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Changes to TBPTE Rule 341.3 Expand Qualifying CC Activities

Effective for individuals renewing after March 1, 2014, licensees will be able to choose from the below expanded categories of continuing competence activities.  These changes are in response to the January 2014 adopted changes to TBPTE Rule 341.3.  Click on the activity below for a summary and please refer to Rule 341.3 for additional information (new/modified activities are marked with an asterisk*):

 

Categories and activities

 

CE Programs

Live programs (on-site/webinars)

Self-study programs (paper/web-based)

In-service-type programs

Large conferences with concurrent programming

 

College/University Programs

Post-professional PT/PTA bridge courses (non-ethics)*

Non-post-professional PT/PTA bridge courses OR ethics post-professional PT/PTA bridge courses

 

Scholarship

Publications

Manuscript review*

Grant submission*

Grant review*

 

Teaching/Presentation

PT/PTA program course development*

PT/PTA program presentation*

Non-PT/PTA accredited college program presentation

Other course development, presentation, or co-presentation

Clinical instructor*

 

Advanced Training/Certification/Recognition

Specialty examination

APTA Certification for Advanced Proficiency for the PTA exam

Residency or fellowship

Supervision of a resident/fellow*

FSBPT Practice Review Tool

 

Membership/Service

APTA membership*

Board/committee/task force service for APTA & components or FSBPT or TBPTE*

CCAP reviewer*

NPTE item-writer*

 


 

CE Programs

 

Live programs (on-site/webinars)

 

 

# CCUs Granted
1 contact hour = 1 CCU
Requires CCAP Approval?
Yes - Form 1 (sponsor) or 2 (individual)
CCAP Approval #
Varies; Course # + TX OR Provider # + TX
Max Towards Renewal?
No maximum
TBPTE Audit Info Required
Certificate with # CCUs, license #, CCAP approval #

 

 

Self-study programs (paper/web-based)

 

 

# CCUs Granted
1 contact hour = 1 CCU
Requires CCAP Approval?
Yes - Form 1 (sponsor) or 2 (individual)
CCAP Approval #
Varies; Course # + TX OR Provider # + TX
Max Towards Renewal?
No maximum
TBPTE Audit Info Required
Certificate with # CCUs, license #, CCAP approval #

 

 

In-service-type programs

 

 

# CCUs Granted
1 contact hour = 1 CCU
Requires CCAP Approval?
Yes - Form 1 (sponsor) or 2 (individual)
CCAP Approval #
Varies; Course # + TX OR Provider # + TX
Max Towards Renewal?
No maximum
TBPTE Audit Info Required
Certificate with # CCUs, license #, CCAP approval #

 

 

Large conferences with concurrent programming

 

 

# CCUs Granted
1 contact hour = 1 CCU
Requires CCAP Approval?
Yes - Form 1 (sponsor) or 2 (individual)
CCAP Approval #
Varies; Course # + TX OR Provider # + TX
Max Towards Renewal?
No maximum
TBPTE Audit Info Required
Certificate with # CCUs, license #, CCAP approval #

 

 

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College/University Programs

 

Post-professional PT/PTA bridge courses (non-ethics)*

Grade C or higher; pass/fail courses do not qualify. Requests for ethics credit for post-professional PT/PTA bridge courses need to be submitted for credit (see next section).

 

 

# CCUs Granted
1 semester credit hour = 10 CCUs
Requires CCAP Approval?
NO
CCAP Approval #
90001TX
Max Towards Renewal?
No maximum
TBPTE Audit Info Required
Official sealed transcript; CCAP course-type approval # from TPTA website

 

 

Non-post-professional PT/PTA bridge courses OR ethics post-professional PT/PTA bridge courses

Grade C or higher; pass/fail courses do not qualify.

