Qualifying Continuing Competence 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.  

 

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 #

 

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

 

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 

# 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

 

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

 

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 oPTion/FSBPT Practice Review Tool
Please note that the FSBPT's oPTion program will be a new CC activity, effective 2/16/17, and the Practice Review Tool will no longer be a CC activity (previously approved for 15 CCUs).

# CCUs Granted Completion = 3 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

 

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