• Attendance at NEXT 2017 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 2021.

    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.

    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; click on the word "assessment" in the green menu bar on the right. You must obtain a score of 70% or higher to obtain your CEUs, you can retake the assessment as many times as needed to reach this goal. Print your CEU certificate.


    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 or by calling 800/999-2782, ext. 3206.

    CEU Approval

    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.

    Pennsylvania Licensees: Download the number of direct access hours earned through each educational session or preconference course.

    Athletic Trainers: NEXT or preconference CEUs are acceptable for Category D – Non-Approved Provider credits with the Board of Certification (BOC) of the National Athletic Trainers Association.


  • Last Updated: 6/7/2017
    Contact: conferences@apta.org
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