Wyoming Board of Physical Therapy
The Wyoming Legislature created the Board of Physical Therapy in 1961 to protect the health, safety, and welfare of the public by regulating the practice of physical therapy.
The Board is not the same as the Wyoming Physical Therapy Association. The Board, unlike the association, does not advocate on behalf of the licensee, but on behalf of the public consumer. While the Board and the Association may collaborate, their roles are different.
The Board held an emergency meeting on March 17, 2020, during which they voted to release a guidance statement regarding physical therapists and telemedicine. You can view the statement by clicking here :
The Wyoming Board of Physical Therapy is aware that many on-site, face-to-face continuing education activities are being canceled. At this time, the Board will make no changes to the current requirement that at least fifteen (15) continuing competence units (CCUs) be “live in real time.” The Board will continue to monitor the situation and will place the matter on the agenda for further discussion at the May 8, 2020, Board meeting.
Governor Mark Gordon announced the launch of a state government webpage that will provide resources and information on the COVID-19 outbreak.
The webpage may be viewed at covid19.wyo.gov.
In regard to requests for public records, the designated public records person for the Board of Physical Therapy is JoAnn Reid. Her contact information is:
Board of Physical Therapy
2001 Capitol Ave, Room 105
Cheyenne, WY 82002
WYOMING BOARD OF PHYSICAL THERAPY CONTINUING COMPETENCE CLARIFICATION
New continuing competence requirements went into effect January 25, 2016, requiring all license and certificate holders to complete thirty (30) continuing competence units (CCUs) every two years.
The Wyoming Board of Physical Therapy (Board) must provide two full years for license and certificate holders to meet this requirement, therefore, anyone due to provide evidence of completion of continuing education with their 2016 renewal shall fall under the old rule of twenty (20) contact hours of continuing education. They will then be placed on the thirty (30) CCUs every two years with that requirement first needing to be met with the 2018 renewal.
Those required to submit evidence of completion of CCUs in 2017 renewal shall fall under the old rule of twenty (20) contact hours of continuing education. They will then be placed on the thirty (30) CCUs every two years with that requirement first needing to be met with the 2019 renewal.
The current rule requires completion of thirty (30) CCUs, fifteen (15) of which must be from Category A. Please see Chapter 6 of the Rules and Regulations for additional clarification.