To read PT Rules §341.2. Continuing Competence Requirements and §341.3. Qualifying Continuing Competence Activities, click here.
Continuing competence (CC) is the ongoing acquisition and maintenance of the professional knowledge, skill, and ability of the PT or PTA through successful completion of educational and professional activities related to the physical therapy profession.
Continuing Education (CE), in the traditional classroom-based format, was once the only activity available to help licensees maintain their professional competence. It is now only one of a growing number of activities, such as specialty exams, residencies, and membership in the professional organization, that the Board recognizes as promoting continuing competence through ongoing involvement with the profession of physical therapy.
Texas PTs and PTAs are legally required to complete continuing competence (CC) activities to maintain professional licensure – for PTs, 30 units (CCUs) during each two-year renewal cycle, for PTAs, 20 units (CCUs). All licensees must complete the Jurisprudence Assessment Module (TX JAM) and an HHS-approved Human Trafficking Prevention Training course as part of their total continuing competence requirements.
The Board performs a quarterly CC audit of licenses renewed in the last quarter. This audit requires randomly selected licensees to send in copies of documentation showing completion of continuing competency activities used to meet license renewal requirements. If a license is renewed without the required CCUs, the licensee is subject to disciplinary action, up to and including license suspension or revocation. For more information about the the audit, click on the Audit Reminders tab above.