Physical Therapy Accreditations

Western Schools' physical therapy continuing education (CE) unit, previously doing business as GSC Home Study Courses, is an approved physical therapy CE provider.

California - Select courses have been pre-approved by the Physical Therapy Board of California through Net Education Design, Inc., an agency recognized by the board to approve courses that meet physical therapy regulations 1399.96. Courses are identified with a note in the course description. Click here for a Value Pack containing pre-approved courses.

Florida - The Florida Board of Physical Therapy accepts CE courses that have been pre-approved by any state chapter of the American Physical Therapy Association. Many of Western Schools’ courses have been pre-approved by the Ohio PT Association. Click here for a Value Pack containing pre-approved courses.

Illinois - Approved provider #216000287 by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation. Click here for a Value Pack containing pre-approved courses.

Oklahoma - Select courses have been pre-approved by the Oklahoma State Board of Physical Therapy. Courses are identified with an approval number in the course description. Click here for a Value Pack containing pre-approved courses.

Texas - Accredited Provider #1911021TX; approved by the Texas Physical Therapy Association. The assignment of Texas PT CCUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by the TTPTA or TBPTE.  As an accredited provider, Western Schools is authorized to award credit to Texas PTs & PTAs without having to submit individual courses for pre-approval by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. Click here for a Value Pack to meet your continuing competence requirements.

 

Our courses are accepted in the following states, which recognize our approval by another state’s physical therapy licensing board:

 

Alabama Alaska
Arizona Colorado (Category II)
Connecticut* Delaware
District of Columbia Georgia**
Hawaii Illinois
Iowa* Kansas
Kentucky Michigan
Mississippi Missouri*
Montana* Nebraska*
New Hampshire* North Carolina
North Dakota Ohio*
Oregon* Rhode Island
South Carolina Tennessee
Texas Utah
Vermont Virginia (Type 1)
Washington* Wisconsin
Wyoming -

* Courses in these states are subject to final approval by the individual state licensing board.

**In accordance with Georgia Continuing Competence Requirements, a maximum of 10 credit hours will be accepted per calendar day. When completing multiple courses, please submit completed exams for grading as you complete each course, not to exceed more than 10 hours in any given day.

There are currently no continuing education requirements for the following states: Maine, Massachusetts, and South Dakota, but you can still complete courses for your own professional development with our 12-hour Value Pack for Physical Therapists.

It is the responsibility of the licensee to determine if a course meets all of the content requirements or restrictions imposed by their state licensing board.