 

 

# CCUs Granted
1 semester credit hour = 10 CCUs
Requires CCAP Approval?
Yes - Form 3
CCAP Approval #
Varies; Individual approval # + TX
Max Towards Renewal?
No maximum
TBPTE Audit Info Required
CCAP approval letter

 

 

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Scholarship

 

Publications

 

 

# CCUs Granted
Newpaper article = 3 CCUs
Regional/national magazine article = 10 CCUs
Peer-reviewed journal case study = 20 CCUs
Peer-reviewed book chapter = 20 CCUs
Peer-reviewed journal research article = 30 CCUs
Book = 30 CCUs
Requires CCAP Approval?
Yes - Form 4
CCAP Approval #
Varies; Individual approval # + TX
Max Towards Renewal?
No maximum
TBPTE Audit Info Required
CCAP approval letter

 

 

Manuscript review*

Please contact the TPTA office for more information and submission process.

 

 

# CCUs Granted
1 manuscript reviewed = 3 CCUs
Requires CCAP Approval?
No
CCAP Approval #
90014TX
Max Towards Renewal?
PTs - 9 CCUs
PTAs - 6 CCUs
TBPTE Audit Info Required
Copy of the letter or certificate from the publisher confirming completion of manuscript review

 

 

Grant submission*

Must be the sole or co-primary investigator to qualify. Grant issuing entity must be on a pre-approved list. Please contact the TPTA office for more information.

 

 

# CCUs Granted
1 grant submission = 10 CCUs
Requires CCAP Approval?
No
CCAP Approval #
90017TX
Max Towards Renewal?
PTs/PTAs - 10 CCUs
TBPTE Audit Info Required
A letter or certificate confirming grant submission from the grant provider

 

 

Grant review*

Grant issuing entity must be on the pre-approved list.  Please contact the TPTA office for more information. 

 

 

# CCUs Granted
1 grant reviewed = 3 CCUs
Requires CCAP Approval?
No
CCAP Approval #
90015TX
Max Towards Renewal?
PTs/PTAs - 6 CCUs
TBPTE Audit Info Required
A letter or certificate confirming grant review from the grant provider

 

 

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Teaching/Presentation

 

PT/PTA program course development*

 

 

# CCUs Granted
1 student contact hour = 4 CCUs
Requires CCAP Approval?
NO
CCAP Approval #
90002TX
Max Towards Renewal?
PTs - 10 CCUs
PTAs - 8 CCUs
TBPTE Audit Info Required
Course syllabus indicating the licensee as course presenter or instructor; CCAP course-type approval # from TPTA website

 

 

PT/PTA program presentation*

Must be a guest lecturer to qualify.

 

 

# CCUs Granted
1 student contact hour = 2 CCUs
Requires CCAP Approval?
NO
CCAP Approval #
90003TX
Max Towards Renewal?
PTs - 10 CCUs
PTAs - 8 CCUs
TBPTE Audit Info Required
Course syllabus indicating the licensee as course presenter or instructor; check with TBPTE for additional required information

 

 

Non-PT/PTA accredited college program presentation

Applies to programs for other health professionals.

 

 

# CCUs Granted
1 student contact hour = 2 CCUs
Requires CCAP Approval?
Yes - Form 9
CCAP Approval #
Varies; Individual approval # + TX
Max Towards Renewal?
PTs - 10 CCUs
PTAs - 8 CCUs
TBPTE Audit Info Required
CCAP approval letter

 


Other course development, presentation, or co-presentation

Applies to courses offered at a state, national or international workshop, seminar, or professional conference, or at a board-approved continuing education course.

 

 

# CCUs Granted
1 contact hour = 4 CCUs
Requires CCAP Approval?
Yes - Form 9
CCAP Approval #
Varies; Individual approval # + TX
Max Towards Renewal?
PTs - 10 CCUs
PTAs - 8 CCUs
TBPTE Audit Info Required
CCAP approval letter

 

 

Clinical instructor*

 

 

# CCUs Granted
5-11 week supervision of full-time PT/PTA student=5 CCUs
12+ week supervision of full-time PT/PTA student = 10 CCUs
Requires CCAP Approval?
NO
CCAP Approval #
90004TX
Max Towards Renewal?
PTs - 10 CCUs
PTAs - 8 CCUs
TBPTE Audit Info Required
CCAP course-type approval # from TPTA website; check with TBPTE for additional required information

 

 

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Advanced Training/Certification/Recognition

 

Specialty examination

Examination must be from the list of TBPTE-pre-approved specializations (available here).

