activity.  Free.

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