Continuing Competency Information

Below is the information that HAPTA has that may help answer some of the questions you have about the new continuing competency requirements for licensed PTs in the State of Hawaii.

We suggest you read the following documents carefully.

If you have further questions regarding the requirements relating to CCU, we suggest you contact the Professional and Vocational Licensing customer service line at the Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs (DCCA) at (808) 586-3000. If they are unable to help you, please use the Ask HAPTA form to contact us and we will see if we might be able to find the answer for you.

PDF_HAPTA Blue_sm Information about the Continuing Education Requirements

 

PDF_HAPTA Blue_smOther Competence Related Activities Approved by the Board of PT

 

PDF_HAPTA Blue_smRequirements for Course Approval

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

 

Courses Approved by DCCA as of December 2, 2016PDF_HAPTA Blue_sm
Please note that the Board of PT only meets every two months so new course approvals will not be released until after their next meeting. See PDF above titled “Requirements for Course Approval” for more information about getting your course approved.

 

LIFE SUPPORT REQUIREMENT
American Heart Association LogoAll Hawaii PT licensees are required to complete a FOUR hours of education in life support for health care professionals before December 31, 2016. The law states that the training shall be comparable to, or more advanced than the American Heart Association’s basic life support health care provider course.  As such, the Board has said that all in person courses provided by the American Heart Association should meet this requirement.

To find a course near you and for more information on their courses, please visit their website at: http://cpr.heart.org/AHAECC/CPRAndECC/Training/HealthcareProfessional/UCM_473185_Healthcare-Professional.jsp.

 

JURISPRUDENCE REQUIREMENT
All Hawaii PT licensees are required to complete a TWO hour course on Ethics and Jurisprudence before December 31, 2016. The board will only accept a course on Hawaii’s laws and rules taught by an authorized provider. The Board will not accept a course on any other state or jurisdiction’s laws and rules. The Board currently has only three authorized providers:

Hawaii Jurisprudence Assessment Module (HI JAM)
Provided by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT)
Price: $40-48

Ethics and Jurisprudence: A Practical Application – Hawaii (#130)
Provided by PTcourses.com
Price: $19

Hawaii Physical Therapy Ethics and Jurisprudence
Provided by the AdvantageCEUS.com
Price: $10

Need to prepare for the jurisprudence courses/tests?
Review the Hawaii laws and regulations:

HAR Chapter 110 – Physical Therapy

HRS Chapter 461J – Physical Therapy

HRS Chapter 436B – Professional and Vocational Licensing Law

 

MORE QUESTIONS?
If you have further questions regarding the requirements relating to CCU, we suggest you contact the Professional and Vocational Licensing Customer Service at DCCA by telephone at (808) 586-3000 or by email at phys_therapy@dcca.hawaii.gov. You can also find information on their website at cca.hawaii.gov/pvl/boards/physicaltherapy

If they are unable to help you, please use the Ask HAPTA form to contact us and we will see if we might be able to find the answer for you.