 

 

# CCUs Granted
Successful completion = 30 CCUs
Requires CCAP Approval?
NO
CCAP Approval #
90005TX
Max Towards Renewal?
No maximum
TBPTE Audit Info Required
CCAP course-type approval # from TPTA website; Documentation of successful completion from certifying organization

 

 

APTA Certification for Advanced Proficiency for the PTA exam

 

 

# CCUs Granted
Successful completion = 20 CCUs
Requires CCAP Approval?
NO
CCAP Approval #
90006TX
Max Towards Renewal?
No maximum
TBPTE Audit Info Required
CCAP course-type approval # from TPTA website; Documentation of successful completion from APTA

 

 

Residency or fellowship

Residency/fellowship must be APTA-credentialed to qualify.

 

 

# CCUs Granted
Successful completion = 30 CCUs
Requires CCAP Approval?
NO
CCAP Approval #
90007TX
Max Towards Renewal?
No maximum
TBPTE Audit Info Required
CCAP course-type approval # from TPTA website; Documentation of successful completion from certifying organization

 

 

Supervision of a resident/fellow*

Residency/fellowship must be APTA-credentialed to qualify.

 

 

# CCUs Granted
1-year clinical participation = 10 CCUs
Requires CCAP Approval?
NO
CCAP Approval #
90008TX
Max Towards Renewal?
PTs/PTAs - 20 CCUs
TBPTE Audit Info Required
CCAP course-type approval # from TPTA website; Documentation of supervision from certifying organization

 

 

FSBPT Practice Review Tool

 

 

# CCUs Granted
Completion = 15 CCUs
Requires CCAP Approval?
NO
CCAP Approval #
90009TX
Max Towards Renewal?
No maximum
TBPTE Audit Info Required
CCAP course-type approval # from TPTA website; Documentation of completion from FSBPT

 

 

Return to Categories and Activities list

 

Membership/Service

CATEGORY LIMIT: This category has a limit to the number of CCUs a licensee may apply to their license renewal. PTs are limited to 15 CCUs from this category; PTAs are limited to 10 CCUs. Please note that the activities may also include limits.

 

APTA membership*

 

 

# CCUs Granted
1-year membership = 1 CCU
Requires CCAP Approval?
NO
CCAP Approval #
91010TX
Max Towards Renewal?
PTs/PTAs - 2 CCUs (SEE CATEGORY MAX)
TBPTE Audit Info Required
CCAP course-type approval # from TPTA website; Documentation of membership from APTA

 

 

Board/committee/task force service for APTA & components or FSBPT or TBPTE*

 

 

# CCUs Granted
1-year service = 3 CCUs
Requires CCAP Approval?
NO
CCAP Approval #
91011TX
Max Towards Renewal?
PTs - 9 CCUs
PTAs - 6 CCUs
(SEE CATEGORY MAX)
TBPTE Audit Info Required
CCAP course-type approval # from TPTA website; Documentation of service from organization

 

 

CCAP reviewer*

 

 

# CCUs Granted
1-year service = 3 CCUs
Requires CCAP Approval?
NO
CCAP Approval #
91012TX
Max Towards Renewal?
PTs/PTAs - 6 CCUs (SEE CATEGORY MAX)
TBPTE Audit Info Required
CCAP course-type approval # from TPTA website; Documentation of service from organization

 

 


NPTE item-writer
*

 

 

# CCUs Granted
1-year service = 5 CCUs
Requires CCAP Approval?
NO
CCAP Approval #
91013TX
Max Towards Renewal?
PTs/PTAs - 10 CCUs (SEE CATEGORY MAX)
TBPTE Audit Info Required
CCAP course-type approval # from TPTA website; Documentation of service from organization
 

 




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