Education & Events

Education & Events

APTA Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) January 23-26, 2019 - Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Washington, DC (downtown).
Join over 12,000 innovative and dedicated professionals in downtown Washington, DC, for the largest physical therapy conference in the country. With programming designed by all 18 of APTA's specialty sections, you will want to ChooseDC and amplify your learning in 2019!

DCPTA social events will be held the 3rd Thursday from 6-8 PM every other month in 2018. Our goal is to bring the physical therapy community together to build relationships that transform society.
  • February 15 - Friendship Heights RSVP
  • April 19 - Bus Boys and Poets RSVP
  • June 14 - Brookland's Finest Bar & Kitchen RSVP
The APTA Learning Center in 2018

Topics include:

  • Reporting and Payment
  • Concussion, Dementia, Pain Management
  • Defensible Documentation - Series of 3
  • Nutrition - Bundle of 3
  • Occupational Health - Series of 3

The APTA Learning Center allows you to register for online courses and print CEU certificates for completed courses. See what's available. Note - members can access both free and discounted courses through the Learning Center.

Members take a look at over 30 courses that are free to APTA members.

Questions about DCPTA Programs, email

Continuing Education Approval in DC
The Licensing entity for PTs and PTAs in DC is through the Department of Health. They no long approve CE. Instead, they will recognize and accept, for licensure renewals, continuing education seminars, workshops, or programs that have been approved by the following entities: 

1. The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA); 
2. The Federation of State Board of Physical Therapy (FSBPT)- ProCert; 
3. The American Occupational Therapy Association, Inc.; 
4. A health care facility accredited by the Joint Commission; 
5. A college or university approved by an accrediting body recognized by the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation or the Secretary of the United States Department of Education; or 
6. Any of the following organizations if the training is substantially related to physical therapy services: 
a. The American Medical Association under Physician Category I; and 
b. The American Nurses Association. 

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