Lymphedema Certification and Online Education

CEU Approvals

NOTE: The conversion of Klose Training course contact hours to CEUs varies by state.

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If you practice in a state that requires continuing education and your state is not listed below, contact your profession’s state board to inquire whether they have a reciprocal agreement with one of the listed states.

Alternately, many states have an individual application for CEU’s. Links are provided below for some PT applications. If your state isn’t listed, contact your state board. For individual applications, you will find most, if not all, the information you need to complete your application on our website or in the information provided with your student pack including instructor biography, course objectives, course schedule, etc. However, if you need further documentation, we are happy to provide the necessary materials. Contact adminkt@klosetraining.com for more information or documentation.

Klose Training has been approved as a continuing education provider by the following:

Lymphology Association of North America (LANA)

Klose Training’s 135-hour Lymphedema Therapy Certification Course meets the educational requirements to sit for the Lymphology Association of North America (LANA) exam. All other Klose Training continuing education courses are approved for continuing education for LANA recertification.  For additional information about the LANA exam, visit www.clt-LANA.org.

Courses Approved for Physical Therapists

Arizona: Any of the Klose Training courses that has been approved by one of the states below qualifies for Category A continuing education hours.

California: The following courses have been approved for physical therapy continuing education by the California Physical Therapy Association:
Lymphedema Therapy Certification Course and Upper Extremity Lymphedema Therapy Certification Course (4.5 CEUs/45 contact hrs; CPTA #16-422). Valid 1/20/17-1/20/18.
Breast Cancer Rehabilitation Course (1.6 CEUs/16 contact hrs; CPTA 16-368). Valid 11/19/16-11/19/17.
Klose Lymphedema Conference (1.4 CEUs/14.5 contact hrs; CPTA #17-141). No CEUs are available for the pre-Conference workshops because of Board restrictions.

Illinois: All courses are approved for physical therapy continuing education by the State of Illinois, Department of Financial and Professional Regulation. License No. 216.000176. Expires 09/30/2018. CE contact hours are as specified by Klose Training & Consulting.

Iowa: According to the Iowa Board of Physical and Occupational Therapy, there is no pre-appoval requirement. Therapists must be able to show proof of completion of a course/event that meets the general requirements of the Board.

Kansas: According to the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts, there is no pre-approval requirement. Therapists must be able to show proof of completion of a course/event that meets the general requirements of the Board.

Kentucky: The Kentucky Board of Physical Therapy accepts any course that has been approved by another state’s Board or APTA. See Section 2.2.a.

Maryland: The Lymphedema Therapy Certification course is approved by the Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners for 84 contact hours (8.4 CEUs).

Michigan: Michigan accepts CEUs from any course that has been approved by another state board of physical therapy.

Minnesota: Klose Lymphedema Conference: The Minnesota Board of Physical Therapy has approved the Conference for 14.5 CE hours and the two Pre-Conference Workshops for 7 CE hours.
Orthopedic Swelling Solutions: An application for approval was submitted on 8/4/17.

New Jersey: The Breast Cancer Rehabilitation Course has been approved for 16 CEUs by the New Jersey State Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. NJBPTE Course Approval No. 1703-05. Expires 01/31/2018.

New York: All courses are approved for physical therapy continuing education by New York State Education Department’s State Board of Physical Therapy. CE contact hrs are as specified by Klose Training & Consulting. Expires 1/26/2019.

North Carolina: Klose Training is considered an approved provider of continuing education in North Carolina by virtue of it being approved by other state APTA organizations or Boards.

Oregon: The Oregon Physical Therapy Licensing Board accepts for CEUs any courses approved by other state approving entities.

Pennsylvania: The following courses have been approved for physical therapy continuing education by the Pennsylvania State Board of Physical Therapy:
Lymphedema Therapy Certification Course (90 credits: 82.5 GEN, 7.5 DA CEUs), Approval No. PTCE009984. Expires 12/31/2018.
Breast Cancer Rehabilitation Course (16 credits: 13 GEN, 3 DA), Approval No. PTCE009958. Expires 12/13/2018.

South Carolina: There is no pre-approval requirement. Therapists are responsible for ensuring that any CE course they take meets the legislature’s requirements as outlined under 101-07, Section 3.

Texas: The Breast Cancer Rehabilitation Course has been approved by the Texas Physical Therapy Association for 16 CCUs. Expires 3/12/18.
The Head & Neck Lymphedema Management online course has been approved by the Texas Physical Therapy Association for 6.75 CCUs. Expires 4/10/18.
The Elastic Taping for Lymphedema online course has been approved by the Texas Physical Therapy Association for 6.50 CCUs. Expires 4/10/18.
The Strength After Breast Cancer online course has been approved by the Texas Physical Therapy Association for 4.50 CCUs. Expires 4/10/18.

Washington: Washington State Department of Health does not require pre-approval of courses.

Wisconsin: Klose Training’s courses meet the qualifications for approval for CEUs as outlined in the Wisconsin Code.

Wyoming: Any course that has been approved by another state’s APTA organization is approved for CEUs in Wyoming.

