Louisiana Physical Therapist Continuing Education

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Louisiana Continuing Education Requirements:

PTA: 30 hrs biennially - Louisiana does not accept 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.

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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 APTA approved online home study CE credit course for new Louisiana Physical Therapy and Physical Therapy Assistant registered users at

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