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Director: Mark Steinagel
Bureau Manager: Debra Hobbins 801 530-6628
Board Secretary: Shirlene Kimball 801-530-6736

Board Information
Name Appointed Expires
J. Trent Casper Jul 1, 2006Jun 30, 2014
Kim Cohee Jul 1, 2011Jun 30, 2015
Anne Handy Jones Jul 1, 2012Jun 30, 2016
(Public Member)
Lindsi Gordon Apr 5, 2010Jun 30, 2017
Kim W. Reid May 2, 2013Jun 30, 2017
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Physical Therapy
Must a CE course be pre-approved by DOPL in order for it to count toward the CE requirement?
No.  DOPL does not pre-approve CE courses.  Licensees and CE providers are responsible to verify that courses meet the requirements specified in the Utah Physical Therapy Practice Act Rule. See R156-24b-303b.
Must CE courses be sponsored or approved by the Utah Physical Therapy Association (UPTA) or the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) in order to count toward the CE requirement?
No.  In addition to courses sponsored by UPTA and APTA, courses may be approved by, or under the sponsorship of any of the following:  accredited universities or colleges, or professional associations, societies, or organizations whose program objectives relate to the practice of physical therapy. See R156-24b-303b (5)(a).
Are there specific subjects that must be covered in CE courses?
At least 3 hours of CE must be in ethics or law.  Other courses may be in any subject that relates to the practice of physical therapy. See R156-24b-303b (2)(a)(b).
I was issued a physical therapist license several months after the beginning of a two-year license renewal period.  Must I still complete all 40 hours of CE?
No.  The required number of hours of continuing education for an individual who first becomes licensed during the two year period is decreased in a pro-rata amount equal to any part of that two-year period preceding the date on which that individual first became licensed. The same standard applies to PTAs. See R156-24b-303b (3).
Is it possible to complete CE outside of formally established classrooms, seminars, conferences, or training sessions?
Yes.  Up to 10 hours of the CE requirement may be recognized for clinical reading or in-service directly related to physical therapy practice.  Up to half the number of contact hours required may be completed in internet or distance related learning courses that include an examination and issuance of a certificate.  Half the number of contact hours of the CE requirement may be completed by teaching in a college or university and teaching CE courses in the field of physical therapy.  See R156-24b-303a (4).
When do I submit records verifying completion of CE to DOPL?
You only need to submit records that verify completion of CE to DOPL if you are audited by DOPL.  Otherwise, keep records that verify completion CE for at least 4 years after the close of the two year period to which the records pertain.  See R156-24b-303a (6).
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