How Do I Renew My Physical Therapy License in Maryland?

According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, more than 229,000 physical therapists work in the United States. As of 2022, over 97,000 physical therapy assistants are also employed in the U.S. If you’re one of those 326,000 physical therapy professionals and looking to renew your physical therapy license in the Old Line State, here’s a quick summary of what’s required for your Maryland physical therapy license renewal. 

Meet your CE requirements for license renewal with Elite’s online learning library 

What’s required for a Maryland physical therapy license renewal? 

The Maryland Department of Health Board of Physical Therapy Examiners requires physical therapy professionals to complete continuing education hours as part of the Maryland physical therapy license renewal process.  

  • Licensed physical therapists must complete 30 hours CE every two years  
  • Licensed physical therapy assistants must complete 20 hours of CE every two years 

There is no limit to the number of hours licensees can complete online. Both PTs and PTAs must complete their CE hours no later than March 31, 2024 

How do I renew my physical therapy license in Maryland?

The Maryland State Board will open an online renewal portal for all Maryland physical therapy licensees on Thursday, March 14, 2024. This portal will NOT be accessible before the 14th. You can check the Board’s site for updates. 

The Board does not permit paper applications. The Board will only accept electronic renewal applications. To ensure your license renewal application is on time, make sure to submit it by Friday, May 24, 2024. 

Where can I complete my CE hours? 

Meet your required CE hours for your Maryland physical therapy license renewal with online courses from Elite Learning, including the complete 20-Hour PTA Package and the 30-Hour PT Package. Package courses include: 

  • Aquatic spinal therapy and core training 
  • Differential diagnosis for headaches and cervical spine pain 
  • Examination and management of the client with Parkinson’s Disease 
  • Introduction to wheelchair seating and positioning 
  • Frozen shoulder management and manual treatment strategies 
  • Conservative and surgical management of the osteoarthritic hand and wrist 
  • Return to Learn protocols for concussed athletes 
  • Kinesiology taping for orthopedic conditions 
  • Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) 
  • Physical therapy for the aging body 
  • And more! 

Browse more courses, all accessible 24/7, and meet the hours required to maintain your Maryland physical therapy license via Elite’s online library. 

Click here to learn more about your Maryland continuing education requirements. 

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