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CE Course Approval

The Criteria for Approval of Continuing Education Offerings is included when you download the application. It will assist you in assuring that the appropriate documents accompany your application. The IPTA standard course application fee is $100 per course title and a $50 rush fee will also be charged if the application is not received 30 days in advance of the course offering. The IPTA also offers approval for conference/symposiums if event is offering concurrent programming that participants may select from.

Course approval period is for one year and course can be offered on multiple dates for one fee.

CE Application Form (Click here)

  • Traditional Continuing Education Course Offering: For CE providers who would like to offer courses delivered via live classroom demonstrations, lectures, PowerPoint presentations and labs where participants are on site at the time of the course delivery.  Distance learning opportunities that are in "real time" and instructor-led while providing live interaction between the instructor and participants is considered traditional offerings.  

  • Self-Study Continuing Education Course Offering: For CE providers who would like to offer courses delivered via written correspondence study, interactive audio and/or video, computer and other electronic technologies that involve access of learning resources by learners at any time.

  • BOTH traditional and self study components: For CE providers whose course includes both elements, please include the additional self study requirements outlined within the application.

Course renewal

To renew courses that have been previously approved, each course must have the exact same sponsor, instructor(s), title, content and time schedule. Submit the following application form with an updated Reference List/Bibliography List (must include three references within the last 5 years) and payment.

CE Renewal Application Form (Click here)

Submit your application

Mail: IPTA, Attn: Continuing Education, 905 N Main Street, Naperville, IL 60563


Fax: 630.423.9554 (secure fax that delivers document by email to IPTA)


Want to advertise your course?

The advertising of continuing education course offerings on the IPTA website calendar is just one of the many vital benefits that the IPTA provides physical therapists and physical therapists assistants in Illinois. Advertising with IPTA assures that YOUR course information will reach YOUR target audience.

You can electronically submit requests for advertising

Please email for additional information.

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