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Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Required for License Renewal in 2020

Tuesday, December 10, 2019   (6 Comments)
Posted by: Matthew Nicholas
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Sexual Harassment Prevention Training Required for License Renewal in 2020

A new law passed earlier this year will require sexual harassment prevention training for all persons who hold a professional license issued by the Division of Professional Regulation (DPR) – this includes PT and PTAs.  This did not cause an increase in the number of hours required but is to be a topic for 1 hour of your currently required hours. 

PTs renewing their license by September 30, 2020 will have to comply with this requirement and make sure that 1 of the 40 required CE hours includes sexual harassment training, specifically:

  • What is sexual harassment, including its forms and types;
  • What should one do if one experiences or witnesses unwelcome sexual contact;
  • Reporting sexual harassment within one's place of employment and to outside entities, such as the Illinois Department of Human Rights; and
  • Whistleblower protections.

For PTAs, 1 of the 20 required CE hours for license renewal should include this training prior to September 30, 2021.

The course may be presented in a classroom setting, a webinar or online and must be given by an approved CE sponsor. 

You can read their FAQs as well as access the rules and regulations for this requirement here

IPTA's Ethics Committee is in the process of developing a one hour webinar that will be offered live on Thursday, February 6th and recorded for download so that members unable to participate on that day can still utilize the webinar.  One of the program offerings at the 2020 PT REVITALIZE, a session focused on the #Metoo movement will also meet the training requirement.

12/10/19

Comments...

Linda Griffith, Special Programs Manager says...
Posted Tuesday, March 10, 2020
To all IPTA members--as long as you are signed in when you take the quiz, the CE will be automatically placed in your IPTA profile under the professional development tab. Katherine--I checked your profile and the CE is there. To find all CE that you have received through the IPTA, please login, go to Managing Your Profile, click on Professional Development, and your CE will be there. You can also upload other CE you have earned so you have it all in one place. Thank you for being a member.
Katherine M. Kuebel PT says...
Posted Tuesday, March 10, 2020
I also completed the live course webinar and took the quiz, however, we did not receive any information regarding passing or our CEU. Is there something special I need to do?? Thank you! Katie Kuebel, PT, DPT
Michele A. Kehrer PT DPT says...
Posted Monday, February 17, 2020
I am looking for this course. Where is it located?
Bradley M. Blevins PTA says...
Posted Friday, February 14, 2020
My entire office did this course and took the quiz, however, we did not receive any information regarding us passing or our CEU. Is there something special we all need to do?? Thank you, Bradley M. Blevins Megan Gibson Kirsten Transue
Linda Griffith, Special Programs Manager says...
Posted Thursday, February 13, 2020
If you registered for the February 6 webinar but were not able to participate, you should have received an email from the IPTA on how to see the webinar and take the quiz. If you did not receive the email please contact the IPTA at ipta@ipta.org. THANKS!
Laura Vazquez PT says...
Posted Monday, February 10, 2020
If this was missed, can it be accessed online through webinar? I had registered for it but no longer was able to make it live.

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