Individual CEU Approval Applications for Physical Therapists

California: The CAPTA charges a $25 fee for APTA members; $40 for non-members. Click here and scroll down to “Individual Licentiates.” There are also dozens of other companies in California that are allowed by the State to issue CEUs. Applications and costs vary.

Florida: Administered by the Florida APTA. $20 fee if the application is submitted prior to the course or within 60 days of completion of the course. The cost is $100 if the application is submitted later than 60 days after the class. Click here.

Indiana: $15 fee for INAPTA members; $40 for non-members. Click here.

Kentucky: For any course that has not be approved by another state’s Board, apply for approval online here. There is a $10 fee.

Minnesota: For courses not pre-approved by the Minnesota Board of Physical Therapy, individuals can apply directly to the Board for approval of CE hours. The application must be received in advance of the educational event. The cost to submit an application is $100.

Nevada:The State requires that the course provider submit for pre-approval. There is no application process for individual therapists.

North Carolina: For courses not currently approved by any other state’s chapter of the APTA, individuals can submit this application either in advance or within 90 days of course completion. The cost is $25.

Ohio: The Ohio Board has authorized the Ohio APTA to approve courses. $25 fee for APTA/OPTA members; $40 for non-members. Locate the application at ohiopt.site-ym.com.

Pennsylvania: For courses other than those listed above, PT’s can apply individually for CEU’s. $40 fee. Click here.

Texas: $40 plus a 3% credit card fee. Click here.

West Virginia: PT’s can apply individually for CEU’s to the West Virginia Board of Physical Therapy. $15 fee. Click here.

Occupational Therapists

All classes are approved for Occupational Therapy Continuing Education by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA. AOTA Provider #6530. Expires 04/15/2018.

To calculate AOTA CEUs, round the contact hours down to the nearest half hour and then divide by 10. Example: 3.75 contact hrs is rounded down to 3.5 hrs. 3.5 contact hours divided by 10 = .35 AOTA CEUs.

Most, but not all, State Boards of Occupational Therapy grant CEUs for courses pre-approved by the AOTA. For the latest list of states that accept AOTA-approved courses, please click here. If you are an occupational therapist in a state that does not automatically accept AOTA-approved courses, please contact your State Board to learn how to receive CEUs.

California: The California Board of Occupational Therapy does not require pre-approval of CE courses. Therapists must retain their certificate of completion for four years. Click here for details.

Florida: Klose Training is approved by the Florida Board of Occupational Therapy as a provider of continuing education. Individuals can self-report individual courses to CE Broker.

Massage Therapists

Klose Training is an approved provider, No. 406050-00, of the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB), expiration 07/11/2020. Click here for a list of courses that have been pre-approved by the NCBTMB. NOTE: Most, but not all, state massage therapy boards accept NCBTMB-approved courses for continuing education. Please confirm acceptance with your state board prior to registering for a course. http://www.ncbtmb.org/regulators/state-info

Some of Klose Training’s NCBTMB-approved courses are outside the scope of practice of a massage therapist. These courses are approved only as “advanced science” courses and are strictly for the massage therapist’s advanced development and understanding in interdisciplinary practices. Any Massage Therapist who practices advanced modalities or advises clients in techniques that are outside of the massage therapy scope of practice can lose their license and Board Certification.

Alabama: The Manual Lymph Drainage Certification Course has been approved for 45 CEUs by the Alabama Board of Massage Therapy.

Arkansas: The Manual Lymph Drainage Certification Course has been approved for 45 CEUs by the Arkansas State Board of Massage Therapy. Course Approval Certification No. 2010-118. No expiration.

California: There are currently no continuing education requirements for massage therapists in California.

Florida: The Manual Lymph Drainage Certification Course has been approved for 45 CEUs by the Florida Board of Massage Therapy. CEBroker Provider No. 14065, Course Tracking No. 539267.

Georgia: The Manual Lymph Drainage Certification Course has been approved for 45 CEUs by the Georgia Board of Massage Therapy. CEBroker Provider No. 14065, Course Tracking No. 539267.

Manitoba, Canada: The Lymphedema Therapy Certification course has been approved for 135 primary credits by the Massage Therapy Association of Manitoba, Inc. The approval of this course for continuing competency credits by the MTAM Education and Competency Committee does not represent an endorsement of the course or any products or services promoted within the course. Expiration 07/14/19

New York: Klose Training is sponsored by NCBTMB to teach the Manual Lymph Drainage course to New York LMTs for continuing education for license renewal.

Nurses

Please contact your state board of nursing for their specific procedure for awarding CEUs.

EXAMPLE: A nurse from Kansas applied for CEUs with the Kansas State Board of Nursing by submitting a Kansas-specific application after completing the Upper Extremity Lymphedema Therapy Certification course. There was no charge and she received 50 CEUs.

Acupuncturists

California: The Manual Lymph Drainage Certification Course is a Category 1 course. This course has been approved by the California Acupuncture Board, Provider No. 1331, for 45 hours of continuing education.

Contact Info

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