• Attendance at NEXT 2016 is worth up to 1.9 CEUs (19 contact hours/CCUs).

    The number of CEUs awarded for each session were listed in the onsite program. The number of CEUs you've earned, by session, will be listed on your session transcript.

    APTA provides an electronic system of badge scanning to verify and record attendance to educational sessions. Please have your badge scanned upon entrance to each education session. If you change sessions, the last session scanned during a given time block will be the only session recorded on your session transcript.


    A session transcript CEU certificate will be available through the APTA Learning Center through 2020.

    Login to APTA's Learning Center and select My Learning Activities and then My Courses to claim your CEU credit and download your certificate and transcript. CEUs will available in July 2016.

    Preconference Courses

    Preconference CEU certificates are accessible in the APTA Learning Center. In order to earn CEUs for the preconference course, participants must pass a multiple-choice assessment with a score of 70% or better. The preconference assessment can be accessed at the conclusion of the course in the APTA Learning Center.

    The number of CEUs awarded for each preconference session is listed in the online programming descriptions.

    To access your assessment and certificate, follow these easy steps:

    1. Go to APTA's Learning Center and login. Enter your email, member number or user ID. Use the "forgot your password" link if you need to reset your password.
    2. Select My Learning Activities, then select "My Courses" in the horizontal navigation menu, and find your preconference course under active courses.
    3. Click "Start" to launch the course. Follow the directions to take the assessment and print your CEU certificate.

    Please note: CEUs are not awarded for partial attendance to preconference courses.

    Continuing Education Approval Information

    More than 40 licensure agencies for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants have licensure renewal requirements that include completion of continuing education or continuing competence activities. For specific information related to your licensure requirements, please see www.apta.org/Licensure and click on Practice Acts by State or contact your licensure board.

    APTA courses are accepted in all states plus the District of Columbia, as allowed by the type of course requirements in state regulations. A small number of states require APTA to seek pre-approval of courses. APTA seeks these approvals and lists any relevant approval codes on the certificate of completion.

    Direct Access: A number of state licensure boards require documentation of learning time spent on content covering evaluative procedures to fulfill direct access certification requirements. These hours are also referred to as "direct access" or "DA" hours.

    Download the Direct Access hours for each educational session and preconference course (.xls).

    Continuing Education Policy

    Course content is not intended for use outside the scope of the learner’s license or regulation. Clinical continuing education should not be taken by individuals who are not licensed or otherwise regulated, unless they are involved in a specific plan of care.


    For assistance with your login and password or with printing your CEU certificate, contact Member Services at 800/999-2782, M-F, 8:30 am to 6:00 pm, ET, or email memberservices@apta.org. For corrections to your session transcript, contact APTA's Professional Development department at LearningCenter@apta.org or by calling 800/999-2782, ext. 3206.

  • Last Updated: 5/12/2016
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