New York State (where I live and work) as of September 1, 2009, requires 36 hours of continuing education every 3 years in order to maintain your license. Here is the news from NYPTA:
Mandatory Continuing Education Update Physical Therapy Continuing Education Regulations Part 77 of the Commissioners Regulations have been amended to implement Chapter 207 of the Laws of 2008, which requires physical therapists and physical therapist assistants to complete thirty-six hours of continuing education during each three-year re-registration period. The law takes effect September 1, 2009.
The Office of the Professions Link is: http://www.op.nysed.gov/part77.htm
The NYPTA is deemed as an approved provider; and as soon as the proper paperwork is filed and procedures defined, we’ll be forwarding that information to our members.