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Continuing Competency Credit (Category C) Now Available for Clinical Instructors

Posted: Apr 24, 2019 by User Not Found

Clinical Instructors will now be able to receive continuing competence credit for education and supervision of students under Category C. R4-24-402 (D)(4) Clinical Instruction: Maximum of five (5) contact hours for physical therapists and two (2) contact hours for physical therapist assistants. a. Clinical instruction involves assisting a student physical therapist or physical therapist assistant or a physical therapist resident or fellow acquire clinical skills required of a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant. 

b. An individual to whom clinical instruction is provided shall be enrolled in: 

i. A physical therapist or physical therapist assistant program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education; or, 

ii. A physical therapist residency or fellowship program approved by the American Physical Therapy Association. 

c. The program referenced under subsection(D)(4)(b) shall provide the enrolled individual with proof of completing the hours of clinical instruction. 

d. Each 120 hours of clinical instruction equals one (1) contact hour.

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