Pursuant to legislation passed in 2011, all active physical therapists shall maintain and demonstrate continuing professional competency in order to renew, reinstate, or reactivate a license to practice physical therapy in the state of Colorado. Physical therapist assistants are not required to participate in continuing professional competency.
The State Physical Therapy Board recently adopted a rule implementing this requirement, which goes into effect on November 1, 2014. As a result, the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program was created to help licensees assess their professional work, identify areas of growth and stay current with the profession. These requirements begin after your 2014 renewal cycle ends.