• Attendance at NEXT 2019 is worth up to 1.8 CEUs (18 contact hours/CCUs). The number of CEUs awarded for each educational session will be listed in the mobile app.

    APTA provides a badge scanning electronic system to verify attendance in 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. Attending education sessions is required to earn CEUs. 


    Your 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 locate your course and download your certificate and session transcript.

    CEUs will be available within 6 weeks of the conference.

    Preconference Course Certificates

    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 and in the mobile app.

    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" next to the course title. Follow the directions to take the assessment and print your CEU certificate and download it to save for future reference.


    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 Learning department at LearningCenter@apta.org.

    Approval and CEU/Contact Hour Information

    APTA courses are accepted in all states, plus the District of Columbia, as allowed by the type of course requirements in state regulations. A few states require APTA to seek preapproval of courses. APTA seeks these approvals and lists any relevant approval codes on the certificate of completion. Please note: The CEU/contact hour data is provided for informational purposes only. Each state has its own rules and regulations regarding how to calculate your licensure requirements for continuing education or continuing competence. Certain APTA courses may not provide the same credit for the CEU/contact hours listed, so you must check your state’s specific rules. Please contact your state regulatory entity for specific questions.

    If you need contact information for your regulatory board, you may visit www.apta.org/Licensure or FSBPT.

    State-Specific Information

    Colorado licensees: APTA conference CEUs/contact hours (including preconference courses) are listed under Category II for professional development activities. As such, 1 contact hour equals one-half point. Please see the information provided by the State Physical Therapy Board on continuing professional competency.

  • Last Updated: 1/14/2019
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