Course Approvals by RI APTA / Application

Rhode Island now requires all licensed PT / PTAs to acquire 24 hours of continuing education (in a 2 year licensure term) to maintain licensure.  RIAPTA is now accepting applications to approve physical therapy related courses for CEHs (continuing education hours) taken by Rhode Island  PT/PTAs.

Please provide evidence of all items listed on the application such as, but not limited to, course brochure and descriptions, presenter CVs, course evals, and certificate of completion.  Course submitted must have a target audience of PT / PTAs and information provided must be within the scope of Physical Therapy practice.  

If approved, your course will be listed on the RIAPTA website without any additional charge.

Click below for an application with fee structure outlining specific criteria that must be addressed for approval. 

Please note new application process, address and email change below ****

CEH Application (download) >>>


0.1 - 3.0 CEH


3.1 - 7.0 CEH


7.1 and more CEH

 Contact Information:

Phone:  (857) 770-1329



1. Complete application with all appropriate supporting materials: Helpful hints: Objectives need to be behavioral and measurable – use this website as a guide

References should be current (within past 5 years) and PEER REVIEWED

Please include course schedule and break times for accurate CEHs granted. 
One course title and hours earned per application: Courses offered in a series must be submitted separately (attendees register for courses separately). 
Courses offered congruently on the same day and sponsored by one company / location (i.e. – symposiums, Annual Conference) must be submitted separately.

2. Submit to RIAPTA Continuing Education Approval. Applications should be sent electronically to

The review will not begin until payment is received.

Checks made out to RI APTA and credit cards accepted on form.  Checks mailed to RI APTA, PO Box 459, Tolland, CT 06084

3. Applications will not be accepted if the course has already occurred.

4. Application review will take approximately 3 weeks. Incomplete applications can be delayed.

5. Once approval is granted, you will receive the letter electronically. This course approval is good for one year from approval date. (See below for renewal process) When your course is approved through RI APTA, you are entitled to a FREE listing on the RI APTA web site. 

Credit for Shortened Version of Approved Course

If you would like to offer a shortened version of an approved course (6 hours approved but would like to offer a 3 hour version), please do the following:

1. Complete application form – include title and hours of shortened version

2. Please send to RI APTA,

3. Objectives of shortened version must correlate with objectives of approved course

4. Original Course schedule

5. Shortened Course schedule Please include a $50 processing fee. Shortened course may use same references and instructors listed in initial approval Course Renewal.

If you are renewing a course that previously received RI APTA approval, you may submit a streamlined application by submitting any changes to the course and confirm that references are within 5 years.



RIAPTA Liberty Square Group
4 Liberty Sq, #500
Boston, MA 02109
(857) 702 – 9915