West Virginia Physical Therapist Continuing Education

West Virginia Accepts Courses


West Virginia Continuing Education Requirements:

PT: 24 hrs biennially - West Virginia Accepts 24 hours of Online Continuing Education Courses

CE due December 31 biennially according to date of license issuance


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Continuing Education Requirements for Certified Hand Therapists:  

The Hand Therapy Certification Commission (HTCC) is the governing body that is responsible for credentialing certified hand therapists (CHT). In order to maintain the CHT credential, a CHT must accumulate a minimum of 80 contact hours of professional development activities during their five-year accrual period. Professional development hours may be earned in seven different categories. offers courses in 3 Categories: A, B and C.

Category A - Formal Courses in Upper Extremity Therapy, 3 hours or more in length. All 80 hours can be earned in this category. HTCC Accepts OnlineCE courses.

Category B - Informal Courses in Upper Extremity Therapy, less than 3 hours in length. Maximum accepted: 30 hours per 5-year accrual cycle. HTCC Accepts OnlineCE courses.

Category C - Formal Courses with General Clinical OT or PT content. Maximum accepted: 20 hours per 5-year accrual cycle. HTCC Accepts OnlineCE courses.

State of West Virginia Continuing Education Requirements

West Virginia Continuing Education requirements posted on this page are based upon the most up to date information available. West Virginia continuing education requirements are subject to change and therefore, West Virginia PT/PTA licensee's are ultimately responsible for being up to date with the West Virginia continuing education requirements.


Continuing education courses offered on provide Online CEU for West Virginia Physical Therapists (PT) and West Virginia Physical Therapy Assistants (PTA). The online courses enhance the knowledge bases of PT/PTA to enhance clinical therapy practice. Free 1 hour online home study CE credit course for new West Virginia Physical Therapy and Physical Therapy Assistant registered users at

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  • An Overview of CTS
    An Overview of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome


    $18.00 USD

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    • Describe the the etiology, incidence and prevalence of CTS and list 5 risk factors
    • Identify the anatomy of the carpal tunnel and describe its contents
    • Outline, describe and differentiate 3 provocative maneuvers for diagnosing CTS
    • List and describe 3 conservative treatment interventions for CTS and the advantages of each technique
    • Describe and differentiate open vs. endoscopic CT release along with possible complications

    Joanne Brown, MS, OT, CHT

    AudioVisual Course

    Expires: 2021-12-31

    Cardiopulmonary 103 - 104

    Cardiopulmonary Pathophysiology and Clinical Assessment of the Cardiopulmonary System


    $72.00 USD

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    Cardiopulmonary 103:

    • Discuss how smoking impacts the cardiovascular and pulmonary systems
    • Describe how lung dysfunction leads to cardiac dysfunction
    • Describe how cardiac dysfunction leads to lung dysfunction
    • Differentiate obstructive from restrictive pulomary pathology and the manifestations of each
    • Name 5 factors that precipitate an asthma attack
    • List 3 risk factors of coronary artery disease
    • Describe the process of artherosclerosis
    • Discuss rheumatoid arthritis and its impact on specific organs

    Cardiopulmonary 104:

    • Identify anatomic structures and key topographic landmarks of the chest
    • Describe various chest wall configurations
    • Differentiate peripheral and central cyanosis
    • Differentiate normal bronchial breath sounds from abnormal bronchial breath sounds
    • Identify various components of a chest examination
    • List 2 causes of decreased breath sounds
    • List the steps involved to ausculatate lung sounds

    Rocco Labbadia, RPT

    Downloadable Course in PDF

    Expires: 2021-12-31

    Core Stability 201

    Foundation Form and Function


    $72.00 USD

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    Hour 1 and 2

    • Describe the components of the core and the function of the core.
    • Describe the function of the diaphragm as it relates to posture, muscular relationships and stability of the spine.
    • Describe the function and structure of the superficial muscle system of the body.
    • Describe two concepts of spinal stability. 

    Hour 3

    • Demonstrate how to determine the length of quadratus lumborum and erector spinae. 
    • Demonstrate how to evaluate Transversus abdominus function
    • Demonstrate how to facilitate the core and initiate a core training program

    Hour 4

    • List three pathologies related to less than optimal core function.
    • Describe three postural strategies that the patient may develop when the core is in dysfunction.
    • Describe how weakness of the abdominals can alter diaphragm contractions.
    • Explain how respiratory fatigue can alter core control.

    Debra Dent, BPT, Dip Manip PT, OCS, FCAMPT

    AudioVisual Course

    Expires: 2021-12-31

    Physical Diagnosis 166 - 169
    Differential Diagnosis in Physical Therapy


    $72.00 USD

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    • This contains all courses with the educational objectives listed from Physical Diagnosis 166 through Physical Diagnosis 169

    Course Group includes all Physical Diagnosis Courses numbered 166 through 169

    Debra Dent, BPT, Dip Manip PT, OCS, FCAMPT

    AudioVisual Course

    Expires: 2021-12-31

    Shoulder Rehab 115 - 116

    Joint and Soft Tissue Mobilization Techniques for the Shoulder Scapula Complex, Evaluation and Rehabilitation of Non Surgical and Surgical SLAP Tears


    $36.00 USD

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    Part I:

    • Describe and perform contemporary scapula mobilization techniques
    • Apply innovative soft tissue mobilization techniques for the patient with shoulder hypomobility
    • Gain deeper insight into the causes and treatment of scapula dyskinesia
    • Define and differentiate the anatomical relationship between the rotator cuff muscles and the glenohumeral joint capsule
    • Become acquainted with soft tissue mobilization techniques for sub deltoid bursitis


    • Review functional anatomy and biomechanics of the shoulder - scapula complex
    • Become famiiliar and understand current strategies for the evaluation of patients with scapular disorders
    • List and describe innovative  scapular mobilization techniques for the patient with scapular dyskinesia
    • Differentiate the relationship between scapular dyskinesia, soft tissue/muscle tightness, and shoulder pathology
    • Apply a sytematic scapular muscle training program / protocol for patients with scapular dyskinesia

    Robert McCabe, PT, OCS

    AudioVisual Course

    Expires: 2021-12-31