Louisiana Physical Therapist Continuing Education

Louisiana Accepts Courses


Louisiana Continuing Education Requirements:

PTA: 30 hrs biennially - Louisiana Accepts 30 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses 

Special Requirements:

Requires a minimum of 2 hrs of jurisprudence Requires a minimum of 2 hrs of ethics Requires a minimum of 18 hrs of clinical/preventative related CE, up to six of which may be earned by completion of a board-approved self assessment tool A maximum of 8 hrs in administrative related CE may be applied during each renewal period. Additional clinical/preventive hours may be substituted for administrative. No more than 15 hrs of CE shall be home study, internet or online courses. This excludes the jurisprudence requirement, if taken online.

Please click here for a listing of online continuing education courses specifically approved for Louisiana Physical Therapists.


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Continuing Education Requirements for Certified Hand Therapists:  

The Hand Therapy Certification Commission (HTCC) is the governing body that is responsible for credentialing certified hand therapists (CHT). In order to maintain the CHT credential, a CHT must accumulate a minimum of 80 contact hours of professional development activities during their five-year accrual period. Professional development hours may be earned in seven different categories. offers courses in 3 Categories: A, B and C.

Category A - Formal Courses in Upper Extremity Therapy, 3 hours or more in length. All 80 hours can be earned in this category. HTCC Accepts OnlineCE courses.

Category B - Informal Courses in Upper Extremity Therapy, less than 3 hours in length. Maximum accepted: 30 hours per 5-year accrual cycle. HTCC Accepts OnlineCE courses.

Category C - Formal Courses with General Clinical OT or PT content. Maximum accepted: 20 hours per 5-year accrual cycle. HTCC Accepts OnlineCE courses.


State of Louisiana Continuing Education Requirements

Louisiana Continuing Education requirements posted on this page are based upon the most up to date information available. Louisiana continuing education requirements are subject to change and therefore, Louisiana PT/PTA licensee's are ultimately responsible for being up to date with the Louisiana continuing education requirements.


Continuing education courses offered on provide Online CEU for Louisiana Physical Therapists (PT) and Louisiana Physical Therapy Assistants (PTA). The online courses enhance the knowledge bases of PT/PTA to enhance clinical therapy practice. Free 1 hour online home study CE credit course for new Louisiana Physical Therapy and Physical Therapy Assistant registered users at

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  • Ethics for Professionals 104

    Ethics of Confidential Information


    $36.00 USD

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    • Define the terms confidential information and confidentiality.
    • Identify the relationship of a patient's legal right to privacy with his reasonable expectations regarding confidential information.
    • Describe how the telling and keeping of secrets is relevant to understanding the importance of confidentiality.
    • Discuss the ethical norms involved in keeping and breaking professional confidences.
    • Name five general legal exceptions to the professional standard of practice that confidences should not be broken.
    • Consider practical options that a professional can take when faced with the possibility of breaking a confidence.
    • Discuss some important aspects of documentation that affect confidentiality.
    • Compare ethical issues of confidentiality traditionally conceived with those that have arisen because of computerized medical records and patient care information systems.
    • Describe the key ethical strengths and challenges of the recent U.S. federal regulations related to privacy considerations (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996).
    • Become familiar with AOTA and APTA Code of Ethics
    • Review and become familiar with the TX PT Rules
    • Read case scenarios illustrating ethical decision making

    Paul Powers, DC, DABCN

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    Approved by PT Board
    Expires: 2021-12-31

    Hand Therapy 138
    Hand Infections Associated with Systemic Conditions


    $18.00 USD

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    • Examine the diagnosis of HIV and explain how it compromises the immune system
    • Describe the diagnoses of herpetic whitlow, human papillomavirus (HPV) and fungal infections
    • Examine the condition of diabetes including diagnosis, presentation, treatment and discuss why people with diabetes are at an increased risk for hand infections
    • Describe necrotizing fasciitis and it’s treatment
    • Examine the diagnoses of rheumatoid arthritis, tuberculosis and transplant patients and describe why these people are at increased risk for hand infection

    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

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    IASTM 201 - 203

    Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilizations to the Upper Extremity, Lower Extremity and the Spine


    $54.00 USD

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    Hour 1

    • List 3 factors which impact the mechanical properties of fascia
    • Recall 3 important functions of fascia
    • Cite 3 negative biological effects of fibrosis
    • Describe 3 proposed neurophysiological effects of IASTM
    • Itemize three biological effects of IASTM

    Hour 2

    • Cite 8 indications for using IASTM for upper/lower quarter musculoskeletal conditions
    • Provide 8 indications for using IASTM for upper/lower quarter musculoskeletal conditions
    • Enumerate 8 indications for using IASTM for upper/lower quarter musculoskeletal conditions
    • when using IASTM for musculoskeletal disorders.
    • List 2 features of IASTM tools and the effect that these features have on the treatment effect (tissue penetration)
    • Summarize 5 IASTM basic stroke techniques
    • Apply IASTM techniques for over 30 common upper quarter musculoskeletal conditions

    Hour 3

    • Outline 3 general purposes for using instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilizations (IASTM) for lower quarter musculoskeletal disorders.
    • Recall 3 clinical indications for using IASTM to the hip
    • State 3 clinical indications for providing IASTM to the lumbar spine
    • Present 3 clinical indications for using IASTM for knee-related musculoskeletal disorders
    • Itemize 3 clinical conditions of the lower leg and foot for which IASTM would be appropriate

    Robert McCabe, PT, OCS

    AudioVisual Course

    Approved by PT Board
    Expires: 2021-12-31

    Physical Diagnosis 166 - 169
    Differential Diagnosis in Physical Therapy


    $72.00 USD

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    • This contains all courses with the educational objectives listed from Physical Diagnosis 166 through Physical Diagnosis 169

    Course Group includes all Physical Diagnosis Courses numbered 166 through 169

    Debra Dent, BPT, Dip Manip PT, OCS, FCAMPT

    AudioVisual Course

    Approved by PT Board
    Expires: 2021-12-31

    Shoulder Rehab 115 - 116

    Joint and Soft Tissue Mobilization Techniques for the Shoulder Scapula Complex, Evaluation and Rehabilitation of Non Surgical and Surgical SLAP Tears


    $36.00 USD

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    Part I:

    • Describe and perform contemporary scapula mobilization techniques
    • Apply innovative soft tissue mobilization techniques for the patient with shoulder hypomobility
    • Gain deeper insight into the causes and treatment of scapula dyskinesia
    • Define and differentiate the anatomical relationship between the rotator cuff muscles and the glenohumeral joint capsule
    • Become acquainted with soft tissue mobilization techniques for sub deltoid bursitis


    • Review functional anatomy and biomechanics of the shoulder - scapula complex
    • Become famiiliar and understand current strategies for the evaluation of patients with scapular disorders
    • List and describe innovative  scapular mobilization techniques for the patient with scapular dyskinesia
    • Differentiate the relationship between scapular dyskinesia, soft tissue/muscle tightness, and shoulder pathology
    • Apply a sytematic scapular muscle training program / protocol for patients with scapular dyskinesia

    Robert McCabe, PT, OCS

    AudioVisual Course

    Approved by PT Board
    Expires: 2021-12-31