Below is all the information available to the APTA Hawaii Chapter regarding the 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) by telephone at (808) 586-3000 or by email. If they are unable to help you, please use the Ask APTA Hawaii Contact form to contact us and we will do our best to help you find the answer to your questions.
Information about the Continuing Education Requirements
Other Competence Related Activities Approved by the Board of PT
Requirements for Course Approval
Requirements for Approval of Ethics, Laws and Rules (Jurisprudence) Courses
2023-2024 Courses Approved by DCCA as of February 14, 2023
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. The link above is a direct link to the DCCA’s approved course list. If the link is broken, please try visiting the DCCA website directly.
LIFE SUPPORT REQUIREMENT
All Hawaii PT licensees are required to complete FOUR hours of education in life support for health care professionals before December 31, 2024. 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 the American Heart Association website.
All Hawaii PT licensees are required to complete a TWO hour course on Ethics and Jurisprudence before December 31, 2024. 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 has previously approved the following jurisprudence course providers. Make sure to double check the approved course list linked above to verify that the course/provider is approved for the current continuing education cycle.
Hawaii Physical Therapy Ethics and Jurisprudence
Provided by AdvantageCEUS.com (Price: $10)
Ethics, Laws and Jurisprudence for Physical Therapy Professionals
Provided by Biologix Solutions LLC (Price: $15)
Ethics, Laws, and Rules, for Hawaii Physical
Provided by Elite Professional Education LLC (Price: $16.00)
Hawaii Jurisprudence Assessment Module (HI JAM)
Provided by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT) (Price: $48)
Hawaii Jurisprudence and Ethics for Physical Therapy (2020-2022)
Provided by Medbridge (Price: $79.99)
Legal and Ethical Practice in Hawaii
Provided by PhysicalTherapy.com (Price: Free with $99 annual membership)
Ethics and Jurisprudence: Advice from Aristotle ‘Do What is Beautiful’
Provided by PTcourses.com (Price: $19)
Hawaii Ethics, Laws, and Rules for Physical Therapy
Provided by Summit Professional Education (Price: $79.99)
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
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. You can also find information on DCCA website.
If they are unable to help you, please use the Ask APTA Hawaii Contact form to contact us and we will see if we might be able to find the answer for you.