State Physical Therapy Board: Continuing Professional Competency

Jason D. Sunstrom, Division Wide Programs and Systems Director

Continuing professional competency was created to help licensees assess their professional work, identify areas of growth and stay current with the profession. A detailed explanation of continuing professional competency can be accessed in the Continuing Competency Manual found in the Resources section below. Pursuant to section 12-41-114.6, C.R.S., all physical therapists in Active status 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.

Effective after the 2014 renewal of a license, or upon the completion of the first renewal of a license thereafter, physical therapists must demonstrate continuing professional competency in order renew a license by:

  1. Participation in the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Program,
  2. Qualifying for Deemed Status, or
  3. Receiving a military exemption.

Audits of compliance will be conducted after a renewal period ends.

Important Updates

The following updates are effective on 11/1/2016.


Access the RSAT, Program Manual, PDA List, Learning Plan, and other helpful resources.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you still need assistance after reviewing the questions below, please contact the program at 303-894-2363 or

Calendar of Events

State Physical Therapy Board Calendar

Contact Information
Division Wide Programs
Continued Competency/Continued Professional Development
1560 Broadway, Suite 1350
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: 303-894-2363 | Fax: 303-869-0329 | Email: