NEXT Conference & Exposition CEUs & Transcript

  • Attendance at NEXT 2015 is worth up to 2.0 CEUs (20 contact hours/CCUs).

    The number of CEUs awarded for each session will be listed in the onsite program. APTA provides an electronic system of badge scanning to verify 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. The number of CEUs you've earned, by session, will be listed on your session transcript. CEUs and session transcripts will be available in August 2015.


    A transcript of your session attendance and your CEU letter of participation will be available through the APTA Learning Center beginning August 2015 (and will continue to be available through 2019).

    Login to APTA's Learning Center to search your courses, claim your CEU credit, and download your session transcript.

    Preconference Courses

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

    In order to earn CEUs for each preconference course, participants must pass a multiple-choice post-test with a score of 70% or better.

    Participants must log into the APTA Learning Center to find their preconference course and complete the post-test. Upon successful completion of the post-test, participants may download their certificate of completion.

    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.

    CEUs earned for attendance to APTA’s NEXT Conference & Exposition are accepted nationally. Some states have content specifications for licensure renewal; licensees must ensure that the content of the sessions they attend meets their state-specific licensure renewal requirements. For specific information related to your licensure requirements, please see and click on "Practice Acts by State" or contact your state's licensure board.

    APTA is recognized by the Board of Certification, Inc. to offer continuing education for Certified Athletic Trainers.

    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. Direct Access content for each educational session will be available for download in April. Please check back here for updates.

    Review additional CEU approval information at

    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, ext. 3395, M-F, 8:30 am to 6:00 pm, ET, or email For corrections to your session transcript, contact APTA's Professional Development department at or by calling 800/999-2782, ext. 3206.