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APTA CSM: Claiming Your CEUs

CEUs for the In-Person Conference

Attending APTA CSM 2023 allows you to earn up to 1.8 CEUs (18 contact hours/CCUs). The number of CEUs/contact hours/CCUs for each educational session will be specified on the APTA CSM programming website and in the mobile app listings.

APTA’s badge scanning electronic system verifies attendance in educational sessions on-site. Ensure that your badge is scanned upon entrance to each session. If you change sessions, the last session scanned during a given time block will be the only one recorded for that time block. Attending educational sessions is required to earn the available CEUs.

Your CEU certificate will be available  through the year 2023. Navigate to the Dashboard from the menu on the left side of the screen. This will take you to a listing of all your learning activities, where you can locate your course and download your certificate. 

CEUs will be available within six weeks after the conference.

Preconference Course Certificates (In-Person Conference Only)

Preconference CEU certificates are accessible in the APTA Learning Center. To earn CEUs for the preconference courses, you must pass a post-learning assessment with a score of 70% or better. You will be able to access the preconference assessment at the conclusion of the course in the APTA Learning Center.

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

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

  1. Go to the APTA Learning Center and log in. Enter your email, member number, or user ID. If you need to reset your password contact Member Success at 800-999-2782, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. ET, or email
  2. Choose the Dashboard in the left navigation menu and find your preconference course from the list on the new page
  3. Navigate to the Contents area of the course page, then:
    • Select Take Quiz to begin the post-learning assessment.
    • Follow the directions to take the assessment and complete the course evaluation.
    • Choose Claim Credits and then View/Print Certificate to print or download your CEU certificate.
    • Save a copy in a secure location for future use.

CEUs for APTA CSM On-Demand Sessions

An on-demand virtual option is offered for four weeks in March and April 2023, with more than 100 recorded educational sessions from the in-person event curated by conference program chairs from each section.

Attendees of the in-person event receive complimentary access to the virtual content but cannot attain additional CEUs (beyond what was gained at the in-person conference) via the on-demand programming.

Those who register for the on-demand experience only can earn up to 1.2 CEUs (12 contact hours).

On-demand registrants will need to successfully complete a post-test for each session to gain CEUs. Registrants are responsible for knowing their state's rules related to online learning and CEUs.


For assistance with your login and password or with printing your CEU certificate, contact Member Success at 800-999-2782, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-6 p.m. ET, or email For corrections to your session transcript, contact the APTA Learning Center at

Approval and CEU/Contact Hour Information

APTA courses are accepted in most 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 preapproval of courses. APTA seeks these approvals and lists any relevant approval codes on the certificate of completion.

Note: CEU/contact hour numerical information 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 receive the same credit for the CEU/contact hours listed, and you must check your state’s rules. Please contact your state regulatory entity with specific questions.

If you need contact information for your regulatory entity, please visit APTA’s Licensure webpage or the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy.

State-Specific Information

State-specific CEU details coming soon.

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