** Due to COVID-19 we are not able to get every course approved in the state in which it is being taught. All IPA classes are approved for PT CEUs in the states of NY, CA, and IL. You can request information to apply for individual approval in your home state if your state does not accept reciprocity from one of the above-listed states. Once the COVID-19 uncertainty is abated, it is IPA’s desire to return to the previous policy as listed below. **
We obtain CE approval for PTs for the state in which a course is held.
If the state in which the course is held does not require CE we do NOT submit the course for CE approval because there would be no approving body for that state.
If a PT needs approval for a state other than the state in which the course is held, the PT can submit for CE approval on their own. Many states will accept approval from another state. In some cases IPA may have a course type that you are attending out of state approved within your state for a different date and location, and that might cover your out of state attendance. IPA may be able to provide some guidance, although when attending a course in a state where you are not licensed it is your responsibility to determine what is needed for you to receive CE credit. If your state requires documentation for the course we can help. IPA will provide you any information that we have available, but it is your responsibility to provide any information IPA does not have on file. Since we submit for CE in many states it is likely we would have the documents your state requests. Typical items required would include a course description, course objectives, course time line, instructor CV, sample evaluation, etc.
IPA does not apply for continuing education (CE) for OTs or PTAs. Many states approve PT, PTA, and OT continuing education through the same governing body. PTAs & OTs should check with their state governing body to confirm if they will accept the PT CE approval. In cases that a PT CE approval does not cover PTAs or OTs the individual would need to submit the application for approval on their own. If a PTA or OT would like to submit for approval on their own they need to research what their governing body requires. IPA will provide information that we have available, but it is your responsibility to provide any information IPA does not have on file. Since we submit for CE in many states it is likely we would have the information your state requests. (Similar to out of state PT attendees.)