Licenses are issued by State Governments, not local trade association, thus, MAPTA is not the licensing source. However, we are happy to provide you with the links to the resources available to you by the Montana Board of Physical Therapy Examiners, within the State of Montana Department of Labor and Industry. This includes development of rules and regulations for your practice act, which also differs due to legislation in each state.
Montana Physical Therapy Practice Act
The STATE OF MONTANA requires CEUs to renew one's LICENSE. MAPTA will sponsor programs and endorse programs to help its members reach their CE requirements with the State. Please contact the STATE if you have questions related to acceptance of CEUs.
Common questions on licensing:
Who licenses physical therapists and physical therapist assistants in Montana?
PTs and PTAs are licensed by the State of Montana through the Department of Commerce, Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. As in most states, the professional association (Montana Chapter, in this case) is not the licensing agent. You'll find a link for the Board of Physical Therapy Examiners on this page.
How much continuing education is required for re-licensure in Montana?
PTs and PTAs in Montana are required to have 30 hours of relevant continuing education every two years. Please see their website for details on details. www.pt.mt.gov.
How many hours/credits of CE can I submit from online course or videotape?
The Board of Examiners creates the rules for licensing and renewals. Because they have the authority to change these rules, you need to go to their website. Each PT and PTA should be familiar with these administrative rules, also found on the website, here: www.pt.mt.gov, click on regulations, then on administrative rules.
Does MAPTA govern the Montana Board of Physical Therapy Examiners?
If your question is not answered on this page, please first visit the rules and regulations within your Practice Act at http://www.pt.mt.gov
Email the Board of Examiners office by clicking on this link.